NFL Picks Week 11: Pick 3 Against the Spread

November 20, 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 Cincinnati Bengals are a favorite this week by five-and-a-half points (-5.5) and the Buffalo Bills are the underdog receiving five-and-a-half points (+5.5).
There are two point-spread bets available on this game: If the Bengals win by six or more points, or if the Bills win or lose by five-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 Bengals 20, Bills 14. If you were to bet on the Bengals (-5.5) you would need them to win by at least six, which in this case means you won.
If you bet on the Bills you would need them to either win or come within five-and-a-half points, whi...

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