Point Spread Betting Explained
US -0.5 is essentially the same as ML meaning that in order you to not lose your bet, the US must win the game/half within that period/Game + Stoppage Time. Assuming the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Miami Dolphins example above, with a bet on the Philadelphia Eagles, you will win if the Eagles beat the Dolphins by at least 10 points. That (-) 10 is the minimum number of points that the Philadelphia Eagles must be ahead of the Miami Dolphins at the final whistle. Sometimes, the bookmaker will not show the odds for the underdog, but it is assumed to be the opposite number of the favorite. If you see -6.5 (-108), then you only need to bet $108 to win $100.
Watching a game at a Las Vegas sportsbook can be a great experience, especially if it’s a big match and there are a lot of fellow supporters in the room. If you plan to get in on the betting action but are a little intimidated or unsure how it works, no problem. To make a long story short, the real strategy for successful soccer betting is to have a plan based on logic and reason and to verify these notions with data and statistics. You can throw caution to the win and bet blindly but if you want to be successful in the short and long term, our advice is to do your homework and bet with a plan.
Soccer spreads can range from a low of 0.5 goals to higher ranges such as 2.5. In terms of live betting opportunities, some sportsbooks will offer bets into overtime and shootouts if they game has gotten to that stage. You just need to be quick to find the offers before they kick off the extra time play. Another common form of soccer wager is called goal line betting. First oddsmakers estimate the number of goals for a match and punters need to decide whether more goals or fewer goals will be scored.
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Then, the two teams in a football or basketball game would have odds of just -105. Instead of wagering on which team wins, you’re wagering on the margin of victory. Both teams have a set number of points which will be added to, or subtracted from their final score to determine the game’s point spread winner. When we dive into the numbers, everything will become more evident. Football is one of the few sports in the world where a draw is a fairly common outcome.
Punters choose between buying or selling at posted amounts and depending on the end result will win or lose varying amounts in relation to the set line. In the event that a whole number is used for the handicap, the handicap adjusted final score could result in a draw. With a push, all bettors have their original wagers returned as there is no winner.