BlueThunder wrote:But you want real opinions? You look to the people putting their hard-earned money on it... In Vegas. 3 Point favs away Baby!!! Take away the obligatory 3 point home-field, and it's 6! Meaning it'd be 9 at the Clink! (ok, it'd be 20+ at the clink)...
There's a lot of substance here. Vegas is getting action on the Hawk side. The line opened at 1.5-2. 24 hrs later it went to 3 and I predict it will see 3.5 to 4 by game time. This despite the constant chatter of what a woeful road team we are and the fact we are traveling to the far east. I think the line should be higher, but LV can only go so high before the money starts going the other way. They just want balance and as of now, it looks like 3 pts is getting equal money on either side.
In the cold of Washington DC, in front of what will be a crazed bunch of people dressed like pigs, their HFA should be no less than 6 pts hosting a PO game. This means the line makers believe the (general) betting public believe the Hawks to be 9 pts better than the Skins if on neutral ground. I agree with Blue Thunder, at home this would be a 20 pt whuppin. On the road I think we take the crowd out early and win going away...31-16.
Having your views challenged is a lot more healthy than simply jabbering on with people who think exactly the same way as you.