Vegasrider
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March 15th, 2018 at 7:44:21 PM permalink
I thought it's best to create a new thread for each week. Let the discussion begin.
Mission146
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March 15th, 2018 at 7:54:10 PM permalink
The slam dunk was named such because of a journalist who compared the maneuver to, “Dunking,” a roll in a cup of coffee.
Vultures can't be choosers.
FleaStiff
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Mission146
March 16th, 2018 at 5:44:42 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

The slam dunk was named such because of a journalist who compared the maneuver to, “Dunking,” a roll in a cup of coffee.

Cup of coffee??
I'm going to need something stronger than that to drown my sorrows. I'm shown at 12 percent.

Congratulations to BBB at 99 percent.

By the way, I just confessed in a different thread, that my selection of 15-15 as a tie breaker score was simply a shot in the dark since I had absolutely no idea how basketball is scored and did not know that a reasonable score is in the 60 to 80 range. It was not a joke and had nothing to do with tennis or football. I just had no idea what was reasonable with either the scores or the teams.

Fleastiff goes skulking off in search of appropriate beverage but will have to probably settle for opening a can of seltzer water and pretending its a can of beer. (Skulk....skulk..... skulk).
Last edited by: FleaStiff on Mar 16, 2018
Vegasrider
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March 16th, 2018 at 10:46:39 PM permalink
Wow, Az gone, Virginia gone, Wichita St gone, ......I'll tell you who has an easy path to the sweet 16, Kentucky
Vegasrider
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March 18th, 2018 at 1:44:07 PM permalink
So there was an UMBC Alum who bet $800 on the ML and netted $16k in Vegas

http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/22812889/umbc-alum-eric-barger-friends-800-vegas-bet-retrievers
FleaStiff
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March 18th, 2018 at 2:17:12 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

So there was an UMBC Alum who bet $800 on the ML and netted $16k in Vegas

Yeah saw that. Something about eight guys each put in a hundred, ticket paid just over sixteen grand. I had no idea there was that kind of money involved in this basketball stuff.
DRich
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March 18th, 2018 at 4:02:52 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Yeah saw that. Something about eight guys each put in a hundred, ticket paid just over sixteen grand. I had no idea there was that kind of money involved in this basketball stuff.



Most people have no idea about the amounts bet in sports. I have a couple of friends that bet $10k-$20k per game on this.
Living longer does not always infer +EV
Vegasrider
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March 18th, 2018 at 5:02:33 PM permalink
Well there are people who bet over a million on the SB each year. March Madness in Vegas is actually the busiest time of year for them, not the SB
Vegasrider
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March 18th, 2018 at 5:13:03 PM permalink
How bout them Wolfpacks!
Vegasrider
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March 19th, 2018 at 7:33:10 AM permalink
Uggg, out of my 12 future bets, 10 were selected into the tourney. I only have two that made it to the sweet 16. Clemson at 500:1 & FSU at 150:1. I don't play chalk, every future bet was at least 150:1 when I bet back in Nov/Dec.

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