Sports picksFebruary 21, 2012

To moneyline or take the points?

To moneyline or take the points?

For many individuals, one of the most difficult questions is whether to take the points or just hit the moneyline. For instance, your team is a 2.5 point underdog in a football game, so shouldn’t you just take the moneyline? Those points won’t come into play most of the time. Though it is true that the points won’t come into play in a majority of bets, there isn’t always great value in the moneyline. In games where the spread is so low, it’s expected that the game will be very close. Having a couple of points on your side at the end of the game can make a major difference.

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The big point is about greed. You have to check yourself so that you don’t get greedy with these kinds of  sports picks. Ultimately the goal is just to win. You want to keep adding money to your bankroll. If you get greedy and try to hit moneylines, then you will watch a correctly handicapped game turn into a loser on many occasions. Just take the points and you won’t have to worry about this.

 

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