Nebraska players are savvy. We have seen this recently when two Cornhuskers took home $1.4 million with a combined $3,000 at stake.
They were participating in the Westgate SuperContest, hosted by the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas. To their great joy, they got the big prize.
Eric Jensen and Matt Kucera are the lucky souls who decided to join forces in the football handicapping contest at Westgate. They made a couple of very precise bets to catapult them to the top of the charts.
Amazingly, the duo prevailed over a record 3,328 entries in a venue that always attracts professional sports gamblers.
They had formed a team called It Ain’t Breezy before choosing five NFL games every week of the season to bet against the spread (ATS). Their moves paid off big time, particularly when New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees helped the pair secure their destiny.
The Saints beat the 13-point spread against the Carolina Panthers 42-10. Jensen stated that he and his buddy felt really good about the Saints and that game is what clinched it for them.
Sports wagering was an activity of choice for Jensen and Kucera, although not full time. They had been athletes in school and part of a fantasy football league in Nebraska.
They hit the jackpot with an accuracy rate of just under 70%. By Week 15, they already were looking at a top-ten spot. They knew they could take down the contest with some luck. They were going nine-of-ten in the last two of the total 17 weeks.