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    Purplepat's Wagers for Week 6

    For entertainment purposes only. Lots of iffy games out there this week, I could really be hurting.

    7 PT TEASER PARLAY - $20 to return $90

    SF @ NYJ -3
    GB +9 @ DET
    CAR @ PHI -2
    PIT +10 @ DAL
    MIN +3.5 @ NO

    MONEY LINE PARLAY (all picked teams simply have to win) - $10 to return $201.10

    STL over TB (@STL)
    GB over DET (@DET)
    PHI over CAR (@PHI)
    NE over SEA (@NE)
    PIT over DAL (@DAL)
    MIN over NO (@NO)

    Again, once you start throwing more than three teams in a parlay, your chances of losing seem to grow exponentially. I don't really LOVE any of the games this week versus the straight spread. I do think Pittsburgh and Green Bay have excellent chances of winning outright this week as road underdogs, and Minnesota as a road favorite at -3.5 seems fairly safe (though I would have rather gotten them when the spread was at -3).
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    Purplepat-
    I like your teaser bet except for Carolina and your ML bet besides NE,

    My play is $50 on the Vikings -3.5
    and then some crazy 5 team 6 pt teaser!

    Like I said, Parlays are very tough, very nice payout but one upset and its a losing ticket!

    Does anyone else gamble on sports?
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    "DoubleDown11" wrote:
    Purplepat-
    I like your teaser bet except for Carolina and your ML bet besides NE,

    My play is $50 on the Vikings -3.5
    and then some crazy 5 team 6 pt teaser!
    You think Carolina really has a shot of beating the Eagles this week without Kris Jenkins, DeShaun Foster, and Stephen Davis still being somewhat questionable? Or do you just think I should have played it the other way, giving Carolina +16?

    I agree that the NE ML bet is a risky game, Seattle could well defeat the Patriots in Foxboro.

    The Saints are always a scary team because they are so inconsistent; they look great one week and underachieving the next. Still, the Vikings are one of the few teams I would consider betting on this week straight against the spread (although I probably would have bought 0.5 pts to move the line to -3).

    I don't see the Panthers beating the rested Eagles this week, so I might hedge that ML parlay by doing a PHI-MIN-SEA parlay to return a few bucks in case the Seahawks pull it out.
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    No I've never gambled on sports other than last year, when I plunked $10 on the Vikes to win the Superbowl. It was february, right after we finished the season with 3 straight wins, and I found 60-1 odds in Vegas. I couldn't pass that up. I was looking pretty good, too, until the Giants game.

    In any case, what's the difference between a teaser parley, and a regular parley? And where the hell did you find detroit as 9 point favorites, or does that have something to do with the "7 point" part of the name, and why it looks like such a low return for a 5 team bet.

    See, I know a little about gambling, you can thank sports talk radio for that, but there's still a lot I don't know.

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    "josdin00" wrote:
    No I've never gambled on sports other than last year, when I plunked $10 on the Vikes to win the Superbowl. It was february, right after we finished the season with 3 straight wins, and I found 60-1 odds in Vegas. I couldn't pass that up. I was looking pretty good, too, until the Giants game.

    In any case, what's the difference between a teaser parley, and a regular parley? And where the hell did you find detroit as 9 point favorites, or does that have something to do with the "7 point" part of the name, and why it looks like such a low return for a 5 team bet.

    See, I know a little about gambling, you can thank sports talk radio for that, but there's still a lot I don't know.
    Teaser bets are where you can adjust the point spread, but the payout is lower than a regular parlay. I suck at expalining this stuff.. Purplepat?

    The more you bet the more you learn, Yeah I took the Vikes last year at 50-1... oh well.

    As far as the being able to "buy" a 1/2 point, I have no clue.

    I started sportsbetting while in Vegas, because I was sick of getting creamed at the tables. You used to be able to make a $20 bet sit and a sportsbook and drink for free (tips), but now most sportsbooks give you a drink comp for a bet wagered.
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    YOu need to learn to play Blackjack, it seems. =D. I can spend two days drinking free and not loose more than $50. doing that.

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    blackjack is fun, but you have to bet big to win big! and I can't count cards for crap. I suppose that is the same with all gambling, bet big to win big!
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    IMO, you would be better off after the free beer, unless you can count. And if you can count, your still better off after the beer. Taking their money isn't looked upon lightly. Small wins are fine, and fun, but, I wouldn't look at a career change or anything. You mentioned "creamed at the tables" and wanting to drink. Blackjack has a large curve. If you know how to play take at least 50 beating units to the table for each session, and be prepared to loose it. You need four or five sessions worth just incase. Just a large curve.

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    "josdin00" wrote:
    In any case, what's the difference between a teaser parley, and a regular parley? And where the hell did you find detroit as 9 point favorites, or does that have something to do with the "7 point" part of the name, and why it looks like such a low return for a 5 team bet.
    Doubledown pretty much got it right. In exchange for lower payout odds, you can adjust the point spread a set amount in either direction. Take the GB-DET game this weekend. DET is a 2 point favorite, which in betting terms is DET -2. GB is a two point underdog, or GB +2. If you play a 6 point teaser parlay, the point spreads would be DET +4 or GB +8. A 7 point teaser parlay would give you DET +5 or GB +9. Of course, the 7 point teaser pays less than a 6 point teaser. I have found that in trying to bet against the straight point spread, there are many times when you miss winning your bet by just a point or two. In the real NFL, where just winning the game is the most important thing, most teams are happy just to win by a TD or FG. Jets game last weekend was a good example; the Bills scored with a couple of minutes left to take a 14-13 lead, and the Jets had been 6.5 pt. favorites. You think the Jets cared about covering the spread? Heck no, all they needed to do was kick a FG to win, which they did. I would have lost that game/parlay if I had taken the undefeated Jets against the winless Bills against the straight spread. But I took a 6 pt. teaser parlay, making the Jets a 0.5 pt. favorite. All the Jets had to do was just win, baby.

    Many sportsbooks will also let you lower the payout odds on a bet/parlay by adjusting the point spread on individual games by anywhere from 0.5 to 3.0 pts. In the case of the Vikings game this week, I could see the Vikings just squeaking out a win by a FG, which makes you a loser if you take the Vikings and give the 3.5 pts. By buying 0.5 pts., you lower your payout somewhat, but at least you won't lose your wager if the Vikings only win by a FG.
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    "DoubleDown11" wrote:
    Purplepat-
    I like your teaser bet except for Carolina and your ML bet besides NE,

    My play is $50 on the Vikings -3.5
    and then some crazy 5 team 6 pt teaser!

    Like I said, Parlays are very tough, very nice payout but one upset and its a losing ticket!

    Does anyone else gamble on sports?
    If i were you man i would renegoiate the 3.5 points if possible, depending who you bet on and make them give you 4.5 points like i did. IF your betting in vegas or something, tough luck. I still wonder why i even took 4.5 when i think we should win by at least 10 points. :roll:
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