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Thursday, January 19, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
00
00
701
702
7:00p
660
FS-OH
221 -110
-14½ -110
36.4%
63.6%
220½ -106
-13 +102
220½ -105
-12½ -109
220 -110
-12½ -105
220½ -110
-13 -110
221 -105
-13 -105
220 -110
-12½ -105
220 -110
-12½ -105
220½ -110
-12½ -110
220½ -110
-13 -110
 
 
00
00
703
704
7:30p
SUN
653
189½ -110
-1½ -110
46.9%
53.1%
197½ -108
-2½ -106
197½ -108
-2½ -102
197½ -110
-2½ -105
197½ -110
-2½ -110
197½ -105
-2½ -105
197½ -110
-2½ -110
197 -110
-2½ -110
197½ -110
-2½ -105
197½ -110
-2½ -110
197½ -110
-2½ -110
 
 
00
00
705
706
8:00p
TNT
245
-2 -110
217½ -110
56.0%
44.0%
-2½ -106
219½ -106
-2½ -105
219½ -108
-2 -110
220 -110
-2½ -110
219½ -110
-2½ -105
219½ -105
-2½ -110
220 -110
-2½ -110
220 -115
-2½ -110
220 -110
-2½ -110
219½ -110
-2½ -110
219½ -110
 
 
00
00
707
708
8:30p
FS-SW
676
221 -110
-10½ -110
45.0%
55.0%
221 -107
-11½ -105
221 -107
-11½ -105
221 -110
-11½ -110
221 -110
-12 -106
221 -105
-11½ -105
221 -110
-11½ -110
221 -115
-12 -110
221 -110
-11½ -110
221 -110
-11½ -110
221 -110
-12 -106
 
 
00
00
709
710
10:30p
TNT
245
201 -110
-2½ -110
52.2%
47.8%
-1 -104
208 -105
-1 -101
207½ -105
-1 -110
207½ -110
-1 -110
207½ -110
PK -105
207½ -105
207½ -110
-1 -110
-1 -105
207 -115
207½ -110
-1 -110
-1 -110
207½ -110
-1 -110
207½ -110
Opener
Thursday, January 19, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
00
00
711
712
7:00p
-12 -110
127 -115
98.1%
1.9%
-12½ -115
128 -108
-12½ -108
127½ -110
-12½ -110
128½ -110
-12½ -115
128½ -110
-12½ -105
128 -105
-12½ -110
128½ -110
-12½ -110
128½ -110
-12½ -110
128 -110
-12½ -115
128½ -110
 
 
00
00
713
714
7:00p
-8 -110
131 -110
71.7%
28.3%
-9½ -110
132½ -108
-9½ -105
132½ -110
-9½ -110
132½ -110
-9½ -115
132½ -110
-9½ -105
132½ -105
-9½ -110
132½ -110
-9½ -110
132 -110
-9½ -110
132½ -110
-9½ -110
132½ -110
-9½ -115
132½ -110
 
 
00
00
715
716
7:00p
(25) Maryland
ESPN
206
-1½ -110
150 -110
57.4%
42.6%
150 -108
-2½ -110
150 -105
-2½ -108
150 -110
-2½ -115
150 -115
-2½ -110
150 -105
-2½ -105
150 -110
-2½ -115
150 -110
-2½ -110
150 -110
-2½ -115
150 -110
-2½ -115
150 -115
-2½ -110
 
 
00
00
717
718
7:00p
WatchESPN
208
141½ -110
-11 -110
63.4%
36.6%
141½ -108
-12 -115
141½ -107
-12 -109
141½ -110
-12½ -110
141½ -110
-12 -115
141½ -105
-12 -105
141½ -110
-12½ -110
141 -110
-12½ -110
141½ -110
-12½ -110
141½ -110
-12½ -110
141½ -110
-12 -115
 
 
00
00
719
720
7:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN2
122 -110
-11½ -110
42.6%
57.4%
123 -108
-11 -110
123 -107
-11 -103
124 -110
-11 -110
123 -110
-10½ -115
123½ -105
-11 -105
124 -110
-11 -110
123 -110
-11 -110
124 -110
-11 -110
123 -110
-11 -110
123 -110
-10½ -115
 
 
00
00
721
722
7:00p
152 -110
-8 -110
41.5%
58.5%
152 -108
-7 -102
152 -110
-7 -102
153 -110
-7 -110
152 -110
-7 -110
153 -105
-7 -105
153 -110
-7 -110
152 -110
-7 -110
153 -110
-7 -110
152 -110
-7 -110
152 -110
-7 -110
 
 
00
00
723
724
7:00p
148 -110
-3 -110
57.1%
42.9%
148 -108
-3½ -115
148 -110
-3½ -103
148 -110
-3½ -115
148 -110
-3½ -110
148 -105
-3½ -105
148 -110
-3½ -110
148 -110
-3½ -110
148 -110
-3½ -115
148 -110
-3½ -115
148 -110
-3½ -110
 
 
00
00
725
726
7:00p
ASN
665-1
-2 -110
140 -110
50.6%
49.4%
-4 -102
138 -108
-4 -102
138 -107
-3½ -115
138 -110
-3 -125
138 -115
-4 -105
138 -105
-3½ -115
138 -110
-4 -110
138 -110
-3½ -115
138 -110
-4 -110
138 -110
-3 -125
138 -115
 
 
00
00
727
728
7:00p
140 -115
-5½ -110
57.1%
42.9%
140 -108
-7 -102
140½ -110
-7 -105
140½ -110
-7 -105
140 -115
-7 -110
140½ -105
-7 -105
140½ -110
-7 -105
140 -115
-7 -110
140½ -110
-7 -105
140½ -110
-7 -110
140 -115
-7 -110
 
 
00
00
729
730
7:00p
221
CBS Sports Netwo
155 -110
-2½ -110
36.0%
64.0%
155 -108
-2½ -108
155 -108
-2½ -107
155 -110
-2½ -110
155 -110
-2½ -110
155 -105
-2½ -105
155 -110
-2½ -110
155 -110
-2½ -110
155 -110
-2½ -110
155 -110
-2½ -110
155 -110
-2½ -110
 
 
00
00
731
732
7:30p
153½ -110
-4½ -110
40.5%
59.5%
154 -108
-5½ -106
154 -110
-5½ -103
154½ -110
-5 -115
155 -110
-5½ -110
154½ -105
-5½ -105
154½ -110
-5 -110
154 -110
-5½ -110
154½ -110
-5 -115
154 -110
-5½ -110
155 -110
-5½ -110
 
 
00
00
733
734
8:00p
620
BeIN Sports
-7 -110
132½ -115
53.9%
46.1%
-7 -106
133½ -108
-7 -102
134½ -108
-6½ -110
134½ -110
-6½ -110
133½ -115
-6½ -105
134½ -105
-6½ -110
134½ -110
-7 -110
134 -110
-6½ -110
134½ -110
-7 -110
134½ -110
-6½ -110
133½ -115
 
 
00
00
735
736
8:00p
-2 -110
134½ -110
31.5%
68.5%
134½ -108
-2 -106
134½ -110
-2 -108
134½ -110
-2 -110
134½ -110
-2 -110
134½ -105
-2 -105
134½ -110
-2 -110
134 -115
-2 -110
134½ -110
-2 -110
134½ -110
-2 -110
134½ -110
-2 -110
 
 
00
00
737
738
9:00p
374
BYUtv
162 -115
-20 -110
88.5%
11.5%
159 -108
-17½ +102
161 -107
-17½ -105
160 -110
-17½ -105
160 -115
-17 -110
159½ -105
-17½ -105
160 -110
-17½ -105
160 -110
-17½ -110
160 -110
-17½ -105
160 -110
-17½ -110
160 -115
-17 -110
 
 
00
00
739
740
9:00p
221
CBS Sports Netwo
142½ -110
-5½ -110
69.3%
30.7%
142½ -108
-6½ -103
142½ -108
-6½ -105
142½ -110
-6½ -110
142 -110
-6½ -110
142½ -105
-6½ -105
142½ -110
-6½ -110
142 -115
-6½ -110
142½ -110
-6½ -110
142½ -110
-6½ -110
142 -110
-6½ -110
 
 
00
00
741
742
9:00p
(14) Arizona
Pac-12 Network
-4 -110
143½ -110
61.1%
38.9%
-3 +101
143½ -108
-3 -102
143½ -106
-3½ -110
143½ -110
-3 -110
143½ -110
-3 -105
143½ -105
-3 -110
143½ -110
-3 -115
143 -115
-3 -110
143½ -110
-3 -110
143½ -110
-3 -110
143½ -110
 
 
00
00
743
744
9:00p
(11) Oregon
WatchESPN
ESPN2
130½ -110
-10 -110
40.5%
59.5%
131 -108
-9 -106
131 -105
-9 -102
132 -110
-8½ -110
131 -110
-9 -110
131½ -105
-9 -105
132 -110
-8½ -110
131 -115
-9 -110
132 -110
-8½ -110
131½ -110
-9 -110
131 -110
-9 -110
 
 
00
00
745
746
9:00p
ESPN
206
137½ -110
-8 -110
42.6%
57.4%
136 -108
-5½ -106
136½ -105
-5½ -101
136 -110
-5½ -105
136½ -110
-5½ -110
136½ -105
-5½ -105
136 -110
-5½ -105
136 -110
-5½ -110
136 -110
-5½ -105
136 -110
-5½ -105
136½ -110
-5½ -110
 
 
00
00
747
748
10:00p
ROOT SPORTS
687
136½ -110
-7 -110
47.6%
52.4%
136½ -108
-6½ -114
137½ -110
-7 -101
137½ -110
-7 -110
137 -110
-7 -110
137 -105
-7 -105
137½ -110
-7 -110
137 -110
-7 -110
137½ -110
-7 -110
137½ -110
-7 -110
137 -110
-7 -110
 
 
00
00
749
750
10:00p
TheW.tv
145½ -110
-8½ -110
50.0%
50.0%
145½ -108
-9 -106
145½ -110
-9 -101
145½ -110
-9 -110
145½ -110
-9 -110
145½ -105
-9 -105
145½ -110
-9 -110
145 -115
-9 -110
145½ -110
-9 -110
145½ -110
-9 -110
145½ -110
-9 -110
 
 
00
00
751
752
10:30p
FS-W
692
140½ -110
-9 -110
46.1%
53.9%
141 -126
-8 -106
141 -107
-8 -108
142 -110
-8½ -110
142 -110
-8 -110
142 -105
-8 -105
142 -110
-8½ -110
142 -110
-8½ -110
142 -110
-8½ -110
142 -110
-8½ -110
142 -110
-8 -110
 
 
00
00
753
754
11:00p
698
TheW.tv
124 -110
-22 -110
46.0%
54.0%
124½ -112
-21½ -106
125½ -110
-22 -102
126 -110
-21½ -105
125½ -110
-21½ -110
125½ -105
-21½ -105
126 -110
-21½ -105
126 -115
-21½ -110
126 -110
-21½ -105
125½ -110
-21½ -110
125½ -110
-21½ -110
 
 
00
00
755
756
11:00p
Pac-12 Network
-5½ -110
125 -115
61.5%
38.5%
-5 -106
126 -117
-5 -102
127 -107
-4½ -110
127 -110
-5 -110
126½ -110
-5 -105
127 -105
-4½ -110
127 -110
-4½ -110
127 -110
-5 -110
126½ -110
-5 -110
126½ -110
 
 
00
00
757
758
11:00p
(3) UCLA
219
FOX Sports 1
182 -110
-18½ -110
39.4%
60.6%
181 -108
-18 -106
180½ -107
-18 -103
180½ -110
-18 -110
180½ -110
-18 -110
180 -105
-18 -105
180½ -110
-18 -110
181 -115
-18 -110
180½ -110
-18 -110
180½ -110
-18 -110
180½ -110
-18 -110
 
 
00
00
759
760
11:00p
(4) Gonzaga
WatchESPN
208
-15½ -110
135½ -110
66.9%
33.1%
-12½ -106
138½ -110
-12½ -109
138 -105
-12½ -110
137½ -110
-13 -110
138 -110
-13 -105
138 -105
-12½ -110
137½ -110
-13 -110
138 -110
-13 -105
137½ -110
-12½ -110
138 -110
-13 -110
138 -110
 
 
00
00
761
762
7:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
165½ -110
-2½ -110
55.3%
44.7%
165½ -128
-1½ -106
168 -110
-1½ -109
167½ -110
-1½ -115
167 -115
-1½ -110
168 -105
-1½ -105
167½ -110
-1½ -115
167 -115
-1½ -110
167½ -110
-1½ -115
167½ -110
-1½ -110
167 -115
-1½ -110
 
 
00
00
763
764
7:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
149 -110
-14½ -110
58.6%
41.4%
149 -108
-12 -108
149½ -110
-12 -108
150 -110
-12 -110
149½ -110
-12½ -105
149½ -105
-12 -105
150 -110
-12 -110
150 -115
-12½ -110
150 -110
-12 -110
149½ -110
-12 -110
149½ -110
-12½ -105
 
 
00
00
765
766
7:00p
ESPN3
Watch ESPN
-4 -110
140 -110
100.0%
0.0%
-4 -106
141 -108
-4 -107
141½ -110
-4 -115
142 -110
-4 -110
141 -110
-4 -105
141½ -105
-4 -115
142 -110
-4 -110
141 -110
-4 -115
142 -110
-4 -110
141½ -110
-4 -110
141 -110
 
 
00
00
767
768
7:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
135½ -110
-5 -110
38.9%
61.1%
136½ -108
-5½ -106
137½ -110
-5½ -102
137½ -110
-5 -110
136½ -110
-5½ -110
137 -105
-5½ -105
137½ -110
-5 -110
137 -110
-5½ -110
137½ -110
-5 -110
137½ -110
-5½ -110
136½ -110
-5½ -110
 
 
00
00
769
770
7:30p
141½ -110
-7½ -110
42.9%
57.1%
141½ -108
-7½ -115
142 -110
-8 -102
142½ -110
-7½ -115
141½ -110
-7½ -110
142 -105
-7½ -105
142½ -110
-7½ -110
142 -110
-7½ -115
142½ -110
-7½ -115
142 -110
-8 -110
141½ -110
-7½ -110
 
 
00
00
771
772
8:00p
141½ -110
-9½ -110
12.5%
87.5%
141½ -119
-9½ -106
141 -110
-9½ -108
141 -110
-10 -105
141½ -125
-9½ -110
140½ -105
-9½ -105
141 -110
-10 -110
141 -110
-9½ -110
141 -110
-10 -105
141 -110
-9½ -110
141½ -125
-9½ -110
 
 
00
00
773
774
8:00p
-2 -110
144 -110
55.3%
44.7%
-1 -106
144 -108
-1 -108
144½ -110
-1½ -110
145 -110
144 -110
PK -115
-1 -105
144½ -105
-1½ -110
145 -110
-1 -110
144 -110
-1½ -110
145 -110
-1 -110
144½ -110
144 -110
PK -115
 
 
00
00
775
776
8:00p
148½ -115
-11 -110
70.0%
30.0%
146½ -108
-8½ -102
146½ -110
-8½ -108
146½ -110
-9 -105
147 -115
-9 -105
146½ -105
-8½ -105
146½ -110
-9 -105
147 -110
-9 -105
146½ -110
-9 -105
146½ -110
-8½ -110
147 -115
-9 -105
 
 
00
00
777
778
8:00p
-3 -110
167 -110
95.8%
4.2%
-2½ -106
163½ -108
-2½ -105
164 -110
-2½ -110
164 -110
-3 -110
163½ -110
-2½ -105
163½ -105
-2½ -110
164 -110
-2½ -110
164 -110
-2½ -110
164 -110
-2½ -110
164 -110
-3 -110
163½ -110
 
 
00
00
779
780
8:00p
147½ -110
-3 -110
9.5%
90.5%
148 -119
-4½ -110
149 -110
-4½ -109
149½ -110
-4½ -110
149 -115
-4½ -115
149½ -105
-4½ -105
149½ -110
-4½ -110
149 -110
-4½ -110
149½ -110
-4½ -110
149 -110
-4½ -115
149 -115
-4½ -115
 
 
00
00
781
782
8:00p
133 -110
-11 -110
58.8%
41.2%
136 -114
-10 -106
136 -110
-10 -107
136 -110
-10 -110
136 -115
-10 -110
136 -105
-10 -105
136 -110
-10 -110
136 -115
-10 -110
136 -110
-10 -110
136 -110
-10 -110
136 -115
-10 -110
 
 
00
00
783
784
8:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
152½ -110
-1½ -110
57.0%
43.0%
152 -108
-1½ -110
153 -110
-1½ -103
151½ -110
-1½ -110
151 -115
-1½ -110
151½ -105
-1½ -105
151½ -110
-1½ -110
152 -115
-1½ -110
151½ -110
-1½ -110
152 -110
-1½ -110
151 -115
-1½ -110
 
 
00
00
785
786
8:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
124 -110
-3 -110
10.7%
89.3%
127½ -108
-3½ -106
127 -110
-3½ -107
127 -110
-3½ -110
127 -115
-4 -105
127½ -105
-3½ -105
127 -110
-3½ -110
127 -110
-3½ -110
127 -110
-3½ -110
127 -110
-4 -105
127 -115
-4 -105
 
 
00
00
787
788
9:05p
148½ -110
-13 -110
0.0%
100.0%
148½ -108
-13½ -106
149 -110
-13½ -107
149½ -110
-13½ -115
148½ -110
-13½ -110
149 -105
-13½ -105
149½ -110
-13½ -110
149 -115
-13½ -110
149½ -110
-13½ -115
149 -110
-13½ -110
148½ -110
-13½ -110
 
 
00
00
789
790
9:00p
140 -110
-8½ -110
12.5%
87.5%
140½ -119
-7½ -106
142½ -110
-7½ -101
143 -110
-7 -110
141½ -115
-7 -110
142½ -105
-7½ -105
143 -110
-7 -110
142 -110
-7½ -110
143 -110
-7 -110
142 -110
-7½ -110
141½ -115
-7 -110
 
 
00
00
791
792
10:05p
-1 -115
152 -110
10.5%
89.5%
149 -112
-2½ -110
150½ -110
-2½ -105
150½ -110
-2½ -110
150 -115
-2½ -115
150 -105
-2½ -105
150½ -110
-2½ -110
150 -115
-2½ -110
150½ -110
-2½ -110
150 -110
-2½ -115
150 -115
-2½ -115
 
 
00
00
793
794
10:05p
-1 -110
151½ -110
58.1%
41.9%
-2 -102
151½ -108
-2 -102
152 -110
-2 -110
152½ -110
-2 -110
151½ -110
-2 -105
152 -105
-2 -110
152½ -110
-2 -110
152 -110
-2 -110
152½ -110
-2 -110
152 -110
-2 -110
151½ -110
 
 
00
00
795
796
10:00p
151 -110
-10 -110
7.1%
92.9%
150 -108
-10½ -106
150 -110
-10½ -108
150½ -110
-10½ -110
150 -110
-10½ -110
150 -105
-10½ -105
150½ -110
-10½ -110
150 -110
-10½ -110
150½ -110
-10½ -110
150 -110
-10½ -110
150 -110
-10½ -110
 
 
00
00
797
798
9:00p
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208
151½ -110
-3 -110
54.3%
45.7%
151½ -108
-4½ -115
151½ -106
-5 -104
151½ -110
-4½ -115
151½ -110
-4½ -110
151½ -110
-4½ -110
151½ -110
-4½ -110
151 -115
-4½ -110
151½ -110
-4½ -115
151½ -110
-4½ -115
151½ -110
-4½ -110
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00
00
051
052
7:00p
MSG+
635
5½ -125
 -125
39.0%
61.0%
5½ -118
 -115
5½ -115
 -110
5½ -115
 -120
5½ -117
 -113
6 -115
 -112
5½ -115
 -120
5½ -120
 -115
5½ -115
 -120
5½ -120
 -120
5½ -117
 -113
 
 
00
00
053
054
7:00p
660
FS-OH
5½ -115
 -155
38.2%
61.8%
5½ -125
 -180
5½ -126
 -175
5½ -125
 -180
5½ -123
 -180
5½ -125
 -184
5½ -125
 -180
5½ -125
 -180
5½ -125
 -180
5½ -125
 -180
5½ -123
 -180
 
 
00
00
055
056
7:30p
TVAS
6½ -110
 -125
69.4%
30.6%
6½ -117
 -121
6½ -114
 -119
6½ -115
 -127
6½ -121
 -117
6½ -115
 -118
6½ -120
 -127
6½ -120
 -125
6½ -115
 -127
6½ -120
 -125
6½ -121
 -117
 
 
00
00
057
058
8:00p
642
CSN-DC
 -125
5 -140
53.7%
46.3%
 -133
5 -139
 -130
5 -139
 -135
5 -145
 -133
5 -140
 -131
5½ -135
 -135
5 -145
 -135
5 -145
 -135
5 -145
 -135
5 -145
 -133
5 -140
 
 
00
00
059
060
8:00p
FS-N
668
5 -135
 -288
0.0%
100.0%
5 -136
 -285
5 -135
 -280
5 -140
 -305
5 -135
 -290
5 -140
 -299
5 -140
 -305
5 -140
 -300
5 -140
 -305
5 -140
 -290
5 -135
 -290
 
 
00
00
061
062
9:00p
SNW
5 -135
 -115
51.1%
48.9%
5 -131
 -123
5 -129
 -121
5 -135
 -125
5 -132
 -121
5 -130
 -117
5 -135
 -125
5 -135
 -125
5 -135
 -125
5 -135
 -125
5 -132
 -121
 
 
00
00
063
064
10:00p
PRIME
693
5½ -135
 -250
36.7%
63.3%
5 -128
 -271
5 -125
 -265
5 -140
 -290
5½ -145
 -271
5 -135
 -282
5 -140
 -290
5 -140
 -290
5 -140
 -290
5 -135
 -275
5½ -145
 -271
 
 
00
00
065
066
10:30p
698
CSN-CA
5 -125
 -135
53.3%
46.7%
5 -126
 -130
5 -125
 -130
5 -130
 -129
5 -125
 -131
5 -125
 -131
5 -130
 -129
5 -130
 -135
5 -130
 -129
5 -130
 -135
5 -125
 -131

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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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