IT was a ‘garbage-time’ shot that turned into gold for some local bettors.
Chris Ross’ seemingly inconsequential three-pointer that riled Ginebra coach Tim Cone late in San Miguel’s 99-88 win in Game Three of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals on Wednesday night made bettors who picked SMB in the point-spread game quite happy.
They won particularly in the over-under category.
MSW or Megasportsworld, regarded as one of the top sportsbooks or oddsmakers in the country, installed the game’s over-under spread at 185.5, giving bettors a choice between going over or under the said total, predicting the final combined outputs of both teams.
Ross’ three-pointer meant both teams’ final outputs totaled 187 points, covering the spread if you bet over it.
“Pasalamat ako kay Ross,” a bettor, who requested not to be named, said with a laugh the morning after. He obviously cashed in on the bet.
Ross’ shot led to a confrontation with Cone, who was seen shouting at the SMB guard after the final buzzer sounded. Eyewitnesses said the verbal tussle extended all the way to the hallway leading to the two teams’ adjacent dugouts at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. – Spin.ph