On This Date in Sports Betting History: April 9
Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Russell Westbrook
There are no sports being played on April 9, 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.
2017: Sergio Garcia Wins The Masters
- Pre-tournament odds: 30-1 (via SportsOddsHistory)
Finally. After turning pro back in 1999, it looks as though a major might just not be in the cards for Sergio Garcia.
That changes at the 2017 Masters, as Garcia beats Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff after finishing the 72-hole tournament at 9-under.
2017: Thunder vs. Nuggets
- Spread: Nuggets -5
- Over/under: 229
Amazingly, on the same day that Garcia gets his first major victory in 74 tries, he’s not even a runaway for the most impressive individual performance of the day.
In the 80th game of the year, Russell Westbrook breaks Oscar Roberston’s record of 41 triple-doubles in one season by putting up a 50-point performance alongside 16 rebounds and 10 assists.
As 5-point underdogs, the Thunder come back from down 105-98 in the final 50 seconds — including a Westbrook game-winning three at the buzzer — to win outright, 106-105, cashing moneyline tickets close to +200.