Originally Posted by junkmale
I probably would have gotten him off the hand. This would also give him a chance to raise my flop bet.
This kind of thinking is SOOOO results oriented. On the flop, your opponent had 4 outs. On the river, he had 8. This means he roughly has a 5:1 shot at catching up on the turn.
If we bet, and give him pot odds
of 3:1 or worse, we make money when he calls. He was putting money in the pot when he was behind, and this was a good thing.
However, I agree with WVHillBilly that you need to take the lead on this flop. There are a ton of hands that we don't want to give free cards to, and we'd like to give him the opportunity to raise us so we can play for a big pot.