NBA Awards Nikola Jokic 10th Rebound for Triple-Double After Stat Correction: How Sportsbooks Are Handling Prop Bets
Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images. Pictured: Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo
Two sportsbooks have decided to repay tickets after Denver Nuggets’ star Nikola Jokic was retroactively granted a triple-double two days after the fact.
Bettors had been shocked on Sunday when a Jokic rebound was awarded instead to Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday. The NBA corrected the stat on Tuesday to give Jokic his 10th rebound that night.
Jokic’s official stat line now reads 24 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in his team’s 136-130 win over Milwaukee.
On the play, Jokic records a block and appears to secure the ball, which is a rebound. He then quickly looks to outlet a pass to a guard, but Holiday tips the ball away. Originally it was ruled Jokic hadn’t controlled the ball long enough for a rebound, thus being a rebound for Holiday. However, that’s now been amended to Jokic’s rebound and Holiday’s steal.
Today, the NBA awarded Nikola Jokić his 10th rebound to complete the triple-double on Sunday night vs. the Bucks but books have yet to refund or pay out tickets…@StokkeTommy with the latest ➡️ https://t.co/1GLx9wlx4K pic.twitter.com/0NwOJq2L0F
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) February 1, 2022
FanDuel has already granted wins to tickets with “Nikola Jokic to record a triple-double” against the Bucks. That’s after they were marked as losers on Sunday.
Meanwhile, at DraftKings, the tickets will still be marked as losers, but bettors will be refunded in full — as if they won. That’s because regulations prevent the sportsbook from resettling the market.
Jokic had been part of a Sunday promotion at DraftKings. The odds that either Jokic or Giannis Antetokounmpo would record a triple-double that day had been boosted to +210.
Those bets have all been graded as losers, but as aforementioned, bettors will see their winnings in their account as withdrawable cash.
Stat corrections have been paid retroactively in recent occasions, starting with Mikal Bridges and continuing with Anthony Edwards. That’s abnormal for sportsbooks, which usually uphold whatever the initial ruling was.
This Jokic saga adds yet another significant data point in what has been a messy NBA player prop market so far this season.