Week 8 NFL point-spread moves 

October, 30, 2009
10/30/09
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Here's what I think of the study of gambling: It is Talmudic. It requires a lifetime of examination to understand it just a little. And even then you'll be surprised by how much you don't know and how much there is left to learn. I can see why wise guys like it so much. The challenges are constant.

That's what I was thinking when I quizzed Vegas vet Ted Sevransky yesterday. We were talking about this week's big plays in the NFL and he mentioned a few things I had never considered about situational betting; coin-flip games affecting power rankings; and betting ahead of, but with, the public.

It was interesting. Take a look:

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