BetMGM NJ’s Biggest Wins & Important Betting Trends of 2020

2020 saw New Jersey sports betting soaring to new record heights and betting handle in 2020, including an astonishing $931 million handle in November. With the Garden State set to see in the New Year with possibly the first-ever $1 billion month, it seems a relevant moment to look back at what were New Jersey’s biggest winning sports wagers and important sports betting trends.

We check-in with one of Garden State’s leading online sportsbooks, BetMGM, to share the biggest deals in New Jersey sports wagering in 2020.

BetMGM’s Biggest Growing Increase in Sports Wagering Types

  • MMA – On the back of the popularity of UFC and many professional sports being shut down during the March to July period, MMA proved a big winner.
  • PGA Golf – Another big winner while pro sports were shut down, PGA Tour Golf betting boomed with the Tiger Woods/Peyton Manning/Phil Mickelson/Tom Brady celebrity match-play event and similar match-ups proving to be a big hit with bettors.
  • Soccer – Betting on soccer boomed with the Belarus League popular with bettors in addition to the Nicaraguan and South Korean leagues during the professional sports shutdown.
  • Table Tennis – Unheard of until March, betting on Czech, Russian and Ukrainian Table Tennis has blossomed and interest remains high.
  • College Basketball – NCAA Basketball betting is currently in full surge mode as college teams return to action on the court.
  • College Football – Back and bigger than ever, NCAA Bowl Games attracted big business in late December and now again in early January.

BetMGM’s Biggest College Basketball Bet Win in 2020

  • A Gonzaga betting fan bet $440 000 to win $462 000 on 27 November 2020.

NBA’s Biggest Single Bet Win at BetMGM in 2020

  • A wager on 15 September 2020 on the Denver Nuggets to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers of $71 881 successfully bought home a win of $165 327.

 2020’s Biggest Single Game Win at BetMGM

  • On Thanksgiving weekend in late November 2020, a lucky BetMGM bettor plunged $500 000 to win another $510 000 on the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL.

BetMGM’s Largest Parlay Wager Payout of 2020

  • On 10 September 2020, a BetMGM bettor placed a $100k two-game parlay wager on the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals at over 7.5 and MLB’s Oakland Athletics at -189 to win $206 000.

MLB Biggest Winning Single Game Wager of 2020 at BetMGM

  • Another lucky BetMGM bettor plunged just over $164k on the Los Angeles Angels to sweep the Houston Astros and took home more than $427k for the winning wager.

College Football’s Biggest Winning Single Game Wager of 2020 at BetMGM

  • $522 000 was taken home by a savvy bettor who successfully plunged their money on Iowa State to defeat the Texas Longhorns at moneyline odds of -105 on 27 November 2020.

2020’s Most Impressive Single Game Parlay Wager at BetMGM

  • One of the most extraordinarily successful single game parlay wagers of all-time was recorded at BetMGM online sportsbook on December 27 2020 just as the year was drawing to its conclusion. Betting on the Houston Rockets vs the Portland Trail Blazers as the new NBA season got underway, the bettor turned a miserly $10 wager to win an amazing $15k! This is how it was done; 
  • Lilliard – over 8.5 assists INTO;
  • Harden – more than 10.5 assists INTO;
  • Wood – more than 22.5 points INTO;
  • J. McCollum – over 18.5 points INTO;
  • House Junior – more than 9.5 point INTO;
  • Lilliard – over 30.5 points INTO;
  • James Harden – 40 points+ INTO;
  • Wood – more than 11.5 rebounds INTO;
  • Jones Junior – more than 4.5 rebounds INTO;
  • J. Tucker – more than 6.5 rebounds.

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