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Old 04-06-2013, 12:25 PM  
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Placing a bet at a sportsbook

I've got a buddy who just moved to Las Vegas. If I were to want him to place a bet for me on tonight's Louisville-WSU game, how would I go about it? Obviously he would have to go to a sportsbook, but what should I look for in terms of whether or not placing the bet is worth it? Furthermore, how would I find that information?

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Old 04-06-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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Define worth it. A quick scan of the odds I see online put the line at Louisville -10 with an over/under of 133.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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Define worth it. A quick scan of the odds I see online put the line at Louisville -10 with an over/under of 133.
See I don't really understand all that, maybe that is what I should have asked first.

Does that mean Louisville wins by 10? and what's the over/under?
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:35 PM   #4
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Also it looks like WSU is +435, which means if you pick them straight up and bet $100 you win $435.

Nothing too out of the ordinary, but the lines in Vegas shift based on who is betting what. You will see them shift because they want to keep a 50/50 split on each wager, so they can collect their edge.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:44 PM   #5
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See I don't really understand all that, maybe that is what I should have asked first.

Does that mean Louisville wins by 10? and what's the over/under?
Yes, if you bet the spread and take WSU +10, in a nutshell you add 10 points to their score at the end of the game and there you go.

The O/U is the total points scored in the game
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:51 PM   #6
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Honestly I'm not too experienced in betting basketball lines but in my uneducated opinion, the line seems pretty close to where it should be for a game like this. I would feel comfortable betting either Louisville or WSU against it.

To add to what Old Dog said, if you bet that line, you win $90 for every $100 you bet.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:59 PM   #7
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I like the +10 line for WSU. I rarely do over/under.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:09 PM   #8
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Right on. I appreciate the input guys.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:25 PM   #9
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IIRC this is only the second final 4 game with a double digit point spread. I don't see a scenario where I could back Louisville even if they are the better team.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:28 PM   #10
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If you're thinking Shockers you should take a little taste on the Moneyline at +435
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:40 PM   #11
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If you're thinking Shockers you should take a little taste on the Moneyline at +435
I was thinking $50 is about the range Id be willing to lose.
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I was thinking $50 is about the range Id be willing to lose.
Your $50 on the money line would return a total of $267.50 if it won.
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Not a chance I would touch the money line, but if you do it, I hope you win.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:53 PM   #14
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Not a chance I would touch the money line, but if you do it, I hope you win.
No chance I would go money line on that game either. But the +10 spread seems very realistic and could get you close to doubling your money.
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