Don't be turned off by big spreads

Updated: December 10, 2004, 4:15 PM ET
By Hank Goldberg | ESPN Insider
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    The smallest favorite on the board Sunday is San Diego, which is giving 5½ to Tampa Bay. There are five games with double-digit spreads. Welcome to the age of disparity.

    For those who fear giving those kind of points, double-digit road dogs in December since 2000 are just 13-25-1 with the number.


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    Hank Goldberg is an NFL reporter on a variety of ESPN programs. He first joined ESPN2 as football analyst on SportsNight when the new network launched Oct. 1, 1993. He has also been a frequent contributor on ESPN Radio since June 1992.