Many bettors know that the three most important factors in determining odds are the money line, the point spread, and over/under. Yet many bettors seem to be unsure of which is more important or how they work together. Here are tips on how to use them to the best of your advantage.
The money line
This is the most basic of the three, and a good one to start with. It is simply the money you bet divided by the final score of the game. When betting on over/under, there are two to three ways to decide which side you want to bet on. One way is to check out the money line. Betting on the over 먹튀검증사이트 when the money line is higher than -130 means you will be losing money. For example, if the over/under is set at 180 and the money line is at -145, your final score will have to be 163 to 175 points for you to win a profit. In other words, if your final score is 181 points or less, you will lose money.
The point spread
The point spread of a game is the same as the money line, except that it is adjusted for team strength. Example: Consider two teams, one stronger than the other and they are playing each other at a neutral site. The strong team is +140, meaning they will win by 14 points or more. The weaker team is -120. For example, in the example above, if the game were to be played at a neutral site and was between New Orleans and Baltimore, the New Orleans Saints would need to win by exactly 14 points or more to cover. If they did win they will make a small profit. If they lost they would have a very miniscule loss.
This is the most complex of all three, but by far the most powerful. To calculate it you must first decide what your notion of “winning” is. Some people think of it as a straight-up wager and consider a tie a loss. Others consider that anything under the posted total is considered a loss and everything over it is considered a win. Either way, you can use the over/under to win or lose money.
The over/under is calculated by comparing the number of points scored on each side to the total number of points scored in the game. This means that if two teams are playing against each other and both are more than 50% likely to score exactly 40 points, then both will have 40 points added to their point totals at game time.