The single bet option is done with a point spread. Sports books determine a favorite and an underdog, then assigns each one with a point total. The bettor then wagers on which team he or she thinks will cover the spread.

## How do you bet a spread?

They have to win by the point spread offered by the sportsbook. The favorite in a game is listed as being minus (-) the point spread. The worse of the teams playing in the game is called the underdog. The bettor wins if this team wins the game outright or loses by an amount smaller than the point spread.

## How do spreads work in NBA?

An NBA spread also known as a point spread is how many points a team can either win or lose by to win a bet. If the team you bet on has a point spread of +4.5 it means the team can lose by four points and you can still cover.

Basketball spread betting is the most popular way to bet on both college and NBA basketball. A point spread is the amount of points, set by a sportsbook, that a team must win by, or stay within, for the bet on that team to pay out.

## What is 2.5 point spread?

With the spread set at 2.5 points, a bet on the Cowboys would mean that they would have to win by more than 2.5 points (3 or more) in order for you to win that bet. If you were to bet on Dallas you would need the Cowboys to win by 4 or more points.

## Who will cover the spread?

If the Packers win that game by more than 7 points, they have covered the spread. Betting “against the spread” (ATS) just means you’re betting on the point spread in a particular matchup as opposed to the moneyline, or some other type of wager.

## Why would you bet on negative odds?

Negative numbers signify the favorite on the betting line. The negative number indicates how much you‘d need to bet to win \$100. If the number is positive, you‘re looking at the underdog, and the number refers to the amount of money you‘ll win if you bet \$100.

## What happens if the over/under is exact?

Yes, Over/Under odds can fall on the exact number at the end of the game. If the Over/Under hits on the exact number, that’s called a push. There is no winning bet, and all wagers are refunded to bettors no matter whether they took the Over or the Under.

## What does a +200 money line mean?

For example, a money line of +200 would mean that you would make a profit of \$200 if you bet \$100 and were correct. For example, a –200 money line means you would win \$100 if you bet \$200 and won. It is also equivalent to fractional odds of 1/2 and decimal odds of 1.5.

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## What does +1.5 mean in basketball?

When you see a +1.5 in front of a team’s name, that means that they are 1.5-point underdogs in that matchup. Here is what this might look like from a sportsbook: Chicago Bulls –1.5.

## Where can I bet on sports online?

Best Online Sports Betting Sites

• DraftKings.
• FanDuel.
• BetMGM.
• PointsBet.
• William Hill.
• 888sport.

## Where can I bet on sports online legally?

Currently you can bet on sports online in Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and D.C. – not a state, but considered one for the purpose of online betting regulation. Legislation is currently underway in other states, expected to pass in late 2019.

## What does a +7 spread mean?

A 7-point spread simply refers to the number of points posted alongside a team’s odds of winning. When there is a 7-point spread, it means that the favorite team needs to win by more than 7 points to win the bet. It also means that the underdog can lose less than 7 points to win the bet.