Contents

- 1 How do NBA betting lines work?
- 2 How do you bet the money line in basketball?
- 3 What does a +200 money line mean?
- 4 How do you read a basketball bet?
- 5 What does RL mean in betting basketball?
- 6 What does Lakers mean in betting?
- 7 What happens if you bet $100 on a +140 money line?
- 8 Can you lose money on a winning bet?
- 9 Why would you bet on negative odds?
- 10 Is the moneyline a good bet?
- 11 How do you calculate money line?
- 12 How do you bet the spread?
- 13 What is point spread basketball?
- 14 Where can I bet on NBA games?
- 15 What does +1.5 mean in basketball?

## How do NBA betting lines work?

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. For example if the **NBA spread** is (-2) your team will need to win by at least three points to win the bet. When you start **betting** the **NBA** against the **spread** you start to look at the game with new eyes.

## How do you bet the money line in basketball?

**Moneyline** wagers in **basketball** are **bets** on who you think is going to win the game. There are no point spreads to cover or any other stipulations; it all comes down to who wins the game. If you place a **moneyline bet** on the Orlando Magic and they win the game by 1 or 100 points, it doesn’t matter.

## 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.

## How do you read a basketball bet?

Your payout is determined by the moneyline **odds** attached to the point spread. A negative number (such as -170) shows how much money you must wager to win $100, while a positive number (like +150) shows how much money you will win if you place a $100 wager.

## What does RL mean in betting basketball?

The run line is baseball’s version of point spread **betting**, and allows a bettor to wager on whether the favorite will beat the underdog by more than a run or whether the underdog will keep the game within a run. The run line is almost always -1.5 and +1.5.

## What does Lakers mean in betting?

This **means**, if you wager on the Clippers you are **betting** that they will either lose by less than 8 points or win the game. If you wager on the **Lakers** then you are **betting** that they will win by more than 8 points.

## What happens if you bet $100 on a +140 money line?

An underdog at +**140 moneyline** odds means a **$100** winner nets **you** $140 in profit.

## Can you lose money on a winning bet?

Yes, **you can lose money on a winning bet** – but there’s nothing underhand about this fact. There are several scenarios where **you** will get a return off a **bet** that won’t be as much as the stake **you** placed, meaning **you** have lost on a **winning bet**.

## 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.

## Is the moneyline a good bet?

Many bettors think that unless you only **bet** favorites, **moneylines** aren’t worth the risk. While you might only win the same amount you **bet**, meaning $100 to win $100, it’s not necessarily too big of a risk.

## How do you calculate money line?

So, if we wanted to bet $10, we would multiply $10 by $1.45 and get a profit of $14.50. If we wanted to bet $250, we would multiply $250 by $1.45 and get a profit of $362.50. Remember, divide the **moneyline** number by 100 and multiply that number by the size of your bet.

## How do you bet the 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**.

## What is point spread basketball?

The **Point Spread**: When betting on **basketball**, the team you bet on must “cover the **spread**.” This **means** the team must win or not lose by a predetermined margin of **points**. Example: In this example, if you bet the Bulls, the Bulls must win by 4 **points** for you to win your bet.

## Where can I bet on NBA games?

NBA Betting Site Deposit Methods

NBA Betting Site |
Credit Cards | ACH Transfer |
---|---|---|

FanDuel | Yes | Yes |

DraftKings | Yes | Yes |

PointsBet | Yes | Yes |

BetMGM | Yes | Yes |

## 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**.