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How Justin Tucker’s 66 Yard Field Goal Saved Ravens Bettors vs. Lions

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If you bet on the Lions today, I’m sorry.

And if you’re a sportsbook operator, I’m also incredibly sorry.

With three seconds remaining in the game, Justin Tucker hit an absolutely ridiculous 66-yard field goal for the 19-17 win.

The ball hit the crossbar before bouncing up several feet and sneaking over.

The Ravens had been mired in a 4th-and-19 situation with just 26 seconds remaining down 17-16. Lamar Jackson then hit Sammy Watkins to get Baltimore inside Detroit territory.

They lined up for one more play before electing to kick the 66-yarder.

It was the longest kick in NFL history.

While Ravens bettors made out like bandits, the major American sportsbooks suffered mightily.

The Ravens closed as 7.5-point favorites and as a result were involved in countless six- and seven-point teasers across sportsbooks. About 80% of the money at BetMGM was on the Ravens -7.5 or its various teasers.

The Ravens moneyline at -400 was used in parlays across sportsbooks, too. At BetMGM, 84% of the money was on the Ravens to win the game, with a large chunk of that placed on parlays.

At PointsBet, the Ravens moneyline accounted for a ridiculous 90% of the money, meaning just 10% of the total pot was wagered on the Lions to win.

Much of that 90% can be accounted to parlays, as well.

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