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    Default Odds of Iowa Winning it all

    If you were a bookie and had to set serious odds on Iowa winning the title, what would it be.
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    Default Re: Odds of Iowa Winning it all

    Even Money

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    am I setting odds for Iowa vs the field? if so I'd say slightly less than even money.

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    wow. So you guys only think there is a 50% chance Iowa wins it this year? Or Less?

    I would have thought this years team would inspire more confidence
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    Even money where I am from means you bet $10 and win , you get $10 back -a sure thing . i don't see anyone save Cornell coming within 15 points of them .

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    Yes that is what it means payton. But statistically for "even money" to be accurate an event has a 50% chance of occuring. If we were to flip a coin it would be for even money, because each side has a 50% chance of landing. Hence 1:1

    If we were betting on whether a dice would come up on a six the correct odds would be 5:1, because there is only a 1/6 chance a dice will land on a 6, and a 5/6 chance it wont.

    So when you say you would put iowa as even money you are telling me there is only a 50% chance in your mind that they win a title.
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    God damn LoSt, you are like my wife. You ask my opinion and then try to give it to me anyway.

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    The correct answer of course is that it depends on whether LoSt has money on them or not. If YOU have money on them, I say the odds are 3:1, if YOU are betting against them I say its 1:3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    The correct answer of course is that it depends on whether LoSt has money on them or not. If YOU have money on them, I say the odds are 3:1, if YOU are betting against them I say its 1:3.
    So would we all agree that 4:1 is too high?
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