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Early Odds.....

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by boltsnow, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. boltsnow

    boltsnow BoltTalker

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  2. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking 7, so it sounds about right.
     
  3. foober

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    Jets loose.:yes::bolt:
     
  4. sdbound

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    It will be interesting to see if the Jetfan money lowers the spread.
     
  5. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    It will. Vegas is counting on that.
     
  6. IFiredCHart

    IFiredCHart Well-Known Member

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    42.5?

    I'll take the over.
     
  7. Skuzzlebutt

    Skuzzlebutt BoltTalker

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    My guess was 6. I'll be surprised if it moves a full point... if it flirted with 7 I think alot of people would throw money on the Bolts.
     
  8. Brundlefly

    Brundlefly Well-Known Member

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    Can someone explain to me how these odds work?
     
  9. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    if they could, they would be rich!!

    :flag:
     
  10. IFiredCHart

    IFiredCHart Well-Known Member

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    Of course:

    Chargers (-8) means that the you are betting on the Chargers to win the game by MORE than 8 points. If they win by 7 points or fewer (or lose), then you lose, and if they win by exactly 8, it is a "push".

    The -8 is derived from what the oddsmakers believe will cause the betting public to split their money 50-50 on either side of the line.
     
  11. Brundlefly

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    Awesome thanks. What does the over/under(or whatever it is) mean? In this case, the 42.5
     
  12. in_a_days

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    The Over/Under is the linesmakers best guess at the total combined score for the game. So...

    SD 24
    NYJ 20
    TOTAL 44 point, a bet on the OVER would be a winner

    SD 24
    NYJ 10
    TOTAL 34 points, a bet on the UNDER would be a winner

    And technically, as pointed it, it's not so much that the books think that will be the total score, but that it is the number most likely to split the public $$ action coming in on a game.
     
  13. Brundlefly

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    Thanks guys. Now I can bet on sports, while listening the album Sports by Huey Lewis and the News
     
  14. Kwak

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    Take a read here: Betting 101
     
  15. Boltzzz

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    it was -9 at the greek
     
  16. sdbound

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    It's hip to be square, and apparently it's also hip to be named Huey.
     
  17. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    I don't like the odds enough to place a bet on this game. I do like the spread on taking the Ravens to cover on the Colts, and the Cardinals to cover on the Saints.
     
  18. Skuzzlebutt

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    A for effort, but that song was on their next album, Fore!

    I was a big Huey fan...
     
  19. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Never tell me the odds!




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  20. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Ryan’s cockeyed optimism, unbridled enthusiasm, and locker room postings have moved the line 6 touchdowns in the last couple hours. It’s now Jets by 34 ½.

    I haven’t seen anything like this since the fantasy matchup of Cigar-Smoking Mini Ditkas in Lawn Chairs vs. the ’72 Dolphins.

    The line on that was Mini Ditkas by 105 ½.
     
  22. Brundlefly

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    Are the odd seriously the jets 5 td favorite?
     
  23. Kwak

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    No. He is kidding based on the **** the analysts are spewing about the jets being a "Nightmare Matchup".

    The line is currently the Chargers favored by 7.5 pts.
     

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