If you’re new in the betting industry a very important step is, learn about betting odds. Numbers can look intimidating, but understand them is simple and very important to get smart odds shopping. Some of the most used odds are NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAF, and NCAAB.
Odds will let us compare the best lines between different sportsbook, in that way you can place wagers on the best sports lines by increasing your revenue.
Money Line is simple to understand and it’s the line that most of the new players take, however it’s also the most expensive way to wager. Here’s where Point Spread or simply “Spread” jump to the field.
The point spread help underdogs teams to have an advance against the favorite, it’s notorious on NCAAB & NCAAF games where teams have a huge discrepancy in talent.
Point Spread as same as Money Line will give you a favorite and underdog team, with (-) favorite & (+) for the underdog. Let’s see the NCAAF match between Arizona against Hawaii. In this case, Arizona is the favorite the betting line is -11.5 (-110) while underdog betting line is +11.5 (+110). To bet the winner (Arizona) you will have to place $110 to win $100 and Arizona will start the game -11.5 points, so if the game ended Arizona 20 – Hawaii 19 you have lost the game because on betting side is like 20 vs 19 + 11.5 = 30.5
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