Posted: 2/11/2014 6:19:54 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Blackballer:
Bulls -4.5?? too bad Bulls are now at -2 (from my perspective). Tried to get the total at 187 or 187.5 but settled with 186.5
It's about the pay out my friend. More points = More $$$. Bulls -4.5 +130. I try this sometimes when I like a match up. Usually it works out, but not always. In this case all but 1 of the Bulls wins have been by more than 4. All but 1 of their recent wins have been by more than 4. The draw back is that the Hawks don't lose many by more than 4 so that half point might kill me. You are right though I would've been better to wait for the line move but I expected it to go the other way.
I also buy the points on the o/u sometimes, and looked at this game but I liked the Bulls spread better. No real great reason why I made that choice though but I'm too conservative to try 2 long shots at once so it was one wager or the other. Looks like I picked the better of the 2 at least because the o/u moved to 188. Anyway thought maybe I should explain my earlier post so you know I wasn't posting bad information. BOLTA
Any guesses about why the total went up to 188?