Predators vs. Bruins bettor misses out on $4K due to last-second goal
Losing a bet late in games happens to us all, but not like this.
The Nashville Predators scored with 1:19 left in their Tuesday game against the Boston Bruins to go up 2-0, giving sports bettor Vinny Guarino – who held a bet that said the exact final score would be 2-0 – what looked like a huge win.
But Bruins forward David Pastrnak scored a meaningless goal with .3 seconds left in the game making the final score 2-1 – and a broken heart for Guarino.
“Probably the worst thing that’s ever happened to me,” Guarino said in a video that was reposted to Action Network’s Instagram page.
The bet was placed on BetMGM Sportsbook for $50 at +8000, meaning it would’ve paid out $4,000 if the Bruins had not scored.
“I just missed out on $4,000 on a horrible miracle. Missed $4,000 on a tenth of a second,” he said in the video. “I bet the final score would be 2-0 in any team’s favor. It was +8000.”
Garino then described the hurt in ways that likely feel very familiar to anyone who bets on sports.
“Let me a paint picture for you; Nashville scores an empty net to make it 2-0 with 1:20 left. I am jumping for joy, saying I just won $4,000.” he explained.
“They are bleeding the clock down. I am counting down; 30 seconds, 20 seconds. As I am jumping for joy, I look at my TV, and David Pastrnak scores with .3 seconds left.”
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Of course, the Predators would still go on to win the game, but Garino got a big fat L in his sports betting account.
Let this be a lesson to us all about celebrating early.