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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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I decided to give the late great Hunter S. Thompson the title to this post.

If you have never bet, legally, on a baseball game it is fair to guess you don't understand what the all the numbers mean.  Once when I was in Vegas I bet on the Astros to win.  (This was before the Marlins came into existence.)  Like most of my bets and all of my Lottery picks it didn't workout in my favor.

But a site called Healthy-Rest has the run down on the terms used by sports book agencies.

Explanation of the Terms.

I'm not recommending betting on baseball games or anything else for that matter.  But it does come up during the season that research from such organizations is referenced on this site.

Just wanted to let you know what the numbers mean.  Consider it educational.