Bad Beats & Big Wins
Part of the challenge of sports betting is being hit with variance and poor fortune. Injuries, missed field objectives, poor reffing, untimely turnovers, poor play and other facets could swing an disabled game to a loss from a triumph.
Pick out a week’s Cardinals-49ers game’s conclusion . San Fran was up 30-26 with time quickly running out and Cardinals (+9.5) bettors were readily covering. Until…
It may be recency prejudice but 69% of our viewers who had Cardinals +9.5 said it was the worst defeat they’ve ever experienced.
This??unfortunate turn of events??prompted me to choose to Twitter to hear about a number of the other bad beats I chose to feature a number of those stories and which sports betting Twitter endured last week.
Tom Brady was -112 odds to throw a touchdown against the Eagles. He’s thrown this year to 14 and has a minumum of one touchdown in seven??of the Patriots’ 10 matches played so far. Leave it to Belichick, though, to get cute with play-calling and screw unlucky prop players and dream players alike.
Bettors were considering Melvin Gordon having a huge day against the Chiefs. The plan should have been simple, limit Rivers’ passing game and run the ball against the team’s worst rushing defense. That did not happen.
This game hit a couple of people and they were struck by it in different directions, myself included. I’d those two teams made a decision to put a joint zero issues in the next quarter and then 35 in the fourth to leave the match UNDER with an agonizing field objective and OVER 62.
And for people who had been holding a +10.5 ticket, then it turned into a bad defeat of all bad beats.
Viewing it’s as gross as reading it out loud.
Ohio State is one of only three teams from each one of college football with an 8-2 ATS listing. Adding them to any ticket is a great bet? Not to this fella, who missed out on a 7-team parlay because Ohio State was shy just a single point.
It wasn’t all bad, however, as there were some lucky breaks and large wins also.??
There’s always someone on the end of the spectrum that won a bet while awful beats tend to get more attention.
Take a look at this guy, who flipped FIVE DOLLARS. Unreal.
Would you want to be featured in another version of this column? Let me know about big wins or your bad beats over on Twitter @Pamelam35.