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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:45:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    What Kansas City needs to do
    for a Game 4 victory


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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:15:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Mariota leads Ducks past Cal,
    but Oregon's defensive
    questions linger

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In its
    hallmark overwhelming style, Oregon
    blew past Cal on Friday night 59-41
    in the first college football game
    played at...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    It's time to stop doubting the
    Royals' Ned Yost in this World
    Series

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The popular
    opinion in some circles, perhaps
    even in Kansas City, is that the
    Royals are winning despite manager
    Ned Yost. Nothing...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Mariota, Freeman lead No. 6
    Oregon over Cal


    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Bochy sticks to plan in
    starting Vogelsong over
    Bumgarner in Game 4

    SAN FRANCISCO -- It was nothing
    more than interesting pregame
    conversation for Giants manager
    Bruce Bochy on Friday afternoon, a
    few hours before...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:15:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Seattle-area high school cedes
    title to rival in wake of
    shooting

    Oak Harbor High School in Seattle,
    Wash., announced that it will cede
    the Wesco 3A North division
    football title to rival
    Marysville-Pilchuck in...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:53:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Royals hold off Giants in
    pitcher's duel to take 2-1
    World Series lead

    The Royals beat the Giants 3-2
    Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in
    the World Series and improved their
    record this postseason to 9-1. The
    Giants,...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:58:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Royals peanut vendor makes
    amazing toss to upper deck

    The Kansas City Royals run to the
    World Series has been aided by
    their deep roster of strong arms,
    especially coming out of the
    bullpen, but a new video sho
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:00:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Cowboys' Jerry Jones on
    Michael Sam's release: We
    needed roster spot

    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
    said Friday that the team valued
    Michael Sam's contributions as a
    practice squad player but that it
    needed to devote the ro
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Oregon at Cal


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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    LeBron James to let fans
    decide whether he brings back
    chalk toss

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron
    James is going to ask fans whether
    he should bring back his pregame
    chalk toss ritual this season.
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:45:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Roundtable: Which rookie will
    break out in the season's
    second half?

    SI.com's fantasy football experts
    discuss which rookies could break
    out in the second half of the NFL
    season.
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:45:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Three Thoughts: U.S. women
    beat Mexico, qualify for 2015
    World Cup

    CHESTER, Pa. ? The U.S. qualified
    for the 2015 Women?s World Cup on
    Friday night, blanking a submissive
    Mexico team 3-0 and earning a
    ticket to...
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    PGA president Bishop ousted
    for social media comments


    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    LIVE: Giants host Royals in
    Game 3


    …. 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.