With underdogs, the run line is what the bettor stands to win if staking $100. A wager on Baltimore at +1.5 means **a $100 bet would win $120**, or a $10 bet would win $12. We can tell how big of a favorite or underdog one team is by looking at the moneyline.

## What does +2.5 mean in baseball?

A team at +2.5 is getting **2.5 runs**. The plus sign means they are getting 2.5 runs added to their final score. So if they lose 5-3, you add 2.5 runs to their total and now the bet wins 5.5 to 5. You can also make it so the favored team can lose by up to two runs or that the underdog can win by 3 runs.

## What do +4.5 odds mean?

+4.5. -110. As you can see, Dallas is the 4.5-point favorite, which means **the Cowboys would need to win the game by five points or more to win the bet**. Conversely, New York is a 4.5-point underdog, which means to win the bet the Giants would need to win outright or not lose the game by more than four points.

## What does +4.5 mean in sports betting?

Betting Line

Following this example, the Chiefs are at -4.5. This means that **in order to win on the point spread or cover, Kansas City would need to win the game by five points or more**.

## What does a +7 spread mean?

What does +7 spread mean? If the spread is seven points for a game, it means **the underdog is getting seven points**, noted as +7 on the odds. A team posted at -7 is the favorite and is laying seven points.

## What does a negative spread mean?

A point spread is a bet on the margin of victory in a game. The stronger team or player will be favored by a certain number of points, depending on the perceived gap in ability between the two teams. A minus sign (-) means that **team is the favorite**. A plus sign (+) means that team is the underdog.

## Whats does +2.5 spread mean?

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**.

## What does +2.5 mean in sports?

In Vegas and most sports books, you don’t simply bet who wins or who loses anymore, you also bet by how much. If you bet on Arizona and they win by 1 point, you lose your money. Conversely, the Eagles are +2.5, which are ‘points’ – **betting on an underdog, specifically a large underdog, is called ‘taking the points’**.

## What does plus 3 spread mean?

That means whether you bet the Colts -3 or Texans +3, **you’ll win the same amount of money if you win the bet**. If you like the Colts to win but think three points is a tricky number, a moneyline bet could be made on the winning team with no points in the equation.

## What does 3+ made threes mean?

What is meant by “player threes made”? The “player threes made” line is very simple – you are simply **betting on whether or not a player will go over or under their posted Three Point total**. For instance – the Kevin Durant line for a game might look like this: Over 2.5 Threes, 2.25.

## What does +4.5 mean in betting basketball?

Any other result cashes the ticket for the underdog. A bet on the Washington Wizards +4 means that **they must win the game outright OR lose by 3 or less**. A four point loss is a ‘push’. Any other result means the favorite is a winner.

## What does +1 mean in betting basketball?

If you bet on the underdog, for example the Bucks at +1, **you have to hope Milwaukee wins outright or loses by only 1 point to get the total refunded back into your account with a push situation once more**.

## What does +1.5 spread in basketball?

In order to help you understand betting odds, we will use +1.5 as an example. This means that **sportsbooks believe that the Chicago Bulls have a higher probability of winning the game over the Miami Heat**. Setting the line at just 1.5 does mean that these two teams are extremely close.

## 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 do you read a spread?

Sports Betting: How to Read Point Spreads

## What’s a moneyline bet?

Jan 25, 2022. 1. A moneyline bet is the most basic wager in sports betting. In the simplest terms, it is **a bet on which team will win a game**. There’s no point spread and no conditions.

## What does +1 spread mean?

The San Francisco 49ers are the underdog because they have the plus sign (+) in front of their spread. Kansas City was a 1.5-point favorite to win the Super Bowl. This means **they needed to win by two or more points to cover the spread**. San Francisco was a 1.5-point underdog.

## What does plus 3.5 spread mean?

Spread Betting Explained

**If you bet on an underdog, they must either win the game outright or lose by a smaller margin than the assigned point spread**. So, for example, if I bet on the Philadelphia Eagles (+3.5) and they lose by three or fewer points or win the game outright, I would win my bet.

## Why would you bet on negative odds?

Negative odds **denote favored teams**. This also means that your wager won’t profit as much as it would if it was a positive number although you’re more likely to win the bet.

## What does +2.5 mean in basketball?

For example, the Los Angeles Lakers are -2.5 point spread favorites hosting the +2.5 underdog Toronto Raptors. **For the Lakers to cover the spread, they must win the game by three points or more**. For the Raptors to cover the spread, they must either win the game outright or lose by two points or less.

## What does 8.5 spread mean?

Let’s say that **a team is favored as 8.5 point favorites** or written as -8.5. For the favored team to “cover the spread,” they must win by at least nine points. If they win by eight points or less, it doesn’t matter that they won because they didn’t cover the spread.

## What does under 3.5 goals mean?

“Under 3.5” means **there have to be 3 goals or 2 goals or 1 goal or 0 goals**, anything more than 3 goals will result in a loss.

## What does over 4.5 goals mean?

A bet on Over 4.5 Goals is **a bet that 5 or more goals will be scored during the match**. In other words, if a scoreline has five or more goals in it, Over 4.5 goals will win. A winning score could be 3-2, 2-3, 3-3, 5-0, 0-5, 4-1, 1-4, 2-5, etc. Betting odds for Over Under 4.5 Goals.

## What is the over under?

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.

## What does covering the spread mean?

In sports betting, to cover the spread means that **a team has beaten the point spread devised by a sportsbook**. Each team has a favorite and an underdog, and if a bettor wagers that the favorite will win by more than the point spread, thereby covering the spread, they’ll win their bet.