Originally Posted by gonelong
From how I understand it the line moves because money comes in on one side or the other. The initial line is important because the book makes money 10% (or whatever) on the losers. If they can keep 1/2 the money on each side, they win every time. If the line moves alot from the initial, they can get themselves in a spot where they can't control both sides of the bet as well.
If you are talking about something else, I'd love to add to my knowledge base. Can't be a Renaissance man if you don't know something about everything.
The line started at Auburn -3. 70% of the money came in on Auburn. The line dropped to Auburn -1. Vegas is taking the Ducks tonight.