Mattress Mack adds $4 million in Houston Astros bets

  • Mattress Mack placed a total of $4 million in bets for the Houston Astros to win the World Series at +500 odds over the weekend.
  • Mack is now on course to win $72.66 million from a total of $10 million in bets made on the Astros since May.
  • The Astros are 62-32 and 11 games ahead of the Seattle Mariners in the AL West. They are also second to the Yankees 63-50 for the best record in the American League.

Mattress Mack has bet big money on the Houston Astros to win the World Series every year. 2022 is no different. But not only is Mack still betting big this year, he’s also upping the ante on his furniture promotions where his betting proceeds are supposed to go.

Normally, Mack’s promotion is to give customers their money back if they spend $3,000 on a Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster and Sealy mattress or power-moving furniture at its furniture stores. This time around, Mack won’t just give his customers their money back, but double it. That means a customer who spends $3,000 on mattresses at Mack’s stores will receive $6,000 if the Astros win the 2022 World Series.

Mack says the new gadget was a hit and he had to make more bets to cover the promotion.

Mack adds more bets

@brbetting_ Mattress Mack flew to Iowa to drop some money on the Astros 👀 #astros #mattressmack #sportsbettingtiktok #bigbet##singingtexttospeech ♬ original sound – B/R Betting

Mack flew to Iowa to make a few $1 million bets on the Astros at +500 odds. Bets were made via Unibet and Betfred mobile apps. Mack, 73, then traveled to Las Vegas to place a $2 million bet on his hometown MLB team through BetMGM, also at +500 odds. Bleacher Report did not say when the bets were made, but the TikTok post was dated Saturday, July 23.

Last Monday, Mack also made a $2 million bet on the Astros to win the World Series at +533 odds. The bet was made at Barstool Sportsbook at L’Auberge Casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is worth $10.66 million if Houston wins it all this season.

A week after losing $1.5 million at the Kentucky Derby last May, Mack also placed a $3 million bet on the Astros via Caesars Sportsbook. The bet was made at +1000 odds and would cash out $30,000,000. According to Caesars, the victory would be the biggest in the history of legal sports betting:

That same month, the Houston businessman also made a $1 million bet via WynnBET at +1200 odds or potential winnings of $12 million. Including bets he made last week, McIngvale has now bet a total of $10 million on the Astros to win the World Series and stands to win $72.66 million if Houston wins the 2022 World Series.

The Mack effect

Following Mattress Mack’s massive bet, the Barstool Sportsbook dropped the Astros from +533 to +500, with only the New York Yankees at +340 and the Los Angeles Dodgers at +350 having odds shorter than them. Defending World Series champions Atlanta Braves and New York Mets are the only other teams in this sportsbook with odds below +1000 at +700 and +800, respectively.

Houston’s odds also fell after Mack made his bet on WynnBET. Said sportsbook has moved the Astros from fifth place on the odds charts from +1200 to +800. At the latest WynnBET World Series odds table, the Astros have the third shortest odds at +500, with only the Yankees at +375 and the Dodgers at +450 having better odds. The +700 Mets are the only other team in this sportsbook with odds below +1000.

According to WynnBET, the Astros hold 96.7% of total wagers in the 2022 World Series betting market despite only holding 7.5% of total betting tickets, 4th most among teams. No other team has a betting handle over 0.5% and the Astros are the biggest liability in this sportsbook.