- Mattress Mack has multiple wagers that would pay out $35.6 million if the Houston Astros win the World Series.
- The Astros are -140 favorites in the series against the Atlanta Braves.
HOUSTON – The Houston Astros are favored to win the MLB World Series. If the sportsbooks are correct, Mattress Mack would cash sports betting tickets for north of $35 million in winnings.
What’s On The Line?
Mattress Mack, a famous sports bettor, and successful business owner has made multiple bets throughout the season on the Houston Astros to win the World Series. Combined, his tickets would pay out $35.6 million if the Astros were to win.
Some may think he would look to hedge his bets with online sportsbooks by betting on the Atlanta Braves, however, he’s hedging in a different way. Mattress Mack, also known as Jim McIngvale, has done a store promotion with his business that allows people to buy a mattress and get it for free if the Astros win the World Series.
Either the Braves win and he nets his mattress store’s profits, estimated to be around $20 million, or the Astros win and he cashes in $35.6 million worth of sports betting tickets.
Odds Suggest Mack’s Tickets Will Be Winners
The odds on MLB betting sites favor the Astros in the World Series and bring the Braves back as moderate betting underdogs.
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Astros Vs. Braves World Series Prices
- Houston Astros -140
- Atlanta Braves +120
Houston has made their run to the World Series on the back of their offense that’s hitting .281 at the plate with a .353 OBP and .443 SLG in the postseason. This is a sizable advantage over the Braves who have .250/.319/.407 splits during the playoffs.
However, Atlanta does have the edge in the pitching department this postseason with their 2.41 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in comparison to Houston’s 4.50 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. Opponents are also hitting .245 against the Astros during the playoffs compared to the Braves’ .228 opposing batting average.
Game 1 of the series is set for Tuesday with an 8:09 p.m. EST start time and will air on the FOX Network.
Nick got involved with the world of sports at a young age and never turned his back on it. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Broadcast/Journalism. In his free time, you can catch him at the bottom of the leaderboards on any video game he’s playing.