Originally posted by RishikeshA:
Soapbox : Take it from an x-gambler, if you have a team and follow them closely you'll know one day they can't win or cover the spread. On that day you bet against "your team" and probably win. From that time onward your favorite team becomes George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and the Benjamin's. Before you start shouting, I'm talking about the guy that bets all the time, not the office pool or the Super Bowl yearly bettor.
I absolutely would've bet the under at 7.5 or 8 if I were determined to make a bet, but I had faith we'd win the game. I fully expected it to be a tense, low scoring, defensive battle.
As it was, I found a smaller bet for a no odds winner and made my few bucks.