South Carolina closed a 3.5-point favorite over Miss St.Leading 14-10, SC took an intentional safety on the LAST PLAY OF THE GAME.http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=312880344Making the final score 14-12.Underdog covers.An estimated 80% of bets were on S. Carolina.An estimated $50 million was bet on the game worldwide (estimated $40 million on S.C and $10 million on Miss St.)Meaning the safety on the last play COST bettors an estimated $30 million dollars!(Although exact numbers of worldwide action are impossible to determine [percentage of bets and percentage of money does not perfectly correlate] this estimating technique has earned strong confidence.)Adding even more juice to this story: South Carolina point-shaving rumors swept the Internet this week.**You can follow all my reporting at @RJinVegas on twitter.
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The intentional safety was the smart play though! Real Talk! (even though I did have Srate +4
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hmm, had a guy tell me late last night that ms state would cover that line. the fact he was even betting that game and knowing his "questionable" background has me wondering. for what it's worth the other game he mentioned was stanford.
this was in a panamanian sports book. know that there are several offshore outfits that operate out of panama.
I had So. Car -3 for 330. A 630 turnaround. Not good!!
sorry should have said that on that stanford game he said they would not cover. and now today line is dropping. on a top 10 team. very odd
Stanford players will become doctors and scientists... they do not point shave...
no but refs can
Im one of em..
I can't believe people had that much belief in the 'Cocks as a road chalk with all the distractions around the program and the shaky way we've played. wow.
THATS 30 MILLION $ THE GOVERNMENT COULD OF HAD!!!!!!!!!