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Do you ever use Vegas Totals when deciding between 2 players? (1 Viewer)

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Saw point totals being mentioned in another thread and thought that was interesting.

Example : Vick and the eagles have a point total of 51.

Bradford and rams have a point total of 46 i think.

So does anyone use this to decide on a tiebreaker between 2 guys or any other scenarios like that?

 
Saw point totals being mentioned in another thread and thought that was interesting.

Example : Vick and the eagles have a point total of 51.

Bradford and rams have a point total of 46 i think.

So does anyone use this to decide on a tiebreaker between 2 guys or any other scenarios like that?
I've used this in the past but not soley as a tie-breaker. If the over/under is pretty high I'd consider that a plus for a player depending on the team and other things

 
Wow I had not considered this and I am embarrassed to admit as much because it seems an obvious thing to do. I will do so going forward.

 
I have used it from time to time, but I take it with a grain of salt too. Remember these lines are made to keep the money equal on both sides so Vegas wins no matter what.

On a side note, please please please let today's game have some good fantasy performances, I don't think I can stomach another week of random person on this site "See I told you, never start players on Thursday night games, it is a curse"

 
I have used it from time to time, but I take it with a grain of salt too. Remember these lines are made to keep the money equal on both sides so Vegas wins no matter what.

On a side note, please please please let today's game have some good fantasy performances, I don't think I can stomach another week of random person on this site "See I told you, never start players on Thursday night games, it is a curse"
And they are frighteningly accurate, particularly right when they open as they get skewed once money goes down to heave on one side and not the other.

As someone said above, I'm a little embarrassed I never thought of this!

 
I have used it from time to time, but I take it with a grain of salt too. Remember these lines are made to keep the money equal on both sides so Vegas wins no matter what.
As true as this is, they can't put out anything too far off or the sharps will kill them for more than the public would.

Also, instead of just using game totals, break it down to team totals. For instance a 7 point game with a total of 47 = 27- 20.

One last thing: Vegas actually puts up big money on their opinions. So called "fantasy experts" rarely do.

 
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I have used it from time to time, but I take it with a grain of salt too. Remember these lines are made to keep the money equal on both sides so Vegas wins no matter what.

On a side note, please please please let today's game have some good fantasy performances, I don't think I can stomach another week of random person on this site "See I told you, never start players on Thursday night games, it is a curse"
And they are frighteningly accurate, particularly right when they open as they get skewed once money goes down to heave on one side and not the other.

As someone said above, I'm a little embarrassed I never thought of this!
atleast im not the only one.

 
Saw point totals being mentioned in another thread and thought that was interesting.

Example : Vick and the eagles have a point total of 51.

Bradford and rams have a point total of 46 i think.

So does anyone use this to decide on a tiebreaker between 2 guys or any other scenarios like that?
Yes, it's most useful for QB and DT decisions.

 
I have used it from time to time, but I take it with a grain of salt too. Remember these lines are made to keep the money equal on both sides so Vegas wins no matter what.
As true as this is, they can't put out anything too far off or the sharps will kill them for more than the public would.

Also, instead of just using game totals, break it down to team totals. For instance a 7 point game with a total of 47 = 27- 20.

One last thing: Vegas actually puts up big money on their opinions. So called "fantasy experts" rarely do.
Exactly. The "equal $ on both sides" point gets regurgitated in every betting thread in every forum and it's grossly misleading because the implication is that public squares move lines with their pultry $50 bets (and by extension these games are somehow easy to beat); which isn't true at all.

 
I have used it from time to time, but I take it with a grain of salt too. Remember these lines are made to keep the money equal on both sides so Vegas wins no matter what.
As true as this is, they can't put out anything too far off or the sharps will kill them for more than the public would.

Also, instead of just using game totals, break it down to team totals. For instance a 7 point game with a total of 47 = 27- 20.

One last thing: Vegas actually puts up big money on their opinions. So called "fantasy experts" rarely do.
Exactly. The "equal $ on both sides" point gets regurgitated in every betting thread in every forum and it's grossly misleading because the implication is that public squares move lines with their pultry $50 bets (and by extension these games are somehow easy to beat); which isn't true at all.
I agree.

Also, forget about all that messy math finding out the team totals. They are listed right here:

http://www.pinnaclesports.com/TeamTotalsLeague/Football/NFL/1/Lines.aspx

 
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