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What Are Point Spreads? Betting Point Spreads Explained

If the final score is team A 24, team B 17, the total is 41 and bettors who took the under will win. If the final score is team A 30, team B 31, the total is 61 and bettors who took the over will win. The point spread is another form of betting odds that’s very similar to a moneyline bet. The difference is that in addition to predicting who will win the game, the point spread includes a margin of victory.

From our NFL sample, you can see the Bills are getting 4.5 points while the Steelers are laying 4.5. Next to the point spread are the odds which both are at -110. Odds of -110 is pretty common, but sometimes you can find a sportsbook with reduced juice. A ‘Win/Place’ or ‘Each Way’ bet refers to a bet where the chosen selection must either Win or else Place within the payout terms. The bet is divided in two parts (the ‘Win’ part and the ‘Place’ part) of an equal stake or wager. An outcome selected for betting, with associated odds, A selection can be added to the Bet Slip for wagering purposes.

The payoffs on the Teaser Card are lower than they are on the Half-Point Card because of the advantage the player gets on the point spread. On a Teaser Card, players may parlay from 3 to 20 selections and receive payoffs ranging from 12 for 5 to 1,000 for 1. A parlay, also called a multi bet, combines two or more bets from multiple sporting events.

For example, if one player takes team A and the other takes team B and each wager $110 to win $100, it doesn’t matter what team wins; the casino makes money. They take $100 of the $110 from the losing bet and pay the winner, keeping the extra $10 for themselves. The goal of the casino is to set a line that encourages an equal amount of action on both sides, thereby guaranteeing a profit.

Also, bookies use different terms in soccer, hockey and baseball. In those sports, the spread is referred to as a goal-line, puck-line or run-line, rather than point spread. But they work in the same way, with spreads generally fixed at 1.5 goals or runs (but sometimes it will be +/- 2 or +/- 2.5, etc.). You’ll never strike out with the easy-to-use WynnBET app when it comes to making a baseball wager.

This is all part of the line movement process which we discuss in another one of our guides. This is where you simply wager on which team will win the game outright, no point spreads, no BS…just the straight up winner. To sum up, a spread is the number of points you add or subtract from one team’s score to determine the winner. Betting on the favorite and winning is called winning against the spread.