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Monday, April 6, 2020

Eagles cover spread on wild last-second touchdown

The Philadelphia Eagles broke the hearts of a lot of bettors in the last play of Sunday’s win over the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins were trailing 31-27 with only a Hail Mary attempt to go. Though they were exceedingly likely to lose, that didn’t matter to anyone who’d taken the pregame odds of Washington +4.5, as the Redskins looked very likely to cover.

And then it all went south. With pressure closing in, Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins made a desperate attempt at a pitch in order to keep the play alive. Philadelphia’s Nigel Bradham scooped it up and took it all the way for the touchdown, the backdoor cover, and a very bad beat.

The fluke final play is a bettor’s worst nightmare, and we’ve seen it crush some dreams before this season. The touchdown was irrelevant to the final result of the game itself, but that Washington +4.5 spread was there — until it wasn’t.

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