Smart money was NOT on Ravens.

Forum: NFL Betting Page 1 of 2  1 2  
Author: [NFL Betting] Topic: Smart money was NOT on Ravens.
CaliSurferDude PM CaliSurferDude
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 88
 
CaliSurferDude
Participation Meter
Prospect
Posted: 2/4/2013 3:41:27 PM
I have seen some discussion by several on this forum, who mistakenly seem to believe the "smart money" was on the Ravens in the Super Bowl. That was absolutely NOT the case. The public was on Baltimore from two Sundays ago, shortly after the line was first put out, and continued betting them in large percentages for most of the next two weeks. The majority of smart money took San Francisco - 3 (bought the hook) and took -170 and -175, on the ML. They were waiting to see if the public would possibly drive it all the way down to - 3 (or 3.5 with less juice), but when that never happened, they came in and took more very late, laying the - 3.5 and - 4. To believe the smart money was on Baltimore in this game, is misinformed.

Now as to the game, the 49ers came were not very sharp (gotta put much of that on Jim Harbaugh) to start the game and got rattled after falling behind, and then the referees took over the rest of the game. This was one of the most lopsidedly officiated games in NFL history. From the beginning, through the 49ers comeback, and right up to the very end, key calls (and non-calls) repeatedly favored the Baltimore Ravens. The refs repeatedly hampered San Francisco's chances in a close game, by blowing these calls, right up to the blatant non-call on Jimmy Smith riding/holding/mugging (call it whatever you want) Michael Crabtree for an extended time, two full yards into the endzone (7 yards past the line of scrimmage). Say what you want, but there undoubtedly was plenty of blatant holding on that play, that clearly should have been called. It would have been first and goal at the 2 1/2-yard line. The playcalling by Greg Roman and Jim Harbaugh on the last four plays was odious also. How you don't give the ball to Gore, or run a couple read-options for Kaepernick, after that drive - against a tired defense missing one of it's key players (Ngota) - will never be properly explained. Then again, that's a whole other story.
xclusivx PM xclusivx
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 41
 
xclusivx
Participation Meter
Prospect
Posted: 2/4/2013 3:48:36 PM
damn, that was spot on.  

good shi.t

Ice4Blood PM Ice4Blood
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 11845
 
Ice4Blood
Participation Meter
Banned
Posted: 2/4/2013 3:52:24 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by CaliSurferDude:

This was one of the most lopsidedly officiated games in NFL history.




only game that someone could argue was officiated worse than this one was the Seahawks - Steelers Super Bowl... otherwise there's no other game in the discussion...


i personally will never watch another NFL game after this bullshit... the rat in the maze eventually learns to stop pushing the buzzer that shocks them... if you are stupid enough to still watch an NFL game after what we saw yesterday, you are officially stupider than the rat in the maze...
concacbig19 PM concacbig19
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 43
 
concacbig19
Participation Meter
Prospect
Posted: 2/4/2013 4:12:09 PM
Blah blah blah, that's how it feels to be on that side.  To be honest sf and Baltimore shouldn't even be in the sb in the first place. Should've been gb and Denver.  If you watch the game as a fan you will be happy or complain. If you observe as a gambler, you just hope you're on the same side with the house majority of the time.
Keylow PM Keylow
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 260
 
Keylow
Participation Meter
Banned
Posted: 2/4/2013 4:19:59 PM
Really Monday morning qb...you know this how.?
breakem PM breakem
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 12487
 
breakem
Participation Meter
All-Star
Posted: 2/4/2013 4:20:45 PM
Your right. Was stupid for me to split my bets between the +4 and ML. Should of just put it all on the Ravens ML! 
Keylow PM Keylow
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 260
 
Keylow
Participation Meter
Banned
Posted: 2/4/2013 4:21:48 PM
Why should Denver be here they lost...this garbage is gold...Denver got beat with the long ball Balt been doing it all season..go Denver 
Keylow PM Keylow
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 260
 
Keylow
Participation Meter
Banned
Posted: 2/4/2013 4:24:03 PM
Smart money on sf, they lost how is that smart? 
breakem PM breakem
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 12487
 
breakem
Participation Meter
All-Star
Posted: 2/4/2013 4:28:16 PM
Quick correct. Meant "You're right" lol for all the spell/grammar checkers on this gambling forum 
daveyt25 PM daveyt25
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2023
 
daveyt25
Participation Meter
Veteran
Posted: 2/4/2013 4:32:15 PM

I totally disagree in regards to the officiating..If it wasn't for the 4th down play, not one person would have mentioned the refs.  The issue is they didn't make that call the entire game, so how can you do so when the SB is on the line?  If I was the ref I would have never made that call.  Plus the ball was poorly thrown, out of the end zone...If he would have hung it up there like he should have then maybe there is a different result.  SF lost this game on its own, from the once again terrible start that was a trend down the stretch, to the bone head play calling by not running the ball or using the read option to score inside the 10 yard line.  I would have ran it all 4 downs..

Overall I think the refs did a tremendous job of letting the game play out and not getting too involved, as it should be..

CC12 PM CC12
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 358
 
CC12
Participation Meter
Prospect
Posted: 2/4/2013 4:36:22 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by CaliSurferDude:

I have seen some discussion by several on this forum, who mistakenly seem to believe the "smart money" was on the Ravens in the Super Bowl. That was absolutely NOT the case.
Seriously, u post this after the game is over ??

WHO REALLY CARES NOW ??
tonyrome PM tonyrome
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2506
 
tonyrome
Participation Meter
Veteran
Posted: 2/4/2013 4:52:02 PM
ridiculous post...but if it makes you feel better Ravens backers have stupid cash and you are smart for losing your money.



budwiser PM budwiser
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 7882
 
budwiser
Participation Meter
Captain
Posted: 2/4/2013 5:34:22 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by tonyrome:

ridiculous post...but if it makes you feel better Ravens backers have stupid cash and you are smart for losing your money.







xacxtly lot of stupid cash went to ravens backers
budwiser PM budwiser
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 7882
 
budwiser
Participation Meter
Captain
Posted: 2/4/2013 5:35:34 PM
seriously if you were in vegas there sure were a lot of sharp 9ers fans with their jerseys on.  i never realized there were that many sharp people in vegas.

dem stupid ravens fans with jerseys were much, much fewer.
budwiser PM budwiser
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 7882
 
budwiser
Participation Meter
Captain
Posted: 2/4/2013 5:38:55 PM
as for jerome boger, i was pleasently surprised by his crew.  they let both teams play.

as someone said, they didn't want to make the call that changes the game.  people were grabbing all game, on both sides.  that's football, as it should be played.

i don't hear you talking about the 45 minute blackout that was essentially a time out and let the 9ers get their feet from under them and change momentum

if you ask me the biggest plays weren't ref calls, they were turnovers.
nc1capper PM nc1capper
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 16348
 
nc1capper
Participation Meter
MVP
Posted: 2/4/2013 8:56:21 PM
gfinger PM gfinger
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 8197
 
gfinger
Participation Meter
Captain
Posted: 2/4/2013 9:10:52 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by budwiser:

as for jerome boger, i was pleasently surprised by his crew.  they let both teams play.

as someone said, they didn't want to make the call that changes the game.  people were grabbing all game, on both sides.  that's football, as it should be played.

i don't hear you talking about the 45 minute blackout that was essentially a time out and let the 9ers get their feet from under them and change momentum

if you ask me the biggest plays weren't ref calls, they were turnovers.


I agree, they let both teams play. What a total of just 7 penalties for a mere 53 yards combined. Was the 4th down a hold on Crabtree, maybe. However, how are you going to award a team a TD on a crappy play call and throw. If you can't score from 1st and 5, you don't deserve a call like that.
Bling PM Bling
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 41274
 
Bling
Participation Meter
Legend
Posted: 2/4/2013 9:11:15 PM
clepto PM clepto
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 33790
 
clepto
Participation Meter
Legend
Posted: 2/4/2013 9:29:24 PM
Yep, been saying that all night and day. 
budwiser PM budwiser
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 7882
 
budwiser
Participation Meter
Captain
Posted: 2/5/2013 7:01:48 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by gfinger:



Was the 4th down a hold on Crabtree, maybe. However, how are you going to award a team a TD on a crappy play call and throw. If you can't score from 1st and 5, you don't deserve a call like that.


No, it wasn't a hold.  They weren't calling it all game.  It just happened to be the biggest play on the game, that's why there's whining.


shrimp1958 PM shrimp1958
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 50021
 
shrimp1958
Participation Meter
Banned
Posted: 2/5/2013 7:42:18 AM

For 60 minutes the Ravens covered this game.....The 9er's were dead money the entire game....Crap calls the whole game both ways..Akers flop was a joke ,he fell over the guy after he realizied he missed the kick.....Nobody gave the Ravens respect here...(a few)

Come to the parade today in Bmore,or go eat some Rice A Roni the San Francisco treat...

GUCCIMONEY PM GUCCIMONEY
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 282
 
GUCCIMONEY
Participation Meter
Prospect
Posted: 2/5/2013 8:38:51 AM
HOW IS WINNING MONEY NOT SMART MONEY?
ravenmaniac1123 PM ravenmaniac1123
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 292
 
ravenmaniac1123
Participation Meter
Prospect
Posted: 2/5/2013 9:54:44 AM
Don't go crying about the officiating. It works both ways. Where was the flag when one of the 49ers drilled Flacco when he was clearly 3 yards out of bounds. As for the 4th down no call in the end zone, were you complaining two weeks ago when Navarro Bowman clearly interferred with Roddy White on 4th down at the 10 yardline on Atlanta's next to last possession. Admit it the 9ers got beat by the better team.
WilliamMunny PM WilliamMunny
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 2166
 
WilliamMunny
Participation Meter
Veteran
Posted: 2/5/2013 10:04:43 AM
Another total idiot .. Glad I'm dumb and won money .. Hmmm you lost so how smart are you idiot
Chimpo PM Chimpo
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2256
 
Chimpo
Participation Meter
Veteran
Posted: 2/5/2013 10:11:07 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by tonyrome:

ridiculous post...but if it makes you feel better Ravens backers have stupid cash and you are smart for losing your money.



  Stupid money
Forum: NFL Betting Page 1 of 2  1 2  
You have entered the forum as a GUEST. 
You must login/register to post or reply.