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I'm not sure if this is allowed or where to properly place this kind of thread, but as sports betting becomes legal in more states it has also become more mainstream. I was wondering if could have a thread or "area" where FF Members can post bets, suggestions, etc on sports betting. If this is not up to the sites standards, I apologize and you can lock this immediately. 

Example of what I was expecting:

MNF Chiefs (-5.5) @ LA Chargers (O/U 52)

Favorite Bet: Mike Williams TD +275

Melvin Gordon 2TD's +350

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Ok... We're going to give this a shot. Only thing we ask is to keep it to football. Please don't link to any other sites, that's going to be the big ask here.

Thanks!

- ET

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4 hours ago, ET80 said:

Ok... We're going to give this a shot. Only thing we ask is to keep it to football. Please don't link to any other sites, that's going to be the big ask here.

Thanks!

- ET

To echo what ET stated, you can talk about why you want to pick a line based on how teams matchup.  What you don't want to do is link to other sites (including where the best lines/odds are), or talk about personal gambling stories/winnings...

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Hell yeah.. No cap finna place a bet on

the rams vs bal. rams are built to destroy running QBs. They’ve faced Russell for years. That to me is a dark horse big money game. No one expects the rams to win and that makes me happy. 

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Based on the lines this week, I think every game is a stay away. Most of the dogs are the desperate teams where crazy things can happen. I'd like Philly -2 if Lane Johnson is healthy.

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Someone give me a detailed breakdown on betting. Ive never done it, probably am not going to start, but I would like to know the intricacies. 

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Whoever bet the over on Lamar Jackson's 15 passing TD before the season has to be laughing. I know that's not a "week by week" stat, but wow did Vegas miss on that one BADLY (really RARE).

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8 minutes ago, Matts4313 said:

Someone give me a detailed breakdown on betting. Ive never done it, probably am not going to start, but I would like to know the intricacies. 

Vegas (or the sports book) sets a line and you can bet on that for what is more a 50/50 shot than just picking a winner. For instance, this past week New Orleans was favored over Tampa Bay by 5.5 so the line would read New Orleans (-5.5) @ Tampa Bay. New Orleans won 34-17, so they won by more than 5.5 points. Therefore a ticket for New Orleans -5.5 would win (probably something like $90 for every $100 you bet, because the house always wins). This is less about picking teams and more about picking against "number".

Moneyline is simpler yet more complex. You just pick a team to win, but you also don't get paid straight up. For convenience sake I'm just gonna say the moneyline for that same NO vs TB game was NO (-200). That means you have to bet $200 to get $100 in winnings. You pick New Orleans to win straight up, so even if it ended 31-30, you still get paid. But you get paid far less than if you bet the spread. The flip side is if you put $100 on the moneyline for Tampa Bay to win and they did you would get paid $200. Steeper odds and bolder claims have bigger pay outs.

The greatest values tend to be parlays, where you pick 2 or more games, whether that be Over/Under, against the spread or on the moneyline. The pay out increases exponentially, but you have to win every bet. You can't push (tie) or lose a single bet on your parlay ticket.

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1 hour ago, TheVillain112 said:

To echo what ET stated, you can talk about why you want to pick a line based on how teams matchup.  What you don't want to do is link to other sites (including where the best lines/odds are), or talk about personal gambling stories/winnings...

One last note - should go without saying:

NO gambling directly within the site. No making bets (outside of sig bets). Doing so will probably lead to a permaban, so... don't risk it. 

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9 minutes ago, ET80 said:

One last note - should go without saying:

NO gambling directly within the site. No making bets (outside of sig bets). Doing so will probably lead to a permaban, so... don't risk it. 

I bet you a beer that the Cowboys are better than the Texans. If we win, you come to Austin and we enjoy a Live Oak. If you win, I come to Houston and we enjoy a St. Arnolds. 

#rulebreaker

 

(this is a joke, I clearly understand and advocate the rules)

Edited by Matts4313

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7 minutes ago, ET80 said:

One last note - should go without saying:

NO gambling directly within the site. No making bets (outside of sig bets). Doing so will probably lead to a permaban, so... don't risk it. 

I come for souls. 

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2 minutes ago, Matts4313 said:

I bet you a beer that the Cowboys are better than the Texans. If we win, you come to Austin and we enjoy a Live Oak. If you win, I come to Houston and we enjoy a St. Arnolds. 

#rulebreaker

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