Bettor wagers more than half-million on North Carolina to beat Oregon

One North Carolina backer is going deep into his wallet to show how much he thinks of his Tar Heels.


The South Point sportsbook reported taking a $525,000 money-line bet this week on North Carolina to beat Oregon outright Saturday night, a wager at minus-210 odds that would net $250,000 if the Tar Heels prevail. According to South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews, the bet was placed by a deep-pocketed new customer who has been backing North Carolina consistently during the tournament. The same bettor risked $100,000 on North Carolina to beat Kentucky in the Elite Eight.

He won that bet against the Wildcats on this shot:

And now he’s hoping the Tar Heels make easier work of the Ducks.