Posted: 2/19/2013 7:31:30 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by CrazyMilkMan:
Never buy even half a point on games.
Now lets not be so one sided here. Buying points has it's place.
l buy up to a full point at times.
Clearing key numbers is profitable.
And you should take away the push when taking a dog. For example if you were on Toronto +3 today buying it up to +3.5 is the wise play. If the game comes down to a basket you are covered and can allow the 3 pointer. Other wise dont even take the points play the money line if you don't want to buy it up.
I cant tell you how many times I saved myself from losing by half a point or getting a push and instead grabbing a win while buying a half point or full point.
If you dont handicap consistently then dont bother. But it has its place any real bettor will tell you the same.
Some will argue "well if you are that unsure why even make the bet?"
Well, it's not always the right move to bet on only what you think will win when you can very easily boost a strong play to an even stronger play.
Like today I bought the Goldenstate Warriors back up to +3.5
I like them to win outright but now I can allow up to 3 points if the game comes down to the wire.
Do what works for you PERIOD