|It has nothing to do with the ability of the team or players, it has everything to do with bank rolls in Vegas and off shore books.
Posted: 5/2/2012 5:28:02 PM
When you bet on Memphis -5 for the game and Memphis is leading by 19, and the second half line ..Memphis +19(-2,500).
Well.....you think hey this is a better bet than the game bet (-5) 'cause Memphis does not have to cover the 5 pts spread like the game bet...easy money, Memphis couldn't possibly lose the game as it was about to beat the Clippers to pulp....I can double my money so easy.
Well....enough people did that and whammo, it's big pay day for the house.
I almost felt for the trap as I bet $400 for the game for Memphis, but thought if the Clippers came back and win...I would be $ 10,400+ in the hole!