Betting Odds Explained
Instead, you will win or lose a certain amount depending on how much your team wins or loses against the spread. As the name implies here, you’re betting on a future outcome of a sport. Betting a player to win an award before a season begins and picking a Super Bowl winner are examples of some popular futures bets.
Fractional odds are a more traditional way of displaying odds in the UK. Appearing in fraction form (e.g. 2/1), you must first work out your winnings and then add on your stake to determine your total return. Reading odds can be confusing if you’re not familiar with what the different sets of numbers reflect. Here, we explain how to read decimal, fraction, and moneyline odds.
Arsenal is +165 and if you bet $100 on them, you would win $165. For either team to win, they must be ahead at the end of regulation–two 45-minute periods plus injury time. If the whistle sounds after two halves of play and neither team is ahead, the draw (+270) wins. In the above example, the point-spread is 8.5, with San Antonio being the favorite at -8.5 and Utah an 8.5-point underdog.
A tough loss on a bet that appeared to be won before a turnaround in a game or contest. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. Whenever you see two numbers separated by a slash, i.e. 10/1, this is a fractional betting odd. A push can occur either when a game results in a tie, or an over/under hits perfectly.
A -135 favorite means you must risk $135 to win $100 from the sports book. If you’d like a bit more guidance, we have a full guide onhow fractional odds work in betting. You may also see odds expressed with the lowest number first e.g. 1/2 or 2/7.
If the no-vig line on the Heat is +114 and a slow moving bookmaker is still offering +120 odds the bet is +EV and the more your bets are +EV the likelier you’ll win long term. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. You know you know have a one-in-two chance of heads coming up. If you are given odds better than one-in-two, it’s a good bet.