Online sportsbooks take lopsided action on Germany vs Brazil
The 2014 FIFA World Cup saw Germany annihilate Brazil in their semi-final match up Tuesday. The final scoreline read 7-1. Online sportsbook Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) was among the bookmakers to take a large number of bets on Germany. Sports bettors may have felt the loss of star player Neymar de Silva Santos Junior was reason enough to put their dollars behind the Germans. The gamble paid off and then some, although a percentage of gamblers had Germany to win by clean sheet or even 1-0 exact score. | Pinnacle Sports statement on result
"The world is still in shock from the results of the Brazil-Germany semi-final today and Pinnacle Sports is not immune. As mentioned on our official @PinnacleSports twitter account, approximately 84% of spread bettors ($500,000 limit) and 60.2% of 1X2 bettors backed Germany for the match and got the result they were looking for. A much smaller majority were also on Under, cushioning the blow, but by no means erasing it. Our most lopsided props leaned towards Germany, though some were looking for a different result than the one delivered. They were:
- Germany to advance (with 86% of bets on Germany)
- Germany 1-0 exact score (We did not offer 7-1)
- Germany clean sheet
In all, it was a very good day for the bettors. We looking forward to attempting to rebound tomorrow."