Sunday, May 25, 2008

Some prop bets have horrible lines

I love prop bets as they are interesting to think about and sometimes offer value. But sometimes the lines are just so ridiculous. Here is an example:

LA Lakers to win game 3 and WIN series +175

In order for this prop to win, the Lakers have to win Game 3 and then also win the series. Given that they have won Game 3, they are huge favorites to win the series, but the problem here is that the money line for Game 3 alone is Lakers +210! Any bettor that bets +175 on this prop should seriously consider burning their money instead, it would probably be more fun.