NFL bettors across the country were screaming foul play after the Los Angeles Rams kicked an apparently meaningless field goal in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
The field goal wasn’t significant in the end result, but it had a massive impact on spread betting. The Rams, who were seven-and-a-half-point underdogs against the San Francisco 49ers, used the field goal to pull an all-time backdoor cover by a half-point as time expired with the score 30-23.
Sports bettors were outraged by the kick because it bore no impact on the final score of the game. Most teams in these situations either take long shots to the end zone or knee the ball to end the game.