# What are betting lines?

Zane Chludzinski asked, updated on February 3rd, 2021; Topic: sports betting
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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.

Wherefore, what does O and T mean in betting lines?

Rumors, Lies and What Does O and T Mean in Football Odds Once again sometimes, in the event the total is an entire number, the end result might be a push. That number represents the total amount of cash that must be wagered to be able to win \$100. ... This number lets you know how much you've got to bet to win \$100.

Over and above that, how are betting lines determined? Oddsmakers lean on computer algorithms, power rankings, win totals, futures and consultants to determine the odds. Oddsmakers tweak the line based on adjustments, including injuries, weather, home-field advantage and head-to-head matchups.

Afterall, how do Odds lines work?

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. That's also equivalent to fractional odds of 2/1 and decimal odds of 3.

How are money line bets 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).