Here's why the betting beat is so fascinating: Every bit of news that happens in sports potentially impacts the point spread and, in turn, potentially impacts sports fans. Exhibit A happened this past week, when the rumor of Randy Moss being traded from the New England Patriots to the Minnesota Vikings was leaked -- or accidentally tweeted.
A trade like that is what passes for a cataclysmic event in the sports betting world. Which is why the New York Jets-Vikes Monday night game was pulled from every board in Vegas and the Islands. How can a line be made if no one knows who is playing?