The first-quarter safety that gave the Giants a 2-0 lead over the Patriots made one bettor a very happy man.
Benjamin Lyons bet $1,000 at the MGM Grand at 50/1 odds for the first scoring play of the game to be a Giants safety. And now he’s rich.
The Vegas sportsbooks probably still made money on this prop since the vast majority of first-score bets were on either TD of FG.
Just got an e-mail telling us it wasn’t Lyons, but rather a “buddy” of his who placed and won the bet. Either way, someone’s rich.
Here’s the evidence (via Grantland’s Bill Barnwell):
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