Phillies no-hitter leads to one of the all-time bad beats thanks to the 76ers offense

Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber reacts after grounding out to end the eighth inning in Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Philadelphia Phillies were on the wrong side of baseball history Wednesday night when the Houston Astros threw the first postseason combined no-hitter against them — in the World Series.

That likely left some unsuspecting bettors on the wrong side of an all-time bad beat.

DraftKings Sportsbook offered an all-Philadelphia over/under of 19.5 on Phillies hits combined with 76ers 3-pointers, according to Chattanooga Times Free Press columnist Jay Greeson.

And the Sixers made exactly 19 threes in their game against the Washington Wizards. All bettors needed was a single hit from the Phillies to cash out, and well, you know the rest.

This was an absolutely brutal way to lose.

Of course, not everyone was a loser. The no-hitter also made a few people a lot of money.

Circa Sportsbook offered a no-hitter prop with 75-1 odds on the “yes.” Sportsbook owner Derek Stevens told ESPN’s David Purdum the prop did receive some bets.

I guess one person’s bad beat is another’s treasure.


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