Laying the points-mean around athletics

Nov - 11
2021

Laying the points-mean around athletics

What Does +1 5 Mean In Sports Betting?

The underdog will be given point, or runs, in baseball betting or goals in hockey bets) to help balance these two teams to make them evenly matched when it comes to the payout odds. In hockey and baseball, the terms puckline and runline are used. As with basketball and football, the (-) indicates the favorite team, and the (+) indicates the underdog. You will notice that the number – 1.5 – is much lower than you would see in NBA point spreads and NFL betting lines. The reason is attributed to much lower scoring in these sports.

Imagine in the above example you took the Lions at +17.5 then watched them run the kickoff back. Now, you can take 49ers -11.5 and have a chance to win both bets if the Niners win by 12-17. Yes, bettors can generally combine point spread bets with other types of bets in a parlay – a multi-part that requires all components of the bet to hit.

The strong team has some points ‘deducted’ to make it more difficult for them to be an easy win. If the final score is Philadelphia Eagles Miami Dolphins, clearly there is a 21-point victory margin so the Philadelphia Eagles win by more than 10 and the bet pays out. When you place an NFL point spread bet, you will win if the final result of the sports match, with the point spread factored in satisfies the bet requirements. However, the Buccaneers may win the NFL game and lose if they don’t cover the point spread. For example, if the final score is they win by 3 points but lose the point spread of at least 3.5 points. The New Orleans Saints have remained within the 3.5-point spread.

Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a bill initiative in the 2020 election. Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a ballot initiative in the November 2020 election, which means it’s on its way.

For example, if the Bears are favored by 3 ½ points over the Vikings and defeat Minnesota 20-17, the bettor who “gave” 3 ½ points on the Bears had a losing bet. This is because Chicago won by 3, when the Bears needed to win by 4 in order to cover the spread. The bettor who took the Vikings and “got” 3 ½ points was thus saved by the hook and wins the bet, despite the Vikings losing.

The -110s in parentheses after the numbers in the spread column are the odds on the bet. That means whether you bet on the 76ers or the Bucks against the spread, you are getting -110 odds. To win $100, you would have to bet $110 (or bet $11 to win $10, for example). The odds for the moneyline, which requires a victory of any kind for a bet to win, is -350 for Milwaukee. A point spread is a way for oddsmakers to balance two uneven teams ang give equal odds.

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