Straight Bets


Straight Bets

All straight bets pay 110/100 unless otherwise specified

A straight bet is a wager on one team to win or a total to go over or under, whose outcome
for wagering purposes is determined by a point spread and/or money line odds.

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Straight bets are used in all sports, including circled games.

Lets talk about what are called the lines or odds.
The most common line is a money line. In Football and Basketball there is also the
point spread line.

The money line is very simple to understand. It is the
amount of money you have to place on the favorite to win a $100. What we mean
by the favorite is the team the odds makers think will win.

In both the money line and the point spread, the favorite is signified by a negative sign, for
example –155 in a money line and –5 in a point spread. This means that if you
bet on the money line you bet $155 to win $100, and the team you are betting on
only has to win.

If you bet on the point spread then you usually bet $110
dollars to win $100, but the team you are betting on has to win by one or more
points than the point spread.

Now in all sports there are two teams. The team that is not favored is
called the underdog, and it is identified by a plus symbol or no symbol at all.

Now in the example we used before we said the favorite was –155 in a standard
line the comeback, or the underdog, would be +145, this is called a dime line
or 10 cent line.

This is the most common line used. If the difference in the
line is more than 10, it is called a wide line. In this case you have to
bet $100 to win $145, and again the team only has to win. In the point spread
we said that the favorite was –5 so the underdog would be +5, in a point spread
the number of points is always the same just change the symbol.

This means again that you will bet $110 to win $100, but your team can lose by 4 points
and you still win and if they lose by 5 points you push, they have to lose by 6
points for you to lose your money.

So, to sum this up, if you bet on the favorite in a money
line you risk more money to win less but the favorite only has to win.
If you bet on the underdog in a money line you risk less to
win more and the underdog only has to win.
If you bet on the favorite in a point spread then the
favorite has to win by more points than in the spread.
If you bet on the underdog in a point spread then the underdog
can lose by one less than the point spread for you to win.