The Worst NBA Bad Beat of the Season: Cavs +7.5 Loses in Ridiculous 3OT Fashion
- The Cleveland Cavaliers were 7.5-point underdogs vs. the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.
- Cleveland was covering the spread for nearly the entirety of the three-overtime thriller.
- But somehow, +7.5 did not cash for Cavs bettors.
Overtime … an underdog bettor’s worst enemy, particularly in the NBA.
And we may have just witnessed the best example ever of that.
The Cleveland Cavaliers closed as 7.5-point underdogs at home vs. the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets were getting 73% of the betting tickets, which made them one of the most popular wagers on tonight’s NBA slate.
Let’s run through this blow-by-blow …
- The Cavs led by 3 at the half
- The Cavs led by 10 at one point in the third quarter
- The Cavs led by 5 with 4:34 to go in the fourth quarter
- The Cavs led by 2 with 1:12 left in the fourth
(Again, as a reminder, the Cavs were +7.5.)
The game went to overtime after D’Angelo Russell tied it with a minute left.
Then shit got weird:
- Collin Sexton hit a shot with 2.8 seconds left in the first OT to force double OT.
- The Cavs, who had been covering literally the entire game, were up 3 with 3.8 left in 2OT.
- But noooooo, DeMarre Carroll doesn’t think Cavs bettors deserve to have nice things.
In what might be the most absurd game of the year, DeMarre Carroll hits buzzer-beater to force triple overtime pic.twitter.com/edZZv0Pgdh
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 14, 2019
Off to 3OT we go … Wheeeeeeee.
In the third overtime, the Nets missed one field goal and scored 20 points.
And EVEN STILL, they needed this idiocy from Ante Zizic to cover the spread (make sure your sound is on).
Louder, for the people in the back! pic.twitter.com/rVx5nU7YTa
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) February 14, 2019
Tell ’em Richard Jefferson.