Types of Sports Betting


There are many types of sports bets that can be placed. For example, there are bets on totals, which are the expected combined score of both teams. This bet allows you to place a bet on the team you think will win by more points. This bet is also known as over-under betting. In this case, you’ll bet on a team that’s favored by a certain number of points.

There are three different ways to bet on a game. The first is to understand how the odds are calculated. Basically, the point spread is the difference between the favorite and underdog. The favorite will have a minus sign next to their score, while the underdog will have a plus sign next to their score. For example, if the Patriots are favored by 7 points, they’re considered the underdog. To win, the Jets must win outright or lose by six points or less. If both teams do, it’s a push and you’ll lose.

Another method of betting is spread betting. The spread is the predicted number of points between two teams. The point spread is often a combination of a favorite and an underdog. The favorite will have the minus sign next to its score, while the underdog has the plus sign next to its score. For instance, if the Patriots are favored by seven points and the Jets are favored by six points, you’d bet on the underdog to win. If the Patriots lose by six or fewer, the game is considered a push and you’d lose money.