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Leaked NBA2K results cost bookies, updated odds for tourney quarterfinals

Sometimes they say, “Vegas knows something,” yet this go round, the bookies were left in the dark.
The NBA 2K Players Only Tournament over the weekend caused a headache for sportsbooks because it was pre-taped, and information was ultimately leaked.
“We initially made Durant the favorite to win the tournament, but he was taking very little action over the course of the first 24 hours,” Robert Cooper, Odds Manager at SportsBetting.ag, said. “When we posted the first-round matchup lines and the bets were completely one-sided toward Jones Jr., it became obvious that someone knew the outcome of the game.”
SportsBetting.ag reports that in total it lost a sum in the low five figures on the tournament’s opening round. Regardless, the online book has posted updated odds ahead of the quarterfinals starting Tuesday night. It remains to be seen whether or not head-to-head spreads will be offered again.
Patrick Beverley, who started as a longshot with 20-1 or +2000 odds last week, is now the favorite. Devin Booker is second while Derrick Jones Jr., also an opening longshot, is third on the board.
Here are the current odds that are likely to fluctuate again: https://www.sportsbetting.ag/sportsbook/futures-and-props/nba2k-players-only-futures
NBA 2K Players Only Tournament
Pat Beverley +200
Devin Booker +275
Derrick Jones Jr. +450
Deandre Ayton +650
Trae Young +650
Montrezl Harrell +1400
Rui Hachimura +1400
Andre Drummond +1800
In other NBA news, Mark Cuban has been added to the Presidential Election odds board after he told media website Axios last Friday that is he reconsidering his decision to run in 2020.
Cuban said that, “things are crazy, things are changing…so I’ll keep an open mind.”
The entrepreneur and billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks has been in the public eye recently regarding the handling of COVID-19 by the Trump Administration and U.S. Government as a whole.
But according to SportsBetting.ag’s odds, Cuban is an enormous longshot.

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