NFL Picks Against the Spread Week 12: 3-Pick Ticket

November 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Understanding what you are betting on and knowing your limitations are the keys to being a successful gambler.
Looking at a sports line, you will see that there is an underdog and a favorite. Generally the point spread is next to the favored team and is thus a negative number.
For instance, the Pittsburgh Steelers are a favorite this week by six and a half points (-6.5) and the Buffalo Bills are the underdog receiving the six and a half points (+6.5).
There are two point-spread bets available on this game: If the Steelers win by seven or more points, or if the Bills win or lose by six and a half or fewer points.
One of the easiest ways to understand the odds is to take the final score of the game, say Steelers 24, Bills 14. If you were to bet on the Steelers (-6.5), you would need them to win by at least seven, which in this case means you won.
If you bet on the Bills, you would need them to either win or come within ...

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