Sports Betting Update: Jaylen Brown’s Clutch Layup in NBA Finals Pays Off for Some

In a thrilling Game 2 of the NBA Finals, bettors who placed their money on the Boston Celtics had an extra reason to celebrate. With just 29 seconds left on the clock, Jaylen Brown’s layup secured a seven-point victory for the Celtics over the Dallas Mavericks. This final basket not only sealed Boston’s 105-98 win but also resulted in a payout for those who had bet on the Celtics with a spread of -6.5 points. However, for those who wagered on -7.5 points, it was not their lucky day.

The game opened with the Celtics as 7.5-point favorites but closed at 6.5 points, making the final moments even more intense for bettors. Despite the close call, 44% of the spread bets were placed on the Celtics, with 42% of the total money following suit.

In another exciting matchup, the Florida Panthers took the lead in the Stanley Cup Final by winning Game 1 against the Edmonton Oilers. The Panthers currently hold a 1-0 advantage in the best-of-seven series, with high hopes of clinching the hockey title.

Looking ahead, the Celtics are heavily favored at -900 to win the NBA championship, while the Panthers stand at -250 for the Stanley Cup. Recent trends show that Dallas suffered its first back-to-back losses in the NBA playoffs, breaking their previous 5-0 streak after a loss. On the other hand, the Celtics continue to dominate on the road with a perfect 6-0 record this postseason.

In golf news, Scottie Scheffler emerged victorious at the Memorial, securing his fifth PGA Tour win of the season. Scheffler, the favorite with +400 odds, attracted the most pre-tournament bets (12.6%) and money (30.4%), solidifying his status as a top contender in the field.

As the sports action unfolds, keep an eye on the upcoming U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. Scheffler remains a strong favorite with +333 odds to win, followed closely by Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele at +1200. Collin Morikawa (+1400) and Viktor Hovland (+1800) round out the top five contenders, setting the stage for an exciting tournament.

With thrilling matchups and unexpected outcomes, the world of sports betting continues to offer excitement and intrigue for fans and bettors alike. Stay tuned for more updates and analysis as the action unfolds across various sports leagues and events.