Friday, October 19, 2012

When Jim Harbaugh Declined That Safety, He Swung At least $75 Million In Bets


 Its safe to say that Jim Harbaugh didnt make many friends in the football gambling community last night. When he declined a safety with the 49ers up 13 - 6, he caused a lot of money to change hands.

R.J. Bell of Pregame.com breaks down who got hosed, and for how much:

49ers -7 had money refunded (but would have won with the safety)

49ers -7.5 or -8 lost (but would have won with the safety)

Seahawks +7 had money refunded (but would have lost with the safety)

Seahawks +7.5 or +8 won (but would have lost with the safety)

Overall, it's safe to say that coach Harbaugh's unconventional decision resulted in a $75 million dollar swing worldwide with the bettors overall losing that amount (due to 65% of the action being on the 49ers) and the bookies overall winning that amount.

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