Nick Chubb was about to get Cleveland Browns bettors a great backdoor cover. Then he took a left turn just before the goal line.
The Browns were 3-point favorites at the beginning of the week, went to 3.5 and then 4 points at BetMGM as the week went on. They led the Houston Texans 10-7 with about a minute to go and it looked like a push or loss for Browns bettors. Then, Chubb broke free.
Chubb was running to daylight down the sideline, no Texans defender anywhere near him. It was an easy touchdown. Then, just before he scored, Chubb went out of bounds at the 1-yard line with 54 seconds left.
It made sense from a football standpoint. The Browns then took a knee and ran out the clock. The chances of the Texans coming back had Chubb scored to make the lead 17-7 were tiny, but Chubb running out of bounds basically ended the game.
Still, there were plenty of people who were not pleased. Browns bettors and anyone who has Chubb on their fantasy team are nodding. The Browns won 10-7. The Texans covered or pushed, depending what line Texans bettors got.
— NFL (@NFL) November 15, 2020
There’s something noble about Chubb’s unselfishness. It just won’t be celebrated in the gambling world. Or the fantasy world.
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