Mattress Mack is back and looking to make a $1 million money line bet to win $3 million on the Titans over the Chiefs in Sunday’s AFC championship game.
Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, who lost $13 million in 2019 World Series futures bets on the Astros, posted Saturday morning on Twitter: “Need legal US Sportsbook to take 1M on Titans +300.”
He told the Review-Journal on Saturday afternoon that he found two undisclosed books in Mississippi that will take his $1 million money line bet on Tennessee at 3-1 odds.
The best price on the Titans in Las Vegas on Saturday was plus 280 at multiple books.
“That tweet I put out definitely worked,” McIngvale said. “I’m going to bet it (Sunday) morning because I’ve got to work (Saturday).
“I think the game’s a tossup, but I’m betting $1 million and getting back $4 million. Those are good odds to me. It’s a numbers play.”
It’s also a bit of a heart bet for the longtime Houstonian.
“I have an affinity for the Titans because they used to be the (Houston) Oilers,” he said. “I’m a diehard Texans fan, but with them out, I sure would like to see the Titans win.”
The $13 million McIngvale lost in wagers on the Astros last season were hedge bets to offset a potential $20 million loss on a promotion at his Gallery Furniture stores that offered a refund of any mattress purchase of $3,000 or more if Houston won the World Series.