NBA to check into Jontay Porter betting abnormalities

March 26, 2024
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Porter currently plays for the Toronto Raptors.

The NBA has decided to “look into” prop bet abnormalities regarding Toronto Raptors player Jontay Porter, according to league spokesperson Tim Frank and a recent CNN news report.

For the past two games, Porter has been inactive. The team said he has not played for “personal reasons.”

Recent reports show that DraftKings Sportsbook has flagged prop bets in two specific games. According to the report, these prop bets “involved Porter in its daily betting insights.

On January 26, DraftKings reported that “users betting the under on Porter three-pointers were the biggest moneymakers among all NBA player prop betting that day.”

DraftKings also noted that Porter prop betters walked away with large winnings on March 20.

Porter left the game early on both days, according to the CNN report. He logged only four minutes of play during the January 26 game and did not attempt any three-point shots.

During the March 20 game, Porter left the game early due to illness and played for three minutes. He did not score any points during the game. During normal gameplay, Porter averages nearly 14 minutes on the court during the game.

A spokesperson for DraftKings told CNN, “We have no comment on this story.

“In general, it is important to note that one of the many benefits of legal and regulated sports betting is that sports betting operators identify and report suspicious activity and the integrity of sport is therefore protected in a manner that does not exist in the illegal market.”

The Raptors declined to comment to CNN, and Porter’s representatives have not responded to requests for comment.


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