LSU RB Chooses Not to Score, Burns Bettors in Epic Bad Beat Against Arkansas
Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: LSU Tigers running back Nick Brossette
- LSU closed as a 13-point favorite against Arkansas in college football's Week 11.
- With just over a minute remaining, LSU running back Nick Brosette slid at the 1-yard line, preventing a sure touchdown and cover for LSU, which was leading by seven points at the time.
LSU closed as a 13-point favorite across the betting market and was one of the most popular college football bets on Saturday, attracting 80% of spread tickets with 71% of actual money wagered in its matchup with Arkansas.
Leading, 24-17, and driving with just over a minute remaining, Tigers running back Nick Brossette slid at the 1-yard line to keep the clock running and prevent a sure touchdown that would have likely covered the 13-point spread.
Another moment sports bettors will never forget
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— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) November 11, 2018
Needless to say, gambling Twitter took note of the bad beat.
Obviously the end of LSU/Ark is coming Monday on Bad Beats. What was bizarre was he tried NOT to score twice, then tried TO score on the third one. I gave out Arkansas in Winners, so I’m not complaining. Just awfully confused.
— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) November 11, 2018
That LSU-Arkansas ending, from a gambling perspective, was absolutely bonkers. I think Coach O must have had LSU -13. And his running backs had Arkansas +13. Only explanation.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 11, 2018
Pray for anyone that had LSU -13. That was an insane ending
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) November 11, 2018
Brossette clearly got wind of the ramifications of his slide, because he posted this on Twitter a few hours after the game:
— Nick Brossette (@NBrossette) November 11, 2018
While the majority of bettors got burned by the result, sharps were clearly happy.
According to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track professional betting action across the sports betting market — a whopping 11 Steam and Reverse Line Moves were triggered on Arkansas, meaning wiseguys were very much aligned with the Razorbacks and the points.
As Stuckey mentioned, if you laid the points with LSU, we cordially invite you to call The Action Network Colleges podcast and leave the most passionate of voicemails: (575) 655-0664.