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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:05:08 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Jacksonville Jaguars' Special
    Teams Problems Loom Large
    Following Bye


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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:45:00 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Fear the North: Raptors prove
    again they're for real in rout
    at Cavaliers

    Intangibles are a large part why
    the Raptors are now unquestionably
    a legitimate contender in the
    Eastern Conference.
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:33:50 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Rock You Like A Hurricane!
    Avalanche Are the Superior
    Force of Nature!


    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:34:54 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Henry Blanco Leaves
    Diamondbacks Staff For Cubs


    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:25:01 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    UTEP holds on to top New
    Mexico State 77-76

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) Cedrick Lang
    scored a layup with 2:30 left to
    give UTEP an eight-point lead, but
    the Miners needed to hold on to
    take a 77-76...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:36:48 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Kaminsky scores 26 as No. 3
    Wisconsin beats Boise

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) Frank Kaminsky
    scored 26 points and No. 3
    Wisconsin beat Boise State 78-54 on
    Saturday night.Nigel Hayes added 15
    points for...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:29:22 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Richmond tops William & Mary
    34-20

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) Michael
    Strauss threw a pair of touchdown
    passes and Seth Fisher ran for two
    more to help Richmond beat William
    & Mary...
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:32:34 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Canadiens-Rangers Preview

    The New York Rangers are catching a
    break by avoiding a matchup with
    Carey Price - as they did for most
    of last season's Eastern Conference
    finals...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:36:55 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Portland runs away from
    SIU-Edwardsville, 75-53

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Volodymyr
    Gerun scored 21 points and Portland
    ran away from Southern
    Illinois-Edwardsville for a 75-53
    win Saturday night...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:33:37 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Saturday's NBA Capsules

    NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony
    scored 25 points, Amare Stoudemire
    added 16 points and 11 rebounds,
    and the New York Knicks dropped the
    Philadelphia...
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:01:18 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Morehead State pulls away from
    Presbyterian, 69-49

    RUSTON, La. (AP) Brent Arrington
    and Angelo Warner scored 18 points
    apiece and Morehead State hit seven
    second-half 3-pointers to pull away
    for a...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:52:32 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Hartford holds off Niagara,
    65-62

    LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) John Carroll
    scored 16 points and Yolonzo Moore
    scored on a key tip-in in the final
    minute as Hartford held off
    Niagara, 65-62...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:15:10 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Toews, Hossa lead Blackhawks
    in 7-1 rout of Oilers

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Marian
    Hossa had a goal and three assists,
    and Jonathan Toews scored twice as
    the Chicago Blackhawks beat the
    Edmonton...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:22:41 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Oklahoma State losses 49-28 at
    No. 6 Baylor

    WACO, Texas (AP) Oklahoma State
    took the redshirt off highly touted
    freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph
    and now has only more chance to get
    bowl...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:32:00 -0500

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Manny Pacquiao defeats Chris
    Algieri in lopsided
    welterweight title fight

    MACAU (AP) -- Manny Pacquiao got
    the big knockdowns he desperately
    craved, battering Chris Algieri
    around the ring Sunday on his way
    to a decision...
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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.