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Lost my "Smart and Winning Bet"

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by PayTriple, Dec 5, 2014.

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  1. PayTriple

    PayTriple The Cucumber King

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    symbols Low-Roller

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    I remember reading the thread and considering the bet. Sorry for the loss.

    There was also another thread about someone claiming Oregon wouldn't have 11 wins this year. Where did that go?
     
  3. aliasyoshi

    aliasyoshi Low-Roller

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    I don't bet much on sports, so I admit I am confused by the ticket. To me it looks like you bet they would have under 8 losses. Could someone explain??
     
  4. BlacklabberMike

    BlacklabberMike VIP Whale

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    as Oscar Madison said to Felix.. "That's why they call it gambling"
    one of my favorite gambling related quotes ever

    props to you putting it out there
     
  5. Terry Benedict

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    I agree your boldness to put the bet on the board is commendable.

    It sure is easy for us to jump on a bet after the games are played. It takes guts to put it out before the games.

    Ducks are up on Arizona in the third quarter 44-7, coming up on their twelfth win.
     
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    Well in that post with a picture of the ticket he actually says thats what he played:

     
  7. mike mc

    mike mc High-Roller

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    I didn't think the cowboys were going to make the 8 wins either, still got these going however :thumbsup: 2 Pats for SB and Lions + 8

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    bubbakitty native Texan; born and bred.

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    I actually thought they would be 1-5 after 6 games and deservedly so what with ownership of the Jer. I am VERY sorry you lost as that means they won.....damnit....we will never get rid of the Jones' if they continue this every 5 or 6 years. I still take the under on play-off wins of 1.5.....they are still very Prima-donna....
     
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    aliasyoshi Low-Roller

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    Ok, so what does the "under 8 games proposition" mean? Is that under 8 wins or under 8 losses? I think I have made about 5 sports bets in my life, all on the winner of the Stanley Cup, so I don't understand much of the lingo, sorry. But I have always wanted to get into it more, hence my inquiries. Sorry for being ignorant.
     
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    chitownjohn High-Roller

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    The advantage of prop bets is that you have a rooting interest over an entire season. So $1000 for 16 games is only $62.5 / game which is no big deal.

    Better luck next time. :thumbsup:
     
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    Sorry the troll persuaded you into a loser.

    I'm still on Packers SB 13 to 1, Broncos under 12.5 wins, and Vikings over 6. We'll see how the season shakes out. All three could still be winners and all three could still be losers.
     
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    PT: Should have bet on my skins with the O/U on wins at 7 :) They wont come close LOL we suck
     
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    Under 8 games means that the team will win less than 8 games. If they win 8 games (for bets in Vegas and most gambling establishments), it's a push, and you get your bet money back. You win if the team wins 7 games or less.

    If you bet over 8 games, you win if the team wins over 8 games. If they win 8 games, it's a push. The number of game wins is set by gambling establishments, and may adjust over time, but you are set at that number once you make your wager. The payoff is a little less than even money and is considered the house vig or advantage.
     
  14. aliasyoshi

    aliasyoshi Low-Roller

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    Ahh....that makes more sense. Thanks.
     
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    keysersoze MIA

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    Nice call on these. The pats looks tough but so do Seattle and Packers.
     
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    How dare you DV??
     
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    I was trying to make a smart and winning bet!
     
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    Great comeback lol
     
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    Sorry about your loss, PT.

    I actually couldn't understand why that was a smart and winning bet at the time.

    The Cowboys had a historically bad defense last year and still managed 8 wins. The offense got better and the defense got much healthier/better this season.

    I'm a Cowboys fan though. So, it's hard for me to see them losing more than 8 games this season (which they've managed to do for the last three seasons).
     
  20. PayTriple

    PayTriple The Cucumber King

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    I think the strength of their opponents was the big factor. For example, the win over Seattle at Seattle was a shocker. Clearly this was the consensus at the time, since the line was -350 for under 8 wins.
    But I admit the Cowboys are much better than I had thought.
     
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