A Bettor Lost Nearly $400,000 on The Rockets’ Awful Game 6 Loss
With Tony Parker out for the series and Khawi Leonard out for Game 6, most people felt the Houston Rockets would run away with the contest to extend the series to a 7th game. One problem. Somebody forgot to tell the Rockets to show up for the most important game of the year, as they came in and absolutely stunk up the place to the tune of a 114-75 beat-down.
Prior to tip-off, the Rockets moved out to 7.5-point favorites as Leonard was scheduled to sit out and it pushed the line out to a significant margin. Money line value on the Rockets plummeted as well and you had to lay a large amount to take Houston, but that didn’t stop one confident bettor from placing lots of money on them to win.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) May 11, 2017
The game was pretty much over at halftime as the Spurs held a 19-point lead and running away with the game. The bettor started to feel the pressure.
Everything is fine … pic.twitter.com/5ZalLxwjqQ
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) May 12, 2017
Everything was clearly not fine as the Rockets failed to make anything close to a run to get back in the contest. It was an absolute route from start to finish.
If you have $386,000 to put down on a single NBA playoff game, then I’m guessing your bank account can take a hit and you’ll be just fine.