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Old 10-27-2009, 08:25 PM   #18
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Default Re: Week 8 NFL point spreads...

Originally Posted by BankShot
Okay, so since the Packers are a 3-point favorite, does that really mean that oddsmakers see the Pack and Vikes as equals at this point in the season?? Even if the Vikings beat them earlier in the season?

I'm not trying to rebut what you're saying, I'm just trying to understand.
the odds are determined by the gamblers themselves...and will change over the week...(not by much usually)

the casinoes try to get an even 50/50 of the money on each side of the bet, and then charge the winner "juice"...which is like 5%-15% of the winnings usually...

so basically, the point spread reflects what the entire gambling world thinks...
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