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Old 10-26-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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I love it, personally. Now, I realize that betting lines have nothing to do with how good teams are, but more about how good people THINK teams are, so they can get folks to actually bet on games. But it goes to show you, most folks still think the Broncos are frauds.

Good. Keep thinking that. I hope we grow a chip on our shoulder's that won't go away anytime soon.

Favored by 3.5 (.5 points). A 3-3 team over a 6-0 team. Gotta love it.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:04 PM   #2
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We don't have a chance.
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I have come to accept the fact that Vegas still hates us and we will be dogs in every game that is against a team with a .500 record or better.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:06 PM   #4
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Right where I thought it would be. Ironically, Vegas is getting killed this year because the favorites keep covering, but the Broncos are 5-0 as underdogs.
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3.5 is .5 short of a push. Home team get 3 points. They will be tough. But at 3.5....I'd take that bet.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:09 PM   #6
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"The press seems to think that we'd save everyone the time and trouble if we just went out and shot ourselves. Me, I'm for wasting sportswriters' time. So I figured we ought to hang around for a while and see if we can give 'em all a nice big ****burger to eat!"

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Old 10-26-2009, 12:11 PM   #7
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Yes, but how many times do you seen an unbeaten team even get a push, against a 3-3 team. It doesn't happen often. I guess they favor the best 3-3 team in the universe against the worst 6-0 team in the galaxy or something like that. I don't mind at all. Slap that line up in the locker room though McD!
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:11 PM   #8
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i've been peeking at a Ravens forum. most of them think the Ravens beating the Broncos is a near certainty and are more worried about PIT, CIN, and IND down the road. very few think Denver or Orton is for real and most of them think that the only reason BAL isn't 6-0 is because they are not playing to their potential or that the refs jobbed them. the consider their season to be on the line for this game and they assume that the Ravens will simply come out and manhandle the Broncos.

a bunch of asshats. all of them.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:14 PM   #9
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I love it, we havent been favored in our last couple games.
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It will be the Broncos toughest game yet. The Ravens have already lost 1 home game and they don't usually lose many of them, so the Broncos will have to play even better to get this win.
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I would guess this line moves pretty quick the other way over the course of the week.
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It comes to two things. Shutting down ray badass rice. And keeping orton upright with time.

If we do those, we got this. Their corners blow and dont stand a chance against our arsenal. But their LB and DL is amazing. As long as we keep them off Kyle. We should be able to go for 300+ in the air.

Foxworth is in deep trouble.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:22 PM   #13
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point spreads are not a sign of disrespect.....

it's about making money

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Old 10-26-2009, 12:25 PM   #14
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It will be the Broncos toughest game yet. The Ravens have already lost 1 home game and they don't usually lose many of them, so the Broncos will have to play even better to get this win.
I agree. The Ravens/Steelers obviously the best all-around D's we've faced. Orton and Broncos O will definitely be tested.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:29 PM   #15
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Ravens corners and wide receivers are trash.

Keeping/not keeping Ray Rice under control will decide this game.
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the ravens defense is overated.


http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/te...sition/defense
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point spreads are not a sign of disrespect.....

it's about making money

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Nonsense.. it's absolutely about respect, in a roundabout way. They place the lines at a point where people will feel compelled to bet on the games. They clearly expect that the general public (out of Denver) does NOT respect the Broncos, at least not for their record. If they did, the line would be much higher. An unbeaten team that has already beaten the vaunted Pats?

Like I said, I think the majority of people (outside of Denver) still consider us a fluke.
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Nonsense.. it's absolutely about respect, in a roundabout way.
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ummm what?

anyway, if more money moves to denver this week, the spread will drop

FYi, the broncos are 6-0 vs the spread this year
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Playing a tough Baltimore team at home is not disrespectful when they have to lay -3.5

Like was mentioned before, home teams give 3 points, so basically this is a push game and until we prove we can beat them at home the line sounds fair.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:33 PM   #20
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Nonsense.. it's absolutely about respect, in a roundabout way. They place the lines at a point where people will feel compelled to bet on the games. They clearly expect that the general public (out of Denver) does NOT respect the Broncos, at least not for their record. If they did, the line would be much higher. An unbeaten team that has already beaten the vaunted Pats?

Like I said, I think the majority of people (outside of Denver) still consider us a fluke.
If the line is so bad why not go ahead and put a 2nd mortgage on your home and place it on the Bronco's to win. Do a buy up and take the Bronco's even, you will make enough money to cover your ass for years to come.

But remember, every football fan in the world thought that the Eagles were going to pound the faiders into submission in week 6.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:36 PM   #21
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If I were a rich man, I would. Had I done it the last 6 games, I'd be rich indeed, since we've covered every spread to this point. Yea yea.. any given Sunday... I'm just saying, I hope this sort of thing gets under the skin of the players.
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Odds are a calculated expectation of a winner and by atleast X amount of points... ie the spread. There is no way it doesn't equate to "respect"! If odds-makers respected us as a team versus a 3-3 Ravens team then we wouldn't be dogs in this one! I'll take it though...Josh and Orton's record versus Vegas 6-0! 6 times underdogs, 6 times winners! Keep those picks coming!!
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Odds are a calculated expectation of a winner and by atleast X amount of points... ie the spread. There is no way it doesn't equate to "respect"! If odds-makers respected us as a team versus a 3-3 Ravens team then we wouldn't be dogs in this one! I'll take it though...Josh and Orton's record versus Vegas 6-0! 6 times underdogs, 6 times winners! Keep those picks coming!!
Wow! That should be headline material.
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A Push? We are less than even with a 3-3 team who lost to a team we beat handily in NE and barely beat a team we asswhipped in San Diego! That is disrespect...or their odds calculator in broken!
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I love it, personally. Now, I realize that betting lines have nothing to do with how good teams are, but more about how good people THINK teams are, so they can get folks to actually bet on games. But it goes to show you, most folks still think the Broncos are frauds.

Good. Keep thinking that. I hope we grow a chip on our shoulder's that won't go away anytime soon.

Favored by 3.5 (.5 points). A 3-3 team over a 6-0 team. Gotta love it.
nope the betting line is what vegas thinks they can make the money as even as possible. They make money of the juice.

Trust me being a true handicapper is one of the most sought after jobs in vegas. These dudes know sports. Had the priviledge of throwing a few back with a guy that only worked for the handicapper. They do exhaustive research on what they think score will be. Then they look at how that team plays at home, how the other team is on road, and usually bump 1 1/2 to 3 points based on whose at home.

They aren't dissin Broncos. They only feel making Broncos an underdog brings out the action on them early. Then the late money probably on the ravens.

If they get all the action on on team, they will lay off some of it at another casino. Honestly these guys are the masters, being one of them would be a really pimp job.

Managing a sportsbook got be a really hard job.
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