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do week 1 spreads assume an empty stadium?

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Anyone know if week one odds are assuming there will be a filled/half filled crowd or no crowd?  Would have to think this would be a big factor in a game like chiefs/Texans which is a loud stadium.

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my buddy just got an email from the bears for season ticket holders. now keep in mind, this is halas hall, who is known for openly screwing their fans over every year. so if the bears are conveying this message, i take this as a sign that they are not hopeful:

"The presence of and the exact number of fans that will be allowed into Soldier Field has not yet been determined.  Our hope is to build a model that provides the opportunity to see the Bears play this fall to as many Season Ticket Holders as possible.  We will communicate your options as soon as a plan is finalized.  Given all of the current uncertainties, we want to inform you that one option will be to provide you a full refund for the 2020 season while still retaining your ability to renew your season tickets in 2021 in your same seat location.  We encourage you to call the Ticket Office with any questions regarding your account.  Again, we look forward to sharing additional options for this year, and how you can experience Bears football.  We greatly appreciate your patience throughout this process and will send follow-up communication as soon as we have details.
Message from the bears to season ticket holders"
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Everything is factored into a spread.  Books estimate the percentage chance there will be fans, the chance teams will pipe in crowd noise, and the effect this would have on a spread.

 
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Quote Originally Posted by lordbettington:

Anyone know if week one odds are assuming there will be a filled/half filled crowd or no crowd?  Would have to think this would be a big factor in a game like chiefs/Texans which is a loud stadium.

No, they do not. They were made the same way they're always made.

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