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[Sports Betting] Spreads to bet on

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by TexasStake, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. TexasStake

    TexasStake Member

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    Let's discuss the spreads for sports betting here. It's week 2 of the NFL preseason and I feel better about placing bets knowing the starters for each team will play more then they did in game 1 of the preseason.

    Here are the spreads for week 2.... I got my eyes on the Seahawks@ Broncos (-1)

    http://www.covers.com/odds/football/nfl-spreads.aspx

    My picks for the week:

    Cleveland@Green Bay (Over/Under 40) = UNDER
    Cincinnati@Atlanta (-4) = CINCINNATI
    Tennessee@Tampa Bay (-1.5) = TENNESSEE
    Jacksonville@New Orleans (Over/Under 39) = OVER
    Buffalo@Minnesota (Over/Under 37) = UNDER
    Miami@Carolina (-3.5) = CAROLINA
    Detroit@Baltimore (Over/Under 38.5) = UNDER
    NY Giants@NY Jets (Over/Under 36.5) = OVER
    San Francisco@Houston (-3) = SAN FRANCISCO
    Kansas City@St. Louis (Over/Under 36.5) = UNDER
    Washington@Chicago (Over/Under 37) = UNDER
    Seattle@Denver (-1) = DENVER
    Indianpolis@Pittsburgh (Over/Under 37.5) = UNDER
    Philadelphia@New England (-3) = NEW ENGLAND
     
  2. DieHard Rocket

    DieHard Rocket Contributing Member

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    You might have a gambling problem if you bet on preseason football.
     
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  3. VBG

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    Actually that's false. Sharps prefer betting on preseason football because it is easier to predict what will happen.
     
  4. DieHard Rocket

    DieHard Rocket Contributing Member

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    You might have a gambling problem if you are justifying the rationale behind betting on preseason football. ;)
     
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  5. Prince

    Prince Member

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    not unless you really follow preseason activities/players.
     
  6. plcmts17

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    Sharps bet on preseason NFL?? Really??
    The spreads for preseason are always super conservative (you rarely see lines over 4 points). And due to the fact that they only play the starters for the first half how on earth is anyone supposed to handicap an NFL preseason game?

    I've worked in Vegas sportsbooks for 12 years and when it comes to betting big (5 to 10 dimes) on football, the sharps wait until the regular season to start pounding the lines.

    The only numbers that make any movement in preseason are the totals.

    If you really want to look for value during the regular football season (college or pro's), bet halftimes, specifically 1st halfs. It's like cutting the spread in half and all you have to do is find a team that's on a roll or that you know well.

    The Texans last year did not cover many 1st halfs spreads last year, but they did in the 2nd half.
     
  7. David Stern

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    I like KC and the Pats to cover this weekend.
     

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