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Victor Oladipo’s Last-Second 3-Pointer Covers Betting Spread, Swings Millions | Bleacher Report

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 29: Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Seven of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Victor Oladipo is the latest to swing a great deal of gambling money on what turned out to be a meaningless play.  

The Indiana Pacers star hit a three-pointer with 0.8 seconds left in the Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, cutting the deficit from seven to four. The Cavaliers won, 105-101.

According to Darren Rovell and David Purdum of ESPN.com, the Cavs were favored anywhere from five to 6.5 points depending on when the bet was made. In any case, the last-second shot swung it from a Cleveland win to a Pacers cover.

“It was probably a swing of $3 million to $5 million in Nevada,” Wynn Casino sportsbook head Johnny Avello said. “These types of things happen five or more times a week in our industry, whether it’s a two-run home run to cover the run line in the bottom of the ninth or an empty-net goal in the last minute of an NHL game.”

With a Sunday Game 7 on national television featuring one of the biggest stars in sports in LeBron James, however, there were obviously more people watching and gambling than a typical backdoor cover.


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