I have to admit, I’m one of those sports fans who if I don’t know what something means, I have no shame in asking. Except when it comes to things that I should technically “already know”.
That is the problem that I continuously run into the problem of when I hear the terms “cover the spread” or “I’ll take the points”. I do what a lot of girls do, shake my head and smile to give off the perception that “yeah she knows what she’s talking about”. Casino slot games that pay real money.
Over under betting can also be limited to the first or second half of a match. For example, Sky Bet offered odds of 8/11 for there to be Under 3.5 goals between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund. An Over/Under bet can also be a proposition bet where there’s a wager made on a specific occurrence. A boxing match is a good example since scoring isn’t quite the same as the major.
Many girls feel somewhat afraid to ask questions when it comes to sports.
Usually they are laughed at for not knowing things that seem very simple to the avid sports fan. Avid fans seem to forget that you could spend dozens of years learning about so many rules, stats and the history of each sport and still not know everything.
But that’s also what makes sports so much fun to watch and learn.
I decided instead of asking someone what “covering the spread” means, I would just take the simple route: When it doubt, Google it. And I’m pretty sure, the search engine won’t be laughing at me!
Read on to find out what a point spread, covering the spread, against the spread and over/under mean….
The over/under run total is set at 8 with -110 juice set at both sides. Like the previous examples, this means you’d have to bet $110 to earn $100 with a winner. In this fantasy, we’re in the.
The “spread” is the difference in points scored by opposing teams in an athletic competition. The spread is also known as “the line” or “morning line”. This provides the basis for wagering : points may be “given” or “taken” to equalize a bet, or bets may be made that the difference will be larger or smaller than the estimate.
In simpler terms its when one team is the favorite over the other… so the spread is how many points the favorite has to beat the underdog by.
The spread is the difference in points between the two teams when the game is over. It’s what oddsmakers come up with to determine the winner and margin of victory of a game.
For example: the Lakers are the favorite over the Spurs by 5 points. So the Lakers must beat the Spurs by 5 points to cover the spread. This is how it will be written out in a Sportsbook
If one team is minus, then the other team is plus of the same number, so really you only need to see one of the numbers, to know the other.
If the line on the Lakers was -5.5 instead of -5, you would have to bet 6 (and have the Lakers win by that much) in order to collect on a bet. If you bet just the -5 then some betting sites would at least give you your money back or a credit towards future use.
A bet where you try to determine which team will cover the spread; not necessarily which team will win. It’s also known as ATS.
Over/Under means the odds-makers picked the most likely total combined score of both teams. For example in an NFL game with the Jaguars vs Dallas the over/under is 37. You can either bet on either “over” or “under”. Over, is if the two scores added up at the end, total to over 37. Under is if when you add them together, they’re less than 37. If the total is 37, it’s a tie, or “push” again.
If your anything like me and math is not your strongest suit, you will have to read that a couple dozen times to fully understand it. It took a while to find a clear answer on these questions but saved a lot of time from pretending to understand and trying not to look confused if someone were to explain this to me in person.
Over-Under Bets in Boxing
by Scotty L of Predictem.com
In an over-under bet, you are merely predicting if a fight will last shorter or longer than the number of rounds posted by the sportsbook. You are not picking the winner. Who wins the fight is irrelevant in over-under betting. Over-under bets are the second most popular boxing wagers next to picking a fighter to win. Here is an example of some odds you would see in an over-under bet:
Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield
Over 7.5 (+135)
Under 7.5 (-155)
In this situation, you are not picking who will win the fight, but rather if the bout will last more or less than 7 and a half rounds. 7.5 rounds will be completed at the 1:30 mark of the eighth round. That is the magic line. If you bet the over, and the bout lasts longer than 1:30 into the eighth round, you win the bet. If you bet the under, the bout must be finished before the 1:30 mark of the eighth round for you to be a winner.
The money line, also used when picking a fighter to win, is used with over-under wagers. Being that the (+) always denotes an underdog and the (-) indicates a favorite, we see that oddsmakers feel this bout will not go 7.5 rounds. If you bet $100 on the over at +135 and win, you will win $135 and receive your bet back for a total of $235. To win on the under, you would need to bet $155 to win $100. If you win, you receive your bet and winnings for a total of $255.
A great place to gamble on the over/under in boxing matches is Bovada Sportsbook.
Some Confusing Situations with Over-Under Betting
The number that an over-under is set at can be confusing to beginning bettors. Many might think that when the over-under is 7.5, for example, that this means the fight must last halfway trough the seventh round. 7.5 does not mean halfway through round 7, it means 7.5 completed rounds. In other words, 7.5 rounds are not completed until halfway through round 8.
What if the over-under is set at a round number, like 7 for example, and one of the fighters quits in his corner between the 7th and 8th round? The fight did not go over or under 7 rounds, but it went exactly 7 rounds. In this unfortunate scenario, all bets are losers, one of the reasons bettors prefer betting on over-unders with a half as opposed to a whole round figure.
Over/Under betting can be very profitable if you know which fighters
have stamina and can take a punch and likewise for guys that go out there
and blow out their energy with the mentality that they’re going to knock
the other guy out early or get knocked out themselves. If you’re looking
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