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    Sports Betting Question

    I may be going out on a limb here, but curious as to what other people think. I am an avid Cybookie user, but have only bet with real money a couple times, losing money on ISU football while in Vegas. Time to put a stop to THAT tradition this fall!

    Anyways, my understanding of the "point spread" is that it is essentially spotting one team a certain amount of points. Let's use tonight's Purdue @ OSU game as an example: isn't the bet basically saying that if Purdue started the game with 1.5 points, they would/would not win? Following that logic, if regulation ended at 64-64 actual score, would the "gamblers score" be 65.5-64, Purdue, game over? Basically I'm asking if an underdog manages to tie it at regulation, shouldn't that count as beating the spread?

    And no, I'm not bitter over the 5k I lost on Purdue tonight, this is something I've wondered for awhile. Just curious as to anyone else's thoughts.



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    Re: Sports Betting Question

    All I could say is that is for the GAME and not 40 minutes and while accepting the bet you are accepting any and all consequences including results of the game going extra minutes. I'm not a big bettor myself, but I would guess some bookies also offer the regulation play bets.


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    Re: Sports Betting Question

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    I may be going out on a limb here, but curious as to what other people think. I am an avid Cybookie user, but have only bet with real money a couple times, losing money on ISU football while in Vegas. Time to put a stop to THAT tradition this fall!

    Anyways, my understanding of the "point spread" is that it is essentially spotting one team a certain amount of points. Let's use tonight's Purdue @ OSU game as an example: isn't the bet basically saying that if Purdue started the game with 1.5 points, they would/would not win? Following that logic, if regulation ended at 64-64 actual score, would the "gamblers score" be 65.5-64, Purdue, game over? Basically I'm asking if an underdog manages to tie it at regulation, shouldn't that count as beating the spread?

    And no, I'm not bitter over the 5k I lost on Purdue tonight, this is something I've wondered for awhile. Just curious as to anyone else's thoughts.

    I can see where you're coming from, but try to look at it the opposite way. Wait until the end of the game, and then add/subtract the points instead of adding them at the beginning.


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    Re: Sports Betting Question

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    I may be going out on a limb here, but curious as to what other people think. I am an avid Cybookie user, but have only bet with real money a couple times, losing money on ISU football while in Vegas. Time to put a stop to THAT tradition this fall!

    Anyways, my understanding of the "point spread" is that it is essentially spotting one team a certain amount of points. Let's use tonight's Purdue @ OSU game as an example: isn't the bet basically saying that if Purdue started the game with 1.5 points, they would/would not win? Following that logic, if regulation ended at 64-64 actual score, would the "gamblers score" be 65.5-64, Purdue, game over? Basically I'm asking if an underdog manages to tie it at regulation, shouldn't that count as beating the spread?

    And no, I'm not bitter over the 5k I lost on Purdue tonight, this is something I've wondered for awhile. Just curious as to anyone else's thoughts.
    This is where the problem occurs, the game is not over.
    Bets are almost always based on the final outcome, regardless if it went into overtime, or was called after 5 innings in baseball.



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