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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