The Point Spread
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Many people will say that the odds on a spread bet are even, paying 1: But this is not true. The actual odds are 0. For every dollar bet, you can win 90 cents. That number, which is your stake, is posted as Every NFL point spread works this way. The moneyline is different. First, with the moneyline whichever team wins the game pays out. How do the bookies even the playing field with the moneyline? They do it by making bettors wager more on the favorite to win less and allowing them to bet less to win more on the dog.
The favorite is posted with a minus sign and a number. The underdog, on the other hand, is listed with a plus sign in front of a number. By the way, there is a relationship between the spread and the moneyline.
The exact relationship can vary a bit depending on the book, but the correlation works in this manner:. As it is with the spread, the total is usually posted as a fraction or decimal and the stake is the same as it is with the point spread If Indy scores 27 and Cincy gets 13 points, the total would be at 40 and the over would win. But if the Colts rack up 35, and they shut out the Bengals, the total of 35 would be under. If, as it is sometimes with the spread, the total is listed as a whole number, the result may be a push.
If this happens all bets are returned on the push. Josh Hornsby dives deep into the data for answers. Josh Hornsby goes over the latest NFL news and their impact for you in this article. After MLB lineups are released, see how Notorious has adjusted his thoughts and strategies. Daily starting lineups, including salaries for that day's daily fantasy sports contests.
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