This is really funny. I remember a guy next to me after Sasha hit the 3 at the buzzer (which was technically bad form) say that he hit the spread. Well, I didn’t realize it at the time but check this out:
CNBC.com: So I called R.J. Bell of Pregame.com who is really good at number crunching, to ask him how much Vujacic cost those that took the Spurs. Bell said that, from looking at betting data he had access to, that 66 percent of people took the Spurs and the 7.5 points or 8 points.
Bell estimates that the game did about $3 million in bets in Las Vegas, but he estimates that worldwide, the game did about $300 million in action. Bell said that, when considering the line move, that shot swung at least $100 million in bets.