Nov 25, 2013 -- 10:14PM, sideshowbob wrote:
surprisingly easy win for the 9ers. theyve been fairly impressive. not many teams would go to the redskins on a monday night and win by 20+ points. the defense have killed rg feeley.
Surprising? They were the public bet of the week
Nov 25, 2013 -- 10:17PM, Mr Mischief wrote:
Nov 26, 2013 -- 4:14AM, sideshowbob wrote:surprisingly easy win for the 9ers. theyve been fairly impressive. not many teams would go to the redskins on a monday night and win by 20+ points. the defense have killed rg feeley.Surprising? They were the public bet of the week
Don't know what you're referring to. Are you saying the public is always right ? How could that be on the NFL handicap bets when all bookmakers try to have a matched book. If they do, wouldn't there be just as much action on both sides of the bet. If the book is matched, or close to it, couldn't you say both teams are the public bet of the week, or match. If one side gets way more action than the other, the point spread rises or drops. San Fran went from 4.5 to 5.5, according to the site I use, but the rise would have brought in more Skin money. I'd say the book was maybe overweighted by 5% in 49er money, but that is hardly a 100% certainty in the outcome of the game.
Nov 26, 2013 -- 10:00AM, Swardean wrote:
Still standing, strange as it may seem the bookmakers do not necessary try to obtain a balanced book in the points spread
Let me think about that for a millisec. AAHHHHHHHhhhh no. They absolutely positively try to even out the book and take the free vig. They aren't in the gambling business, as silly as that sounds. Quite often they are heavy on one side and are cheering for a certain resuly, but to think they don't have a goal of an even book, well, what can I say.