Bettors had been left ruing the choice by Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to knee slide as a substitute of working into the top zone and beating the pre-game unfold. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
The choice by Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to knee slide on the finish of a recreation in opposition to the New York Jets has upset many bettors. The Chiefs had been the 7.5-point pre-game favourite in opposition to the Jets on Sunday. A number of sportsbooks reported it was probably the most bet-on NFL recreation over the weekend.
Mahomes would have lined the unfold if he went for a landing
In direction of the top of the fixture, the Chiefs had been three factors forward and Mahomes would have lined the unfold if he went for a landing. As an alternative, he slid down on the two-yard line quite than simply strolling into the top zone, which successfully ended the competition:
Whereas some bettors took to social media to precise their frustrations, sportsbooks reportedly made loads of cash from the 28-year-old’s choice on the finish of the sport. The Motion Community reported that about 96% of Caesars bettors backed the Chiefs to beat the unfold, whereas about 90% of BetMGM customers guess the identical.
Some gamblers did handle to take sportsbooks for six-figure sums, with Caesars accepting bets of $350,000 and $240,000 on the Jets +8.5 factors. The Chiefs in the end ran out 23-20 winners in MetLife Stadium.