Bottom 9: Tommy La Stella grounds out to shortstop, Mike Moustakas to Hernán Pérez. | Bottom 9: Jason Heyward lines out to deep left field to Ryan Braun. | Bottom 9: Addison Russell grounds out to shortstop, Orlando Arcia to Hernán Pérez.
90': The whistle has gone to end the second half. The match finishes 2 - 0. | 90': Throw-in for SK Slavia Prague in their own half. | 90': Throw-in for SK Slavia Prague at Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex.
90': The whistle has gone to end the second half. The match finishes 1 - 1. | 90': Fenerbahce have a goal kick. | 90': SL Benfica's Andre Almeida breaks free at Ulker Stadium Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu Sports Complex. But the strike goes wide of the post.
90': That's full-time at Maksimir. The final score is 1 - 0. | 90': FC Astana have been awarded a corner by Gediminas Mazeika. | 90': Free kick for FC Astana in the half of GNK Dinamo Zagreb.
90': The match has come to a close in Felcsut. The final score is 0 - 0. | 90': Can Vidi FC get the ball into an attacking position from this throw-in in Vidi FC's half? | 90': Xavier Estrada Fernandez signals a throw-in for Malmo FF, close to Malmo FF's area.
120': It's 1 - 2 at the end of extra-time. | 120': Ball goes out of play for a FK Crvena Zvezda goal kick. | 120': In Trnava FC Spartak Trnava attack through Filip Dangubic. The finish is off target, however.
Game point for Lopez/Lopez. Great chance for them here. | Good service game from Khachanov/Pouille as they make the score 1:2. | Game point for Khachanov/Pouille!
Querrey/Ram has come from a break down to lead 6:5 in Set 1. | Game point for Querrey/Ram! | Johnson/Tiafoe wins the point after a double fault from Querrey/Ram.
He's won it! Victory for world number 55 Robin Haase in this R64 match. | Robin Haase holds match point. | Filip Krajinovic wins the game but still trails 5:3.
World number 25 Hyeon Chung clinches victory in this R64 match. | Match point for Hyeon Chung. | Can Hyeon Chung close out the match? He holds match point here.
Game, set and match to Milos Raonic. The world number 29 wins this R64 match. | Milos Raonic holds match point. | Raonic wins the game and extends his lead to two in Set 2.
World number 27 Karen Khachanov clinches victory in this R64 match. | Karen Khachanov holds match point. | Break! Karen Khachanov scores an impressive point to win the game. Now he's serving.
World number 91 Marius Copil clinches victory in this R64 match. | Marius Copil holds match point. | Philipp Kohlschreiber doesn't give up, and the score is now 2:5.
World number 18 Nick Kyrgios clinches victory in this R64 match. | World number 18 Nick Kyrgios clinches victory in this R64 match. | Kyrgios takes the game. The score is now 7:6.
He's won it! Victory for world number 21 Borna Coric in this R64 match. | Borna Coric has another match point. Can he take it? | Can Borna Coric close out the match? He holds match point here.
Klaasen/Venus win the match. They prevail by a 6:1, 6:2 scoreline. | Match point for Klaasen/Venus. | Superb serve! Ace from Klaasen/Venus.
He's won it! Victory for world number 50 Leonardo Mayer in this R32 match. | Match point for Leonardo Mayer. | Ace! Great serve by Leonardo Mayer.
World number 11 David Goffin clinches victory in this R64 match. | David Goffin holds match point. | Poor from Stefanos Tsitsipas. He gifts David Goffin the point with a double fault.
Marton Fucsovics wins the game 7:6. | World number 48 Marton Fucsovics clinches victory in this R64 match. | Marton Fucsovics wins the tie-break in the deciding set .
Good hold from Begu/Niculescu to make the score 5:5. | Game point for Begu/Niculescu. Great chance for them here. | Christian/Santamaria serves and wins the game. The score is now 5:4.
Game point for Kristina Mladenovic! | Ace! Great serve by Kristina Mladenovic. | Break! Kristina Mladenovic scores an impressive point to win the game and is now serving.
Melichar/Peschke have a break point against Adamczak/Kichenok. | Adamczak/Kichenok double fault to gift the point to their opponents. | Melichar/Peschke take the game to go two ahead in the first.
Petra Martic wins this point, but Daria Kasatkina can still break. | Break point to Daria Kasatkina. | Break! Petra Martic scores an impressive point to win the game and is now serving.
Break! Hradecka/Makarova scores an impressive point to win the game and is now serving. | Break point! Hradecka/Makarova has the chance to break Mattek-Sands/Safarova's serve! | Hradecka/Makarova wins the point after a double fault from Mattek-Sands/Safarova.
Game, set and match to Ashleigh Barty in this Women's R64 contest. | Ashleigh Barty holds match point. | Marketa Vondrousova holds a break point against Ashleigh Barty. Can she convert it?
World number 14 Elise Mertens clinches victory in this R64 match. | Elise Mertens holds match point. | Superb serve! Ace from Elise Mertens.
World number 31 Maria Sakkari clinches victory in this R64 match. | World number 31 Maria Sakkari clinches victory in this R64 match. | Maria Sakkari holds match point.
World number 85 Tatjana Maria clinches victory in this R64 match. | Can Tatjana Maria win the match at the second opportunity? | Allie Kiick wins the point and the match is not over yet!
Ekaterina (1988) Makarova takes the game to give her a 6:3, 6:2 victory. | Match point for Ekaterina (1988) Makarova. | Break! Ekaterina (1988) Makarova scores an impressive point to win the game. Now she's serving.
Game, set and match to Kichenok/Rodionova! | Match point for Kichenok/Rodionova. | Kichenok/Rodionova celebrates another point and the break. The new score is 5:1.
Game, set and match to Amanda Anisimova in this Women's R64 contest. | Timea Babos wins the point and the match is not over yet! | Match point for Amanda Anisimova.
Game, set and match to Karolina Pliskova in this Women's R64 contest. | Match point for Karolina Pliskova. | Break! Karolina Pliskova scores an impressive point to win the game. Now she's serving.
Game, set and match to Kaia Kanepi in this Women's R64 contest. | Kaia Kanepi holds match point. Will she make it count? | Kaia Kanepi looks in fine form and takes another game to lead 5:1.
World number 28 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova clinches victory in this R64 match. | Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova holds match point. Will she make it count? | Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova celebrates another point and the break. The new score is 5:0.
World number 40 Camila Giorgi clinches victory in this R64 match. | Camila Giorgi holds match point. Will she make it count? | Ace! Great serve by Camila Giorgi.
Game, set and match to Kiki Bertens. The world number 17 wins this R64 match. | Match point for Kiki Bertens. | Kiki Bertens breaks Coco Vandeweghe's serve.
Game, set and match to Krejcikova/Siniakova! | The super tie-break goes to Krejcikova/Siniakova by a score of . | Ace! Great serve by Olaru/Zvonareva.
Mertens/Schuurs wins the match 6:3, 6:2. | Mertens/Schuurs holds match point. | Mertens/Schuurs serves and wins. The score in the 2 set is now 2:5.
Konta/Ostapenko win the match. They prevail by a 6:1, 6:0 scoreline. | Konta/Ostapenko drop one match point but they have another chance. | Great chance for Konta/Ostapenko. They hold match point here.
Game, set and match to Caroline Garcia. The world number 6 wins this R32 match. | Match point for Caroline Garcia. | Too easy for Caroline Garcia. She takes the point after a double fault from Victoria Azarenka.
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 are looking for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA Football, or NCAA Basketball 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 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.
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 sportsbooks will 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?
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 under.
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.
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, 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.