On This Date in Sports Betting History: March 29

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There are no sports being played on March 29, 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.

March 29, 1999: UConn vs. Duke, National Championship

  • Spread: Duke -9.5

Despite both being listed as 1-seeds, UConn and Duke are not on the same level according to oddsmakers. That all proves to be irrelevant, however.

📅 March 29, 1999: On this date 21 years ago…

Upset City, CT 🏆
#1 UConn vs. #1 Duke (-9.5)

🗣️ "He'll need a three to tie…"

The biggest Title Game upset in decades 🎥: pic.twitter.com/5kbwBzGCu4

— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) March 29, 2020

The outright win as a 9.5-point dog is tied with Villanova’s 1985 win over Georgetown as the largest underdog win in a title game dating back to at least 1965.

March 29, 1976: Michigan vs. Indiana, National Championship

  • Spread: Indiana -6

Indiana comes into this game undefeated (31-0), and laying six points, walks away with an easy 86-68 win.

📅 March 29, 1976: On this date 44 years ago…

The last undefeated team sealed the deal 🏆

Michigan vs. Indiana (-6)

Hoosiers covered & walked away 32-0 🎥: pic.twitter.com/fGsIyqh6Op https://t.co/UYaqFMesuZ

— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) March 29, 2020

Forty-four years later, the 1976 Hoosiers are still the most recent team to pull off the undefeated season.

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