Mark Wahlberg is probably the most vocal and forward facing celebrity fan of the New England Patriots these days — and after watching his hometown team land themselves in three Super Bowls in the last four years, he’s willing to put a lot of his hard earned money on the fact that they’ll get the job done once again.
According to a source for Page Six, the Dorchester, MA native was spotted at the William Hill Sports Book at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, NJ — placing “a hefty” bet on the Pats to win the Super Bowl this season.
He reportedly also put a few dollars on the Philadelphia Eagles, for whom he he has reserved a place in his heart since starring in the 2006 film Invincible. Based on a true story, Wahlberg played Vince Papale, who signed a contract with the Eagles at the age of 30 despite never having played college football.
During a late-January appearance on their podcast, Wahlberg told Rich Eisen and Suzy Schuster that his relationship to the team since making that movie would ease the pain of a then-hypothetical Patriots loss in Super Bowl LII.
“To be honest, I think the Patriots win by 17,” Wahlberg said. “But if the Eagles win I am telling you I would be fine. If it was anybody else I would be devastated.”
While the total that Wahlberg bet has not been disclosed, it would have to be a lot of money if he wants to see a significant profit, as both the Patriots and Eagles are heavy favorites to walk away with the Lombardi Trophy in 2019.