What Is ‘Bad Beat’ in Sports Betting?


A bad beat in sports betting is when a bettor has a very strong chance of winning their bet, but they end up losing due to an unexpected last-minute event.

For Example

  • The Atlanta Falcons blowing a 28-3 lead in Super Bowl LI
  • The New Orleans Saints losing on a walk-off 61-yard field goal in the 2019 NFC Championship game
  • The Boston Red Sox losing the 2018 ALCS after being up 3-0 in the series
  • The Toronto Raptors losing Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals after leading by 3 with less than 30 seconds remaining.