How We Calculate Point Spreads
Game odds are determined using the Opening Line from CBS Sports:
They are entered into PoolTrackers every Tuesday morning.
Spreads entered will always have a half point factored in. For example a 4.0 will become a 3.5. This is to avoid situations where a game could be "tied" once you factor in the spread. These situations caused confusion as to "who won" in our user community.
If the pool that you're in uses the spread, there will be a message at the top of the pick sheet. Points spreads will show up beside each game: