What Are Money Lines In Sports
As seen in the NFL with line movement throughout the week, in basketball, you’ll see the line movement occur much faster in a shorter time frame. When we looked at key numbers in the NFL, it was in regard to scoring. A similar approach can be taken in the NBA but it’s more connected to possessions.
Bookies offer bettors two odds, i.e., positive, and negative. The positive odds denote the bonus amount when a wagerer wins a bet, and the negative odds indicate the amount the bettor loses. As moneyline odds change as previously mentioned, so does ATS lines. Once the sportsbooks receive more units on the Bills the line will be shifted down to deter additional bets on the Bills. Likewise, if more money is being placed on the Steelers the spread will increase to 5 or 5.5.
A team with a moneyline of -130 wouldn’t be favored nearly as strongly as a team with a moneyline of -330. While moneylines, point spreads, and totals generally focus on the short term and specific matches, futures are long-term betting odds. They focus on events that will happen further down the line—in the future. In this case, you’re betting on things like who will win a division or who will win a championship well in advance. Same goes for Penn State +6.5 — you’re only risking $1.10 for every $1 you want to win.
When a point spread is attached to a set of odds it means that for the bet to be successful the team must ‘cover the spread’. This means that the team you are betting on must win or not lose by a predetermined margin of points. In this example, the 49ers carried the plus sign and were, therefore, the underdog. The Chiefs took the minus sign and were, hence, the favorite. Since both numbers behind the plus and minus signs were close to 100, you could tell that both teams were a close match for each other. With odds like this, you could have expected a game full of fireworks.
The sportsbooks balance their risk by setting different prices on each team. You win a smaller amount than you bet if you pick the favorite, and you generally win more than you bet if you pick the underdog. The stronger the favorite the less you will win, and vice versa. In football the money line is often a popular choice for bettors who have been burned by last-second scoring that actually had no actual affect on the outcome of the game.
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