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Patrick Mahomes' last-minute kneel-downs cost many bettors
ESPN ^ | February 2, 2020 | David Purdum

Posted on 02/03/2020 9:06:21 AM PST by C19fan

The over/under on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' rushing yards in Super Bowl LIV was one of the most popular prop bets offered at sportsbooks around the nation, and it went down to the final possession.

Mahomes' over/under rushing yards opened as low as 27.5 and was bet up to as high 36.5. Mahomes had 44 yards entering Kansas City's final possession. With the Chiefs leading 31-20 and 57 seconds remaining, Mahomes kneeled on three straight plays, losing 15 yards. He finished with 29 yards rushing, a costly outcome for bettors.

"That was close to a six-figure swing [in favor of the house]," said Jeff Davis, director of trading for Caesars Sportsbook.

(Excerpt) Read more at espn.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: football; mahomes; nfl; superbowl
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LOL!!!!!
1 posted on 02/03/2020 9:06:21 AM PST by C19fan
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Did the Butt Crack or Side Boob prop bets pay off???


2 posted on 02/03/2020 9:06:51 AM PST by C19fan
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Damn all that NFL kneeling!


3 posted on 02/03/2020 9:08:16 AM PST by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our only true hope.)
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Bets should exclude kneel-downs...............................next year, suckers!......................


4 posted on 02/03/2020 9:09:25 AM PST by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.......... ..)
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[in favor of the house]
Big surprise .... not!
5 posted on 02/03/2020 9:09:43 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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“PointsBet elected to refund all bets on Mahomes over 30.5 rushing yards, saying on Twitter that “if there’s been a worse beat on a prop than this one, feel free to let us know!””


6 posted on 02/03/2020 9:10:03 AM PST by TexasGator (Z1z)
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Good. Serves them right for betting in the first place. Did they want him to fix the game?


7 posted on 02/03/2020 9:10:59 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (A law means nothing if it isn’t followed.)
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All those gaudy Las Vegas palaces were constructed with the losses of bettors.

Why have so many not figured out that the House always wins eventually ?


8 posted on 02/03/2020 9:11:40 AM PST by BrexitBen
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As if those guys out there engaged in a very real gladiatorial battle give a **** about the bettors think. As a Colts fan, and thus a rival of the Chiefs, I wanted to belittle and hate Mahomes. (Yep, there’s a rivalry there that the Colts have gotten the better of. They hate us worse than we hate them.) But this guy is the real deal. Easily the best QB in the NFL for the last two years. I may boo him but I sure wish he was on my team.


9 posted on 02/03/2020 9:11:42 AM PST by circlecity
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That’s nice of them!......................


10 posted on 02/03/2020 9:11:53 AM PST by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.......... ..)
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I won five million for my prop bet that there would be no missed field goals, a touchdown where no player entered the end zone, and fifteen or more disgusting sexual acts at half-time.


11 posted on 02/03/2020 9:14:18 AM PST by Peter ODonnell (Nobody reads this anyway so here's my password: *************)
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NFL is going to rue the day they started catering to organized gambling.


12 posted on 02/03/2020 9:15:04 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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Or, even better, would they have been happy if he had gotten hurt in those last plays?


13 posted on 02/03/2020 9:15:23 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (A law means nothing if it isn’t followed.)
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You scared me. For a second, I thought Mahomes pulled a Kaeperdick.


14 posted on 02/03/2020 9:20:16 AM PST by Conserv
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Fools and their money...


15 posted on 02/03/2020 9:23:08 AM PST by _longranger81 (Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; defend the defenseless; care for the unloved.)
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:: NFL is going to rue the day they started catering to organized gambling. ::

uhhhh, gator? weren’t you watching Super Bowl XLVII?

And, I solved the mystery!
It was Guido outside the electrical truck with an axe.


16 posted on 02/03/2020 9:23:37 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Men: We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches.)
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¡ I bet the under,, cha ching !!


17 posted on 02/03/2020 9:32:35 AM PST by uddaudd ((>> M A G A << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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You scared me. For a second, I thought Mahomes pulled a Kaeperdick.

Patrick Mahomes is the anti-Kaepernick.

18 posted on 02/03/2020 9:36:55 AM PST by CommerceComet (Hillary: A unique blend of arrogance, incompetence, and corruption.)
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Since when are football players supposed to change the plays for the benefit of betters? Kneel-downs in that situation are basically universal.


19 posted on 02/03/2020 9:51:04 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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“NFL is going to rue the day they started catering to organized gambling.”

I suppose MLB bowed to organized gambling when they let Pete in the sportscasters’ booth.

Am wondering when the ACC will rue professional college players on scholarsips.


20 posted on 02/03/2020 9:53:53 AM PST by treetopsandroofs
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