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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:07:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    NCAA: Gurley's suspension
    upheld

    The NCAA upheld Todd Gurley's
    four-game suspension Thursday.
    Gurley is eligible to play on
    November 15 against Auburn. 
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:45:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Devils end 18-game shootout
    losing streak with win over
    Jets

    The New Jersey Devils? shootout
    woes have finally come to an
    end....
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:43:31 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Kings-Red Wings Preview

    The Detroit Red Wings seem to be
    catching on offensively after a
    slow start, while the Los Angeles
    Kings appear to be trending in the
    opposite...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:16:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    New ACC coaches ready for
    challenge of 'best league not
    in the NBA'

    New ACC coaches -- Wake Forest's
    Danny Manning, Virginia Tech's Buzz
    Williams, Boston College's Jim
    Christian and Louisville's Rick
    Pitino -- face uphill ba
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:09:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Derrick Rose leads the best
    Bulls team since MJ


    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:15:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    At the heart of the Denver D,
    a mentor and his pupil.


    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:19:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    One run and done? Royals have
    tough choices in coming
    offseason

    After their World Series run, the
    Royals face a unique challenge this
    offseason: Keeping a contending
    team together.
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:15:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Thunder's Russell Westbrook
    forced from action with right
    hand injury

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was
    forced from action with a right
    hand injury during a Thursday night
    game against the Clippers in Los
    Angeles....
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:15:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Report: Cavaliers, Anderson
    Varejao nearing three-year
    extension

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and center
    Anderson Varejao are reportedly
    nearing an agreement on a
    three-year extension.
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:15:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Three and Out: Jameis Winston,
    Florida State rally to top
    Louisville

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Florida State
    erased a 21-0 second-quarter
    deficit and pulled away late for a
    42-31 victory against Louisville on
    Thursday night...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:20:55 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Swansea City-Everton Preview

    Swansea City will look to put their
    League Cup disappointment behind
    them when they travel to Goodison
    Park to play Everton on
    Saturday.Garry Monk'...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:52:52 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Winston, Florida State rally
    to beat Louisville

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Jameis
    Winston threw three touchdowns to
    offset a three-interception start
    and Dalvin Cook had two long
    scoring runs to help...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:28:26 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Burnley-Arsenal Preview

    Burnley might be sitting at the
    bottom of the Premier League
    without a victory, but that alone
    is unlikely to put Arsenal's minds
    at ease about...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:51:49 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    MacKinnon scores twice, Avs
    beat Islanders 5-0

    DENVER (AP) Nathan MacKinnon
    scored his first two goals of the
    season and Semyon Varlamov stopped
    40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout,
    lifting the...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

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

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Winston, No. 2 FSU rally to
    topple No. 25 Louisville


    …. 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.