41': Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva signals a Real Betis Balompie throw-in in Real Betis Balompie's half. | 38': Jason with an assist there. | 38': Goal! Roger Marti gives UD Levante a 1 - 0 lead.
Good hold from Milos Raonic to make the score 1:1. | Milos Raonic holds game point here. | Milos Raonic holds game point here.
Pablo Carreno-Busta wins the point after a double fault from Marin Cilic. | Break! Marin Cilic scores an impressive point to win the game and is now serving. | Pablo Carreno-Busta saves one break point but still faces another.
He's won it! Victory for world number 11 David Goffin in this R16 match. | Can David Goffin close out the match? He holds match point here. | David Goffin celebrates another point and the break. The new score is 4:5.
Game, set and match to Juan Martin DEL Potro. The world number 4 wins this R16 match. | Can Juan Martin DEL Potro win the match at the second opportunity? | Juan Martin DEL Potro holds match point.
Rojer/Tecau win the match. They prevail by a 6:3, 6:3 scoreline. | Great chance for Rojer/Tecau. They hold match point here. | Querrey/Ram doesn't give up, and the score is now 5:3.
Rebecca Peterson takes the game to lead by two in Set 3. | Peterson takes the game. The score is now 0:1. | Alison Van Uytvanck has taken the second set. Can she go one and win the match?
Petra Kvitova double faults and Elise Mertens wins the point. | Break! Petra Kvitova breaks when Elise Mertens double faults. | Break point! Petra Kvitova has the chance to break Elise Mertens's serve!
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova wins the game 3:3. | Kenin takes the game. The score is now 3:2. | Schmiedlova takes the game. The score is now 2:2.
Good hold from Sestini/Strycova to make the score 2:3. | Sestini/Strycova holds game point here. | Good hold from Pavlyuchenkova/Sevastova to make the score 2:2.
Savinykh takes the game. The score is now 4:4. | Stefanie Voegele wins the game 4:3. | Valeria Savinykh wins the game 3:3.
Can Tamara Zidansek take Set 1 against the odds? She was a break down but now leads 3:2. | Tamara Zidansek wins the game 2:2. | Tamara Zidansek doesn't give up, and the score is now 1:2.
Witthoeft takes the game. The score is now 2:1. | Petra Martic wins the game 1:1. | Witthoeft takes the game. The score is now 1:0.
The first serve has been taken to start this Qualification round New Haven, USA, Qualifying contest.
Game, set and match to Dayana Yastremska. The world number 103 wins this Qualification round match. | Dayana Yastremska wins the game 5:4. | Pera takes the game. The score is now 4:4.
World number 63 Zarina Diyas clinches victory in this Qualification round match. | Yulia Putintseva doesn't give up, and the score is now 5:1. | The set could be over soon as Zarina Diyas now leads by four.
Game, set and match to Magda Linette in this Women's Qualification round contest. | Magda Linette is in control here as she takes a 0:5 lead. | The set could be over soon as Magda Linette now leads by four.
Game, set and match to Anna Blinkova in this Women's Qualification round contest. | The set could be over soon as Anna Blinkova now leads by four. | Anna Blinkova is in control here as she takes a 0:4 lead.
Game, set and match to Vera Lapko in this Women's Qualification round contest. | Vera Lapko is in control here as she takes a 5:1 lead. | Is set number 2 already decided? Vera Lapko now leads by three games, 4:1.
Game, set and match to Margarita Gasparyan in this Women's Qualification round contest. | Margarita Gasparyan has come back to take control in set number 2. After trailing 3:4, Margarita Gasparyan now leads by a score of 5:4. | Margarita Gasparyan wins the game 4:4.
Game, set and match to Simona Halep. The world number 1 wins this R16 match. | Match point for Simona Halep. | Ashleigh Barty holds a break point against Simona Halep. Can she convert it?
World number 7 Elina Svitolina clinches victory in this R16 match. | Elina Svitolina holds match point. Will she make it count? | Good hold from Elina Svitolina to make the score 5:4.
Game, set and match to Aliaksandra Sasnovich in this Women's Qualification round contest. | Aliaksandra Sasnovich extends her lead to 5:3 in the second. | Aliaksandra Sasnovich wins the game 4:3.
Game, set and match to Samantha Stosur in this Women's Qualification round contest. | Can she turn it around? Christina Mchale takes the game to trail 5:2. | Samantha Stosur looks in fine form and takes another game to lead 5:1.
Game, set and match to Su-Wei Hsieh. The world number 43 wins this Qualification round match. | Hsieh serves and wins. The score in the 2 set is now 5:2. | Su-Wei Hsieh takes the game to lead by two in Set 2.
Game, set and match to Kristyna Pliskova in this Women's Qualification round contest. | Is set number 2 already decided? Kristyna Pliskova now leads by three games, 5:2. | Maria Mateas doesn't give up, and the score is now 4:2.
World number 70 Monica Puig clinches victory in this Qualification round match. | Monica Niculescu wins the game but still trails 5:3. | Puig serves and wins. The score in the 2 set is now 5:2.
World number 92 Andrea Petkovic clinches victory in this Qualification round match. | Is set number 2 already decided? Andrea Petkovic now leads by three games, 5:2. | Andrea Petkovic takes the game to lead by two in Set 2.
Game, set and match to Kirsten Flipkens in this Women's Qualification round contest. | Kirsten Flipkens looks in fine form and takes another game to lead 5:1. | Can she turn it around? Emma Davis takes the game to trail 4:1.
Game, set and match to Pauline Parmentier. The world number 71 wins this Qualification round match. | Another game for Pauline Parmentier as she takes a commanding 5:2 lead in Set 2. | Pauline Parmentier extends her lead to 4:2 in the second.
Game, set and match to Ana Bogdan. The world number 78 wins this Qualification round match. | Another game for Ana Bogdan as she takes a commanding 5:2 lead in Set 2. | Ana Bogdan extends her lead to 4:2 in the second.
Christian/Santamaria win the match. They prevail by a 7:6, 6:2 scoreline. | Match point for Christian/Santamaria. | Christian/Santamaria breaks Klepac/Martinez's serve.
Game, set and match to Belinda Bencic in this Women's Qualification round contest. | Can she turn it around? Kurumi Nara takes the game to trail 5:3. | Kurumi Nara doesn't give up, and the score is now 5:2.
Game, set and match to Camila Giorgi. The world number 40 wins this Qualification round match. | Claire Liu wins the game but still trails 5:2. | Camila Giorgi is in control here as she takes a 4:0 lead.
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.