Things that happen like this in sports is enough for a bettor to pull their hair out. In this case, however, one bettor is singing the praises of Jamal Murray this week after his last second shot.
With just under seven seconds to play, Jamal Murray pulled up for a three-pointer and knocked it down to give him 50 points on the night. The Utah Jazz still won the game 129-127 on Sunday.
The spread of the game was the Jazz minus-3.5 or 4:
That shot meant a lot.
Yahoo Sports reports:
“According to Elisa Richardson, head of communications and public relations at BetMGM, one client had two big bets on the Nuggets at +3.5. One was a $55,000 bet at -110 odds and the other was a $60,000 bet at -120 odds.
That bettor was looking at losing $115,000. Murray’s shot changed the loss to a $100,000 win. That $215,000 swing is inconceivable to most bettors. And surely there were plenty of people with Jazz tickets who were beside themselves, although probably not invested for six figures.”
He definitely wasn’t the only one.
According to MSN.com:
“Patrick Eichner, director of communications for PointsBet, told Insider that one bettor on the site had a $30,000 wager on the Nuggets to cover, meaning Murray’s final three was nearly a $60,000 swing in their favor.
Adrienne Prather-Marcos, head of public relations at William Hill, told Insider that the biggest bet the company took on the game was a $12,000 wager on the Nuggets as 4-point dogs. Murray’s shot turned that bettor’s night from a $12,000 loss into a $10,000 win.”
Betting can make you laugh, and at the same time make you cry.
H/T – Bro Bible