Miami Dolphins could net bettor over $1 million if they win this season’s Super Bowl

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The Miami Dolphins are believed to have a legitimate chance to win the Super Bowl for the first time in nearly 50 years, and there is one very interested bettor who could win more than $1 million if the Dolphins accomplish that goal.

“On July 5, a bettor at DraftKings Sportsbook put $5,035 on a five-leg parlay at +26116 odds,” wrote Brian Blewis of Pro Football Network. “The first four legs of the parlay were Baltimore Orioles moneyline, Houston Astros -1.5, Minnesota Twins -1.5, and Chicago Cubs moneyline. The Orioles, Astros, and Twins all cashed easily, but the Cubs were a major sweat. Down 3-1 heading into the ninth inning, they had a three-run inning, scoring the winning run off an error.

“With the first four legs of the parlay hitting, this bettor is now one leg away from a massive payday of $1,320,000. But this final leg won’t be decided for more than eight months after they placed the bet. What does this bettor need to win over $1 million? Only the Miami Dolphins to win the Super Bowl.”

Miami hasn’t won the Super Bowl since the 1973 NFL season, when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 in Super Bowl VIII to win back-to-back titles after completing their famous undefeated season with a 14-7 win against the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.

The Dolphins have played in two Super Bowls since then, but not since the 1984 season. Miami has made the playoffs only three times since the 2002 season and hasn’t won a playoff game since the 2000 campaign.

But entering this season, the Dolphins are among the top 10 betting choices to win the NFL championship. They are +2500 on DraftKings, tied for the 10th-best odds with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Unfortunately for the Dolphins, two teams with better odds are in the AFC East, with the Buffalo Bills at +900 and New York Jets at +1600. In addition, the Super Bowl favorite also hails from the AFC, with the Kansas City Chiefs given +600 odds to repeat as champions.

The Dolphins made the playoffs last season for the first time since the 2016 season and are well-equipped to have back-to-back postseason appearances.

The offense, led by wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, is likely to carry the team in its second season under head coach Mike McDaniel. The potential of the unit has Hill saying it gives him “goosebumps” and predicting that elusive Super Bowl title.

However, the improvement of the defense could be the key to the season, and better play is expected under new coordinator Vic Fangio despite the early injury to star cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

A difficult regular season schedule begins against the Chargers on Sept. 10 and includes games against other higher placed Super Bowl favorites the Philadelphia Eagles (+650), Dallas Cowboys (+1400) and Baltimore Ravens (+1800).

Winning a championship over such difficult opponents should provide a big betting reward, and there is one person out there who will be rooting very hard for the Dolphins to prove they are worthy of a million-dollar payout.

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Mike is a veteran journalist who has covered the NFL for almost three decades. He has been an avid follower of the AFC East since the days of Bob Griese and is looking forward to an exciting new era in the division.