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How a Bettor Turned $20 Into Over $200,000 With an MLB SGPx on DraftKings Sportsbook

Zach Thompson breaks down how a sports bettor turned $20 into a huge profit with an MLB Same Game Parlay Extra on DraftKings Sportsbook.

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday afternoon, Major League Baseball had a couple of nice matchups, and one bettor took advantage of the games to turn a $20 bonus bet into a huge payout of over $200K.

In every MLB game, there are multiple ways to get in on the action on DraftKings Sportsbook. Bettors can target the run line, the money line, the over/under or individual player props. Stacking up multiple picks from across multiple games, bettors can build a Same Game Parlay Extra (SGPx). The combined odds multiply quickly and can result in huge payouts if each leg hits successfully.

This bettor selected six players from two games to hit a home run on Wednesday afternoon. The individual odds of the six legs of the MLB SGPx totaled +1001900. That meant that the $20 bonus bet this bettor used resulted in $200,380.

Two of the players were from the matchup between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates, and four were from the game between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins. Here are the six legs, and you can scroll down to see the story of how the SGPx was successful.

  • Pete Alonso 1+ HR
  • Bryan Reynolds 1+ HR
  • Max Kepler 1+ HR
  • Kerry Carpenter 1+ HR
  • Riley Greene 1+ HR
  • Jorge Polanco 1+ HR

Check out Stepped Up Same Game Parlays on DraftKings Sportsbook for big profit boosts! The more legs in the parlay, the bigger the boost! See the Stepped Up Same Game Parlays page for more details!

In case you need a quick refresher, a reminder that a Parlay Bet is a bet placed on multiple outcomes to occur. An SGP combines multiple picks from the same game, and an SGPx combines multiple single bets and Same Game Parlays. You can find all the info you need about how they work in the DraftKings Sportsbook How To Bet Guide!

The first two props in this SGPx were from the Mets’ home game against the Pirates. This bettor selected Pete Alonso and Bryan Reynolds to each go yard. Coming into the contest, Reynolds had 17 homers while Alonso had 35 homers.

Neither slugger hit a home run in their first at-bat, but while the Mets built an early 3-0 lead, it was actually Reynolds who got this SGPx its first win of the day. In the third inning, he faced Tyler MeGill and hit an 0-2 pitch 376 feet to left-center.

Alonso went 0-for-2 with a walk in his first three at-bats and didn’t have a hit or a home run until the seventh, when he faced lefty relieve José Hernandez. Alonso has mashed lefties all season, and he continued that trend with the home run in the highlight below to give this SPGx its second and final win from this matchup at Citi Field, which the Mets ended up winning, 8-3.

The other four home run props that the bettor selected were all from the AL Central matchup between the Tigers and the Twins at Target Field. The starting pitching matchup was between Kenta Maeda and Reese Olson, but the real scoring didn’t start until both starters had left the game. In the end, there were 15 runs on 25 hits and six home runs. The four home runs this bettor needed were from Max Kepler, Kerry Carpenter, Riley Greene and Jorge Polanco.

There weren’t any home runs until the third inning when Greene got the slugfest started and also got his SGPx its first win from this matchup. He smashed a 2-2 fastball from Maeda to right-center and cut the Twins’ early 4-0 lead in half. It was Greene’s 11th homer of the season and his fourth in his last 16 games.

Spencer Torkelson homered later in the inning, but he wasn’t in this SGPx. It wasn’t until the seventh inning after Greene tripled and Torkelson hit his second homer that this SGPx got its second correct pick of this game. Tigers’ OF Kerry Carpenter followed Toreklson’s blast with a home run of his own. As you can see from their account below, the Tigers were definitely having fun while building their lead to 7-4.

In the ninth inning, the Tigers added an insurance run to make it 8-4 heading into the bottom of the ninth, which proved to be very important to the outcome of the contest. While things were looking great for Detroit, it was bleak for this SGPx since it was still missing two home runs from the Twins.

Jason Foley came in to finish out the game for the Tigers, which usually means the game is over. In his previous 51 appearances this season, Foley had given up a grand total of zero home runs while compiling a 2.09 ERA and 2.30 FIP. Foley had faced 206 batters this season and hadn’t given up a single big fly. It seemed very unlikely that he’d give up any home runs, but he wasn’t quite as sharp in this outing. After allowing a leadoff single, he gave up his first homer of the year to Jorge Polanco.

Amazingly, after going 207 batters before giving up one home run, Foley didn’t even go one batter before giving up his next home run. Max Kepler brought the Twins within a run with a solo shot to right-center. Not only were those the first home runs Foley surrendered since September of last year, but they were also the exact two players selected in this SGPx.

Even though the Twins’ rally came up one run short, the two home runs were enough to help this bettor claim a massive $200,000 win—all with just a $20 Bonus Bet!

You can build your own winning SGPx using picks and props from across the MLB schedule on any given day on DraftKings Sportsbook. You can even blend picks across a variety of different sports and target player props from a wide variety of options. Head on over and get started today!

Same Game Parlay (SGP) is available on DraftKings Sportsbook for multiple sports! To place an SGP:

  1. Find a game that has a +SGP icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Toggle “Same Game Parlay” on. Once it’s on, all available bets will appear.
  3. Build your Same Game Parlay. Combine multiple bets from one game. The more bets you combine, the more you can win.
  4. Place your parlay. Add your Same Game Parlay to your bet slip, enter your wager amount, and submit your bet.

Read more about SGP at the DraftKings Sportsbook SGP page!