Mattress Mack’s $20M Astros Wager Needs Divine Intervention

  • Mattress Mack has put $2 million on the Houston Astros to win a $20 million profit.
  • Mack paid for a group of nuns to attend game 1 of the ALCS, where the Astros won.
  • The Astros are down 2-1 in the ALCS to the Boston Red Sox and have +350 odds to win the World Series.

BOSTON - Jim McIngvale, AKA Mattress Mack, placed $2 million to win $22 million on the Houston Astros to win the World Series when the MLB Playoffs began.

The Astros are now down 2-1 in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) to the upstart Boston Red Sox, and Mack has been heavily involved in the periphery of their playoff run.

In the American League Division Series against the Chicago White Sox, Mack threw out the first pitch in Game 1.

Per Darren Rovell, Mack will be at Fenway Park for Game 4 of the ALCS to watch what could be a pivotal game in the matchup.

Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox ALCS Game 4 Odds

  • Houston Astros +108
  • Boston Red Sox -130

The Astros will be rolling out the venerable Zach Greinke in this must-win matchup, and Nick Pivetta will take the mound for the Red Sox.

The fact that the Astros are unfavored in this crucial Game 4 is potentially problematic for Mack’s chances, but an underdog win here could change the tenor of the series, and vault them back into World Series contention with online gambling markets.

2021 World Series Odds

  • Atlanta Braves +200
  • Boston Red Sox +250
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +280
  • Houston Astros +350

Still, at this point, it seems clear that Mack’s MLB wager was a smart one, at least to some degree. When he placed it, the Astros had +1000 odds, and they now have +350 odds, even down 2-1.

Divine Intervention?

In Game 1 of the ALCS, Mack paid for a group of nuns’ center-field seats in Houston’s Minute Maid Park, as the Astros captured what is currently their only victory in the series.

"They love baseball, baby," Bishop Brendan Cahill said of the nuns, per ABC 13. "They love the Astros!"

Without the nuns in Game 2, the Boston Red Sox came roaring back, and Game 3 was more of the same.

In order to cash in on his $20 million potential winnings, Mattress Mack might have to bring out the big guns - or, if you will, the big nuns.