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Sports Wagering Now in Transition From Football To Baseball

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The Super Bowl is the culmination of a stress filled year of betting for gamblers around the world. The time that follows serves as a much needed break from the stress before the Major League Baseball season begins.

For the casual gambler, the NFL has everything to offer. The games are exciting. Point spreads are relatively easy to understand, and there are experts to turn to for answers around every corner.

There is another breed of gambler out there, however. The hardcore bettor. For the hardcore bettor, there are now a few weeks off before their attention turns to March Madness followed by Major League Baseball.

March Madness happens for only a month, not enough time to drive gamblers crazy. So the transition from football briefly pauses for college hoops, before focusing on baseball. Baseball lines are much more complex than their football counterpart. They contain pluses and minuses that only the well trained gambler can understand. The games are more boring, and the season is played everyday from April until October.

To be a baseball gambler, it takes a special kind of person. The type that not only loves the game, but can sit through nine, long, stress filled innings, before an outcome is achieved.

The chances of having underdogs win games is much greater in baseball than football. The other side of that is that there are also fifteen games nightly, with game totals for all.

In the end, the reality for these hardcore gamblers is this. The month in between the Super Bowl and spring training games, serves as a much needed break for even the most devoted of bettors.…

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Randy Moss The Betting Favorite To Score First Touchdown in Super Bowl

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Randy Moss spent part of the off season wondering where he would be playing this football season. Now, as the Super Bowl approaches, he has become the favorite by the odds makers to score the first touchdown in the game.

Moss has odds of +400 to be the first player to score a touchdown this weekend. Those are the lowest odds among all the players in the game.

Laurence Maroney is the second choice of the odds makers at +600. The first Giant that is listed is Plaxico Burress. His odds are +700.

In essence, that means that sports books believe that New England will be the first team to score a touchdown in Arizona on Sunday. Upon looking at many of these prop bets, one has to wonder if the Giants have any shot at all at winning this game.

Up and down the list of propositions there are lower odds across the board on the Patriots in almost every scoring prop. If the Giants do pull the upset, or even get on the board early, it could leave many gamblers happy.

There is no doubt that gamblers will seize the opportunity to play the odds and hope for a miracle from the Giants. The game line continued to drop today. The Patriots are now only favored by eleven and a half. That is almost a full field goal less than where the game opened at.

Betting Odds Will Change After Johan Santana Trade To Mets

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The New York Mets are coming off a season in which they put themselves and their fans through one of the worst collapses in the history of baseball.

Going into the off season, the pressure was on General Manager Omar Minaya to bring in the type of player that would help the organization forget last years horrible end to their season.

On Tuesday, Minaya made possibly the biggest trade in the history of the Mets. Johan Santana, the best pitcher in baseball was dealt to the Mets for four prospects.

The trade will not only make the Mets one of the favorites in the National League, but also a favorite to win the World Series. Sports books scurried today to pull off their baseball futures odds after hearing of the potential trade.

The smart guess would be that those odds will not again appear for the Mets until after they negotiate with Santana on an extension. Once that is complete and all players pass physicals, the trade will be complete. Then you can expect that sports books will re post the odds, and most likely the Mets will be a much lower price to win it all than they were last weekend.