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Opener
Thursday, February 22, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
00
00
551
552
7:00p
646-1
FS-SO
213½ -110
213½ -110
64.5%
35.5%
214½ -110
214½ -100
215 -107
215 -103
215½ -110
215½ -110
215½ -110
215½ -110
216 -105
216 -115
215 -105
215 -105
215 -110
215 -110
215 -110
215 -110
215½ -110
215½ -110
215½ -110
215½ -110
 
 
00
00
553
554
7:00p
654
FS-FL
211 -110
211 -110
47.2%
52.8%
212 -113
212 +102
212½ -105
212½ -105
212½ -110
212½ -110
212½ -110
212½ -110
213 -110
213 -110
213 -105
213 -105
212½ -110
212½ -110
212½ -110
212½ -110
211½ -119
211½ -102
212½ -110
212½ -110
 
 
00
00
557
558
8:00p
665
NBCS-CHI
214 -110
214 -110
54.7%
45.3%
214 -105
214 -105
214 -108
214 -102
213½ -110
213½ -110
213½ -110
213½ -110
214 -110
214 -110
214 -105
214 -105
214 -110
214 -110
213½ -110
213½ -110
213½ -110
213½ -110
213½ -110
213½ -110
 
 
00
00
555
556
8:00p
TNT
245
220½ -110
220½ -110
96.3%
3.7%
222 -108
222 -102
222 -105
222 -105
222½ -110
222½ -110
222 -115
222 -105
222 -115
222 -105
223 -105
223 -105
222 -110
222 -110
222 -110
222 -110
222½ -110
222½ -110
222 -115
222 -105
 
 
00
00
559
560
10:00p
698
NBCS-CA
214 -110
214 -110
60.7%
39.3%
212½ -105
212½ -105
212½ -107
212½ -103
213 -110
213 -110
212½ -110
212½ -110
213 -105
213 -115
212½ -105
212½ -105
212½ -110
212½ -110
212½ -110
212½ -110
213 -110
213 -110
212½ -110
212½ -110
 
 
00
00
561
562
10:30p
TNT
245
233½ -110
233½ -110
50.6%
49.4%
232½ -113
232½ +102
232½ -107
232½ -103
233 -110
233 -110
233 -110
233 -110
233 -105
233 -115
233 -105
233 -105
233 -110
233 -110
233 -110
233 -110
233 -110
233 -110
233 -110
233 -110
Opener
Thursday, February 22, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
00
00
051
052
7:00p
MSG+
635
6 +104
6 -115
0.0%
0.0%
6 +104
6 -115
6 +104
6 -115
 
 
00
00
055
056
7:00p
NBCS-PH
 -115
 +104
100.0%
0.0%
5½ +105
5½ -116
5½ +103
5½ -113
5½ +100
5½ -120
5½ +104
5½ -115
5½ -105
5½ -115
5½ +105
5½ -115
5½ +100
5½ -120
5½ +100
5½ -120
5½ +100
5½ -120
5½ +104
5½ -115
 
 
00
00
053
054
7:00p
TSN4
 -115
 +104
48.0%
52.0%
6½ -113
6½ +102
6½ -115
6½ +105
6½ -120
6½ +100
6½ -113
6½ +102
6½ -120
6½ +100
6½ -115
6½ +105
6½ -115
6½ -105
6½ -125
6½ +105
6½ -120
6½ +100
6½ -113
6½ +102
 
 
00
00
063
064
7:30p
654
FS-FL
6 +104
6 -115
88.9%
11.1%
6 -105
6 -105
6 -105
6 -105
6 -110
6 -110
6 -105
6 -105
6 -110
6 -110
6 -105
6 -105
6 -110
6 -110
6 -110
6 -110
6 -110
6 -110
6 -105
6 -105
 
 
00
00
057
058
7:30p
RDS2
6 -115
6 +104
87.5%
12.5%
6 -111
6 +101
6 -110
6 +100
6 -120
6 +100
6 -111
6 +101
6 -115
6 -105
6 -110
6 +100
6 -115
6 -105
6 -125
6 +105
6 -120
6 +100
6 -111
6 +101
 
 
00
00
061
062
7:30p
663
FS-DET
 +104
 -115
0.0%
0.0%
5½ +104
5½ -115
5½ +104
5½ -115
 
 
00
00
059
060
7:30p
RDS
6 -110
6 +100
0.0%
0.0%
6 -110
6 +100
6 -110
6 +100
 
 
00
00
065
066
8:00p
698
FS-TN
 +104
 -115
40.0%
60.0%
5½ +105
5½ -116
5½ +105
5½ -115
5½ +100
5½ -120
5½ +106
5½ -117
5½ +100
5½ -120
5½ +105
5½ -115
5½ +100
5½ -120
5½ +100
5½ -120
5½ +106
5½ -117
 
 
00
00
067
068
9:00p
686
FS-AZ
 -115
 +104
0.0%
0.0%
5½ -115
5½ +104
5½ -115
5½ +104
 
 
00
00
069
070
9:00p
SN1
6 -110
6 +100
87.5%
12.5%
6 -102
6 -108
6 +100
6 -110
6 -110
6 -110
6 -101
6 -109
6 -105
6 -115
6 +100
6 -110
6 -115
6 -105
6 -110
6 -110
6 -101
6 -109
 
 
00
00
071
072
10:30p
FS-W
692
 +104
 -115
0.0%
100.0%
5½ +105
5½ -116
5½ +105
5½ -115
5½ +100
5½ -120
5½ +106
5½ -117
5½ +100
5½ -120
5½ +105
5½ -115
5½ +100
5½ -120
5½ +100
5½ -120
5½ +100
5½ -120
5½ +106
5½ -117
Opener
Thursday, February 22, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
00
00
569
570
7:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
149 -110
149 -110
100.0%
0.0%
147½ -110
147½ -110
147½ -105
147½ -105
147½ -110
147½ -110
148½ -105
148½ -115
148 -105
148 -115
147½ -105
147½ -105
147½ -110
147½ -110
148½ -105
148½ -115
 
 
00
00
587
588
7:00p
138 -110
138 -110
100.0%
0.0%
137 -110
137 -110
137 -107
137 -103
137 -110
137 -110
137½ -110
137½ -110
137 -110
137 -110
137 -105
137 -105
137 -110
137 -110
137½ -110
137½ -110
 
 
00
00
585
586
7:00p
137½ -110
137½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
137 -110
137 -110
137 -107
137 -103
137 -110
137 -110
137½ -110
137½ -110
137 -110
137 -110
137 -105
137 -105
137 -110
137 -110
137½ -110
137½ -110
 
 
00
00
577
578
7:00p
Stadium
149½ -110
149½ -110
100.0%
0.0%
150½ -110
150½ -110
150½ -105
150½ -105
150½ -110
150½ -110
149½ -115
149½ -105
150 -115
150 -105
150½ -105
150½ -105
150½ -110
150½ -110
149½ -115
149½ -105
 
 
00
00
565
566
7:00p
140 -110
140 -110
52.2%
47.8%
141½ -110
141½ -110
141½ -105
141½ -105
141½ -110
141½ -110
140½ -115
140½ -105
141 -115
141 -105
141½ -105
141½ -105
141½ -110
141½ -110
140½ -115
140½ -105
 
 
00
00
665
666
7:00p
221
CBS Sports Netwo
139½ -110
139½ -110
0.0%
100.0%
140 -110
140 -110
140 -105
140 -105
139 -110
139 -110
139½ -110
139½ -110
140 -105
140 -115
139½ -110
139½ -110
139 -110
139 -110
139½ -110
139½ -110
 
 
00
00
663
664
7:00p
152½ -110
152½ -110
0.0%
100.0%
153 -110
153 -110
153 -105
153 -105
153 -110
153 -110
152½ -110
152½ -110
153 -110
153 -110
153 -110
153 -110
153 -110
153 -110
152½ -110
152½ -110
 
 
00
00
581
582
7:00p
145 -110
145 -110
88.9%
11.1%
144½ -110
144½ -110
144½ -105
144½ -105
144½ -110
144½ -110
145 -110
145 -110
145 -105
145 -115
144½ -105
144½ -105
144½ -110
144½ -110
145 -110
145 -110
 
 
00
00
573
574
7:00p
(9) Purdue
219
FOX Sports 1
146½ -110
146½ -110
36.4%
63.6%
147 -110
147 -110
147 -105
147 -105
147 -110
147 -110
146½ -115
146½ -105
147 -110
147 -110
147 -105
147 -105
147 -110
147 -110
146½ -115
146½ -105
 
 
00
00
575
576
7:00p
150 -110
150 -110
0.0%
0.0%
150½ -110
150½ -110
150½ -105
150½ -105
150½ -110
150½ -110
150 -115
150 -105
150 -115
150 -105
150½ -105
150½ -105
150½ -110
150½ -110
150 -115
150 -105
 
 
00
00
579
580
7:00p
NESN
628
141½ -110
141½ -110
94.4%
5.6%
141½ -110
141½ -110
141½ -105
141½ -105
141½ -110
141½ -110
141½ -110
141½ -110
141 -115
141 -105
141½ -105
141½ -105
141½ -110
141½ -110
141½ -110
141½ -110
 
 
00
00
635
636
7:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
161 -110
161 -110
95.8%
4.2%
159½ -110
159½ -110
159½ -105
159½ -105
159½ -110
159½ -110
160½ -105
160½ -115
160 -105
160 -115
159½ -105
159½ -105
159½ -110
159½ -110
160½ -105
160½ -115
 
 
00
00
583
584
7:00p
170 -110
170 -110
43.3%
56.7%
168½ -110
168½ -110
168½ -103
168½ -107
168½ -110
168½ -110
169½ -105
169½ -115
169 -105
169 -115
169 -105
169 -105
168½ -110
168½ -110
169½ -105
169½ -115
 
 
00
00
667
668
7:00p
WatchESPN
208
153½ -110
153½ -110
0.0%
100.0%
154 -110
154 -110
154 -105
154 -105
154 -110
154 -110
153½ -110
153½ -110
154 -110
154 -110
154 -110
154 -110
154 -110
154 -110
153½ -110
153½ -110
 
 
00
00
567
568
7:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
156½ -110
156½ -110
50.0%
50.0%
157 -110
157 -110
157 -105
157 -105
157 -110
157 -110
156½ -110
156½ -110
157 -110
157 -110
157 -105
157 -105
157 -110
157 -110
156½ -110
156½ -110
 
 
00
00
571
572
7:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN2
124 -110
124 -110
11.1%
88.9%
124½ -107
124½ -113
124 -107
124 -103
124½ -110
124½ -110
124 -110
124 -110
124 -110
124 -110
124 -105
124 -105
124½ -110
124½ -110
124 -110
124 -110
 
 
00
00
563
564
7:00p
ESPN
206
130 -110
130 -110
37.9%
62.1%
131 -110
131 -110
131 -105
131 -105
131 -110
131 -110
131 -110
131 -110
131 -110
131 -110
131 -105
131 -105
131 -110
131 -110
131 -110
131 -110
 
 
00
00
637
638
7:30p
139 -110
139 -110
100.0%
0.0%
139½ -110
139½ -110
139½ -105
139½ -105
139½ -110
139½ -110
139 -110
139 -110
139 -115
139 -105
139½ -105
139½ -105
139½ -110
139½ -110
139 -110
139 -110
 
 
00
00
593
594
8:00p
152 -110
152 -110
4.0%
96.0%
151 -110
151 -110
151 -105
151 -105
151 -110
151 -110
152 -105
152 -115
151 -110
151 -110
151 -105
151 -105
151 -110
151 -110
152 -105
152 -115
 
 
00
00
591
592
8:00p
620
BeIN Sports
152½ -110
152½ -110
7.1%
92.9%
151 -110
151 -110
151½ -105
151½ -105
151 -110
151 -110
152 -110
152 -110
151 -115
151 -105
151½ -105
151½ -105
151 -110
151 -110
152 -110
152 -110
 
 
00
00
589
590
8:00p
133 -115
133 -105
0.0%
0.0%
133½ -110
133½ -110
133½ -105
133½ -105
133½ -110
133½ -110
133 -115
133 -105
133 -115
133 -105
133½ -105
133½ -105
133½ -110
133½ -110
133 -115
133 -105
 
 
00
00
595
596
8:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
153 -110
153 -110
75.0%
25.0%
153 -110
153 -110
153 -105
153 -105
153 -110
153 -110
153 -110
153 -110
153 -110
153 -110
153 -105
153 -105
153 -110
153 -110
153 -110
153 -110
 
 
00
00
641
642
8:00p
FS-MW
671
150½ -110
150½ -110
0.0%
100.0%
150 -110
150 -110
150 -105
150 -105
150 -110
150 -110
150½ -110
150½ -110
150 -110
150 -110
150 -105
150 -105
150 -110
150 -110
150½ -110
150½ -110
 
 
00
00
639
640
8:00p
155½ -105
155½ -115
8.3%
91.7%
153½ -110
153½ -110
153½ -105
153½ -105
153½ -110
153½ -110
154 -105
154 -115
154 -105
154 -115
153½ -105
153½ -105
153½ -110
153½ -110
154 -105
154 -115
 
 
00
00
647
648
8:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN CE
155½ -105
155½ -115
53.3%
46.7%
155½ -110
155½ -110
155½ -105
155½ -105
155½ -110
155½ -110
155½ -110
155½ -110
155 -115
155 -105
155½ -105
155½ -105
155½ -110
155½ -110
155½ -110
155½ -110
 
 
00
00
645
646
8:00p
138½ -105
138½ -115
0.0%
100.0%
137½ -107
137½ -113
137 -107
137 -103
137½ -110
137½ -110
137½ +100
137½ -120
137 -110
137 -110
137 -105
137 -105
137½ -110
137½ -110
137½ +100
137½ -120
 
 
00
00
643
644
8:00p
152 -110
152 -110
100.0%
0.0%
152 -110
152 -110
152 -105
152 -105
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
152 -105
152 -105
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
 
 
00
00
597
598
8:05p
138 -110
138 -110
0.0%
0.0%
138½ -110
138½ -110
138 -108
138 -102
138½ -110
138½ -110
138 -110
138 -110
138 -115
138 -105
138 -105
138 -105
138½ -110
138½ -110
138 -110
138 -110
 
 
00
00
599
600
8:15p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
156½ -110
156½ -110
100.0%
0.0%
155½ -110
155½ -110
155½ -105
155½ -105
155½ -110
155½ -110
156½ -105
156½ -115
156 -105
156 -115
155½ -105
155½ -105
155½ -110
155½ -110
156½ -105
156½ -115
 
 
00
00
603
604
8:30p
127 -110
127 -110
50.0%
50.0%
130 -110
130 -110
130 -105
130 -105
130½ -105
130½ -115
130 -115
130 -105
130 -110
130 -110
130 -105
130 -105
130½ -105
130½ -115
130 -115
130 -105
 
 
00
00
601
602
8:30p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
157 -110
157 -110
100.0%
0.0%
156 -110
156 -110
156 -105
156 -105
156 -110
156 -110
157 -105
157 -115
156 -110
156 -110
156 -105
156 -105
156 -110
156 -110
157 -105
157 -115
 
 
00
00
651
652
8:30p
134 -110
134 -110
100.0%
0.0%
134½ -107
134½ -113
134 -107
134 -103
134½ -110
134½ -110
134 -110
134 -110
134 -115
134 -105
134 -105
134 -105
134½ -110
134½ -110
134 -110
134 -110
 
 
00
00
649
650
8:30p
138½ -110
138½ -110
55.6%
44.4%
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -105
138½ -105
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
138 -115
138 -105
138½ -105
138½ -105
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
 
 
00
00
655
656
8:30p
138 -110
138 -110
0.0%
100.0%
138 -107
138 -113
137½ -107
137½ -103
138 -110
138 -110
138 -110
138 -110
138 -110
138 -110
137½ -105
137½ -105
138 -110
138 -110
138 -110
138 -110
 
 
00
00
653
654
8:30p
167 -110
167 -110
100.0%
0.0%
167 -110
167 -110
167 -105
167 -105
167 -110
167 -110
167 -110
167 -110
167 -110
167 -110
167 -105
167 -105
167 -110
167 -110
167 -110
167 -110
 
 
00
00
613
614
9:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN2
139 -110
139 -110
0.0%
100.0%
137½ -110
137½ -110
137½ -107
137½ -103
138 -110
138 -110
138½ -105
138½ -115
138 -110
138 -110
138 -105
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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 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?

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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