Why do betting lines have half points?

Dennis Brumett asked, updated on February 17th, 2021; Topic: sports betting
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This is done to ensure that there is not a push when the game is over. A push is when no one wins, and the sportsbook gives everyone their wager back. Here is an example: For this week's Pittsburgh at Baltimore game, one sportsbook lists the point spread as 3, with Pittsburgh favored to win.

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  • Eventually, can you buy points on Draftkings Sportsbook? Buying Points Click on the point spread bet for the team you want to bet on to add it to your bet slip. Look for a button on the bet slip that says โ€œbuy pointsโ€ or something similar. Select how many points you want to buy and review the new odds. Enter how much you want to bet and place your wager.

    On top of that, should you buy points in sports betting?

    Buying points allows the option of moving the point-spread for sides or totals in your favor when betting on football or basketball. When betting on a favorite, buying points allows a player to take off a half point, full point or 1.5 points.

    How much does it cost to buy a half point?

    If you want to buy a half-point and move from โ€“7.5 to โ€“7, or from +6.5 to +7, you'll have to pay 15 cents of juice. That means you'll be betting $125 to win $100. Every other half-point will cost you 10 cents in vig, so you're betting $120 to win $100.

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    How do half points work in sports betting?

    For example, you can buy a half point (for a premium) from -3 to -2.5 if you like the favorite, or from +3 to +3.5 if you like the underdog. This gives you a better chance to win your bet, but the extra juice you have to pay will burn you if you should lose.

    How do I check my DraftKings winnings?

    Go to the 'My Contests' page and click the 'History' button. You'll see a 'Download Entry History' link. If you click that, you'll have access to an Excel spreadsheet with all of your past leagues, sorted by sport, data, place finished, points, winnings, and entry fee.