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Here’s a place to share our sacrifices to the monster.    I couldn’t hit a parlay for my life yesterday.  Hopefully today will be better.    
 

Dolphins +5.5

Commanders ML

Colts +7

NYG -1

Panthers ML

Irv Smith Any TD (+225)

Skyy Moore Any TD (+600)


 

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For those of us who are gambling idiots, can you explain how a parlay works and what the advantages are vs. just "normal" bets?  I have no intention of getting into gambling because I know that I'm a very weak willing soul with things like this and I would get addicted in no time at all.  But I hear about parleys all the time and I'm just curious how it works.

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15 minutes ago, RedRamage said:

For those of us who are gambling idiots, can you explain how a parlay works and what the advantages are vs. just "normal" bets?  I have no intention of getting into gambling because I know that I'm a very weak willing soul with things like this and I would get addicted in no time at all.  But I hear about parleys all the time and I'm just curious how it works.

It just multiplies your winnings based on long odds.  You make multiple bets and they all have win for you to win.  Even "good odds" bets are tough to get right with so many in a row.  You can do any combination of parlays...ex Lions to win, Jets to cover, Goff throwing over 300 yards, Swift running for under 100 etc etc.

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In many ways the parlay is a sucker bet. The odds are nice but it’s damn hard to put 3 or more winner’s together.   Who am I kidding, even a 2 teamer isn’t easy.   
 

Commanders killed 2 parlays yesterday where I got the other 2 legs.  Need NYG -1 tonight to avoid the same fate.   

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4 hours ago, RedRamage said:

For those of us who are gambling idiots, can you explain how a parlay works and what the advantages are vs. just "normal" bets?  I have no intention of getting into gambling because I know that I'm a very weak willing soul with things like this and I would get addicted in no time at all.  But I hear about parleys all the time and I'm just curious how it works.

i love teasers but most sites dont offer them.  a teaser is a bet where you take two lines and get better odds for each, but both have to hit for you to win.  a teaser adds 6.5 to the line.

for example, last week at game time jacksonville was +3 and detroit was +6.  you could "tease" both games and get jacksonville at +9.5 and detroit +12.5.  both have to win for you to win the best.

i bet on draft kings and they dont do teasers.  instead, you can do an "alternative line" for each game.  that allows you to bet at a different line and increase your odds of winning, but as you increase the line, your pay out goes way down.  but if you bet three of those lines together, you can still get "ok" odds.

on my parlay i took atlanta at +8.5, san fran at +7.5, and jax at +14.  all three had to hit (and they did!).  but i was only getting +125 on the bet so i didnt win that much.

but i only bet $5 or $10 at a time.  never lose very much but never win very much.

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14 minutes ago, buddha said:

but i only bet $5 or $10 at a time.  never lose very much but never win very much.

And see here's where my issue would be... I'd bet $10, win $5 and think: "Man...if I'd have bet $100 I would have won $50!" and so next week I'd be tempted to bet a lot more.  Self-control in areas like this are NOT my forte, so I do my best to not get started.

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No betting for me this week. I lost taking the Lions and the moneyline last week. I played a $100 on blackjack, won most of my money back, then decided to put it on Tom Brady and Tampa Bay mid-game to come back and beat Rogders and the Pack. Had they come back midgame and won I would have gotten a $1,200 payout. I'm staying off the sportsbooks this week.

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UCLA +3.5

SEC Dog Parlay (this is such a dumb play) - will end up betting them solo too because I enjoy pain. 

Kentucky +7/Arkansas +17.5/A&M +3.5

Illinois/Whisky under 43.5

leaning towards Michigan but waiting to see if I can get it at 9.5


NFL bets are all totals at this point 

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i got stupid this week.  tough nfl lines.

4 pick moneyline parlay:

steelers, eagles, packers, chiefs.  +400 so my stupidity will pay off handsomely if i win.  i do not expect to win.

giants - 2 1/2

texans +5

raiders - 2 1/2

3 pick parlay:

jets +10, broncos +9, chiefs + 7.5:  +136

college:

um/iowa under 42

kansas +3

arkansas +17.5

maryland - 7.5

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That UM total looks so good that it scared me away.  

Looks like weather will have an impact on that MSU game.  Wind and rain remnants from Ian.   The total is dropping rapidly.  I liked the over before and may still jump on closer to kickoff if it plummets down into the mid 50’s.  

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1 hour ago, Hongbit said:

That UM total looks so good that it scared me away.  

Looks like weather will have an impact on that MSU game.  Wind and rain remnants from Ian.   The total is dropping rapidly.  I liked the over before and may still jump on closer to kickoff if it plummets down into the mid 50’s.  

typical mel tucker luck.

maryland was going to beat them by 40.  sparty cant stop the pass and maryland has multiple nfl level receivers.  now watch them win on a fluke blocked field goal for a touchdown.

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17 hours ago, RandyMarsh said:

For CFB it's hard for me to bet anything but money lines. Too often you see either back door covers or teams emptying the benches early. 

The biggest issue is lack of any injury reporting protocols.    I would’ve never bet Minnesota had I known their star RB wasn’t playing.  Oh well.  

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19 hours ago, RandyMarsh said:

For CFB it's hard for me to bet anything but money lines. Too often you see either back door covers or teams emptying the benches early. 

Yeah, my under 69.5 with Oklahoma/TCU isn't happening.

I'm liking some of the NFL spreads tomorrow, I love the Texans getting 6 against the Chargers. I'm playing left tackle for the Chargers.

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