On Mondays, we like to leverage our in-game technology, Live ScoreCaster
, to review game-changing plays from the NFL. In this instance, we'll look at "spread-changing plays" from the fourth quarter of the NFC matchup between the Panthers and 49ers.
The Panthers closed as 12-point home favorites in this matcup, despite hitting -13.5 at one point earlier in the week. Chances are that anyone who was invested in this game probably lost ten years of life expectancy in the fourth quarter alone. Don't believe me? Take a look...
Oh, fun, just a 26.9% swing for Panthers' backers because Ted Ginn wanted to mess around on the kickoff. Carolina is still favored to cover at this point, but this is about the time where Panthers' backers would have been dipping into the hard liquor.
No big deal, just a 41.4% swing in spread expectancy. At this point, Panthers' bettors are likely searching through the house to ensure that they own a defribilator because cardiac arrest is more likely than unlikely. I mean, c'mon, Glaine Babbert
leading his team to a comeback? What the hell is going on here? Vance McDonald? Really? Is this some kind of sick, twisted joke?
Glaine Babbert giveth and Glaine Babbert taketh away, in the form of 34.6% spread expectancy. It's just like the 49ers to give their bettors false hope too. Carolina remained favored to cover the spread from this point onward, as they never looked back en route to a 46-27 victory, covering by a touchdown against the closing number. For a game that was never really in doubt in the second half in terms of who was going to actually win, this one provided some serious fireworks (and possible strokes) for bettors everywhere.