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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    miami-louisville-tout


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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Fantasy Football: NFL
    preseason implications,
    fallout from A-to-Z

    After the Seahawks won the Super
    Bowl, we had several months to take
    in all of the changes in the league
    during the NFL offseason. Fantasy
    fans...
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Pirates at Cardinals 9-1-14


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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:15:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    How ESPN erred in its report
    on Michael Sam's showering
    habits

    After viewing and re-viewing Josina
    Anderson?s report last Tuesday
    about Michael Sam?s showering
    habits -- a report that produced
    apologies from...
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Mariners at Athletics 9-1-14


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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Raiders make right move in
    naming Derek Carr starter over
    Matt Schaub

    After a Week 4 preseason audition
    in which he did a fairly decent job
    of tearing apart the Seattle
    Seahawks' first- and second-team
    defenses,...
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Bouchard ousted in quarters
    while Murray, Djokovic advance
    on Day 8

    NEW YORK -- While all the other top
    seeds keep falling around her, No.
    1 Serena Williams keeps posting
    dominant performances. Day 8 at the
    U.S....
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:57:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    MLB Power Rankings: Giants
    surge, Brewers fall as
    September begins

    The Angels are still tops in the
    Power Rankings, but another
    California team has pushed its way
    toward the top of the table.
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:45:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Combined no-hitter of Braves
    is rare bright spot for
    Hamels, Phillies

    Cole Hamels and the Phillies
    picked up their first combined
    no-hitter ever and just
    the 12th in MLB history by
    blanking the Braves on Monday
    aftern
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll:
    Earl Thomas is top punt
    returner

    Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll
    said Monday that safety Earl Thomas
    will be the team's primary punt
    returner. Thomas is listed as the
    No. 1...
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:45:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Predicting the recipients of
    this season's NFL awards


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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Phillies throw first combined
    no-hitter in franchise history

    Four Phillies pitchers combined for
    a no-hitter against the Braves on
    Monday. It was the 12th no-hitter -
    and the first combined no-hitter -
    in...
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Report: Derek Carr will start
    for Raiders over Matt Schaub

    Raiders players have been informed
    that Derek Carr will be Oakland's
    starting quarterback in Week 1,
    according to Jay Glazer of FOX
    Sports.
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    After another head injury,
    David Ash must be tough enough
    to walk away

    After suffering another concussion
    against North Texas, Texas QB David
    Ash needs to consider his long-term
    health and walk away from football.
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:45:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Derek Jeter's farewell, MVP
    races highlight September's
    storylines

    Derek Jeter's retirement, the
    Royals' chase for their first
    playoff berth since 1985 and tight
    MVP races in the AL and NL
    highlight a big month of September
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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.