The Night Sweats: LeBron’s Game-Winner Swings Over/Under Bets
What a wild and wacky Wednesday for bettors and fantasy players, regardless of sport. If you missed our story earlier, the night sweats started to heat up in the bottom of the fifth inning in Cincinnati, where we had a rare double moose sighting with the Braves and under 5.5 first five inning bets. To make matters even worse, the Braves came back to win, and the full game under hit.
Let’s take a look at how crazy things actually got for degenerate nation Wednesday night.
The Under King
Yes, with the game tied at 95, LeBron hit a ridiculous game-winning 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer to give the Cavs a 3-2 series lead, but let’s get to the more important angle. That shot saved under 205 bettors everywhere from an almost guaranteed loss in overtime. (Sixteen points in the five-minute OT is all it would’ve taken to crush under tickets.)
It’s better if you assume everyone in the crowd bet the Under 205 pic.twitter.com/qhEN5Sk1Bu
— Stuckey (@Stuckey2) April 26, 2018
Call of the Night
Bruins-Leafs Over 5.5
Those who bet the over in Game 7 didn’t have to sweat much, as they cashed two minutes into the second period. As someone who personally wagered on the under (idiot), I knew I was doomed when there were four goals scored in the first 9:11 of the game. Well done if you nailed this one.
Nationals-Giants Under 7
Take a day off if you bet this under, which only lost by 10 runs. Washington mauled San Francisco 15-2.
The Marlins +337 were the largest underdog to win outright Wednesday, upsetting the Dodgers. A nice payday for anybody who went fishing. L.A. was the biggest MLB favorite this season at -390. It was the biggest upset in MLB since Orioles over Yankees on September 7, 2010.
Speaking of the Marlins, Clayton Kershaw couldn’t handle their anemic offense — even with the help of shadows. The Dodgers ace only made it through five innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits and a career-high SIX WALKS. He hadn’t walked even five batters in a game in six seasons.
Kershaw did strike out seven batters, but that didn’t help those who took the over on his strikeout prop of 8. Pretty rough beat when you consider he struck out the side in the first inning.
Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto went yard twice after Kershaw left the game. He was less than 2.5% owned in all four of the tourney tiers we track. Major props if you were one of the few that went that route at catcher tonight.
As I previously mentioned, the moose of the night happened in the Braves-Reds game, but two NBA bets also had to sting.
Wizards +7: Washington trailed 92-91 with 5:01 left in the fourth quarter in a game that was much closer than the final margin of 10 indicates.
Jazz +2.5: Utah took a 71-46 lead with 8:34 left in the third quarter. They lost by eight. Yikes. The Thunder reached +2500 on the live moneyline to come back and win.
A big day for favorites, primarily due to action on the diamond, the Bruins’ comeback and the two previously mentioned NBA underdog collapses.
While the five biggest public bets of the night (all MLB) did go 4-1, they only netted a profit of 0.1 units. Baseball betting in a nutshell.
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