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  1. Cytasticlone

    Cytasticlone Active Member

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    I've never really bet on sports before so I wanted to clarify how the lines work. I know the -x.x is the favorite, but I want to make sure how the two wager options work. Since there are only two options does that mean that we're just betting on one team or the other to win outright? That would mean we can't bet on the underdog to cover. Is that correct? Or, does wagering on the underdog mean your just betting on them to cover? Like I said, I've never really done this before and listening to sports radio I thought there would be more options. They're probably just simplifying it and I'm trying to overcomplicate it.
     
  2. Tailg8er

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    Any bets that list the spread (ie. -7.5) means you are betting on the spread. So if you pick the team that is +7.5 you still win the bet if they lose by 7.

    I think some of the games have had a straight up win option, in which case I think it's been clearly marked 'to win' or something similar.
     
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  3. isu_oak

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    To clarify, if you pick a team with a +7.5 spread, you will win if your team wins outright or losses by up to 7 points. If you pick a tea with a -7.5 spread, you will win if your team wins by 8 or more points.

    The odds will give it away as well. If the odds are 1/1, then you will be picking against the spread (CF isn't getting any "juice").
     
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  4. ISUCubswin

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    Is there a way to see who the "richest" posters are?
     
  5. cyhiphopp

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    You want to run this like a real sports book?


    So you're going to knee cap people if they don't pay up after a loss?
     
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  6. isu_oak

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  7. isu_oak

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    Are you applying for the job?
     
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  8. Cytasticlone

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    Thanks for the responses. That all makes sense.
     
  9. cyhiphopp

    cyhiphopp Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking for a new job. Something I could really enjoy doing.

    Sign me up.
     
  10. ImJustKCClone

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    Son, I think it's time we sat down and had a serious talk about your anger management issues. You're starting to concern me.
     
  11. cyhiphopp

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    Mostly sleep deprivation right now mom.
     
  12. NetflixAndClone

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    maybe this isn't the right place to put this, but I was looking at my pick'ems from last week and it says K State won which they didn't. Is this an error on my side?
     
  13. JHUNSY

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    The picks are against the spread, not for the winner. Stanford won but K-State beat the spread.
     
  14. tzjung

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    When I hit 'Create Bet' I keep getting an error "Requested page could not be found"?
     
  15. isu_oak

    isu_oak Well-Known Member
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    You need to use the "place wager" link.
     

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  16. NetflixAndClone

    NetflixAndClone Well-Known Member

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    Ah I figured that might've been the case too. That will affect this week's picks for me
     
  17. Cytasticlone

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    It took me awhile to find that as well thinking the create bet was what I was looking for since it's so much more visable.
     
  18. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    Question. On my phone I see Sportsbook with a number that keeps growing. What does that mean?
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  19. ISUCubswin

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    That's almost exactly what I'm looking for, except I can't see that on my page. I can see "Top Paying Outcomes," and "Top Paying Wagers," but I don't see anything such as "Richest Members."

    The only way I can see how much I have (8,000 GRRR) is if I go to make a bet. Would be cool (And I think we had this feature before) if we could see how many credits all users had.
     
  20. Desiigner

    Desiigner Well-Known Member

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    I'm kind of new to gambling so what's the point on betting on a 1/1 line? I see it all the time
     

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