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    kontiki
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    Help with some terminology about spreads

    Hey all, im new here I have a newbie question, I've read on the free picks this
    L.A. Clippers +3 against Portland Trail Blazers

    but my bet provider offers me
    Portland Trail Blazers - Los Angeles Clippers (-2.5/+2.5).

    Now, do i take 1 (-2.5) or 2(+2.5)?
    And if i pick +2.5 does it mean whoever wins will win with over 2.5 points or the favorite only?
    Thanks!!

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    Mr KLC
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    -2.5 means the Trailblazer have to win by 3 or more for you to be a winner.
    +2.5 means the Clippers have to win or lose by no more than 2 points for you to win

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    Ratzz
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    this means that Portland is expected to win this game by 3 pts. (-3)
    the logic being that if you select Portland you are beginning the game 3 points behind..

    if you select the Clippers then you are beginning the game 3 pts ahead (+3)
    given that the other team must outscore them by three to win and cover the line.

    1) a person that tells you a team followed by a (+) is indicating the Underdog will cover (not lose by 3 in this case)
    2) a person that tells you a team followed by a (–) is indicating the Favorite will cover (win by 4 or more)

    the correct pick in this game is Portland Trail Blazers (-3) in this case, i believe

    Good Luck

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    ronjon619
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    Lines are different at different places. The tip you recieved was Clippers +3, your book is offering Clippers +2.5.

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    don't follow someone else's picks. since you are new, if a play seems dumb obvious, pick the opposite side. the explanations above are good.

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    kontiki
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    well, I don't know if this one seems dumb hehe, for now i played only other ppl's recommendations, because i know almost nothing about these clubs yet. I bet with small amounts for now, so it wont be some big loss. By the way what do you think about this +3 spread pick?

    And thanks for the explanations : )

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    Clippers and Blake Griffin playing better of late. Portland struggling to stay healthy.

    Doc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc JS View Post
    Clippers and Blake Griffin playing better of late. Portland struggling to stay healthy.

    Doc
    Clippers aren't the same on the road as they are at home this year though. I guess I would go with the Clippers plus the points though. Taking them +2.5 is a ripoff though. Almost all the online books are +3.5 -110, and I would take them at that price and line.

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    clippers and the points...good luck and welcome

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