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Old 08-08-05, 01:44 PM
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Spurs Odds to Win Next Championship

Just got back from Vegas. I went to several sports books and noticed that they had the Spurs at 3/2 odds to win the next championship at the beginning of my trip. We had the best odds listed, the same as the Patriots for winning. By the time I left it was 7/2 odds for the Spurs at most casinos. We're still favorites, but they were showing some shift in power to the Eastern Conference.
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Old 08-08-05, 01:50 PM
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You'd be a fool to bet against the Spurs....with that said 7-2 odds? Damn I'd lock in on that in a sec!
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Old 08-08-05, 01:54 PM
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yeah, i'd put a couple hundred on 7-2 easily...
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Old 08-08-05, 01:58 PM
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I think you can do better than that especially if you have offshore sportsbooks. I'll take a look around and post again when I find the best current odds. If you are gonna be wagering a couple hundred or more it will be worth your while to open an account - assuming you are comfortable with the risk of an offshore book having your money for 10 months but I would only be recommending ones that I have personally been using for awhile now.
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Old 08-08-05, 02:00 PM
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7-2 looks fine to me. I mean from the investor's point of view.
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Old 08-08-05, 02:04 PM
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can you explain what exactly 7-2 means?
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Old 08-08-05, 02:09 PM
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can you explain what exactly 7-2 means?
From a poker view: You put 2000 into a pot of 7000. You can win the whole pot, which is 9000.
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Old 08-08-05, 02:09 PM
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In 99' vegas had them 15-1 odds. I came home 1500 dollars richer.
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Old 08-08-05, 02:37 PM
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how do those odds work?? say i have 100 dollars, i'd bet on 15-1.. i'll win 1500?? right??

what about 3-2??
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Old 08-08-05, 02:39 PM
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I put down $20 in Vegas in 2003 with 11-1 odds
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Old 08-08-05, 02:50 PM
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how do those odds work?? say i have 100 dollars, i'd bet on 15-1.. i'll win 1500?? right??

what about 3-2??
No.
15-1 : you put 100 and win 1600. The pot is your 100 plus 1500 already in it. So 1600. but your profit is 1500.

3-2 : you bet 200 and win 200 + 300 = 500. Profit of 300.
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Old 08-08-05, 03:04 PM
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thanks..

i won 500 in 03 against dallas
i lost 1000 in 04 against the lakers
i won 200 in 05 against phoenix
i will lose 100 in 06 against "new york"??? hahahaha
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Old 08-08-05, 03:40 PM
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Easy Money, easy money.
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Old 08-08-05, 03:52 PM
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Easy Money, easy money.
Nope. You need to know what you are doing and it can be profitable.
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Old 08-08-05, 04:17 PM
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in 04.. i thought it was easy thats why i bet big... then it happened
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Old 08-08-05, 04:23 PM
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thanks..

i won 500 in 03 against dallas
i lost 1000 in 04 against the lakers
i won 200 in 05 against phoenix
i will lose 100 in 06 against "new york"??? hahahaha
is that in pesos lyonnais? lol!!!
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Old 08-08-05, 07:26 PM
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ummm...I know we all love our Spurs....but a word to the wise, never bet on basketball...that's a chump bet....
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Old 08-08-05, 09:46 PM
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I won about $300 of the Spurs-Dallas game in '03. Watching the game was my break from the tables. I can't remember which game of the series it was---it was the game Dirk was supposed to be hurt, but played anyway. There was some guys who bet the under on the game for like $500. I think SA blew out Dallas, but in garbage time, Dallas starting hitting threes. I had a hard time not laughing as they groaned with the score approaching the over/under line. Poor saps.
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Old 08-08-05, 10:24 PM
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This year was good and relatively safe (well, except of last moment..). I had some concept that since the series result is basically decided then it's just about hitting the game when advancing team would get the next win. With regards to single game I shouldn't be wrong more than 3 times in a row. Also shouldn't be greedy and win only what I target to win.
100$+$200+$200=$500

1. With Spurs crashing Suns I noticed 1.37 odds for game 4. Put $270 to win $100 (to look for something more would be greedy and with those odds need to risk with more money), lost, hoops.. Then with the odds 2.10 or something for game 5 I bet $300+, regained my bets and cashed in $100.

2. Bet hundred-something on Detroit being slight underdogs vs Miami in game 7 to win exactly $200.

3. Had to bet three times (as in point 1: 2nd and 3rd time raising the bet to recover just lost + get $200 profit) for Spurs in Detroit. The risk wasn't that high considering Spurs were underdogs in every game (and favourites to win the Finals throughout), but I must admit if not for Horry and TD in game 5 I risked to be in losses in these play-offs.

Then I said "stop playing with destiny" for Spurs and my wallet's sake and just supported Spurs in last two games without any bets.

I also had another little double bet for Dallas winning series vs. Houston and NJ vs. Miami: something like 15-1 potential return. $15 or something bet was "insured" by single bet on Dallas (overall double bet lost, single bet won = break-even). I was very confident in Dallas, but probably should bet after game 2

All in all I think it's quite risky: well, these guys run the business to fill in their pockets, not ours. And definitely need to set the ceiling in advance as to how much you are ready to lose. Also decide in advance when to stop if you win. One can say I was lucky, but actually only 4 of my 8 bets were correct (even though except of looking for "easy lucky money" with Dallas+NJ I was pretty confident I have high chances of winning)

Not sure I will do this again..
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Old 08-08-05, 10:33 PM
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My odd ball superstition is never bet on the Spurs. I don't know why, it defies any logic. Even in the finals of 99 and 03 when the Spurs where heavy favorites I wouldn't do even a friendly bet with a friend from NY.
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Old 08-08-05, 11:20 PM
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I put down $100 in 03.
Dave's last year, the incoming talent of 1 Manu Ginobili, TP with a year under his belt, and Tim Duncan ready to take on all comers.

AT 15-1. I MISS THOSE DAYS. BUT THESE DAYS ARE GREAT TOO. ONLY THE PAYOFF AIN'T AS MUCH
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Old 08-09-05, 12:49 AM
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Its all about easy money if you bet..If you dont well the odds stay the same...So if you want to bet on this awsome odd, so be it...I am!!!!! damn you would have to be stupid not to... Im in for 200.00 which = alot of people drinking on the river walk on championship night!!!
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