With the 49ers leading 13-6 with the game coming to the end, a chop block penalty was called on Seattle in the end zone. That would result in a safety to give the 49ers a 15-6 lead and push the spread past 7 points. Harbaugh fearing an onside kick or a fumbled kickoff return, Harbaugh declined the safety and took the ball for a kneel down (The chop block happened on a 4th down and Seattle didn't reach it past the first down marker). And that's where Harbaugh goes right into the doghouse for a lot of gambling degenerates. Via RJ Bell of Pregame.com:
What did the safety mean for bettors?
An estimated 65% of the money bet on the game backed San Francisco;
with 35% of the money backing Seattle.
Overall, it’s safe to say that Coach Harbaugh’s unconventional decision
resulted in a $75 Million dollar swing worldwide
with the Bettors overall losing that amount (due to 65% of action on 49ers)
and the Bookies overall winning that amount.
49ers -7 had money refunded (but would have won with the safety)
49ers -7.5 or -8 lost (but would have won with the safety)
Seahawks +7 had money refunded (but would have lost with the safety)
Seahawks +7.5 or +8 won (but would have lost with the safety)
Hold on for a second, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (BREATHES) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
You gambling degenerates reaped what you sowed. Don't bet money on sports games. They're too unpredictable and something fluky like what happened last night can happen that swings the line. Gamble that money on the slot machines or blackjack. Or something even smarter, don't gamble at all and just enjoy life instead of blowing your money on gambling.
/gets off high horse