point spread


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point spread

n.
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Bally Clubs All Across Colorado Declare "When Denver Wins, You Score," by Welcoming the Local Community for Free Workouts for as Many Days as the Denver Victory Point Spread
Their findings depend critically on two underlying assumptions: first, prices set in the NFL betting market, the point spread and the total, are set simultaneously and reflect bettors forecasting the final score of the game, which informs their wagering decisions; second, the presence of a balanced book on the part of the sports book reflecting that prices are set to clear the market by equalizing betting on either side of the point spread and totals propositions.
Wolfers (2006) developed evidence from point spread betting indicating that as many as one in every 50 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's basketball games involved illegal "point shaving.
An asterisk denotes a point spread from an offshore sportsbook.
If fans prefer more certainty of outcome, as the point spread on the home team increases, attendance would be expected to increase.
Wolfers (2006) and Gibbs (2007) conclude from asymmetric distributions in winning margins around the spread that point shaving--the illegal practice by favored teams of attempting to win basketball games by less than the point spread in order to yield profits for gamblers who bet on the underdog--is pervasive throughout college and professional basketball.
You probably didn't know it, but I am among the world's most skilled football seers, especially when picking games against the point spread.
Assisted living had a 380 basis point spread in the fourth quarter, compared with a 690 spread in the third quarter.
Here, we're literally adding the point spread to the value of the stock which you can apply to the striking price.
The mangled crust at the meeting point spread vertically into a plateau and went downward, where it grew warm enough to melt.
Central American loans to American citizens yield much more spread than normal A paper loans, so with a one point spread, JMCP could stand to take $700,000 for the first year, but could get zero out of the deal if it doesn't materialize.
We use new techniques and data to show that Wolfers and his critics are not necessarily incompatible, that widespread point shaving could exist for regular-season NCAA college basketball games even if heavy favorites, on average, cover the point spread.