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xsv
Are we on for the $10 wager or not?

I say Jones is gone by 31.
J_Cuz
He's currently trading at -135 to go in the first round... you trying to use me to low ball yer bookie?

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J_Cuz
btw xsv, I've already made money on tomorrow's festivities.

I got in on Alex Smith when he was paying +160 to go over Aaron Rogers.

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xsv
Bah, I dunno what any of that means. But I think he'll be long gone by the time we pick in the first.
nephillymike
Cuz,

You're a sick pup!!

You bet with the book on the draft???

The only betting I do on it is at the draft party when we predict time of pick, postion or player just to add some spice to watching it.

Glad there's a sicker puppy in the litter around here!!
xsv
So, vdoes that mean I win -$160?
Eyrie
If you "win" a negative amount, isn't that the same as losing money?
xsv
Hence, the joke.
Eyrie
Ah - makes sense now. I can never get the hang of how Americans bet with this -135 or +160 stuff.

Over here you'd get offered odds of say 5-1 where you get back your stake plus five times the stake as winnings. Or 4-6 where it's the stake plus 4/6s as winnings.
eugol55
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I can never get the hang of how Americans bet with this -135 or +160 stuff.

Are you referring to point spreads? Like Eagles vs Dallas and the spread is Eagles -35?
Eyrie
I can handle that, just means that it's evens we'll win by more or less than 35 points (bookies obviously love the Dallas draft).

It's the references above to +160 or -135 I don't get.
Wingspan
QUOTE (Eyrie @ Apr 26 2005, 05:01 PM)
I can handle that, just means that it's evens we'll win by more or less than 35 points (bookies obviously love the Dallas draft).

It's the references above to +160 or -135 I don't get.

+160 would be you would win $160 on a $100 bet (total $260)

-135 would mean you need to bet $135 to win $100 (total $235)

example
two people bet the same game, $100 on a game that has the home team favored -150

the bettor on the home team if the home team wins (-150) will take $175

the bettor on the away team if the away team wins (+150) will take $250
J_Cuz
QUOTE (nephillymike @ Apr 23 2005, 11:27 PM)
Cuz,

You're a sick pup!!

You bet with the book on the draft???

The only betting I do on it is at the draft party when we predict time of pick, postion or player just to add some spice to watching it.

Glad there's a sicker puppy in the litter around here!!

Not sure how sick it is placing a bet at better than even odds on the guy who gets selected 1st overall to get drafted higher than the guy who gets drafted 25th overall.

I look at it as getting paid for paying attention.

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Eyrie
Thanks, Wingspan smile.gif
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