Hornets LaMelo Ball Throws Up Last-Second Prayer in Blowout Game to Try to Cash the Over
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Over bettors were left in shock during the final seconds of the NBA Play-In game between the Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks.
The Hawks ran away with a lead in the second half and ended up winning the game by 29 points, 132-103.
This, of course, led to an anti-climactic fourth quarter and end of the game.
But not for total bettors, however. No matter what the score is in the game, there’s always something that bettors could be sweating out.
The total in this game closed at 235.5 at most sportsbooks.
The under was in very good shape for most of the game as the Hornets struggled to score. If one team is having difficulty getting to 100 points in the NBA, it’s likely the under is going to hit.
With two minutes left in the game, the score was 124-96. The chances weren’t high of 16 more points being scored in the final two minutes of a blowout game.
But three 3-pointers and four foul shots later, the over was once again alive.
The Hawks had the ball with 30 seconds left with the score 132-103 and promptly ran out the clock. That gave the Hornets six seconds and a chance to hit the over.
LaMelo Ball either had an idea of what the total was or was just trying to pad his stats in the last game.
Either way, he drove the lane and tried to get up a prayer to cash the over.
Gorgui Dieng must be an under guy because he blocked Ball’s shot in the last second of the game.
LaMelo Ball had Over 235.5. He tried his best for the people pic.twitter.com/DvFFJDTbvB
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) April 14, 2022
The under survived, and the hearts of over bettors were ripped out.