# How do you read football betting lines?

Raquel Bertalan asked, updated on February 8th, 2021; Topic: sports betting
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Typically, when looking at football odds, the date and time of the game will be on the left. Then, directly to the right, you will see two numbers. These numbers will be next to the name of each competing team. Those numbers are called the rotation numbers.

Along with it, what does a betting line mean?

A betting line is a form of betting whereby the bookmaker handicaps a team/player to effectively make the contest 50/50. This handicap is set by creating a margin (line) between the two teams, in a contest where there are only two outcomes possible.

In the same way, how do you read college football odds? When reading college football odds, the first thing you will see on the left is the time and date of the game. Next, you'll see two numbers and the team names. Each team is assigned a rotation number. These numbers are standard on all sportsbooks and do a few things.

More than that, what does line mean in football?

Line betting is a form of betting where the market is handicapped to make both betting outcomes equal. The bookmakers achieve this by giving both teams a margin, known as a line. If the bookmakers believe that one side is 12.5 points better than their opposition, you can back them to win by 13 or more points.

What is a moneyline bet in football?

Betting the moneyline for a game is possibly the most simple way to wager on sports. Bettors just choose a player or team to win. If the bettor chooses the winning side, the sportsbook will pay the amount due. ... The underdog team or player on the moneyline is the team that's expected to lose.

### How do football lines work?

The favorite in a game is listed as being minus (-) the point spread. The worse of the teams playing in the game is called the underdog. The bettor wins if this team wins the game outright or loses by an amount smaller than the point spread. The underdog in a game is listed as being plus (+) the point spread.

### How do football bets work?

The Match Bet is the simplest form of football betting where you will pick the result of the football match. You can bet on the Home Team, Away Team or Draw. Remember, the bet is placed for the 90- minute match. If they game ends in a draw after 90 minutes then Draw is the winning bet.

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### Is plus or minus the underdog?

A "minus" (-) preceding the number indicates the team is a favorite. A "plus" (+) preceding the number indicates the team is an underdog.

### What does line segment mean?

In geometry, a line segment is a part of a line that is bounded by two distinct end points, and contains every point on the line between its endpoints.

### How is Moneyline calculated?

Underdog: Multiply your wager by (Moneyline / 100), or divide the amount you want to win by (100 / (100 / Moneyline)). Here's another example where the odds are closer to 50/50. For every \$1 bet on Darren Til, you'll win \$1.02. So a \$50 bet on Till wins \$51 (50 x 1.02).
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