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Understanding Point Spreads In Sport Betting
The popularity of the point spread bet in the NFL is equally shared by NBA bettors and it works essentially the same way. Finally, spread betting keeps many otherwise uninteresting games worth watching. Sure, maybe the Chiefs are up 20 points on the Jets in the fourth quarter, but outcome of the game with the handicap included may remain up in the air.
When betting on the underdog in our Super Bowl 53 example above, you’re getting 2.5 points with the Rams. So, you would win your bet if the Rams did not lose the game by three or more points. As you can see, an underdog does not necessarily have to win the game, straight-up, to cover the point spread.
The moneyline will tell you how much money you make if you’ve picked correctly. However, regardless of the exact number, the point spread will often be X.5 points. The favorite in the game, according to the oddsmakers, will have a negative number while the underdog will have a positive number.
The favorite is “giving” points on the spread, and a wager on this side means a team has to win by a certain amount. The underdog is “getting” points, which means it can win the game outright or lose by less than the point spread to win the wager. The level of the gambler’s profit or loss will be determined by the stake size selected for the bet, multiplied by the number of unit points above or below the gambler’s bet level. A teaser is a bet that alters the spread in the gambler’s favor by a predetermined margin – in American football the teaser margin is often six points. In return for the additional points, the payout if the gambler wins is less than even money, or the gambler must wager on more than one event and both events must win.
That means that for every 11 dollars the player wagers, the player will win 10, slightly lower than an even money bet. If team A is playing team B, the casino is not concerned with who wins the game; they are only concerned with taking an equal amount of money of both sides. For example, if one player takes team A and the other takes team B and each wager $110 to win $100, it doesn’t matter what team wins; the casino makes money. They take $100 of the $110 from the losing bet and pay the winner, keeping the extra $10 for themselves.
Has either team suffered any traumatic experiences since their last game? Are some key players receiving criticism on sports radio stations? The next step in determining the spread relies on whether the game in question is home or away. From the above selection, it’s apparent that the bookie expects team A to win. After all, most sports don’t allow you to score half of a point.