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Postby Phatferd » Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:38 am

I don't bet on sports, but have really started putting thought into it. I have a buddy who does it and breaks about even, but he loves it just so he has something to watch the games for.

I have always been told that parlays are for suckers. So I just did some research on sportsbetting.com. Let's take Tuesdays games for example. I like the Giants against the Dodgers and the Phils against the Marlins. If I parlayed those two and added a third like...the Cards over the Reds (even though the Cards are clear favorites) it will sweeten my odds even that much more. I know anything can happen and this is where you run into trouble, but if I just lay down 10 bucks, I would win 73 as opposed to 40 if I just parlayed the Gaints and Phils.

Even if I just took 1 risk and took 1 underdog and parlayed it with 2 favorites I would just be sweetening my odds a little more, if you really think the two favorites will win. I know things happen and thats how you lose, but is this a really bad way of thinking?

If I do bet it will only be for 10-20 bucks at a time.

I am also thinking of placing a 10 dollar bet for fun on Burrell to win the HR crown. He is at 18-1 odds, I might add in Glaus or Dunn to cover my bet a little bit they are at 6-1.
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Postby Phatferd » Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:15 am

I just noticed a game that was intersting....

According to http://sportsinteraction.com/sportsbook/index.cfm

They have Arizona +125 against Colorado. I would take this with Webb vs. Chacon in Arizona 9 times out of 10.

They also have St. Louis +140. Am I totally missing something and overlooking things or does this seem like great odds.
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:38 am

You're looking at the wrong part... look in the middle row for the moneyline. StL is -160 and so is Arizona.
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Postby Phatferd » Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:58 pm

What is the part I am looking at then?
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Postby thehat » Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:06 pm

Phatferd wrote:What is the part I am looking at then?


You're looking at the runs line. You have the price right, but that's if you lay 1.5 runs.
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Postby Phatferd » Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:39 pm

are run lines pretty much the same thing as a point spread?
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Postby williesd » Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:57 pm

A great messageboard for betting baseball..Thank me later.. :-)
http://www.madjacksports.com/forum/foru ... y.php?f=27
I try and follow posts by RAYMOND he is very good
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Postby Phatferd » Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:49 pm

williesd wrote:A great messageboard for betting baseball..Thank me later.. :-)
http://www.madjacksports.com/forum/foru ... y.php?f=27
I try and follow posts by RAYMOND he is very good


HAHAHA I like that follow someone who knows what they are doing and wins more than they lose.
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Postby iversonxp » Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:20 am

jus won today
6 team.

LA + FLA+ BAL + PIT + ARZ + TOR

too bad only bet $3.
3 x 20.55 = $61,70
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Postby iversonxp » Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:34 am

how u claim the prize for ontario proline -__-
go back to where i bought it?
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