With their season in shambles, and wholesale changes seeming inevitable, the New York Jets could have rolled over today against the Minnesota Vikings. They didn't do that, and took the Vikings to overtime. Then they went and pulled a Jets, losing the game and against the spread in one play.
Michigan is garbage this year, so it's no surprise that nearly three quarters of bettors were on Michigan State against the Wolverines today. With the spread sitting in the neighborhood of Michigan State -18, Michigan covered, until they didn't.
Bad beats, while unfortunate, are a part of the game in sports betting. But, holy shit, Week Six in the NFL deserves its own wing in the Bad Beats Hall of Fame, after three late pick sixes shredded tickets at the final moments of games.
Bad beats are the best and worst part of sports betting. But there's no bad beat like one that doesn't even take place on the field. Today, the weather screwed over Alabama bettors, when their game with Florida Atlantic was called in the fourth quarter with Alabama leading 41-0.
Look, gambling addiction is a serious thing and, really, this anti-gambling spot from the National Council on Problem Gambling only proves the point. In it, several young boys sit around yakking about the World Cup and who they want to win. Each kid has a favorite—one likes Brazil, another likes Argentina and…
Jim Boeheim is one of the best coaches in the history of college basketball. Tonight, he lost his cool on a controversial offensive foul call, getting two technical fouls and an ejection in the process. His tirade resulted in the game ending in a push, when Syracuse bettors looked golden to cover just before the…
Full disclosure: I've never been a fan of betting the horses. It's hard enough to predict how humans are going to perform in sporting events, let alone our equine friends. For the guy who won, then lost, a $1.7 million payout at the track today, he's probably feeling the same way right about now.
This year's Pro Bowl was a very competitive game, with Team Rice defeating Team Sanders 22-21. However, a score on the final play wasn't counted, one that had a direct impact on the outcome of the game against the spread, screwing over the majority of bettors in the process.
When making my College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon picks, I figured that UMass' dynamic duo of Chaz Williams and Cady Lalanne would cover the 4.5 point spread against LSU in the 11 AM game. Things were going smoothly, until LSU pulled a Duhon on me.