In a total bet, the sports books decide on how many combined points two teams will score in a given game. The bettor then wagers on whether or not he or she thinks the combined number of points by each team will go over or under the total that the sports books gave. Example: Miami -9 Over/Under 215. Orlando +9
Spreads in basketball betting is pretty much the same as in football. It is based on the favorites and underdogs concept, where favorites are expected to win. Sportsbooks set a favorite, which is then given a handicap to beat to make the odds on both teams a little closer to equal.
Basketball betting is not a test where you have to answer at least 8 out of 10 questions to pass. In reality, bookmakers can be more generous than your professors. Because you only have to win 54% of your bets to breakeven or profit from sports betting. Of course, you also need to factor in the odds you’re betting on.
The point spread is the most popular way to wager when it comes to betting basketball odds. In its simplest form, the point spread levels the playing field in any game, no matter the mismatch.
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They put point spreads up for all of the main sports such as football, basketball, hockey, baseball, and others. This is called "The Spread" and it basically tells you which team is favored and by how much. When betting the spread, you are betting that a team will win by a certain number of points, runs, or whatever.
Total bets: a bet on the number of points or goals to be scored in the game. Bettors can bet “over” the number if they think more points will be scored or “under” if they think fewer points will be scored. Money Line bets: a bet on a team to win the match.
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