Quick question about spreads

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h00ked PM h00ked
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Posted: 11/14/2012 7:19:09 AM
I just recently started to get into sports betting so I'm still plenty new and starting off slowly. I was under the impression that if a team wins by 1 pt, and the spread for that team is -0.5 that it covers..does it not? Below is the wager I made last night but didn't win and I'm trying to figure out why. The only reason I can figure is the spurs half because the other 2 covered with wins. Half time score war Spurs 20 Lakers 19. I'm guessing they needed to win by 2 pts then? Any help or explanation would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Wager ID 24149267
Play Time:2012-11-13 22:10
Selection:Portland to win
Odds:+120
Play Time:2012-11-13 22:35
Selection:San Antonio (1H) to win
Odds:Point Spread (-0.5) -110
Play Time:2012-11-13 22:00
Selection:Houston to win
Odds:Point Spread (+1.0) -110
Bet Odds:+692
Bet Amount:$5.00
Bet Payout:$39.60
Won Amount:Wager Pending   
Covers-Team PM Covers-Team
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Posted: 11/14/2012 9:08:52 AM
Hey h00ked,

The half time score in the Spurs - Lakers game was Spurs 38 Lakers 43. That would make that leg of your bet a loser.


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Posted: 11/14/2012 9:16:41 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Covers-Team:

Hey h00ked,

The half time score in the Spurs - Lakers game was Spurs 38 Lakers 43. That would make that leg of your bet a loser.


C-T

Oh ok, I guess I misread the score on my ESPN app then..Thank you..
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Posted: 11/14/2012 9:27:51 AM

Yes you were looking at the score of the 2nd 1/4 only. The combined score of both quarters was 38-43.

Hope this clears things up!

CT

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Posted: 11/14/2012 9:32:14 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Covers-Team:

Yes you were looking at the score of the 2nd 1/4 only. The combined score of both quarters was 38-43.

Hope this clears things up!

CT


It does. It was early ha. Thanks again!
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