Contents

- 1 How do you bet the money line?
- 2 What does a +200 money line mean?
- 3 What happens if you bet $100 on a +140 money line?
- 4 How do you read the money line odds?
- 5 Is the moneyline a good bet?
- 6 Is it better to bet spread or moneyline?
- 7 Can you lose money on a winning bet?
- 8 Why would you bet on negative odds?
- 9 What is Moneyline vs spread?
- 10 What does +800 mean in gambling?
- 11 How much money would you win if you bet $100?
- 12 What happens to a moneyline bet in a tie?
- 13 How much does a $50 parlay pay?
- 14 What happens if the over/under is exact?
- 15 Do you lose money if you bet on the favorite?

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## How do you read the money line odds?

**Moneyline odds** posted are based on a $100 **bet**, with favorites getting a negative number and underdogs a positive number. A favorite at -150 **moneyline odds** means a $150 winning **bet** wins $100 in profit. An underdog at +150 means a $100 winner brings in $150 in profit.

## 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.

## Is it better to bet spread or moneyline?

Many people find it more appealing to **bet** on a winner of a game instead of **betting** on the end score of the game. **Spread betting** does offer some nice benefits. However, **moneyline bets** typically offer the chance to win more than is **bet**, so these are often the choice for many bettors online.

## 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.

## What is Moneyline vs spread?

A **moneyline** bet is one of the easiest kinds of bets you can make at a sportsbook. Simply put, it means betting on a specific team to win a game. While betting on a point **spread** is about who wins **and** by how much, a **moneyline** bet is solely about who wins.

## What does +800 mean in gambling?

In this example, Mayweather **is** the favorite at –**800**, which essentially means he’s an 8-1 favorite. Just remember this: a minus-sign means you have to bet that amount to win $100. A plus-sign means that you win that amount if you bet $100. For Mayweather at –**800**, you have to wager $800 for every $100 you have to win.

## How much money would you win if you bet $100?

This means for every **$100 you bet**, **you win** $200.

## What happens to a moneyline bet in a tie?

In such a case, the game resulting in a **tie** will count as a loss if you’ve backed one of the teams to win, since you had the option to **bet** on the draw. In a two-way **moneyline** (where the only options are to **bet** on either team), a **tie** game will result in a push.

## How much does a $50 parlay pay?

Odds and **payout**

For instance, a common 2-team NFL **parlay** based entirely on the spread generally has a **payout** of 2.6:1. In reality however, if one assumes that each single game bet is 50/50, the true **payout** should instead be 3:1 (10% expected value for the house).

## 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**.

## Do you lose money if you bet on the favorite?

**Favorites** are given **a** “minus” designation, such as -150, -200 or -500. **If a favorite** is -200, that means **you** have **to** risk $200 **to** win $100. **If** the **favorite** wins, **you** get $100, but **if** the **favorite** loses, **you**‘re out $200.