Bill Dozer - Half time betting is profitable for sportsbooks because of the type of bettor it attracts. There are the gamblers who were at work and missed getting down on their team and there are the bettors who watched their team get blown out in the first two quarters who look to 2nd half odds for reason to keep watching. Then there is the chaser, the book's most profitable type of bettor...He's the guy down large on the night and can't be at peace with tomorrow is another day. He wants to go to bed with a number in the plus column but there are no more games on the board to cap. His last chance of the night is to play the odds in the second half.