Game calls by replacement officials are so bad that it is moving the betting line on NFL games, and on the odds teams will make the post season.
Kevin Bradley, Sportsbook Manager for bovada.lv, released this statememt on last night’s refereeing debacle in the Seattle Seahawks - Green Bay Packers game:
"Never have I seen such an egregious call that represented such a huge swing in money. With 75% of pre-game action on the Packers, last night’s game-ending play goes down as one of the most significant last minute money swings in recent betting memory, and certainly the most controversial. Even the Super Bowl odds have been impacted as the Packers went from 7/1 to 17/2 and the Seahawks went from 60/1 to 30/1.It’s unfortunate that the referees and not the players are determining outcomes of NFL games."
Read between the lines to deduce that sportsbooks lost money, a lot I would guess, in the botched call that awarded the game to Seattle. Bookies are very good at setting the li...