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cavs in 4 6 6.90%
cavs in 5 25 28.74%
cavs in 6 25 28.74%
cavs in 7 7 8.05%
celts in 4 2 2.30%
celts in 5 2 2.30%
celts in 6 8 9.20%
celts in 7 12 13.79%
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:55 PM   #2451
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I NEVER bet sports but I took the sucker bet today and bet the Celtics at -1.5....

yeah I know.. CSB
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:21 PM   #2452
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I have the same bet - whatever was wrong with LJ - injury or attitude - I don't think it gets fixed in Boston.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:23 PM   #2453
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i'm all about emotional hedging (betting against your team in a big game...**** the money if they win, small consolation if they don't), but tonight i got some cavs +2.

dunno what that means. probably double whammy in the morning (triple with the hangover teaching 1st period) seeing how this is cleveland sports.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:24 PM   #2454
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Celtics -1.5 just seemed like free money to me. Usually when that happens the team I bet gets blown out.

Victor should be thanking me for betting the Celtics. lolz
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:25 PM   #2455
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i'm all about emotional hedging (betting against your team in a big game...**** the money if they win, small consolation if they don't), but tonight i got some cavs +2.

dunno what that means. probably double whammy in the morning (triple with the hangover teaching 1st period) seeing how this is cleveland sports.
A man responsible for shaping the lives of young Americans is not only a drinker but a gambler also?? I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:57 PM   #2456
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so were your teachers, you just didn't know it.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:59 PM   #2457
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This is one of the most anticipated games in a really long time. Looking forward to see if Lebron lays another egg 3-14 type performance or if he goes off for a 40+ point triple-double.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:59 PM   #2458
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And he certainly put out more effort than D-Wade has in any regular season game since ~2005.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:02 PM   #2459
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This is one of the most anticipated games in a really long time. Looking forward to see if Lebron lays another egg 3-14 type performance or if he goes off for a 40+ point triple-double.
yeah can't wait.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:03 PM   #2460
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I can see the criticism of Lebron, in his press conference it just doesn't seem like he gives a ****. A lot of questions get answered tonight though.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:05 PM   #2461
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I don't really get the emotional hedging concept at all. Isn't the whole reason that we irrationally invest ourselves emotionally in sports teams because we LIKE the swings? Seems like making them bigger is more of a goal then making them smaller. I never ever bet against any of my teams, but I bet on them quite frequently.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:14 PM   #2462
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Re: NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs: Cavaliers vs Celtics

large emotional swings are a result getting invested in the first place. people hate swings so they hedge

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I have the same bet - whatever was wrong with LJ - injury or attitude - I don't think it gets fixed in Boston.
why not? if something is wrong then it was wrong a week ago too and he was fine then
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:19 PM   #2463
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Which side of the bet do you like Tarheels? Cavs +2 or Celtics -2?
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:23 PM   #2464
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don't care for either side tbh, copout i know
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:24 PM   #2465
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I don't really get the emotional hedging concept at all. Isn't the whole reason that we irrationally invest ourselves emotionally in sports teams because we LIKE the swings? Seems like making them bigger is more of a goal then making them smaller. I never ever bet against any of my teams, but I bet on them quite frequently.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:26 PM   #2466
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Tip off is 8 ET?
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:27 PM   #2467
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don't care for either side tbh, copout i know
Fair enough. That's how I honestly feel about betting most games.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:28 PM   #2468
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Tip off is 8 ET?
NBA.com is your friend but "yes" tipoff is 8:00 PM ET...
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:32 PM   #2469
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Not sure how this didn't occur to me earlier but ESPN brought up a good point. Tonight's game might be the last night we see LeBron in a Cavs uni...
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:34 PM   #2470
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8:10 if you want to get technical. Pinnacle's going to have more accurate numbers than the media since they want to get as much action as possible. Also, I like the Cavs tonight betting-wise, just for the mere fact that all the pundits/general fans have already left them for dead and anointed the Celtics the winner of the series. The books are hanging that line knowing full well that the average bettor is going to be all over the Celtics. Also, if you're getting dealt +2 at a square book, that's an even better sign since the sharp books still have it at 1.5.
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i haven't been this excited for a nba game in awhile. i'm ****ing amped.
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Not sure how this didn't occur to me earlier but ESPN brought up a good point. Tonight's game might be the last night we see LeBron in a Cavs uni...
wow, that's damn right! holy ****!

did you also know, jerome bettis is from detroit, and archie used to play for the saints?
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i haven't been this excited for a nba game in awhile. i'm ****ing amped.
i'd say it's the most excited i've been for a game that doesn't include the spurs
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:40 PM   #2474
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i'd say it's the most excited i've been for a game that doesn't include the spurs
Game 6 of the Orlando/Cleveland series last year was pretty huge too. That was the last time there was an NBA game this big though.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:42 PM   #2475
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lebron, you better shake hands tonight!

probably just totally jinxed boston now
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