by A.J. Coltrane
There was an Auburn fan who stood to make $50,000 last night had they won the national championship.
Rather than hedge his bet he chose to ride it out, even though Auburn was about a 10 point (or 3-1) underdog.
He got zero dollars.
What he could have done would have been to place a $16,500 on Florida State at -330.
Had Florida State won he would end up with $21,500.
Had Auburn won he still would have had $33,500.
Hedging his bet still would have left him with his home-team rooting interest. He didn’t want to “jinx it”. What an idiot.