Sports Betting – Knowing the Odds!
The fun of sports betting!
Did you ever ask yourself, how did I start betting on sports? It may have been for fun in the beginning then turned into a habit. It may just be something you do occasionally during baseball or basketball season. Everything we do that involves spending money even occasionally will have in impact on our spending budget. In order to continue betting on your favourite team, you need to at least break even, else it can spell trouble in the long run.
Learning the lingo!
Even as an occasional better, I assume that you know what you are doing. We constantly hear about the odds, the spread, etc. in the online betting or sports betting jargon, but are we sure that we properly understand what they mean? The odds is defined as the inequalities, the variance of one team winning over the other one. Before placing a bet on a team in any sport, you have to make sure you find the odds in the various online sports books available to internet gamers 918kis.
Choosing your sport!
If you are betting for the first time, you may be confused by all the terms and kind of bets that exist. Let’s say you are interested in betting on football, you can go for a proposition bet, where you will bet which of the two football teams will score the most touchdowns or which of the two basketball teams will score the most three pointers. That can get quite interesting. You may even want to try the money line bet also called a straight up bet. The money line bet let you choose your sport and you select the team that you think will be the underdog and the one that will be the favourite.
Betting and making money!
After choosing your team and which team you think is the underdog or the favourite, you’ll consult the sports book that will give you the numbers and consider as the money line and multipliers for the bet. You’d want to look for a team with a money line of +110 for example. After opening an account and placing your bet with the amount you want to bet, If you happen to win the bet, you get the amount of your bet plus 10% back. That means if you bet $20 and win you get $42, that is 10% (which is $2) plus the amount you bet. One thing to remember as a beginner is that games with low ending scores, such as baseball, soccer, etc. will have a money line.