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Can Someone Explain To Me How The Point Spread Works When Betting On Football?

For example, if the team you wagered on is a 7 point favorite, they must win by more than 7 points for you to win your bet. If they win the game, but by 6 points or less, you lose your bet. If they win by exactly 7, that’s called a „push” and no one wins (except the bookies!)
If the team you bet on is a 7 point underdog, they can lose the game by 6 points or less or win by any margin and you win your bet.
(Disclaimer) Of course, betting on football is illegal in most of the US, this is only a hypothetical example!

Point Spread In Betting In Basketball. How Does It Work?

When the point spread says (-2 1/2) for a certain team and it says (click to bet on _______ to cover the point spread) what does it mean?

If A Sports Game Is Tied… Can You Say It’s A Close Game, Or Does It Have To Be One Point Different To Be A C

consindered a ‚close’ game?
i think a tie is a close game…
my buddy bets it’s not close if it tie… then it’s a TIE game…
i would print this page of your responses out to prove it to him

How Does The Point Spread/betting Line Work In Baseball?

like what does |Yankees…10—8.5 …Indians

What Was The Point Of Raising Minimum Wage?

I know this has been asked but I have not seen an answer that really answers this. I almost fell over at the grocery store when I made my purchases. I buy the exact same things and this week my usual $80 turned into $110.
It took my over 10 years with specialized training to go from $3.35/hour to $7.00/hour. Now these kids fresh out of school make almost that? 2 months ago the company I work for DECREASED maximum pay to cover the new hire wage increase. Does that make sense? I can’t go any higher?
My budget was already in the red zone due to the fuel hike. (rob Peter to pay Paul kind of thing). If I didn’t need internet for work, I would drop that too!
Even my kids noticed 2 years ago we had money, now we don’t. My daughter actually asked me if I had a drug or gambling problem! She didn’t understand how we went from doing okay to broke all the time. I showed her my check and the bills and yesterdays receipts. „Wow” she said „how did that happen?” You tell me!

Hi .. Is It True That In Las Vegas You Can Only Bet On The Point Speards On All Sports?

No…you can bet the over/under, there are also prop bets like which team will score first, etc.

Can Anyone Provide Me With Some Point By Point Rebuttal On This Article „cult Of Amateurs”?

The Cult of the Amateur
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By MICHIKO KAKUTANI
Published: June 29, 2007
Digital utopians have heralded the dawn of an era in which Web 2.0 ? distinguished by a new generation of participatory sites like MySpace.com and YouTube.com, which emphasize user-generated content, social networking and interactive sharing ? ushers in the democratization of the world: more information, more perspectives, more opinions, more everything, and most of it without filters or fees. Yet as the Silicon Valley entrepreneur Andrew Keen points out in his provocative new book, ?The Cult of the Amateur,? Web 2.0 has a dark side as well.
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Catherine Betts
Andrew Keen
THE CULT OF THE AMATEUR
How Today?s Internet Is Killing Our Culture
By Andrew Keen
228 pages. Doubleday. $22.95.
Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
Mr. Keen argues that ?what the Web 2.0 revolution is really delivering is superficial observations of the world around us rather than deep analysis, shrill opinion rather than considered judgment.? In his view Web 2.0 is changing the cultural landscape and not for the better. By undermining mainstream media and intellectual property rights, he says, it is creating a world in which we will ?live to see the bulk of our music coming from amateur garage bands, our movies and television from glorified YouTubes, and our news made up of hyperactive celebrity gossip, served up as mere dressing for advertising.? This is what happens, he suggests, ?when ignorance meets egoism meets bad taste meets mob rule.?
This book, which grew out of a controversial essay published last year by The Weekly Standard, is a shrewdly argued jeremiad against the digerati effort to dethrone cultural and political gatekeepers and replace experts with the ?wisdom of the crowd.? Although Mr. Keen wanders off his subject in the later chapters of the book ? to deliver some generic, moralistic rants against Internet evils like online gambling and online pornography ? he writes with acuity and passion about the consequences of a world in which the lines between fact and opinion, informed expertise and amateurish speculation are willfully blurred.
For one thing, Mr. Keen says, ?history has proven that the crowd is not often very wise,? embracing unwise ideas like ?slavery, infanticide, George W. Bush?s war in Iraq, Britney Spears.? The crowd created the tech bubble of the 1990s, just as it created the disastrous Tulipmania that swept the Netherlands in the 17th century.
Mr. Keen also points out that Google search results ? which answer ?search queries not with what is most true or most reliable, but merely what is most popular? ? can be manipulated by ?Google bombing? (which ?involves simply linking a large number of sites to a certain page? to ?raise the ranking of any given site in Google?s search results?). And he cites a recent Wall Street Journal article reporting that hot lists on social networking Web sites are often shaped by a small number of users: that at Digg.com, which has 900,000 registered users, 30 people were responsible at one point for submitting one-third of the postings on the home page; and at Netscape.com, a single user was behind 217 stories over a two-week period, or 13 percent of all stories that reached the most popular list in that period.
Because Web 2.0 celebrates the ?noble amateur? over the expert, and because many search engines and Web sites tout popularity rather than reliability, Mr. Keen notes, it?s easy for misinformation and rumors to proliferate in cyberspace. For instance, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia (which relies upon volunteer editors and contributors) gets way more traffic than the Web site run by Encyclopedia Britannica (which relies upon experts and scholars), even though the interactive format employed by Wikipedia opens it to postings that are inaccurate, unverified, even downright fraudulent. This year it was revealed that a contributor using the name Essjay, who had edited thousands of Wikipedia articles and was once one of the few people given the authority to arbitrate disputes between writers, was a 24-year-old named Ryan Jordan, not the tenured professor he claimed to be.
Since contributors to Wikipedia and YouTube are frequently anonymous, it?s hard for users to be certain of their identity ? or their agendas. Postings about political candidates, for instance, can be made by opponents disguising their motives; and propaganda can be passed off as news or information. For that matter, as Mr. Keen points out, the idea of objectivity is becoming increasingly pass

When Gambling Sports What Does +185 Mean? How Do You Explain The Point System In Gambling Like That?

I want to bet on team winning it all next year but, the odds are as follows— +185 or +425 can you explain that too mean….Thanks!

When Placing Sporting Bets, How Do Odds Makers Determine The Over-under Point Total, For Each Team?

Is there a formula?
Does anyone have their own formula, their willing to share?
Is it just (PF + OPF + PA + OPA) /(GP+OGP)?
[where PF is Points For, OPF is Opponents Points For, PA is Points Against, …. GP is Games Played]
This has been driving me insane for a long time… Please help this mind boggling puzzle of mine.

I Am Look For A Sports Book Which Offers A 3 Pick 10 Point Teaser On Football Betting.?

adjust the football spead by 10 points