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If I bet $1,000 on the Pistons to win before game 1, how much would I make?

Old 06-14-04, 03:45 PM
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If I bet $1,000 on the Pistons to win before game 1, how much would I make?

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I saw the series line at +450 before the first game, so you would've made $4500 and gotten your original $1000 back.
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I thought it was 8 to 1 before the first game, so $8000?
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Old 06-14-04, 11:37 PM
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Re: If I bet $1,000 on the Pistons to win before game 1, how much would I make?

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Did you make that bet? I wish Iw ould have put like 100 or so on it, just for fun.. Oh well
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Old 06-14-04, 11:42 PM
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Re: Re: If I bet $1,000 on the Pistons to win before game 1, how much would I make?

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Did you make that bet? I wish Iw ould have put like 100 or so on it, just for fun.. Oh well
No, I thought the Pistons were going to get crushed...
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Old 06-15-04, 09:12 AM
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Originally posted by Blake
I thought it was 8 to 1 before the first game, so $8000?
Nope....it was 1-8 for the Lakers. The odds are not inversely proportional because of the vig.

EDITED TO ADD: The +450 implies that the Pistons were 5.5 to 1
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THe odds were 35-1 that the Pistons win in 5 games before game one. After game one you could still get 8-1 that they win in 5.
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