## What do odds of 1/2 mean?

1/2: For every 2 units you stake, you will receive 1 unit if you win (plus your stake). Sometimes you will see Evens or EVS displayed. This is the equivalent of a 1/1 fraction. Again it means the horse in question is expected to win the race.

## What is 1st half in basketball?

The 1st half in basketball is the first of two halves in a basketball game. At the end of the first half there is halftime and a halftime show. To begin the second half, the team who lost the jump ball in the first half will start with the ball.

## What does the.5 mean in betting?

Louis +5, they must either win the game or lose by less than 5 points for this to be a winning bet. If the outcome falls on the number, the bet is declared a “Push” and your original stake amount gets refunded. If you bet on San Fran, and they win by 6, you win the bet. If they win by 5 or less, you lose.

## What does a 1.5 point spread mean?

Setting the line at just 1.5 does mean that these two teams are extremely close. This is what is called a “spread” bet, or “betting against the spread.” This is a very common bet in basketball and football games, but it is seen in other sports as well.

## What are 7 to 2 odds?

It reflects the amount of money bet on a horse; the more money that is invested, the shorter the odds. So odds of 72 mean that for every \$2 invested, the punter gets \$7 profit in return. This means when you bet \$2, the total return if the bet is successful is \$9.

## What does 5 to 2 odds pay?

The tote board does not show decimals, therefore, 5/2 odds means that the odds on a horse are 5 divided by 2, or 2.5-1. Win payoffs are calculated based on a \$2.00 wager because at most tracks this is the minimum bet. Example #1: A horse that wins at 5-1 will return \$5.00 for every \$1.00 wagered.

## What are the basic rules for basketball?

When a player has the basketball there are certain rules they must follow:

• The player must bounce, or dribble, the ball with one hand while moving both feet.
• The basketball player can only take one turn at dribbling.
• The ball must stay in bounds.
• The players hand must be on top of the ball while dribbling.

## What is 2nd half time?

Wiktionary. second half(Noun) The period of play after half time, as opposed to the first half.

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## What is 3-way Totalband?

This market is usually offered for in-play games. You should view it as: Match Total 3way for X goals, where X can be any amount of goals like 2, 3, 4 and so on. Over 3.0 – which means your bet wins if there are 4 or more goals scored in the game. If there are 3 or less goals scored in the game, the bet is lost.

## How do you play point spread?

How to play POINT SPREAD in 5 steps

## What does a negative point spread mean?

Point spread betting is the most popular form of sports betting. 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 you read betting odds?

When you bet for the underdog, it is called betting “against the odds.” For example, if odds are +300 for the Bears this Sunday, then it is three times more likely that they will lose than win. Odds of +300 indicate that if you bet \$100, you will win \$400, the original amount of your bet plus the profit.

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## What is cover the spread?

You may have heard the term “covering the spread” or the phrase “betting against the spread.” This means that if the favorite team wins an event with the point spread taken into account or that the underdog team wins with additional points, they have covered the spread.

## 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.

## How do you bet the money line?

Compare moneyline odds at sportsbooks

Even non-gamblers make moneyline bets. Betting the moneyline for a game is possibly the most simple way to wager on sports. Bettors just choose a player or team to win. If the bettor chooses the winning side, the sportsbook will pay the amount due.