Running through the player prop lines for the big Kentucky/Louisville¬†game Saturday, one line in¬†particular¬†did ‘knot’ look correct – the tie colors for the head coaches. ¬†Similar to political debates & parties, when these coaches face off they typically don a tie that flashes their school’s colors.
However, the current bet at Bovada is as follows:
So, Bovada’s line indicates Rick Pitino, coach of Louisville, is likely to wear a BLUE tie. And John Calipari, coach of Kentucky, will wear a RED tie. Now, Pitino and Calipari have a well-known dislike for each other; and Kentucky vs. Louisville is a well-known intra-state rivalry, so the chance that each coach will wear the color of the opposite team is, by our estimate, ZERO POINT ZERO percent.
The ‘no’ at +250 is free money and sports books aren’t generally in the business of giving out free money.¬†Instead, this line is most certainly an error on¬†Bovada’s¬†behalf, and will likely be corrected shortly.
Sadly, there’s no line on knot types for the ties in question, but if they do sprout up, we’re on ¬†Pitino with a Windsor and¬†Calapari with a half Windsor.
Amazingly, Bovada has adjusted the line on this tie color prop bet but hasn’t flipped the line. Now, the ‘no’ is +200 instead of +250. Yes, that is still free money.
Bovada has changed the prop bet and now they expect Pitino to wear a red tie and Calipari to wear a blue tie.