# Can you make money laying horses to lose?

Alberto Dewit asked, updated on January 29th, 2021; Topic: laying horses to lose
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Laying horses is something many bettors talk about but never do. When faced with taking on a 5.0 shot the potential loss is usually too much to stomach, but laying short-priced horses, especially to place rather than to win, can be a nice steady way to make a profit.

Still further, what happens if you lose a lay bet?

Lay betting means betting on something not to happen. For example, if you lay a football team to win your bet will be settled as a winner if the team loses or if the game ends in a draw - so two outcomes are playing in your favour.

Then, what does 20 to 1 odds pay? For example, 6-5 means you will get \$6 in profit for every \$5 you wager, while 20-1 means you get \$20 in profit for every \$1 you wager. In the latter example, a bet of \$2 means you would get \$42 back for a winning wager.

Hence, what is the best sports bet to make?

Best Sports to Bet on the Moneyline

• College Football (159.23% OPT. ROI SCORE)
• NFL (78.7% OPT. ROI SCORE)
• College Basketball (29.22% OPT. ROI SCORE)
• NBA (13.92% OPT. ROI SCORE)
• NHL (10.07% OPT. ROI SCORE)
• MLB (7.34% OPT. ROI SCORE)

Is across the board a good bet?

Across-the-board bets aren't usually a good wager because they're expensive and have less profit potential. ... In a place/show bet, you're betting that your horse will place and show. If your horse finishes second, you collect the place and show money; if he finishes third, you just get the show money.