Contents

- 1 What does +4.5 mean in betting?
- 2 What does +- mean in basketball?
- 3 What does +1.5 mean in betting basketball?
- 4 What do odds of +200 mean?
- 5 What is 2.5 point spread?
- 6 What does cover the spread mean?
- 7 How is +/- calculated?
- 8 Who has the highest +/- in the NBA?
- 9 What is a good plus/minus in basketball?
- 10 How do you read a basketball point spread?
- 11 How do you play point spread?
- 12 How do you bet the money line?
- 13 Why would you bet on negative odds?
- 14 What does a +7 spread mean?
- 15 How do spreads work?

## What does +4.5 mean in betting?

A -3 spread **means** that the favorite must win by more than a field goal to win the wager. A three-point win **would** result in a push and the sportsbook **would** refund the wager. A spread of +3 **means** the team listed as the underdog must win the game or lose by fewer than three points to cash the **bet**.

## What does +- mean in basketball?

**Plus/Minus** (PM): The PM stat **is** “**Plus/Minus**“, and reflects how the team **did** while that player **is** on the court. If a player has a +5 PM, it **means** his team outscored the opponent by 5 points while he was on the court. If he has a -3, then the opposing team outscored his team by 3 points while he was on the court.

## What does +1.5 mean in betting 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**.

## What do odds of +200 mean?

When a money line is a positive number then the **odds** are the amount you **would** win if you were to bet $100 and were correct. 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.

## 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**.

## What does cover the spread mean?

The point **spread**: When betting on football, the team you bet on must “**cover the spread**.” This means the team must win or not lose by a predetermined margin of points.

## How is +/- calculated?

**+/-** – the **plus/minus** statistic is a measure of the point differential when players are in and out of a game. It is **calculated** by taking the difference in the score when the player enters the game and subtracting it from the score when the player exits the game.

## Who has the highest +/- in the NBA?

NBA/ABA

Rank | Player | BPM |
---|---|---|

1. | Michael Jordan* | 9.22 |

2. | LeBron James | 8.90 |

3. | Magic Johnson* | 7.54 |

4. | David Robinson* | 7.48 |

## What is a good plus/minus in basketball?

+2.0 is a **good** starter. +0.0 is a **decent** starter or solid 6th man. -2.0 is a bench player (this is also defined as “replacement level”) Below -2.0 are many end-of-bench players.

## How do you read a basketball point spread?

**Point spread** betting lines are recognizable by the use of the + or – symbols. When a team has a **point spread** line with a plus sign (+), it indicates that the team must win the game outright or lose the game by fewer number of **points** than what is indicated in the line.

## How do you play point spread?

**How to play POINT SPREAD in 5 steps**

- Buy your ticket. Take your completed selection slip or PRO•LINE App picks to your OLG retailer to buy your ticket.
- Set your
**play**budget. - Choose your sport.
- Select your wager.
- Make your predictions.
- Buy your ticket.
- Set your
**play**budget. - Choose your sport.

## 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.

## 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 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.

## How do spreads work?

The **spread**, also referred to as the line, is used to even the odds between two unevenly matched teams. In a **spread** bet, the odds are usually set at -110 on both sides, depending on the sportsbook and state. That means whether you bet the Colts -3 or Texans +3, you’ll win the same amount of money if you win the bet.