On This Date in Sports Betting History: April 6


Streeter Lecka/Getty Images. Pictured: Kyle Guy and Samir Doughty

There are no sports being played on April 6, 2020. There were, however, sports being played on this date last year.

And in 2018. And in 2017. And … you get it.

With nothing to bet on during this pandemic period, let’s to take a trip down memory lane and relive the best sports betting moments on this date in history.

2019: Auburn vs. Virginia, Final Four

  • Spread: Virginia -6
  • Over/under: 131

A 6-point underdog to top-seeded Virginia, No. 5 Auburn looks to have a +260 upset in the bag as Kyle Guy misses a three-point attempt down 62-60 with no time left.

But there’s a foul …

Whether the call is correct will depend on whom you ask, but one thing’s for certain: this is a horrible beat for anyone holding that moneyline upset ticket.

Auburn spread (and under) bettors, however, walk away happy with Guy’s three made free throws, as they cash their tickets without the overtime sweat.

2009: Michigan State vs.  North Carolina, National Championship

  • Spread: UNC -7.5

North Carolina caps off one of the most dominant tournament runs of all time with its 89-72 win over Sparty in the national title game. The Heels were favored by at least seven points in each matchup, and covered all six.

  • First Round: -25 vs. Radford (W, 101-58)
  • Round of 32: -13 vs. LSU (W, 84-70)
  • Sweet 16: -7 vs. Gonzaga (W, 98-77)
  • Elite Eight: -7 vs. Oklahoma (W, 72-60)
  • Final Four: -7 vs. Villanova (W, 83-69)
  • Championship: -7.5 vs. Michigan State (W, 89-72)
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