Interpreting "money line", "money line mgm", & etc, on SportsDatabase.com

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Dylan O'Connell

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Jan 15, 2023, 6:26:37 PM1/15/23
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Hey all, trying to use SportsDatabase.com for the first time! 

I want to query the final money line for historical NBA games, and I'm struggling to understand the variables (& their output). Example query

date, team, o:team, points, o:points, money line, money line ave, money line ce, money line ci, money line dk, money line fd, money line lv, money line mgm, money line mir, money line pb, money line sb, money line sh, money line sp, money line ub, money line wh, playoffs @ season=2021 

I'm struggling to understand this output, so I'm stuck with several questions. Any help would be greatly appreciated! 
  1. Often, an output includes several numbers—e.g. "[0, -127.0, -127.0]" for Hornets vs Pacers "money line ave" (and sometimes it's just a single number, "[246.0]". How should I interpret multiple numbers?
  2. Is there a reference anywhere for how these variables are defined? I can guess that "money line mgm" is MGM's money line. But I'm struggling to parse the rest—"money line pb" vs "money line ce" & etc.
  3. Specifically, which does "money line" (without any additional suffix) refer to? 
  4. Should these results refer to the final pre-game line? Or could they be queried at any point before the game?
Somewhat tedious questions, but I couldn't find a source anywhere for how the query variables were defined. If there's a link you can point me to, please let me know. Thanks! 

Gambrinus

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Jan 20, 2023, 5:56:01 PM1/20/23
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So you're looking at the GimmeTheDog data through the sportdatabase.com developer from end. The GimmeTheDog.com site "knows" about its data and those formats and displays them in the way you're expecting to see them. 

That being said, if you're interested in specific questions on the GimmeTheDog data, I'd be happy to answer them on our Discord server which you may access here: https://discord.gg/esB5CkW2
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