The most basic way to bet on football is a straight bet on the pointspread. When making a straight bet, the team the player bets must cover the pointspread. This means that the favored team must win by a stipulated number of points or the underdog will receive that number of points.
- Straight betting is the bread and butter of NFL wagering. There are two teams playing and you have two choices. It’s an either/or equation. With straight NFL betting, we are working with a point-spread. On a straight bet, you pick one of the two teams to “cover the spread.”
- 1 How does a straight bet work?
- 2 What is considered a straight wager?
- 3 What does a straight up bet mean?
- 4 Is the money line a straight bet?
- 5 How much does a straight bet pay?
- 6 Do you get money back on a push?
- 7 Whats a straight parlay?
- 8 What is an IF win only bet?
- 9 What does a +200 money line mean?
- 10 What does stake all straights mean?
- 11 What happens if you bet $100 on a 140 money line?
- 12 What happens if you bet $100 on a moneyline?
- 13 What happens if you bet $100 on a money line?
How does a straight bet work?
Straight bets are types of betting wagers on a single game or event that carries a point-spread, game total, money line, run line or puck line. Straight bets must win the game by covering the point-spread or by pushing (tying the expected outcome). A straight bet payout depends on the sportsbook odds available.
What is considered a straight wager?
A Moneyline or Straight-up wager is a bet on the outright winner of a game or event, without any point spread odds. When betting on moneylines you don’t have to worry about your team winning or losing by a certain number of points. All your selection must do is win.
What does a straight up bet mean?
A Moneyline or straight up bet is a wager on which player or team will win the game outright without having to consider any point spread odds. The easiest way to think of straight up bets is that they are odds on who will win the game.
Is the money line a straight bet?
A Money Line or straight up wager is a bet on the outright winner of the game or event, without any point spread odds. A Money Line better doesn’t have to worry about a team winning or losing by a certain number of points.
How much does a straight bet pay?
Because they are “straight” bets, the payout is the same regardless of which team you bet on. Straight bets using the point spread are at odds of 11-to-10, meaning you are asked to risk $11 to win $10. This is how the sportsbooks make their money.
Do you get money back on a push?
A push in sports betting occurs when the point spread or point total hits the exact number in which you bet. If the Cowboys win by seven points, both bets are a push and money is refunded (you get your money back).
Whats a straight parlay?
A parlay is a single bet that links two or more wagers; to win the bet, the player must win all the wagers in the parlay. However, if the player wins all the wagers in the parlay, the player wins a higher payoff than if the player had placed the bets separately.
What is an IF win only bet?
‘If Win Only’ bets will give you the option to bet more money total than your initial bet amount. The bets that follow your wins can include the original wager amount plus any winnings from the previous won games. If any of these games lose, your bet slip won’t win.
What does a +200 money line mean?
What does a 200 moneyline mean? If the moneyline is -200, it means the team is the favorite and you must wager $200 to win $100. If the moneyline is +200, it means the team is the underdog and you could win $200 if you bet $100.
What does stake all straights mean?
A straight bet is an individual wager based on the outcome of a single event. Straight bets include spreads, moneylines, and totals (also called over/unders). A straight bet covers when the bettor wins and the bet pays out. Certain straight bets can also push, meaning the bet is a tie.
What happens if you bet $100 on a 140 money line?
Moneyline Betting FAQ A favorite at -140 moneyline odds means a $140 winning wager wins you $100 in profit. An underdog at +140 moneyline odds means a $100 winner nets you $140 in profit.
What happens if you bet $100 on a moneyline?
Betting on the moneyline usually involves 2-3 outcomes, depending on the sport. Game between two teams: You can bet on the home team to win, the away team to win, or a tie (not including overtime). For a $100 bet, you can win $260. To bet on Orlando Magic, you would win $100 in return for a $330 bet.
What happens if you bet $100 on a money line?
This means that if you bet $100 on this bet, you would profit $100. The sportsbook would give you your original $100 wager back, plus your $100 profit. Any team with a decimal odds number greater than 2.0 is going to be the underdog, and any team with a decimal odds number less than 2.0 will be the favorite.