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How does a betting line work?

Lisa Mundschenk asked, updated on January 28th, 2021; Topic: sports betting
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The โ€“ and + on a sports betting line indicates both your prospective payout and whether you're betting on the favorite or the underdog. Negative numbers signify the favorite on the betting line. The negative number indicates how much you'd need to bet to win $100.

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Incidently, what are the betting lines?

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.

Quite as, what does +1.5 mean in sports betting? This means that the underdog will almost always be listed at +1.5, while the favorite will be listed at -1.5.

In addition to that, what does money line mean?

In the world of sports betting, a money line bet is simply betting on which team you expect to win. It doesn't have anything to do with a spread. You may also see a money line bet listed as โ€œMoney Lineโ€ or โ€œMLโ€ in different spaces. Money lines are represented in negative and positive values.

What does a +1 bet mean?

In sports betting, each team is assigned odds that represent the likelihood of them winning the game. When the odds for two teams are even, meaning 1 to 1, it means that each team is equally as likely to win the game. ... If Team A is assigned 10 to 1 odds, it means Team B is ten times as likely to win.

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What does +1 mean when betting?

+1 on a betting line basically means that the game is started with the team getting the goal +1 up by one, and the other team has to score more than that to win the bet.

What are over under odds?

An overโ€“under or over/under (O/U) bet is a wager in which a sportsbook will predict a number for a statistic in a given game (usually the combined score of the two teams), and bettors wager that the actual number in the game will be either higher or lower than that number.

Are you allowed to bet on both teams?

In this instance, the bookies' answer to can you bet on both teams is definitely โ€ฆ YES!
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