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Harbaugh's call shakes betting world

Updated: October 19, 2012, 8:07 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Every week, seemingly meaningless actions on the field of play affect gambling spreads. A late touchdown for a team that is getting blown out or a buzzer-beating 3-pointer for a team that already had a win in hand.

But rarely does a coach decide whether the bettors win or lose.

That's exactly what happened on Thursday night as San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh elected to decline a safety and instead take over on downs with 43 seconds to go, so as to not give the Seattle ...

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