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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:13:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Player-by-player analysis of
    USA Basketball's World Cup
    roster

    With NBA All-Stars Kevin Love,
    Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant
    all watching from the sidelines,
    USA Basketball's big-man heavy
    World Cup roster includes su
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:45:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Cardinals look to tap into
    huge offensive potential


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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:47:57 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Nationals' 10-game win streak
    ends, Giants romp

    WASHINGTON (AP) As the deficit
    grew from two to four to eight,
    even the Washington Nationals - who
    grew so accustomed to comeback,
    last-at-bat...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:45:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Twins' offense ignites, become
    first team in 2014 to plate 20
    runs

    The Twins beat the Tigers 20-6
    Friday night, becoming the first
    major league team to score 20 runs
    this season. The last team to score
    20 runs in a...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Watch: Phil hits recovery shot
    from VIP hospitality area


    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:45:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Future should be now for Blake
    Bortles and the Jaguars

    Gus Bradley wasted no time after
    the Jaguars' 13-12 preseason loss
    to Detroit Friday in declaring Chad
    Henne his starting quarterback for
    Week 1....
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:15:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Derrick Rose, Mason Plumlee
    among 12 to make Team USA's
    final cut

    Team USA announced its final 12-man
    roster for the FIBA World Cup early
    Saturday morning, cutting Damian
    Lillard, Kyle Korver, Chandler
    Parsons and...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Loss of Manny Machado not
    crippling for Orioles, but
    requires reshuffling

    Manny Machado will have surgery on
    his injured right knee within the
    next week and will likely miss the
    remainder of the regular and
    postseasons,...
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Derrick Rose inches closer to
    Team USA after showing vs.
    Puerto Rico

    NEW YORK -- Three thoughts from
    Team USA's 112-86 win over Puerto
    Rico in the U.S.? final exhibition
    before cutting its roster to 12
    ahead of the...
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:00:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Watch: Lions' Suh levels Jags'
    Henne with late hit


    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:45:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Oklahoma WR Dorial
    Green-Beckham can't play this
    season

    Oklahoma wide
    receiver Dorial Green-Beckham
    must sit out this season after the
    NCAA denied his waiver request to
    play immediately followng his
    trans
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  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:32:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    SI.com's complete 2014 college
    football preview coverage

    As the 2014 college football season
    approaches, get caught up on
    everything you need to know. Who
    are the favorites to make the
    inaugural College...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:30:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Atlético defeats rival Real
    Madrid to win Spanish Super
    Cup

    MADRID (AP) ? A 2nd-minute goal by
    striker Mario Mandzukic gave
    Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win against
    Real Madrid in the second leg of
    the Spanish...
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:52:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    SI Swimsuit models throw the
    first pitch at the Brooklyn
    Cyclones' game

    The SI Swimsuit takeover has
    begun! All eight models --
    Lily Aldridge, Hannah Davis,
    Hannah Ferguson, Gigi Hadid,
    Chanel Iman, Ariel Meredith,
    Je
    …. read the rest by clicking HERE

  • Breaking SPORTSNEWS News
    @ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:14:00 -0400

    By: Sports Illustrated

    Friday's P.M. Hot Clicks: Just
    give up and watch the Simpsons
    forever

    Every Simpsons Ever, The Day
    Productivity Grinded To A Halt...
    …. 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.