Line moving in Iowa's direction

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  1. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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  2. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    It's cuz iowa put up big numbers on the best defense in the country.
     
  3. KFitzy87

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    The nation probably has no idea what either team did in week 1
     
  4. megamanxzero35

    megamanxzero35 Well-Known Member

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    If the line goes up in favor of Iowa, that probably means there was too much money being put on Iowa State. Vegas needed some more action on Iowa's side.

    If I'm thinking that out correctly.
     
  5. reignofthetiger

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    #5 reignofthetiger, Sep 4, 2012
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    You're correct. The line moved because too many people were betting on ISU. So take this as a GOOD thing!

    edit: ****, nevermind.
     
  6. Cyclonesince78

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    No the line moved because people were putting money on Iowa.
     
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  7. Judoka

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    You've got it backwards. The line moves towards the direction that people are betting, not against it. This means that this afternoon a lot of money started to be put down for Iowa to cover the spread. Not that people were betting on ISU. If too much money was coming in for ISU to cover the line would move closer to zero. That's why I was wondering if somebody got hurt.
     
  8. Rhoadhoused

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    Uhh it it is the opposite. More people are betting Iowa. Since too many people were betting Iowa, they make the spread for Iowa to win bigger to encourage more bets on Iowa State.

    And it doesn't matter in any way shape or form other than the ability for CPR to tell his team they are the underdogs. It's about vegas wanting to make sure it assumes as little risk as possible.
     
  9. reignofthetiger

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    Damn, I always mess this crap up. Vegas sucks. :spinny:
     
  10. Rhoadhoused

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    It is harder for an Iowa bet to win...... I think you are confusing a + sign and a - sign.

    Iowa is favored, now they are favored by more. They have to win by more for you to win the bet now.
     
  11. isulive2train

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  12. ribsnwhiskey

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    So, it was payday at McDonald's today? Odd.
     
  13. ajk4st8

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    They already faced the best QB they will see all year..... at least according to Zabel. Well maybe thats what he said, Im not sure... it sounded like he was chewing on something.
     
  14. CYme

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    I was guessing that ellen put his life savings (plus all that money from his wifes stolen cell phones:wink:) on the hoks today.
     
  15. CYme

    CYme Well-Known Member

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    Is that what he said? I thought it was audio of him stroking out...
     
  16. Cyclonic1

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    #16 Cyclonic1, Sep 4, 2012
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    You have it reversed - if Iowa was -3 and went to -5 then they had too many Iowa bets. Remember that the Vegas line is not an attempt to even out the game - just to even out the money bet on that game. An ideal situation for them is umpteen million bet on each team so they will make the vig % and be very content. Plus they get the sucker bets (parlays & Doyles etc)
     
  17. Rhoadhoused

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    No he isn't. Too many people betting Iowa State would make the line go the opposite direction. They would make it harder for a person betting Iowa State to win. This prevents them from taking a big loss.

    EDIT: lol second person in this thread to edit their post to the opposing viewpoint as I was correcting them. Understandable though, it is easy to get turned around on these lines.
     
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  18. mt85

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    Maybe the officials for the game were announced.

    Lets pray it wasn't the crew that officiated the Baylor game last season.
     
  19. isuno1fan

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    Vegas is either right on the money or horribly wrong. I'm hoping for the latter.
     
  20. twojman

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    Guess what, the 'smart money' happens immediately after the line is released (moved in ISU's favor) and the day before the event. We will see what happens on Friday night and Saturday morning. With the movement going on right now I'll make a wager that smart money will be betting on Iowa State.
     

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