January 8, 2011, 01:11 AM
If you guys have any question feel free to ask ! No question is stupid ! By most standards I would be consisdered a old man, I'm 50 years old and have been gambling for quite a few years, would love to help any one that might not understand the lingo or the odds. I've been good at times picking sides, (winners ATS, Against The Spread) ML (money line) is about understanding the odds, anybody can pick a favorite, but picking a dog on the ML and winning, that takes knowledge. Tomorrow is a good example: The Saints and the Seahawks. If you got some Balls, you can get Seattle on the ML for +450 at some books(gambling sites)that means for every $100 you bet you could win $450 !! That guys are very good odds !! A small play on the ML (seattle), say $25, $50 could win you some great $ !! Worth a shot I think ! ATS = against the spread, ML = Money Line - the ML is straight up btw, you're not getting or giving any points.

The Seahawks +10 looks good, odds are -110 - for every $110 you bet you win $100

The Seahawks should cover 10 points at home with their QB back and the Saints not having Thomas or Ivory playing, but its a risk. Brees could light them up ? I probably will buy the hook up to +10.5, meaning I'll pay some $ for that 1/2 point.

I don't pretend to be the brightest bulb on the tree or know more than others, I just like to bet on sports, not large sums of money though. All I can afford is small plays but I will bet 15 - 20 games a week.
January 8, 2011  08:22 PM ET

How bout them SEAHAWKS ......... did I call that one or what

 
January 15, 2011  02:35 PM ET
QUOTE:

who's your picks today/tomorrow ! [w/spreads]

Having a hard time deciding, like the Ravens +3 +105 and them on the ML +150. The line just move at the online book that I use, its been +3.5, if it keeps moving down I may take the Steelers, I do think they win the game but won't cover? The ML bet will be small, just taking a shot as to say.

Have the same problem with the Packers/Falcons game, hate betting against Matty-Ice at home but the Packers are hot and play better defense. Rodgers should be able to pass on the weak Atanta Secondary.

Whats your take, any advice will be much appreciated !

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