I think it means one team scored more points. Maybe one team is getting better or worse as a general trend. Or maybe it was a fluke.
At one point, news media answered questions in the headline. Now that’s optional, if not frowned upon at some places: giving away too much in a buzzfeed headline will reduce the number of clicks.
This ESPN headline is exciting because it lets the reader ask all of these questions in one’s head, rather than actually telling the reader any worthwhile information.