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Old 10-27-2009, 08:24 PM   #16
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I don't understand these odds. How can a 4-2 Packer team that is 1-2 against quality teams (Bengals, Vikes, Bears), be favorites against the 6-1 Vikes that is 2-1 against quality teams (49ers, Ravens, Steelers)

They've beaten the same bad teams (Rams, Browns, Lions), and the Vikings have beaten the Packers this season.

I know its in Green Bay, but does homefield really make that much difference??? Just doesn't make sense to me.


The Oddsmakers consulted with the football Gods and came to the conclusion that it is impossible for Farve to win in Lambeau Field when wearing a Vikings Jersey.

The Football Gods just won't allow it.

And yes... Homefield advantage is very important.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:24 PM   #17
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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.

I know it seems that way, but odds are made to induce betting. It's not really "we think Team X should beat Team Z by this many points." The goal to attract equal betting on both sides, this way, no matter what, the betting place makes money.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:25 PM   #18
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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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Old 10-27-2009, 08:26 PM   #19
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I know it seems that way, but odds are made to induce betting. It's not really "we think Team X should beat Team Z by this many points." The goal to attract equal betting on both sides, this way, no matter what, the betting place makes money.

See, now this makes a lot of sense.

Much more than "Yes... homefield advantage is very important"
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:34 PM   #20
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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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Old 10-27-2009, 08:37 PM   #21
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11/1 1:00 ET At Baltimore -3.5 Denver
11/1 1:00 ET At Chicago -13.5 Cleveland
11/1 1:00 ET Houston -3.5 At Buffalo Houston to cover
11/1 4:15 ET At Green Bay -3 Minnesota Vikings will win
11/1 1:00 ET At Indianapolis -12.5 San Francisco
11/1 1:00 ET At NY Jets -3 Miami
11/1 1:00 ET At Detroit -4 St. Louis
11/1 1:00 ET At Dallas -9.5 Seattle
11/1 4:05 ET At San Diego -16.5 Oakland
11/1 4:05 ET At Tennessee -3 Jacksonville How are the Titans favored in anything? Go with the Jags.
11/1 4:15 ET At Arizona -9.5 Carolina
11/1 1:00 ET At Philadelphia -2 NY Giants

Monday Night Football Point Spread

11/2 8:35 ET At New Orleans -10 Atlanta

Lots of good looking lines this week.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:37 PM   #22
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:39 PM   #23
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Check this out...

http://www.risingstarsports.com/inde...content=method

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NFL Past 18 Years:





Look at their success rate in the link. (at the bottom)
that seems like a BS trap to me...don't trust it
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:43 PM   #24
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Texans to cover is easily the best one of the group.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:02 PM   #25
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a .0 would just be nothing...but I don't see any .0s there...

I would just take that as "nothing"...

3.0 = 3 points
3.5 = 3 and 1/2 points

yea 3 is 3.0 thus .0...
But what happens if that team wins by exactly 3.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:07 PM   #26
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yeah Glove, we know you're the master...just save it and focus on continueing to be head and shoulders above everyone else again this week...
Taking a week off after last week's dominant 3-0 run.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:27 PM   #27
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Should of put money on the Wizards Mavs game.

They always seem to struggle a little bit against the Wiz, and they usully start off rusty early in the season.


Mavs-8


Wizard leads by 1 deep in the second quarter
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:31 PM   #28
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yea 3 is 3.0 thus .0...
But what happens if that team wins by exactly 3.
it is a "push"

you don't win or lose...
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:32 PM   #29
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Should of put money on the Wizards Mavs game.

They always seem to struggle a little bit against the Wiz, and they usully start off rusty early in the season.


Mavs-8


Wizard leads by 1 deep in the second quarter
Barea looks good...
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:39 PM   #30
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Barea looks good...

Wiz winning by 9 points.

I knew that spread was wrong.



I remember I had tickets to a Wizards game two years ago, and we lost by like 20 points or some $hit.

It was the biggestest massacre I've ever witnesses "in person".
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