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Mathletics by Wayne L. Winston

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DID TIM DONAGHY FIX NBA GAMES?

In July 2007 shockwaves rippled through the sports world when NBA referee Tim Donaghy was accused of fixing the outcome of NBA games. If bettors attempt to fix a game, after the opening betting line is posted the line would move substantially as the “fixers” put their bets down. A move of two or more points in the line is generally considered highly unusual. For example, on November 14, 2007, when the Toronto Raptors played the Golden State Warriors, the opening line on total points (referred to hereafter as the Total Line) was 208 points. This means that if you bet the “Over” you would win if the total points scored were 209 or more. If you bet the “Under” you would win if the total points scored were 207 ...

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