The Science Behind Point Spreads: Vegas doesn't disrespect the Ravens...bettors do!
In a message board post Iíll often see a question like ďwhy does Vegas hate us?Ē The people setting the lines donít care about the Ravens. They donít care about Ray Lewis, they donít care what Joe Flacco should make next season, and they donít care when Bernard Pollard says the NFL wonít be around in 30 years. They only really care about how the betting market will price the game so they can closely approximate the spread when they first offer it and hone it before many dollars are wagered to something that will split action appropriately.
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