5 Biggest Upsets in 2020 Where Bettors Cashed BIG

NBA | February 15, 2021

To say that 2020 was a weird year for all of us due to the worldwide pandemic would be the understatement of the year. The sports world was not immune to this pandemic-induced weirdness as all sports leagues had to deal with cancellations, stoppages, and athletes testing positive for COVID-19. One popular, and much needed, diversion from the pandemic blues was the ability to bet on sports and win some extra cash!

We here at Hidden Take love a good underdog story! Without further adieu, here are the 5 biggest upsets in 2020 where sports bettors cashed BIG!

1. UFC: Shana Johnson (+1150) beats Mariya Agapova (-1900)

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Let’s kick things off (no pun intended LOL) with the UFC! UFC is always exciting to wager on and lots of folks love to plunk some cold hard cash down on the big underdogs! Shana Johnson rewarded her backers handsomely when she beat Mariya Agapova in the 2nd round via TKO! Johnson was the biggest underdog to win in UFC history. Like the odds say above, a $100 wager would have netted a cool profit of $1,150!

2. CFB: LSU Shocks Florida as a 23 point Underdog

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The LSU Tigers were crowned King of the College Football universe for the 2019 season after beating Clemson in the National Title Game. However, the Tigaz (said in Coach O’s Cajun accent LOL) had a hard time defending their crown during the 2020 campaign. LSU finished with a disappointing 5-5 record last season. There were some bright spots for the Tigers, mainly on December 12th when they defeated the then #7 ranked Florida Gators by a score of 37-34. If you took a $100 flyer on the LSU Moneyline, you enjoyed a hefty +850 payout!

3. NFL: Jets stun Rams as a 17 point Underdog

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Yes, the J-E-T-S (Jets, Jets, Jets) were absolutely putrid in 2020 while suffering through a 2-14 season! However, the Jets shocked the whole NFL world by beating the Rams outright as a 17-point underdog! Jets QB Sam Darnold threw for 207 yards and gave Jets fans some much need relief while blessing their gambling backers with some cold hard cash! A $100 moneyline wager on New York netted a nice $1000 profit!

4. Golf: Herman Wins Wyndham

No, we are not talking about Pee Wee Herman here you crazy rascals! We are talking about PGA journeyman Jim Herman!

If you love a good underdog story you have to love seeing a guy like Jim Herman win the Wyndham Championship. Herman was able to pull the huge upset over a field that included Patrick Reed, Kevin Kisner, and Billy Horschel. A $100 bet on Herman would have won you an INSANE 50K (Yes that is Fifty Thousand Dollars!!!)

5. MLB: Marlins Make Playoffs

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Yes, you read that right! The Miami Marlins made the MLB Playoffs in 2020! The poor Marlins faithful fans had not been able to enjoy a playoff game since 2003 so the team’s surprising 2020 playoff was nice for them. The Marlins actually won a playoff series by beating the heavily favored Chicago Cubs in the Wild Card round. A $100 wager on the Fish to make the playoffs would have paid out a nice chunk at $1,700!


Mike Noblin

Mike is your favorite bald-headed Sports Writer. He's been involved with sports for over 30 years (Collegiate Baseball Player, Life-long Sports Fan, 20+ years of Sports Betting) and has always had a deep love for writing

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