Wagerline.com user one win away from $100,000

An astute freightdog is on the verge of making Wagerline.com history.

A contestant on the site, operating under the user name “freightdog”, won his 20th straight game Tuesday afternoon, leaving him just one win away from $100,000.

A victory would make freightdog just the second Wagerline.com user to take home the top prize, but the first to win the $100,000. A user known as “claudio” picked 21 straight games from Sept. 2, 2004 to Nov. 7, 2004, but the top prize then was only $10,000.

The streak belonging to freightdog is now more than two months in the making. It started with the Winthrop Eagles and Missouri St. Bears playing over the 135-point total on Feb. 16 (the Eagles won 77-66) and continued through win No. 20 on April 17, a dramatic victory that saw the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in 14 innings.

The first 16 wins of the streak were on college basketball, and freightdog covered the spread or beat the total by an average of 9.5 points in those games. Three games covered by three points or less, and a March 6 game between Portland State and Weber State pushed the three-point spread.

The next bet was on hockey, with the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders playing under the 5 ½-point total. After that, an NBA game saw the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings play 18 points over the 211-point total.

The final three bets have been on baseball, though neither of the first two were as dramatic as  Tuesday's thrilling Padres win. On April 7, the Florida Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies, and four days later, the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers played under the 9-run total in a game that was still 0-0 after 11 innings (the Tigers won 4-1 in 12).

David Patrick was the last Wagerline member to have a shot at $100,000. He put his 20-game steak on the line on in a Sept. 30 game between the Oregon Ducks and Arizona State Sun Devils. Patrick chose the Sun Devils as a 2-point home favorite, but the game was never close. Oregon rolled out to a 31-3 third quarter lead before winning 48-13.

Common sense had many interested parties claiming Patrick must have at least partially hedged his final bet, though that has never been confirmed. Patrick banked $1,000 from Wagerline for winning 17 straight games.

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Posted by goodgambler
7 years ago

dont take the bronx bombers,goodluck.
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Posted by phuquangle
7 years ago

take my pick it is unitfy with my god, and you can't lose if god wins.
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Posted by lady_luck
7 years ago

Good Luck Freight Dog...you pick is in....we are all rooting for you!
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Posted by meatman
7 years ago

Good Luck Freight Dog. I like your pick in tonight's game. I hope you may have been able to hedge with an over 8 wager somewhere, just in case. Bring it home!
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Posted by refer
7 years ago

He has turned in pick # 21.......under in the A's O's game Monday night.
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Posted by aszzzbrokerman
7 years ago

hedge???? To do that you would have to be positive that the site woldn't find any way possible not to pay you. Its possible that D. patrick knew this and played a bigger than normal bet on Oregon in a real sportsbook and bet against his actual pick on wagerline. Im sure thats what I would do. gl everyone
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Posted by MIB
7 years ago

Don't forget to make the pick before the due date!!! LOLOLOL
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Posted by frank123123
7 years ago

good luck to you
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Posted by norton69
7 years ago

CAn you say $50,000 hedge???????
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Posted by gworrall
7 years ago

Good Luck K-Fed!!
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Posted by Jahsil
7 years ago

How many of you would hedge this thing for GUARANTEED MULAH!!!!!! I know I would... I'd bet a Hummer against what I pick for a nice consolation prize if I lost... GL F-Dog
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Posted by bagriest
7 years ago

Good luck! Please, please don't take the Lakers.
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Posted by DarkHorse21
7 years ago

Good luck freightdog. Rooting for you.
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Posted by dennishopson
7 years ago

Nice job! Keep your self as calm as possible and win this!
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Posted by bmifsud
7 years ago

the pencil shavings have shocked the paste!!!!
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Posted by FoShizzle
7 years ago

WOW, wonder if he bet every game? If so, that 100,000 would be the cherry on top of a huge pile of money.
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Posted by sportsrule
7 years ago

Good luck ! not that u need any!
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Posted by HINERLOCKS
7 years ago

look for my pick on covers baseball forum tomorrow
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Posted by NoseHair
7 years ago

Good luck F-Dog
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Posted by JohnnyTompkins
7 years ago

Take The lakers son
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Posted by JohnnyTompkins
7 years ago

"Take The lakers son"