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Understanding Odds

The market favored the Chiefs to win, making the Bucs the underdogs. You may look at that and be intimidated and feel helpless, but I’m going to decode this little bugger for you. It’s a tutorial for those who want to start betting on sports or those who want to gain a better understanding of some of the terminology and theory behind it.

There can be spreads of all different lengths, and it just depends on the sport, as you can see below. Often known as “palps,” books often cancel them if the game hasn’t started. Worse, if you bet at illegal offshore sportsbooks, they might freeroll you and only grade the bet if it loses. For example, imagine in the 49ers/Lions game listed above that the sportsbook became inundated with a flood of Lions +7.5 money. Instead of immediately adjusting the line to +7 they might list the Lions +7.5 (-120).

If you want a simple way to bet on basketball, bet the moneyline. Sacked Managers/ Next Manager It is really rare to see lengthy spells of Premier League managers, such as the ones of Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson. Some online bookmakers give you the opportunity to bet on who will be shown the door next.

When a point spread is attached to a set of odds it means that for the bet to be successful the team must ‘cover the spread’. This means that the team you are betting on must win or not lose by a predetermined margin of points. When it comes to the different sportsbooks out there it is possible to find different point spread lines but generally, most sportsbooks will have similar stats.

This would be boring to bet on, and you would never get interesting odds. How about if you gave the average bloke a 50m head start? To win a bet on the Buffalo, Buffalo must either win the game or lose by five points or less. The first seven innings wager may work when you feel confident about how the starters and middle relievers will perform on both sides. Just like deciding between the F5 and the moneyline, you should weigh the merits of each first. You may even find games in which it makes sense to place multiple wagers with innings bets.

Teams are situated in groups of 4, top two teams progress further in the tournament, the other two are eliminated. With Quinella you pick the first and second-placed teams in no particular order, while with Exacta you need to predict the correct order too. Champion/ Cup Winner You can predict which team will triumph in the end of a certain League or Cup competition. Logically, the odds are getting shorter and shorter with the tournament’s progress.

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