June 16, 2024

Basketball Betting Scandal: NBA Investigates Raptors Forward Jontay Porter’s Prop Bet Irregularities

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Another Betting Scandal Hits the NBA

In Major League Baseball, there is a betting scandal that does not involve betting on baseball. However, the National Basketball Association may be dealing with a betting scandal that does involve betting on basketball. ESPN.com reports that the NBA is investigating Raptors forward Jontay Porter for betting irregularities in prop bets from games played on January 26 and March 20. During these games, there were increased bets on the under for Porter’s points, rebounds, assists, and three-pointer props, which all hit the under.

Unnamed sources from sportsbooks have indicated that people were trying to bet on Porter’s props to hit the under, suggesting potential manipulation of the system. This has raised further suspicions about Porter’s involvement in these betting irregularities, as he has missed Toronto’s last two games for personal reasons.

While it may be challenging for a single player to influence the outcome of a game, they can have a significant impact on their individual props, particularly the unders. This issue has been seen in other sports leagues, such as the NFL in 2023 when the Falcons were fined for a similar incident involving their running back. The potential for widespread federal regulation of sports betting in both professional and college sports is growing, especially with the legalization of sports betting in many states. This emphasizes the importance of maintaining the integrity of both the games and the bets being placed.

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