The Basics of Sports Betting

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Sports betting involves placing bets on games. Specifically, you can place a bet on the overall score of a game. You can also place bets on betting totals. The betting total for a game is the total combined points scored by the two teams. For example, a game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams has a total of 42.5 points. A bet on the Rams to win the game will win if their team scores more points than the Seahawks, but if they score less points, then you lose.

Moneyline bets

Moneyline bets in sports betting are a great way to make a profit. These wagers are usually less expensive than other bets, but they come with a drawback. The payouts are lower, because the odds for winning are higher than for losing. For example, if you bet $180 on the favorite, you may only get back $100. On the other hand, if you bet $100 on the underdog, you may get a return of $300.

The payouts on moneyline bets are higher than in point spread bets, but you have to win the game in order to get that money back. This is why moneyline bets are good for beginners. As you become more experienced, you can move on to more complicated lines.