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Old 02-13-2018, 12:11 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by dilanesp View Post
I went to Vegas a couple of weeks ago and they definitely are no longer consistently setting football lines at 110-100, and some of the lines are not 105-100 either. I saw some 115-100 and 120-100 on point spreads on playoff games.

I have a bit of inside knowledge of this, and that is that they are no longer necessarily setting lines to generate exactly even betting action (the traditional way a sports book operates, so that the house can never lose) and are now pursuing exploitative strategies that allow the book to make more money, including by modifying the vigorish to take in additional money.

So yes, they are screwing with takeout.
Now, even betting NFL games, "value" will become a component in the decision making on whether to bet or not.
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