NBA Western Conference Finals Bad Beat: Rough Night For First Half Over Bettors

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Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images. Pictured: Spencer Dinwiddie (Mavs) & Jonathan Kuminga (Warriors)

As the only game on the NBA slate on Tuesday, all eyes were fixed on Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks.

And the eyes of first-half total bettors were glued to the television for the last couple of minutes of the first half.

The first half total was set at 110 at most sportsbooks.

There were 52 points scored in the first quarter, as the Mavs led 28-24. Over bettors were uncomfortable, but not even close to dead. The Mavs went on a run in the middle of the second quarter, scoring 19 points in a little over five minutes of play.

Dallas suddenly led 58-42. The score was 62-47 with 1:33 left in the first half after Luka Doncic made a layup.

Most of you are already doing the math. Yes, that's 109 total points for the first half. Over bettors needed just one more point to at least push the total, depending on what number they had. Two points, and they get to cash their tickets.

By now, you probably realize how it's going to end. This article would not be written if there were more points scored in the half during the last 93 seconds.

Of course, there were no points scored in the last 93 seconds. There were four shots missed and two turnovers.

It was a minute and a half of agony for over bettors, as they watched a surefire winner suddenly become a loser.

This is surely a night that won't soon be forgotten for bettors of the first half over.

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