What Does 15 Mean In Football Betting
But, essentially, you’re risking a very small setback for a potential windfall. If you are betting the Bills then the term is referred to as getting the points. A bet on the Steelers is referred to as giving the points or more commonly laying the points. In our example there wouldn’t be a tie, but sometimes the line will be four and not 4.5. In the scenario of a tie, if adding the four points to the Bills equals the Steelers then a tie is scored and the wagered amount is returned to the bettor. But otherwise, you’ll want to try betting against the spread.
Earlier, we mentioned there’s an option to “buy” half-points on a spread for an adjusted betting price. In the world of NFL wagering — where so many games are decided by three or four points — it certainly can be. The allure of buying points goes down on other sports, though.
Still, they put together an elite defense last season, so the market sees them quite competitive with the Browns. In fact, it believes home field completely negates the Browns’ talent advantage. One Week 1 game sees 2020 Super Bowl contenders matched up in New Orleans.
The under bet is even money, meaning a winning bet would double the amount placed on the bet. However, the over is -120, meaning you’d have to bet $120 to win $100 (or $12 to win $10). This usually means that the over is getting more bets and/or is viewed as the slightly more likely outcome. For example, in basketball, moving a line by half a point won’t dramatically change the bet, so that will often happen without the odds shifting. However, in hockey, moving a line by half a goal is a big difference.
Instead of two betting options , you can also bet on a third option, the draw. Generally, soccer moneylines are settled at the end of regulation . While betting lines (whether moneyline, spread, or over/under) are generally in the same range, there is some variance from bookie to bookie — as there should be. In fact, finding a sportsbook that prices more favorably should be a part of your decision-making process when selecting a bookmaker. Along with a spread, books will set a “game total” for each event. That number represents how many points, combined, are expected to be scored during the game.
There are no limits or restrictions on how often a line can move. Lines can also move in both directions as sportsbooks might change the Bills, +5.5, and Steelers, -5.5. That movement could entice Bills bettors and with enough money bet on the Bills the line could return to +4.5 and -4.5 respectably. The general consensus is that the majority of the time the betting public supports the favorite. With NFL games being played on Sundays sportsbooks usually make opening lines available the Tuesday beforehand. If you believe the Steelers will win it is wise to bet the odds of -125 while you can.
A bet on the over means you think both teams will combine to score more goals, points, or runs than the total listed. Conversely, an under bet means you think there will be less than the total listed. If you bet Argentina -2.5 goals, then to win the bet they must win by 3 goals or more. On the other side, betting Iran +2.5 goals means to win the bet, Iran can win, draw, or lose by 1 or 2 goals.