Contents

- 1 What happens if you place a bet and the odds change?
- 2 What happens if there is a tie in point spread?
- 3 Can you bet against the spread?
- 4 What does it mean when the point spread goes down?
- 5 What happens if you bet $100 on a money line?
- 6 Why would you bet on negative odds?
- 7 Who will cover the spread?
- 8 What is 2.5 point spread?
- 9 What does a 1.5 point spread mean?
- 10 What does a +7 spread mean?
- 11 What happens if the over/under is exact?
- 12 What is Moneyline vs spread?
- 13 How is Moneyline payout calculated?
- 14 What does 7.5 Spread mean?
- 15 How do you win the spread?

## What happens if you place a bet and the odds change?

It’s entirely possible for **odds** to lengthen **after you** have **put** money on a result. This means that **you** could end up getting less of a payout for the same stake than someone who **placed** their **bet** later than **you**.

## What happens if there is a tie in point spread?

On occasions the **point spread** will be a whole number, for example eight, which means that it is possible for the game to end in a **tie** after the **point spread** has been applied. **If** the game does indeed end in a **tie**, then the bet will be considered a push, and your stake will be returned with no winner and no loser.

## Can you bet against the spread?

When **you bet** “**against the spread**,” it’s not enough for the favorite to win the game; now, they have to win by more than a specified amount (the point **spread**) in order for them to “cover the **spread**.” Let’s go over some of the basics of **betting** the **spread**.

## What does it mean when the point spread goes down?

If you notice the numbers in a **point spread** bet getting higher over time (ie, more **points** between the teams), it **means** the majority of money is being placed on the favorite. If the numbers are getting lower, the majority of the money is going on the underdog.

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

This means that **if you bet $100** on this **bet**, **you** would profit **$100**. The sportsbook would give **you your** original **$100 wager** back, plus **your $100** profit. Any team with a decimal odds number greater than 2.0 is going to be the underdog, and any team with a decimal odds number less than 2.0 will be the favorite.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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 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 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.

## 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 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.

## How is Moneyline payout calculated?

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.

## What does 7.5 Spread mean?

That **means** that Team B must win by at least 8 points for the bet to win. Team A are the clear underdogs in this match and are expected to lose, so they are given a handicap of +**7.5**. That **means** that Team A must not lose by 8 points or more for the bet to win.

## How do you win 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**.