What Is A Moneyline Bet?

They take $100 of the $110 from the losing bet and pay the winner, keeping the extra $10 for themselves. The goal of the casino is to set a line that encourages an equal amount of action on both sides, thereby guaranteeing a profit. This also explains how money can be made by the astute gambler. If casinos set lines to encourage an equal amount of money on both sides, it sets them based on the public perception of the team, not necessarily the real strength of the teams.

This means, for this line, the Red Sox were favored by enough to move the line to 1.5 runs, but just barely. The defending champion Dodgers are viewed as a juggernaut and are the biggest favorite of the bunch. 1.5 runs favor them, and even with that extra half run against them, the odds are still -130.

When betting on moneylines, not every matchup will have a clear favorite or underdog. In fact, oddsmakers may think the game is so close to call that their moneyline odds will be nearly the same. A puckline is what a spread is called in the NHL, while a runline is associated with MLB betting. There are instances in both the NHL and MLB where you see a 2.5-point runline or puckline but those are few and far between, typically between your league leader and a cellar-dweller. While checking out different sportsbooks to find the best betting odds, you should also be keeping a close eye on line movement.

In football, one teaser option is to add six points to a spread. So going back to the Packers-Lions example, instead of Green Bay being -3, you would get +3. That would be represented on the board by -200, or 1-2 odds. You have to bet more than $100 to win $100 because the outcome of the Cavs simply winning the game is a lot more likely. Prop bets generally refer to anything that is not directly tied to the outcome of the game. They can be over / under bets on how many times a player or announcer does something, or they can be bets on which team will do better in general on a certain topic.

Parlays – these might be the most popular bets out there, especially among novice and amateur bettors, perhaps because of the lure of betting a small amount for a potentially big payoff. Parlays involve wagering on two or more games on the same bet following the casino’s pre-determined payout scale. If you like favorites, you’re going to be betting a lot to win a little. The money line will always be listed to the right of the point spread on the odds board in a sports book.

If the Seahawks win the game by exactly 5 points the result of the point spread addition or subtraction is a tie. This is called a “push” and anyone who bet Seahawks -5 or Eagles +5 would neither win nor lose and instead get their bet refunded. Spread betting has moved outside the ambit of sport and financial markets , to cover a wide range of markets, such as house prices. For example, in a cricket match a sports spread betting firm may list the spread of a team’s predicted runs at 340 – 350. The gambler can elect to ‘buy’ at 350 if they think the team will score more than 350 runs in total, or sell at 340 if they think the team will score less than 340.

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