why is florida atlantic favored over denver?

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Posted: 2/9/2012 3:16:04 PM
denver avgs more pts,they have the better record and the better team.
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Posted: 2/9/2012 3:20:35 PM
If only sports betting were as easy as betting the better team on paper.
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Posted: 2/9/2012 3:27:50 PM
Denver has a 17-7 record mainly due to the fact their 11-2 at home. At home they have a few huge advantages. First due to how much further west they are than anyone else in the Sun Belt conference any team going in there to face them has to make a long trip to do so. Plus once they arrive Denver gets to play them at high altitude. Jet lagged team playing on the road at high altitude, quite the disadvantage. Hence the 11-2 home record. Well today they play on the road and don't have any of those advantages. This time they are the team that had to make the long flight from Denver to Florida, they don't have the advantage of playing at high altitude and therefore the scales are much more even. I'm actually expecting them to lose and have a play on FAU. 
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Posted: 2/9/2012 3:28:03 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by weeble5672:

If only sports betting were as easy as betting the better team on paper.
Wait, is that why I'm not winning? oops  
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Posted: 2/9/2012 3:32:21 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by daviddaman24:

Denver has a 17-7 record mainly due to the fact their 11-2 at home. At home they have a few huge advantages. First due to how much further west they are than anyone else in the Sun Belt conference any team going in there to face them has to make a long trip to do so. Plus once they arrive Denver gets to play them at high altitude. Jet lagged team playing on the road at high altitude, quite the disadvantage. Hence the 11-2 home record. Well today they play on the road and don't have any of those advantages. This time they are the team that had to make the long flight from Denver to Florida, they don't have the advantage of playing at high altitude and therefore the scales are much more even. I'm actually expecting them to lose and have a play on FAU. 

Couldnt have said it better myself.  On FAU large tonight.
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Posted: 2/9/2012 3:50:09 PM
uh oh.
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Posted: 2/9/2012 3:59:36 PM
you forgot to add in the let down spot after the win vs the best team in the league,
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Posted: 2/9/2012 4:43:49 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by daviddaman24:

Denver has a 17-7 record mainly due to the fact their 11-2 at home. At home they have a few huge advantages. First due to how much further west they are than anyone else in the Sun Belt conference any team going in there to face them has to make a long trip to do so. Plus once they arrive Denver gets to play them at high altitude. Jet lagged team playing on the road at high altitude, quite the disadvantage. Hence the 11-2 home record. Well today they play on the road and don't have any of those advantages. This time they are the team that had to make the long flight from Denver to Florida, they don't have the advantage of playing at high altitude and therefore the scales are much more even. I'm actually expecting them to lose and have a play on FAU. 
ok fam...well i looked at fau wins and they are against gastate,gmu,hofstra,uws,ulmonroe,ark.st,troy,fiu,and western kentucky.ill take my chances with denver.
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Posted: 2/9/2012 4:47:43 PM
Denver is due for a road win, but will prob be their last road win of the year, just Not consistent on the road 
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Posted: 2/9/2012 4:56:50 PM
FL At or no play.
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Posted: 2/9/2012 4:58:27 PM
You'd think Denver will learn how to travel one of these days. Some good cappers have FAU, and I'm stuck on the possibility that Denver figures this out
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Posted: 2/9/2012 7:57:28 PM
40-25 FAU at the half... 
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Posted: 2/9/2012 8:00:14 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rarafromphilly:

ok fam...well i looked at fau wins and they are against gastate,gmu,hofstra,uws,ulmonroe,ark.st,troy,fiu,and western kentucky.ill take my chances with denver.

Live and learn my friend... If it were always as easy as the team that looks better on paper wins and covers we'd all be rich. Look deeper. Travel, let down factor, bad road team, etc etc.... if you don't look deeper when capping games you'll get slaughtered. 
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Posted: 2/9/2012 8:00:32 PM
I will take FAU odds to win the Sun Belt tourney if 5dimes offers it. They are better than their record indicates.
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Posted: 2/9/2012 8:24:25 PM
All that said, FAU totally falling apart here... last laugh might be at my expense. Total collapse in progress 
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Posted: 2/9/2012 8:32:28 PM
this is interesting...
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Posted: 2/9/2012 8:40:30 PM
same way umkc is crushing N Dakota St
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Posted: 2/9/2012 8:50:39 PM
i'll fully eat crow if this one loses... total collapse. Amazing
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Posted: 2/9/2012 9:01:21 PM
Battle of the collapses

Denver was winning 71-67 with 10 seconds and lost 72-71

they showed tons of heart on the road tho and covered the 1.5
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Posted: 2/9/2012 9:04:33 PM
i got the push...awful since they were up 15 at half...but i guess it could be worse.
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Posted: 2/9/2012 10:16:05 PM
add Montana as another team choking against an inferior opponent 
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