Wow, Oregon line...

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  1. Targus

    Targus Suspended

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    opened around UO -19.5 and quickly moved to -24.

    big money moving Oregon.....
     
  2. Wheels

    Wheels Is That A Challenge?!?!1! Staff Member Global Moderator

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    so I fully admit to being an idiot when it comes to betting. So are those points they are expected to win by?
     
  3. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I'm with you Wheels. Never gamble, always have trouble figuring out what spreads mean and how the line can change just by the amount of people betting.
     
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    Its not that tough. -19.5 means Oregon wins by 20 and you win. +19.5 and Oregon's opponent would have to win by 20.
     
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    Not understanding wagering and lines is probably a good thing! :)

    A line is adjusted so that equal money is placed on both teams to win. If the house can keep it equal, then win the most - since they take a small % of winnings and the losings is used to pay the winners.

    A line adjusts as more money is put on one team. If Oregon line opened at -19 it means the oddsmakers (who are crazy accurate) have mathematical reasons to believe Oregon wins by 19 (Cal would be +19). More people are putting money on Oregon because the line has increased in point spread.

    A -19 is a large line (spread) and I honestly would have expected it to be closer to say... -6 (given the teams records, how Cal played us last year, etc.).

    Games also have an over/under and set point amount which gamblers can bet on.
     
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    So what's the over/under on the amount of quality posts I make a day...........20?
     
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    -4 or so
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    ^BITCH!!!!!!
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    That's like asking what's the over/under of the Clippers winning the championship.... it just never happens.
     
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    The line seems high to me. Cal is pretty good.
     
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