Sau Favela asked, updated on June 1st, 2021; Topic:
against the spread

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Once they are in place, from No. 1 to No. 126, the **spreads** pretty much fall into the place. You take the larger number (higher-ranked team), subtract the smaller number (the lower-ranked team), add in home-field advantage and you get your **spread**.

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Even more, who makes the lines in Vegas?

**Kenny** White's company sets point spreads used by 90 percent of Nevada's sports books.

Plus, how do sportsbooks set lines? Every **sportsbook** has a head oddsmaker who **sets** the line on a given game, matchup or event. Oddsmakers lean on computer algorithms, power rankings, win totals, futures and consultants to determine the odds.

Still, what does a line mean in betting?

**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.

How accurate are Vegas lines?

How does **Vegas** know? That's the most popular question on social media whenever a game falls exactly on or near the spread. But the truth is oddsmakers don't know and they aren't nearly as **accurate** as they're given credit for being. For example, the NFL is by far the easiest league to create point **spreads** for.

The **spread**, also referred to as the line, is used to even the odds between two unevenly matched teams. ... In a **spread bet**, the odds are usually set at -110 on both sides, depending on the sportsbook and state. That means whether you **bet** the Colts -3 or Texans +3, you'll win the same amount of money if you win the **bet**.

Even non-gamblers make **moneyline bets**. **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 Steelers are at the top of the standings with an 8-2 record against the **spread**, with a host of **teams** at 7-3. The Cowboys are the lone **team** with just two **covers**, but got a big outright win at Minnesota.7 days ago

When a money **line** is a positive number then the odds are the amount you **would** win if you were to bet $100 and were correct. For example, a money **line** of +200 **would** mean that you **would make** a profit of $200 if you bet $100 and were correct. ... For example, a -200 money **line** means you **would** win $100 if you bet $200 and won.

For every game there is a result within 1 or 2 points of a **spread**, there'll be another game that is over by the half in terms of **spread**. Reason why it may seem **Vegas** is **so** accurate is because they've set odds for every game of the year for every sport that exists.

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