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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Jim Thorpe's remains to stay
    in Pennsylvania town after
    legal battle

    The remains of former multi-sport
    star Jim Thorpe will stay in the
    Pennsylvania town named after him
    after a protracted legal battle.
    His sons had sought to
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:44 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Iowa St G Hallice Cooke set
    for hip surgeries

    AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State guard
    Hallice Cooke is having surgery to
    repair cartilage tears in both hips
    and will be out 6-8 months.The
    Cyclones...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:12:38 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Trinidad and Tobago a win away
    from World Cup

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Trinidad and
    Tobago women's team arrived in the
    United States two weeks ago without
    enough money for lunch. Now they're
    a...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:04:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    After years of October
    heartbreak, Giants' Hudson
    gets World Series shot

    After 16 years in the majors,
    Giants veteran Tim Hudson will get
    his first World Series start in
    Game 3 on Friday night as he chases
    an elusive title.
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:37:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Stephanie Seymour and Friends
    in Mexico


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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:49:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    NFL odds: Futility of Raiders,
    NFC South among Week 8 props
    to watch

    Aaron Rodgers is red-hot coming
    into the Packers' Sunday night
    matchup with the struggling New
    Orleans Saints having thrown for at
    least three touchdowns wi
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:59:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    NFL premieres new Domestic
    Violence PSA

    The NFL has teamed up with the No
    More Campaign to help stop sexual
    and domestic violence.
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:26:18 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Women's alpine World Cup
    starts without favorite

    SOELDEN, Austria (AP) With four
    different winners over the past
    four years, the women's Alpine
    skiing World Cup lacks a clear
    favorite for the...
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:01:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Lions' Calvin Johnson
    practices on ankle, status
    still uncertain

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin
    Johnson practiced for the second
    straight day Thursday in advance of
    the team's game against the Atlanta
    Falcons at Wembl
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:41:31 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    At 1-all, World Series moves
    to quirky Giants park

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Eric Hosmer is
    eager to see what makes San
    Francisco's waterfront ballpark
    unique.''I know absolutely
    nothing,'' the Kansas...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:45:17 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    WVU expels 3 students for
    post-game misconduct

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West
    Virginia University says it has
    expelled three students in what
    police called riots following the
    Mountaineers' win...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:59:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Kevin Love writes Cavaliers
    have great chemistry, not
    worried about stats

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin
    Love wrote the team already has
    great chemistry and he is not
    concerned about his statistics in a
    post for Derek Jeter's…. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:59:59 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    No. 6 Oregon looks to extend
    streak against Cal

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Marcus
    Mariota hasn't given much thought
    to being part of the first college
    football game played at Levi's
    Stadium. It's...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Forever changed: Where is Penn
    State three years after
    Sandusky scandal?

    Where is Penn State football three
    years removed from the Jerry
    Sandusky scandal?
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:56:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Wake Forest, Appalachian State
    agree to home-and-home series

    The Wake Forest Demon
    Deacons and Appalachian
    State Mountaineers have agreed to
    a football home-and-home series
    with games to be played in 2017 and
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

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NFL Lines

NFL lines, also known as point spreads, deal with the number that is set by bookmakers to get equal betting action on each team. The books are not setting NFL lines on who they think will win the game, but rather the line they think will make it so people will wager equally on both sides with not too much money put on one team or the other. Books do this so they can make money since they make a certain amount for each wager and if there is a game that has a lot more money bet on one team and that team wins the books will lose.

Explaining NFL Lines

NFL lines are pretty simple to understand so lets take a look at an example. Let's say that for week 1 of the season the NFL lines are out and in the Bears vs. Cowboys game the line is Cowboys -4. This means the Cowboys are favored by 4 points and they have to win the game by at least 5 points for you to win the bet. If you bet on the Cowboys in this game and they win 20-14 you win, as they covered the spread winning by 6 points. Conversely, if you bet on the Bears you will lose since they did not cover the 4 points they were given. If a game is a push you will get your original money bet on the game back. For example, if you see NFL lines with the Eagles at -4 over the Giants and they win by exactly 4 points the game is a push. Many times the books will have a spread with a .5 on the end, such as Cowboys -4.5, so there is no chance of a push.

NFL lines typically come out on Monday or Tuesday before the weekend games. The NFL lines are not set in stone, as they may change depending on things such as injuries and suspensions. However, what is set in stone is the wager you make at the time the NFL lines are out. If you bet on a team and get a certain line and then the NFL lines change you will get the line that was set at the time you make the wager. For example, if you bet on the Patriots to beat the Jets and they are favored by 7 points, but mid-week Tom Brady suffers an injury and will not play. Because of this the Pats are less likely to win and the line changes and they are only favored by 4 points. However, you made the wager when the line was at -7 and that is the line you will be locked in on.

If you are checking out the NFL lines you will see this for the game for the example above:

Cowboys -4
Bears +4

The - in front of the number means that team is the favorite and the + means the tam is the underdog.

NFL lines are not hard to understand and they are the most popular football wager.