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Gambler Has Sweat After Putting $10,000 On Team USA Over Australia To Win Just $100

Americans Win 98-88 After Pulling Away In Fourth Quarter

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NBA.comA sports bettor at a William Hill sports book on the Las Vegas Strip reportedly bet $10,000 on Team USA to beat Australia straight-up at -10,000 odds.

The U.S. basketball team ended up winning 98-88, but they were trailing to the Australians at halftime. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that Team USA pulled away. A three-pointer with about 1:30 left in the game put Team USA up 93-86.

The American basketball program has won 71 consecutive international games and is 83-1 since 2006. That loss came against Greece in the 2006 World Championships in Japan.

Despite only being able to win such a measly amount for the bet, the anonymous gambler wagered the five-figure sum that the streak wouldn’t be snapped on Wednesday.

 
 
 
 

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Herbie1
over 5 years ago

what an imbecile. Kind wish he would have lost. Had it not been USA playing I definitely would have pulled for him to lose. WOW!! $10,000 to win a miniscule 100 bucks. I repeat IMBECILE.

 
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agehv6
over 5 years ago

Herbie, that's the point. It was USA playing....

 
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Herbie1
over 5 years ago

Hun? what point? Pointless bet if you ask me to risk 10k to win a measly $100. What is point of that with so much at risk?

 
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Zack2
over 5 years ago

just completely not worth it. esp against a team that had been playing together for years.and coach k said team Australia was playing better than team usa so far

 
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