Betting Odds

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Opener
Thursday, February 23, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4th
4:23
A. Rivers: 19ptsS. Curry: 35pts
Last Play
4:23 Warriors Zaza Pachulia makes two point hook shot (Kevin Durant assists) 4:37 Warriors Ian Clark defensive rebound 4:39 Clippers Marreese Speights misses three point jump shot 
 
 
982437261198
11931185020119
511
512
10:30p
TNT
245
+13 -116
-13 -104
38.7%
61.3%
+14 -110
-14 -110
+13½ -105
-13½ -115
+14 -110
-14 -110
+14 -105
-14 -115
+13½ -105
-13½ -115
+13½ -105
-13½ -115
+14 -110
-14 -110
+14 -110
-14 -110
 
 
FINAL
 
112232331350112
103253030180103
501
502
7:00p
654
FS-FL
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
63.2%
36.8%
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -115
+4½ -105
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -115
+4½ -105
-4½ -115
+4½ -105
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
 
 
FINAL
 
108283423158108
1142327203014114
503
504
7:30p
663
FS-DET
+6 -110
-6 -110
37.4%
62.6%
+6 -110
-6 -110
+6½ -115
-6½ -105
+6 -105
-6 -115
+6 -110
-6 -110
+6½ -115
-6½ -105
+6½ -115
-6½ -105
+6 -110
-6 -110
+6 -105
-6 -115
 
 
FINAL
 
12930363429129
992822173299
505
506
8:00p
FS-NO
676-4
+3 -110
-3 -110
35.2%
64.8%
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3½ -115
-3½ -105
+3 -105
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -115
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -115
-3½ -105
+3 -105
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -115
 
 
FINAL
 
10433182825104
11934351832119
507
508
8:00p
TNT
245
+1 -110
-1 -110
54.1%
45.9%
+1 -110
-1 -110
+1 -115
-1 -105
+1 -115
-1 -105
+1 -115
-1 -105
+1 -110
-1 -110
+1 -115
-1 -105
+1 -110
-1 -110
+1 -115
-1 -105
 
 
FINAL
 
10026182630100
11629322629116
509
510
10:30p
698
CSN-CA
-8 -115
+8 -105
53.9%
46.1%
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8½ -115
+8½ -105
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8½ -115
+8½ -105
-8½ -115
+8½ -105
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
Opener
Thursday, February 23, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2nd
2:51
Last Plays
2:51 Utes David Collette makes regular free throw 1 of 2 2:51 Buffaloes Wesley Gordon shooting foul (David Collette draws the foul) 3:21 Buffaloes Derrick White makes regular free throw 2 of 2 
 
74373774
68293968
567
568
11:00p
WatchESPN
208
+3 -105
-3 -115
43.1%
56.9%
PK+153
PK-180
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -105
-3 -115
+3 +100
-3 -120
+3 -105
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -115
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 +100
-3 -120
 
FINAL
10543381410105
1044536149104
513
514
7:00p
+2 -105
-2 -115
42.5%
57.5%
+5 -125
-5 +105
+2½ -115
-2½ -105
+2½ +100
-2½ -120
+2½ -115
-2½ -105
+2½ -115
-2½ -105
+2½ -115
-2½ -105
+2½ -115
-2½ -105
+2½ +100
-2½ -120
 
FINAL
67402767
83384583
515
516
7:00p
SNY
639
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
45.6%
54.4%
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -105
-4½ -115
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -105
-4½ -115
+4½ -105
-4½ -115
+4½ -105
-4½ -115
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
 
FINAL
72314172
88493988
517
518
7:00p
WatchESPN
208
-3 -110
+3 -110
57.8%
42.2%
PK-185
PK+157
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -115
+3 -105
 
FINAL
60303060
55183755
519
520
7:00p
ESPN
206
+6 -110
-6 -110
42.6%
57.4%
PK+284
PK-350
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -105
-6½ -115
+6½ +100
-6½ -120
+6½ +100
-6½ -120
+6½ -105
-6½ -115
+6½ -105
-6½ -115
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ +100
-6½ -120
 
FINAL
69432669
67264167
521
522
7:00p
+5 -110
-5 -110
4.2%
95.8%
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -105
-5 -115
+5 -105
-5 -115
+5 -105
-5 -115
+5 -105
-5 -115
+5 -105
-5 -115
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -105
-5 -115
 
FINAL
77304777
83384583
523
524
7:00p
Conference USA N
-1 -115
+1 -105
100.0%
0.0%
-1½ -110
+1½ -110
-1 -115
+1 -105
-1 -115
+1 -105
-1 -115
+1 -105
-1 -115
+1 -105
-1 -115
+1 -105
-1 -115
+1 -105
-1 -115
+1 -105
 
FINAL
78354378
83315283
525
526
7:00p
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
38.1%
61.9%
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
 
FINAL
70323870
64293564
527
528
7:00p
+½ -110
-½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
+½ -125
-½ +105
PK-110
PK-110
PK-115
PK-105
PK-115
PK-105
PK-110
PK-110
PK-110
PK-110
PK-110
PK-110
PK-115
PK-105
 
FINAL
74324274
87513687
529
530
7:00p
ESPN
206
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
45.4%
54.6%
PK+185
PK-220
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -105
-3½ -115
+3½ -105
-3½ -115
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -105
-3½ -115
+3½ -105
-3½ -115
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -105
-3½ -115
 
FINAL
96415596
82414182
531
532
7:00p
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
45.4%
54.6%
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -115
-4½ -105
+4 -115
-4 -105
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -115
-4½ -105
+4½ -115
-4½ -105
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4 -115
-4 -105
 
FINAL
60322860
55332255
533
534
7:00p
+½ -105
-½ -115
90.0%
10.0%
+½ -110
-½ -110
+½ -105
-½ -115
+½ -105
-½ -115
+½ -110
-½ -110
+½ -105
-½ -115
+½ -105
-½ -115
+½ -110
-½ -110
+½ -105
-½ -115
 
FINAL
65283765
78344478
535
536
7:30p
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
14.3%
85.7%
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -105
-6½ -115
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -105
-6½ -115
 
FINAL
68343468
82394382
537
538
8:00p
WatchESPN
ESPNews
+5 -110
-5 -110
51.1%
48.9%
PK+228
PK-275
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
 
FINAL
712938471
724027572
539
540
8:00p
+6 -110
-6 -110
7.1%
92.9%
+6 -110
-6 -110
+6 -110
-6 -110
+6 -110
-6 -110
+6 -110
-6 -110
+6 -110
-6 -110
+6 -110
-6 -110
+6 -110
-6 -110
+6 -110
-6 -110
 
FINAL
65283765
86374986
541
542
8:00p
620
BeIN Sports
+2 -105
-2 -115
60.9%
39.1%
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2 -105
-2 -115
+2 -105
-2 -115
+2 -110
-2 -110
+2 -105
-2 -115
+2 -105
-2 -115
+2 -105
-2 -115
+2 -105
-2 -115
 
FINAL
85325385
67323567
543
544
8:00p
-7 -110
+7 -110
61.2%
38.8%
-7 -110
+7 -110
-6½ -115
+6½ -105
-7 -110
+7 -110
-7 -110
+7 -110
-6½ -120
+6½ -101
-6½ -115
+6½ -105
-6½ -115
+6½ -105
-7 -110
+7 -110
 
FINAL
87454287
75363975
545
546
9:00p
(5) UCLA
WatchESPN
ESPN2
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
PK-250
PK+208
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5½ -110
+5½ -110
-4½ -120
+4½ +100
-4½ -125
+4½ +105
-5½ -115
+5½ -105
-5½ -110
+5½ -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-4½ -120
+4½ +100
 
FINAL
73314273
83443983
547
548
9:00p
(16) Wisconsin
ESPN
206
-7 -115
+7 -105
62.1%
37.9%
PK-425
PK+337
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -105
+7½ -115
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
 
FINAL
77393877
90444690
549
550
10:00p
(4) Arizona
Pac-12 Network
+4 -110
-4 -110
36.6%
63.4%
PK+208
PK-250
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -105
-4½ -115
+4 +100
-4 -120
+4 +105
-4 -125
+4½ -105
-4½ -115
+4½ -105
-4½ -115
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4 +100
-4 -120
 
FINAL
97514697
78344478
551
552
10:00p
ROOT SPORTS
683
-2 -115
+2 -105
68.5%
31.5%
-2½ +101
+2½ -121
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2 -115
+2 -105
-2 -115
+2 -105
-2 -115
+2 -105
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2 -115
+2 -105
 
FINAL
78374178
49212849
553
554
10:00p
TheW.tv
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
 
FINAL
51272451
53223153
555
556
10:00p
TheW.tv
+½ -110
-½ -110
57.7%
42.3%
+1 -110
-1 -110
+½ -105
-½ -115
+½ -105
-½ -115
+1 -110
-1 -110
+½ -105
-½ -115
+1 -110
-1 -110
+1 -110
-1 -110
+½ -105
-½ -115
 
FINAL
96445296
38162238
557
558
10:00p
(1) Gonzaga
ROOT SPORTS
687
-8 -115
+8 -105
67.9%
32.1%
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8 -115
+8 -105
-8 -105
+8 -115
-8½ -115
+8½ -105
-8 -115
+8 -105
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8 -105
+8 -115
 
FINAL
61313061
68323668
559
560
10:00p
-2 -115
+2 -105
100.0%
0.0%
-2 -110
+2 -110
-2 -115
+2 -105
-2 -115
+2 -105
-2 -110
+2 -110
-2 -115
+2 -105
-2 -115
+2 -105
-2 -110
+2 -110
-2 -115
+2 -105
 
FINAL
78413778
71304171
561
562
10:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
+7 -110
-7 -110
34.6%
65.4%
+7 -110
-7 -110
+7 -110
-7 -110
+7 -105
-7 -115
+7 -110
-7 -110
+7 -110
-7 -110
+7 -110
-7 -110
+7 -110
-7 -110
+7 -105
-7 -115
 
FINAL
85384785
96564096
563
564
10:00p
-1½ -115
+1½ -105
0.0%
0.0%
-2 -110
+2 -110
-1½ -115
+1½ -105
-1½ -115
+1½ -105
-1½ -115
+1½ -105
-1½ -115
+1½ -105
-1½ -115
+1½ -105
-2 -110
+2 -110
-1½ -115
+1½ -105
 
FINAL
68264268
69323769
565
566
10:00p
TheW.tv
+4 -110
-4 -110
50.0%
50.0%
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -110
 
FINAL
82354782
83354883
569
570
7:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
-3 -110
+3 -110
100.0%
0.0%
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
 
FINAL
65293665
68244468
571
572
7:00p
+1 -115
-1 -105
91.7%
8.3%
+½ -125
-½ +105
PK-105
PK-115
+½ -115
-½ -105
+½ -120
-½ +100
PK-105
PK-115
PK-105
PK-115
+½ -115
-½ -105
 
FINAL
74353974
87414687
573
574
7:30p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
-3 -110
+3 -110
52.2%
47.8%
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
 
FINAL
69333669
82404282
575
576
7:30p
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
100.0%
0.0%
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -105
+2½ -115
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -105
+2½ -115
-2½ -105
+2½ -115
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
 
FINAL
72403272
76364076
577
578
8:00p
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -115
-6½ -105
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -115
-6½ -105
+6½ -115
-6½ -105
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
 
FINAL
92444892
81414081
579
580
8:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
100.0%
0.0%
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
 
FINAL
68303868
73314273
581
582
9:00p
221
CBS Sports Netwo
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
36.4%
63.6%
PK+188
PK-224
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -115
-4 -105
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -115
-4 -105
+4 -115
-4 -105
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -110
 
FINAL
72304272
82325082
583
584
9:05p
+1½ -110
-1½ -110
4.3%
95.7%
+1½ -110
-1½ -110
+1½ -105
-1½ -115
+1½ -105
-1½ -115
+1½ -105
-1½ -115
+1½ -105
-1½ -115
+1½ -105
-1½ -115
+1½ -105
-1½ -115
 
FINAL
61223961
69303969
585
586
10:00p
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
56.7%
43.3%
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -105
-3½ -115
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -105
-3½ -115
+3½ -105
-3½ -115
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
 
FINAL
73304373
69363369
587
588
10:05p
+3 -105
-3 -115
50.0%
50.0%
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -105
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -115
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -105
-3 -115
 
FINAL
86454186
93494493
589
590
10:05p
+6 -115
-6 -105
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6:30p
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92.9%
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594
7:00p
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8.7%
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9:00p
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11001
011
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10:30p
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692
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0.0%
 
FINAL
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31113
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001
002
7:30p
220
NBCSN
0.0%
0.0%
 
FINAL
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7:30p
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FINAL
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21012
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7:30p
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653
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3123
1011
1:00p
ESPN
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0000
1:00p
ESPN
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ESPN
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Betting Odds

If you are new to the sports betting scene, you will want to get acclimated with all of the different types of betting odds you’ll see. Whether you're looking for NFL odds, NBA odds, NCAA basketball odds, or the odds for any other sport, there are a whole host of different types of betting options. Below, we have highlighted the four main types of betting to give you a basic how-to guide to help you get started:

Moneylines

Moneylines are the simplest type of bet. In a moneyline wager, bettors make bets simply on who will win the game..This does not involve any point spreads or margins of victory. This form of betting odds focuses just on who will be the outright winner. Let’s take a look at an example. Team A’s odds are -150, while Team B’s odds are +130.

 

The first thing to take notice of is the plus and minus sign in front of the number. The team with a plus sign in front of the odds is the underdog—in this case, Team B. Because of this fact, they can potentially earn a higher payout if they win. The number in the odds means something slightly different depending on whether it has a positive or negative sign in front of it. With its odds set at +130, Team B offers a $130 payout for every $100 bet on it. So if someone were to bet on Team B, and Team B won, that person would win $130.

 

A minus sign at the beginning of odds means the team is favored to win. The number indicates how much someone would need to wager in order to win $100. So if someone were to place a $150 bet in favor of Team A, and Team A won the game, that person would win $100. If that person were to bet $300 instead, and Team A still won, they would win $200.

Point Spreads

The point spread is another form of betting odds that’s very similar to a moneyline bet. The difference is that in addition to predicting who will win the game, the point spread includes a margin of victory. In certain cases—such as in college basketball and college football—there is a huge discrepancy in talent between the two teams playing. In those cases, betting the moneyline is too obvious, because it is clear that one team will beat the other. That’s when the point spread comes into play, as the oddsmakers will set a line where there is a margin of victory.

 

For example, imagine that two teams, Team A and Team B, are facing each other. Team A may have odds of +22.5 while Team B’s odds are -22.5. In this case, Team B is favored to win. Just like in the moneyline bet, the negative sign before the number indicates who is expected to win. The number represents the expected margin of victory. if you bet on Team B, you need them to win by more than 22.5 points for you to cover your bet. That means they need to win the game by 23 points or more. If you bet on Team A, that means they can lose by 22 points or less, or win the game, and you still win your bet. It’s a way of evening the playing field, even if one team is highly favored to win over the other.

 

If, during the actual game, the margin of victory lands exactly on the spread, it is called a push or a tie, and no one wins the bet. In this event, you would simply get your money back. In order to avoid these sorts of ties, betting sites such as BetOnline or Bookmaker, only to mention a couple of sportsbookswill often set the spread at half numbers, such as 22.5. This way, there will always be a winner in the bet.

 

Point spreads will also have moneyline odds attached. Just like in a moneyline bet, this number indicates what the payout will be in the case of a win. For example, the spread and odds for Team B might be (-22.5, -120). This means that Team B is favored to win by more than 22.5 points. If you were to make this bet and Team B did win by 23 points or more, and you bet $120 on the game, then you would win $100. Simple, right?

Totals

When you’re looking at the betting odds for totals, this is a reflection of the combined score of both teams. That means that you are looking at whether the combined score of both sides will go over or under a set number. (For that reason, this type of bet is also often called an over / under bet.) For example, the sportsbook might set the total at 66 for a college football game. This means that they predict that the two teams will score a combined total of 66 points. You will then place a wager on whether the actual combined score will be over or under that amount. If you think that one or both teams has a particularly strong offense and it will be a high-scoring affair, you would bet over. If you think it will be a defensive struggle, ending in very low scores on both or either side, then you would bet under. If the final score is something like 44-40, then the combined score would be 84, meaning the game is an over. If the final score is something like 33-32, making the combined score 65, then it is an over.

 

Sometimes, the combined scores will land right on the total. In our example, if the score ended up being something like 34-32, then the combined score would be 66, exactly the predicted total. This situation is called a push or a tie. In these cases, no one wins the bet, and you would simply get your money back. To avoid these situations, sportsbooks will often set the total at a half number, like 66.5. This way, if the final combined score was 66, it would be an under, and a 67 would be an over.

Futures

While moneylines, point spreads, and totals generally focus on the short term and specific matches, futures are long-term betting odds. They focus on events that will happen further down the line—in the future. In this case, you’re betting on things like who will win a division or who will win a championship well in advance.

 

There are some benefits and some risks associated with betting on futures. If you win, you can earn a hefty payout. On the flip side, however, your money is locked up for a long period of time. During that time, a lot of things can go wrong. If you bet on a particular team to win the championship and one of their star players is injured, suddenly their prospects of winning do not look quite as good. Sometimes, the team may just hit a slump partway through the season and lose a lot of valuable momentum. Just like with all betting, it’s important to calculate the risks and possible rewards.

 

In this kind of bet, the odds are set at the beginning of the season, but they can go up or down as time goes on. Once you make your bet, however, it is locked in at whatever the odds were at the time you placed the bet. This is why making a bet on a long shot early on can bring a potentially substantial payoff. At the beginning of the season, it isn’t entirely clear how well the team will do over the season, and so the odds are longer, offering higher rewards. If, over the course of the season, though, a team is showing that they’ve got a good chance of winning, the odds for them improve, the risk goes down, and the payoff gets smaller. Choosing exactly when to make this sort of bet is important.

 

Futures betting can be applied to more than just national championships. It can also be applied to things such as who will win the MVP award or other events that might happen down the line.

Prop Bets

Prop bets, or “proposition bets,” can be on literally just about anything. From an individual player’s performance in a particular game to who will win an award at the end of the season, from how many times a broadcaster’s logo will appear on-screen to how many times a coach will be escorted off the court, there really is no limit to what prop bets can cover.

 

Prop bets generally refer to anything that is not directly tied to the outcome of the game. They can be over / under bets on how many times a player or announcer does something, or they can be bets on which team will do better in general on a certain topic. For example, in a football game, the oddsmakers may set the odds for which team will get more running yards.


In the end, a prop bet can be on just about anything. Whatever an oddsmaker can imagine can become an interesting prop bet.

 

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