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MLB

FINAL
Sat 2/24

1:05 PM

000PIT
PIT B. Falter
3
--
000MIN
MIN L. Varland
5
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

1:05 PM

000NYY
NYY L. Gil
22
--
000DET
DET R. Olson
10
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

1:05 PM

000BOS
BOS G. Whitlock
3
--
000BAL
BAL C. Burnes
4
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

1:05 PM

000ATL
ATL S. Strider
6
--
000TB
TB Undecided
5
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

1:07 PM

000PHI
PHI K. Allard
14
--
000TOR
TOR Undecided
13
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:05 PM

000CHC
CHC D. Smyly
8
--
000SF
SF L. Webb
4
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:05 PM

000TEX
TEX N. Eovaldi
4
--
000KC
KC A. Marsh
5
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:05 PM

000CIN
CIN C. Spiers
4
--
000CLE
CLE C. Carrasco
0
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:05 PM

000SEA
SEA C. Lawrence
7
--
000CWS
CWS J. Anderson
8
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:10 PM

000LAD
LAD T. Glasnow
7
--
000LAA
LAA V. Mederos
7
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:10 PM

000MIL
MIL R. Zastryzny
11
--
000SD
SD P. Avila
7
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

6:05 PM

000HOU
HOU R. Blanco
7
--
000WSH
WSH P. Corbin
4
--

NBA

LIVE
545Orlando
Orlando
72
3rd
7:37
546Detroit
Detroit
74
LIVE
549Boston
Boston
53
2nd
3:53
550New York
New York
46
LIVE
547Brooklyn
Brooklyn
22
1st
2:42
548Minnesota
Minnesota
12

NHL

LIVE
039Boston
Boston
2
3rd
11:52
040Vancouver
Vancouver
0
LIVE
043Toronto
Toronto
3
3rd
4:41
044Colorado
Colorado
3
LIVE
041Vegas
Vegas
2
3rd
5:58
042Ottawa
Ottawa
3
LIVE
045Dallas
Dallas
2
2nd
6:09
046Carolina
Carolina
1
Sat 2/24

10:00 PM

051Nashville
Nashville
--
052San Jose
San Jose
--
Sat 2/24

10:00 PM

047Minnesota
Minnesota
--
048Seattle
Seattle
--
Sat 2/24

10:00 PM

049Calgary
Calgary
--
050Edmonton
Edmonton
--
Sat 2/24

10:30 PM

053Anaheim
Anaheim
--
054Los Angeles
Los Angeles
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

12:00 PM

029St. Louis
St. Louis
1
--
030Detroit
Detroit
6
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

031Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay
4
--
032N.Y. Islanders
N.Y. Islanders
2
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

033Montreal
Montreal
3
--
034New Jersey
New Jersey
4
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:00 PM

035N.Y. Rangers
N.Y. Rangers
2
--
036Philadelphia
Philadelphia
1
--
FINAL OT
Sat 2/24

6:00 PM

037Washington
Washington
2
--
038Florida
Florida
3
--

NCAAB

LIVE
727Davidson
Davidson
63
End of2ND HALF
728Richmond
Richmond
66
LIVE
753Boise State
Boise State
89
2nd
1:39
754Wyoming
Wyoming
67
LIVE
751Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky
70
2nd
3:06
752Middle Tennessee
Middle Tennessee
72
LIVE
755Florida State
Florida State
46
2nd
8:00
756Clemson
Clemson
58
LIVE
763Colorado State
#22 Colorado State
38
2nd
13:31
764UNLV
UNLV
38
LIVE
757Illinois-Chicago
Illinois-Chicago
47
2nd
11:11
758Indiana State
Indiana State
67
LIVE
761Illinois State
Illinois State
37
2nd
10:37
762Bradley
Bradley
39
LIVE
759Washington State
#21 Washington State
40
2nd
11:55
760Arizona State
Arizona State
48
LIVE
777Weber State
Weber State
45
2nd
8:58
778Idaho State
Idaho State
58
LIVE
775Nebraska-Omaha
Nebraska-Omaha
35
2nd
15:04
776Kansas City
Kansas City
43
LIVE
767Sacramento State
Sacramento State
47
2nd
13:07
768Montana State
Montana State
34
LIVE
769Villanova
Villanova
37
2nd
12:13
770Connecticut
#1 Connecticut
45
LIVE
773Eastern Washington
Eastern Washington
67
2nd
8:43
774Northern Colorado
Northern Colorado
62
LIVE
771Texas A&M
Texas A&M
33
2nd
14:30
772Tennessee
#5 Tennessee
50
LIVE
765Charlotte
Charlotte
55
2nd
10:28
766Tulsa
Tulsa
49
LIVE
779Butler
Butler
32
HALFTIME
780Seton Hall
Seton Hall
37
LIVE
781Mississippi State
Mississippi State
40
HALFTIME
782LSU
LSU
33
LIVE
783Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech
15
1st
8:17
784New Mexico State
New Mexico State
10
LIVE
787Sam Houston State
Sam Houston State
10
1st
7:56
788UTEP
UTEP
13
LIVE
791Utah
Utah
12
1st
11:49
792Colorado
Colorado
19
LIVE
785Portland State
Portland State
19
1st
8:00
786Montana
Montana
21
LIVE
789Cal State Northridge
Cal State Northridge
20
1st
8:00
790Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton
17
Sat 2/24

10:00 PM

799Pepperdine
Pepperdine
--
800San Francisco
San Francisco
--
Sat 2/24

10:00 PM

793Santa Clara
Santa Clara
--
794Gonzaga
Gonzaga
--
Sat 2/24

10:00 PM

795USC
USC
--
796UCLA
UCLA
--
Sat 2/24

10:00 PM

797San Diego
San Diego
--
798Saint Mary's
#18 Saint Mary's
--
Sat 2/24

10:00 PM

801San Diego State
#19 San Diego State
--
802Fresno State
Fresno State
--
Sat 2/24

10:00 PM

803Loyola Marymount
Loyola Marymount
--
804Pacific
Pacific
--
Sat 2/24

10:00 PM

807UC Davis
UC Davis
--
808Cal State Bakersfield
Cal State Bakersfield
--
Sat 2/24

10:00 PM

805UC Riverside
UC Riverside
--
806Cal Poly
Cal Poly
--
Sat 2/24

11:59 PM

809Long Beach State
Long Beach State
--
810Hawaii
Hawaii
--
FINAL OT
Sat 2/24

12:00 PM

607Houston
#2 Houston
82
--
608Baylor
#11 Baylor
76
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

12:00 PM

603Hampton
Hampton
62
--
604Northeastern
Northeastern
70
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

12:00 PM

611Missouri
Missouri
73
--
612Arkansas
Arkansas
88
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

12:00 PM

609Notre Dame
Notre Dame
85
--
610Syracuse
Syracuse
88
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

12:00 PM

601Indiana
Indiana
74
--
602Penn State
Penn State
83
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

12:00 PM

605Charleston
Charleston
72
--
606Towson
Towson
56
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

1:00 PM

613Western Carolina
Western Carolina
84
--
614Virginia Military
Virginia Military
51
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

1:00 PM

617Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt
64
--
618Florida
#24 Florida
77
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

1:00 PM

619William & Mary
William & Mary
62
--
620Stony Brook
Stony Brook
75
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

1:00 PM

615Chattanooga
Chattanooga
62
--
616Citadel
Citadel
71
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

625Texas State
Texas State
68
--
626Georgia State
Georgia State
59
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

641Duke
#8 Duke
79
--
642Wake Forest
Wake Forest
83
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

623North Carolina A&T
North Carolina A&T
67
--
624Monmouth
Monmouth
83
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

627North Dakota
North Dakota
68
--
628North Dakota State
North Dakota State
73
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

621Wofford
Wofford
67
--
622Furman
Furman
82
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

639BYU
#25 BYU
74
--
640Kansas State
Kansas State
84
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

631Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan
58
--
632Ball State
Ball State
56
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

643Washington
Washington
75
--
644Arizona
#4 Arizona
91
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

629East Carolina
East Carolina
52
--
630Rice
Rice
70
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

633Oral Roberts
Oral Roberts
76
--
634South Dakota
South Dakota
77
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

637West Virginia
West Virginia
64
--
638Iowa State
#6 Iowa State
71
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:00 PM

635Boston College
Boston College
70
--
636North Carolina State
North Carolina State
81
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:15 PM

645Iowa
Iowa
85
--
646Illinois
#12 Illinois
95
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:30 PM

649St. Bonaventure
St. Bonaventure
75
--
650Massachusetts
Massachusetts
67
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:30 PM

647Buffalo
Buffalo
72
--
648Western Michigan
Western Michigan
91
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:00 PM

653George Washington
George Washington
91
--
654Saint Louis
Saint Louis
96
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:00 PM

657St. Thomas (MN)
St. Thomas (MN)
72
--
658South Dakota State
South Dakota State
77
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:00 PM

659Utah Tech
Utah Tech
78
--
660Texas-Arlington
Texas-Arlington
89
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:00 PM

655Cincinnati
Cincinnati
57
--
656TCU
TCU
75
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:00 PM

651East Tennessee State
East Tennessee State
71
--
652Samford
Samford
87
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:30 PM

665Central Michigan
Central Michigan
60
--
666Miami (OH)
Miami (OH)
88
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:30 PM

667South Carolina
#20 South Carolina
72
--
668Ole Miss
Ole Miss
59
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:30 PM

663South Alabama
South Alabama
78
--
664Arkansas State
Arkansas State
95
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:30 PM

661Troy
Troy
84
--
662Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe
78
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:00 PM

675Air Force
Air Force
78
--
676New Mexico
New Mexico
77
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:00 PM

669North Carolina
#10 North Carolina
54
--
670Virginia
Virginia
44
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:00 PM

673Valparaiso
Valparaiso
68
--
674Murray State
Murray State
80
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:00 PM

679UTSA
UTSA
64
--
680North Texas
North Texas
62
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:00 PM

683Eastern Illinois
Eastern Illinois
67
--
684Tennessee Tech
Tennessee Tech
75
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:00 PM

677Texas Tech
#23 Texas Tech
61
--
678UCF
UCF
75
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:00 PM

689Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech
80
--
690Miami (FL)
Miami (FL)
76
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:00 PM

691Stephen F. Austin
Stephen F. Austin
62
--
692Utah Valley
Utah Valley
71
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:00 PM

671Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
73
--
672Abilene Christian
Abilene Christian
79
--
FINAL OT
Sat 2/24

4:00 PM

687Oklahoma
Oklahoma
84
--
688Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State
82
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:00 PM

685Idaho
Idaho
86
--
686Northern Arizona
Northern Arizona
76
--
FINAL OT
Sat 2/24

4:00 PM

693UC Irvine
UC Irvine
88
--
694UC San Diego
UC San Diego
92
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:15 PM

681Alabama
#13 Alabama
95
--
682Kentucky
#17 Kentucky
117
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:30 PM

703UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro
72
--
704Mercer
Mercer
86
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:30 PM

699SIU-Edwardsville
SIU-Edwardsville
71
--
700Tennessee State
Tennessee State
76
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:30 PM

697Ohio
Ohio
80
--
698Northern Illinois
Northern Illinois
59
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:30 PM

705Southern Indiana
Southern Indiana
76
--
706Western Illinois
Western Illinois
82
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:30 PM

707Arkansas-Little Rock
Arkansas-Little Rock
82
--
708
L
Lindenwood
73
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:30 PM

701George Mason
George Mason
59
--
702Loyola Chicago
Loyola Chicago
80
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:45 PM

709Tennessee-Martin
Tennessee-Martin
82
--
710Southeast Missouri State
Southeast Missouri State
72
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

5:00 PM

715Oregon State
Oregon State
85
--
716Stanford
Stanford
73
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

5:00 PM

711James Madison
James Madison
80
--
712Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern
74
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

5:00 PM

713California Baptist
California Baptist
65
--
714Tarleton State
Tarleton State
82
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

5:30 PM

717Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
64
--
718Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
79
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

6:00 PM

719Drake
Drake
77
--
720Northern Iowa
Northern Iowa
91
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

6:00 PM

729Georgetown
Georgetown
77
--
730DePaul
DePaul
76
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

6:00 PM

721Princeton
Princeton
68
--
722Dartmouth
Dartmouth
56
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

6:00 PM

733Auburn
#14 Auburn
97
--
734Georgia
Georgia
76
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

6:00 PM

735Yale
Yale
84
--
736Columbia
Columbia
76
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

6:00 PM

737Brown
Brown
78
--
738Cornell
Cornell
74
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

6:00 PM

723Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas Rio Grande Valley
56
--
724Seattle
Seattle
84
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

6:00 PM

731Missouri State
Missouri State
78
--
732Belmont
Belmont
93
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

6:00 PM

739Texas
Texas
67
--
740Kansas
#9 Kansas
86
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

6:00 PM

725Jacksonville State
Jacksonville State
77
--
726Florida International
Florida International
75
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

6:00 PM

695Appalachian State
Appalachian State
65
--
696Marshall
Marshall
58
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

7:00 PM

741Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Lafayette
71
--
742Southern Miss
Southern Miss
82
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

7:00 PM

743Elon
Elon
64
--
744Hofstra
Hofstra
87
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

7:00 PM

745Coastal Carolina
Coastal Carolina
59
--
746Old Dominion
Old Dominion
75
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

7:00 PM

749Oregon
Oregon
64
--
750California
California
69
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

7:00 PM

747Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
70
--
748Harvard
Harvard
74
--

UFC

Sat 2/24

9:15 PM

MM
Mateus Mendonca
--
JA
Jesus Aguilar
--
Sat 2/24

9:40 PM

CQ
Christian Quinonez
--
RB
Raoni Barcelos
--
Sat 2/24

10:10 PM

CD
Chris Duncan
--
MT
Manuel Torres
--
Sat 2/24

10:35 PM

SH
Sam Hughes
--
YJ
Yazmin Jauregui
--
Sat 2/24

11:00 PM

RT
Ricky Turcios
--
RR
Raul Rosas Jr.
--
Sat 2/24

11:25 PM

FP
Francisco Prado
--
DZ
Daniel Zellhuber
--
Sat 2/24

11:50 PM

YR
Yair Rodriguez
--
BO
Brian Ortega
--
Sat 2/24

11:59 PM

BR
Brandon Royval
--
BM
Brandon Moreno
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

7:10 PM

ES
Erik Silva
0
--
MN
Muhammadjon Naimov
1
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

7:35 PM

VA
Victor Altamirano
0
--
Fd
Felipe dos Santos
3
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

8:00 PM

LR
Luis Rodriguez
3
--
DB
Denys Bondar
0
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

8:25 PM

CP
Claudio Puelles
0
--
FZ
Fares Ziam
3
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

8:54 PM

Dd
Daniel da Silva
0
--
EC
Edgar Chairez
1
--

Bellator

FINAL
Sat 2/24

1:05 PM

ER
Edukondal Rao
0
--
AA
Abdullah Al-Qahtani
3
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

1:30 PM

KD
Kelsey DeSantis
0
--
CS
Claressa Shields
3
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

1:55 PM

EP
Emmanuel Palacio
0
--
BA
Biaggio Ali Walsh
3
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

2:30 PM

HC
Henry Corrales
0
--
AP
Aaron Pico
1
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:10 PM

CC
Clay Collard
0
--
AM
Aj Mckee
1
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

3:35 PM

YR
Yoel Romero
3
--
TS
Thiago Santos
0
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:00 PM

BC
Bruno Cappelozza
0
--
VN
Vadim Nemkov
1
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

4:25 PM

RC
Ray Cooper III
0
--
JJ
Jason Jackson
2
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

5:20 PM

IK
Impa Kasanganay
0
--
JE
Johnny Eblen
3
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

5:55 PM

RF
Renan Ferreira
1
--
RB
Ryan Bader
0
--
CANCELED
Sat 2/24

4:50 PM

GB
Gabriel Braga
--
PP
Patricio Pitbull
--

Boxing

FINAL
Sat 2/24

5:00 AM

CB
Christian B. Rangel
0
--
KT
Kosei Tanaka
12
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

6:00 AM

AS
Alexandro Santiago
0
--
JN
Junto Nakatani
6
--
FINAL
Sat 2/24

7:00 AM

JA
Jerwin Ancajas
0
--
TI
Takuma Inoue
9
--

Up-to-Date Sports Betting Odds & Lines

Although not all betting sites are created equal, offering point spreads and odds on all the major sports leagues are two things they all have in common. It is important to note that although the lines and odds may be similar, they will not be identical in all cases.

This is why understanding betting odds is extremely important. Sharp bettors know that getting the best line as often as possible is critical in making money on sports betting over the long run. But how do you get the best line on all of the upcoming games and major events?

Professional bettors establish accounts at several betting sites which means they can shop around for the best line. Why bet the Chiefs -6 when you can get them at -5 at another online sportsbook?

Should the Chiefs win by six, those who bet the Chiefs -6 would push (tie) and get their initial investment returned but those who bet the Chiefs -5 would win their bet and cover the six-point spread. It’s that simple.

Getting to Know Sports Betting Odds

Odds formats vary but most online sportsbooks will offer various types of betting odds in whichever form the user chooses. The American format, or Vegas style, is most familiar to those in the United States but there are fractional and decimal odds available as well.

Sports betting lines are often illustrated with, for example, Team A as the favorite as indicated by a minus sign while Team B would be the underdog as represented by a plus sign. For example, Steelers -4 (favorite) vs. Browns +4 (underdog).

Although the types of odds can vary according to how the books display the moneylines, sports betting lines in general can be configured in whatever way of the three (American, fractional, or decimal) is more familiar to the customer. So, whether you are betting on a heavy favorite or a big underdog, there is a format that’s right for you!

American/Vegas Odds

When referring to moneyline odds, three types of betting odds are commonly seen in online sportsbooks but the one that American bettors are most familiar with is, not surprisingly, the American format.

And therefore, it would only stand to reason that American sportsbooks would offer American betting odds. But what are American betting odds, you ask? Let’s break it down so it is easy to understand.

American moneyline odds are always predicated on a $100 denomination. The favorite will have a minus sign in front of the number while the underdog will have a plus sign. The minus sign indicates how much money the bettor needs to risk on the favorite to win $100 while the plus sign indicates how much the bettor will win on the underdog by risking $100.

Here is an example of a baseball moneyline which means all the teams need to do is win the game as there is no point spread involved.

  • Yankees -185/Red Sox +150

In the example above, the Yankees are the favorite as designated by the minus sign (-) and the Red Sox are the underdogs as designated by the plus sign (+).

To win $100 on the Yankees the bettor must risk $185. But risking $100 on the Red Sox will win $150. Both bets are based on $100 denominations but with the favorite, the bettor is risking more than they can potentially win while the opposite is true in betting on the underdog.

Fractional Odds

Fractional odds, or UK odds, are primarily used in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Soccer matches are often reflected in fractional odds for those betting in those jurisdictions and most of the sportsbooks that are based in Europe will offer sports odds in fractions. Horse racing also features fractional odds.

Fractional odds are expressed, as you would expect, in the form of a fraction. If the odds were 4/5 then the number on the right, the denominator, is the original wager ($5) while the number on the left is how much that can be won ($4).

Fractional odds are always expressed in whole numbers which means you would never see $4.5/1 but instead you would see 9/2 which is risking $2 to win $9.

Decimal Odds

As we stated, sports bet odds come in three moneyline varieties decimal style odds are popular in Continental Europe, Canada, and Australia. Often called European odds, this type of betting odds has the original wager baked into the price.

Thus, the type of odds you would see in a European sportsbook would be reflected as a decimal and it would look like this:

Manchester United 2.89 vs. Arsenal 3.94

To find how much you will receive (including your initial bet) just multiply by the wagered amount. Assuming we bet $100 the outcomes would be as follows:

  • Manchester United 2.89 x 100 = $289 ($289 - $100 = $189 profit)
  • Arsenal 3.94 x 100 = $394 ($394 - $100 = $294 profit)

Popular Betting Options for Sports Betting

Let’s face it, sports bettors want choices and even though the most popular betting options pertain to point spread betting in football and basketball wagering while moneylines are a more common type of bet found in baseball and soccer, there are a few other sports betting options available.

There are several types of bets and in addition to the point spread and moneyline wagering, there are also totals, prop bets, and futures. All these markets are found at all the best online sportsbooks and below we will discuss all of them.

Moneyline

Moneyline bets are focused on which team will win the event without any mention or thought of a point spread. The team that wins the game or the person who is deemed victorious in an event is the winner on a moneyline wager.

But if there is no point spread then those betting on the favorite must give up something else and that something is a higher financial risk while those betting on the underdog will get a greater financial return instead of points.

Moneylines are one of the most popular betting options, especially in baseball, and as we know from our explanation above, all moneylines in the American format are based on a $100 denomination.

Moneyline odds in Major League Baseball are illustrated as follows:

  • New York Mets -210/Pittsburgh Pirates +180.

In the above scenario, the Mets are the favorite as indicated by the minus (-) sign and it would take a wager of $210 to win $100. Conversely, the Pirates are the underdog as indicated by the plus (+) sign, and a $100 bet would return a profit of $180.

Point Spread

Point spread betting is wildly popular in college football and NFL betting as it is in college basketball and NBA wagering. A spread bet is simply the number of points given to the underdog or taken away from the favorite to level the playing field. The vig (bookie’s commission) is usually the standard 10 percent.

As an example, if the best team in the NFL is playing the worst team the point spread will be much higher than if two teams of the same talent level were facing each other. Therefore, if the Kansas City Chiefs play the Chicago Bears the point spread might look like this:

  • Chiefs -13 (-110)/Bear +13 (-110)

In this example, the Chiefs would have to win the game by more than 13 points to “cover the spread” while the Bears would only cover the spread if they lost by less than 12 points or won the game outright.

If the Chiefs won by exactly 13 points then it is a “push” (tie) and the bets are returned with no profit or loss to the bettor.

Totals (Over/Under)

An over/under bet is simply the combined score of both teams at the end of the game to determine whether the game went over or under the posted total. The oddsmakers will offer a number and the bettors choose whether they believe the combined score of the two teams will go over or under that number.

Totals will vary depending on the teams playing so if there are two high-scoring teams then the total will be higher than that of two low-scoring teams.

As an example, if the oddsmaker puts out a total of 44 in the Patriots/Giants game and the final score is Patriots 27 – Giants 20 then those who wagered over 44 would cover, as the final score was a combined 47 (27+20), and win their bets. All of those who bet under 44 would lose their wagers.

Prop Bets

This is an increasingly popular form of sports betting and it revolves primarily around team props and player props. In football, for instance, the oddsmaker will put out several team props, some of which could be a total on rushing yards, passing yards, first downs, time of possession, or any number of props involving the team.

A player prop would focus on an individual player and it could be passing yards, receiving yards, sacks, tackles, etc... The bettor gets to choose to go over or under that specific total. Prop bets are available in all sports by all the major offshore betting sites.

Futures

Futures bets are made with a look toward the end of the season when the final regular season ends or when a playoff champion is decided. A futures wager could consist of winning a division, or conference, or even betting over or under on the number of wins a team will have at the end of the season.

Bettors can also wager at the beginning of the season on a team that they believe will be the champion of any professional sports league like the NFL (Super Bowl), NBA, (Championship), NHL (Stanley Cup), MLB (World Series), and the Premier League, to name a popular few.

Futures bets are expressed as moneylines with the weakest teams having the highest odds while the stronger teams have lower odds.

General Sports Betting Tips & Strategies

As there are no guarantees in life, so too are there no guarantees in sports betting. But that doesn’t mean you can’t increase your chances of success in several ways. Rooting on your favorite team is fine but betting on them because they are your favorite team is never a good idea.

Always consider which of the two is the stronger team and make your own lines before looking at the sports betting lines being hung by the oddsmakers. Creating your line before seeing what the oddsmakers are hanging will ensure your line is not influenced by the oddsmakers.

Another hallmark of a savvy sports bettor is getting all the game info possible so that you are current on injury reports, historical matchups, and the recent form of both teams before you make a bet or choose to pass the game (not bet it).

Remember, there are ample betting options out there so if the point spreads or moneyline odds don’t entice you then move on to another game where you can find value or an edge. This is real money you are betting so be choosy about what you bet and limit the number of wagers you make.

If you are unsure about how much you will win if betting a parlay make sure to use a betting odds calculator to determine if your sportsbook is giving you a fair shake for the money you’ve invested. If you see a format you are unfamiliar with then use an odds converter to make sure you know how much reward you will get for your risk.

Lastly, take advantage of the sportsbook promotions whether it be signup or loyalty bonuses. There are promo codes on BMR’s site that can give you valuable rewards. Look for the promo code link and then type in the bonus code. It’s all reward with none of the risk!

Frequently Asked Questions About Sports Betting Odds

What is a push in sports betting?

A push is a tie. All bets are refunded and there is no profit or loss. It’s as if the wager never happened.

When do oddsmakers release their sports betting odds to bettors?

Some online sportsbooks release their odds sooner than others. Some sportsbooks will release odds on Sunday night for the following week while others wait as a precaution. As for leagues with daily events, some books will release lines the night before while many wait until the morning of the game.

What causes betting lines to move?

Real money causes lines and sportsbook odds to move and not “expert opinions” with nothing to back them up. Injuries to key players also cause line movement.

What is Handicap betting?

Handicap betting is point spread betting where the favorite has a handicap to level the playing field. An average golfer playing a professional would have no chance but if you handicap the pro by adding 30 strokes, now the average golfer has a chance of winning.

Is placing sports bets with an online sportsbook or mobile betting app safe?

Yes. Especially if you are betting with one of the A+ rated sportsbooks. All of them have security measures in place so that your wagers, and your money, are secure.