On This Date in Sports Betting History: April 9

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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

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.

🗓️ 3 Years Ago Today…

Russell Westbrook's MVP Masterpiece

• 50 PTS, 16 REB, 10 AST
• 42nd Triple-Double (Single-Season NBA Record)
• Covers Spread (+5) ✅
• Wins Outright (+202 ML) ✅pic.twitter.com/rJ9TVHrQ8o

— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) April 9, 2020

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.

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