NCAA National Champion 2018-19 - To Win Outright
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You will also notice a moneyline value associated with the point spread such as This indicates how much you must risk in order to place the bet also known as the vig or juice. The spread is not a static number, so you will notice line moves during the week. Team A may be favored by 3 points on Tuesday and by 4. This indicates more people are betting on them, so Las Vegas increases the underdog value hoping to encourage more wagers on the underdog. There are times when moneyline wagering is smarter than point-spread wagering and this is why moneylines are growing in popularity.
Typically used in baseball and hockey, pro football moneylines are popular in Las Vegas for picking underdogs.
The team you choose only has to win the game, not win by a certain number of runs or goals. It's easiest to picture the number sitting in the middle of these two values. For example, Duke might be a favorite over North Carolina State. When it comes totals, this is just the combined final score between the two teams.
When you look at the lines, the NCAA Basketball odds makers set an over-under which asks whether the final score will be 'over' or above that number, or 'under' and below.
State game, you might see a line of So if the final score is something like , then the combined points is less than the If the combined score is or , then the game has gone over the number and everyone who bet on the over wins their bet. Futures bets are wagers that focus on events that will happen in the long term future.