Mark Wahlberg reportedly placed “hefty bet” on Patriots to win Super Bowl LIII

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.

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