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    Trying to figure this whole football thing out. Am I reading this right, Clemson did or did not cover the spread against Conneticutt? I see Conneticut is ranked 128 out of 129 teams. Been enjoying learning college football

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    The spread in our pool was 39.5, but the last I saw was 41. So, I will help you out. Clemson scored 44. Connecticut scored 7. If you were to subtract 7 from 44, you would arrive at 37. So, the margin of Clemson’s victory was 37 points. Now, back to the spread thing. Is 37 more, ore less than 39.5? It is less. That means that Clemson did not cover the spread.

    To further help you figure this out, a “spread” is not in any way meant to predict the outcome of a game. The spread is set by sportsbooks in an attempt to get equal bets on each team. You see, the ideal scenario for the sports book is for half of the money bet to be on Clemson, and the other half on Connecticut.

    Since this seems to be the most intelligent thing you could come up with to troll Clemson fans shortly after midnight this morning, I am sure there are a whole host of other topics that I could help explain to you. Maybe we can knock out one per week. If you’re gonna troll, be more like Rick.
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    The spread really only matters if you're betting on the game. Otherwise I don't think it means squat

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    How many trick plays were needed yesterday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trkykilr View Post
    The spread in our pool was 39.5, but the last I saw was 41. So, I will help you out. Clemson scored 44. Connecticut scored 7. If you were to subtract 7 from 44, you would arrive at 37. So, the margin of Clemson’s victory was 37 points. Now, back to the spread thing. Is 37 more, ore less than 39.5? It is less. That means that Clemson did not cover the spread.

    To further help you figure this out, a “spread” is not in any way meant to predict the outcome of a game. The spread is set by sportsbooks in an attempt to get equal bets on each team. You see, the ideal scenario for the sports book is for half of the money bet to be on Clemson, and the other half on Connecticut.

    Since this seems to be the most intelligent thing you could come up with to troll Clemson fans shortly after midnight this morning, I am sure there are a whole host of other topics that I could help explain to you. Maybe we can knock out one per week. If you’re gonna troll, be more like Rick.
    I would think the ideal scenario for the sports books would have been for all the money to be bet on Clemson, but hey, what do I know, Im just a lowly capitalist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    I would think the ideal scenario for the sports books would have been for all the money to be bet on Clemson, but hey, what do I know, Im just a lowly capitalist.
    Obviously, once the game is decided, they would want all of the money on the losing side. I dont think they wouldve been too confident with all the money on Clemson and the fourth quarter starting 44-7. Even money on each side guarantees a profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCswampCAT View Post
    How many trick plays were needed yesterday?
    I didnt watch much, but I saw 1. I dont know that needed is applicable in this particular case, but I do know they used at least 1 trick play.
    Last edited by trkykilr; 11-14-2021 at 11:01 AM.
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