2017 NBA Regular Season, Sports Betting, Bet on Sports, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions
The numbers are listed in sequence and they are consistent from book to book. As an example if Duke is playing at North Carolina and the Blue Devils have a rotation number of , then the Tar Heels, who are the home team and listed second, will be In the next games listed, the visiting team would be and the home club and so the sequencing continues.
Because every sportsbook uses the same numbers, it makes it easy for the bettor to locate the game and the odds at different sites and it provides a shorthand by which bettors can make their wagers over the phone or at a land-based book.
These initial parts of the line, which are used to identify the game which is being bet, read from left to right—date and time of game, rotation numbers and team names. All elements to the right of this information relate to the college basketball odds for that specific game. The reason the point spread exists is to make it more difficult for sports bettors to pick a winner.
In college basketball odds, as in college football, some spreads can be huge. How big might they be? If a team such as Duke or North Carolina, both of which a powerhouses, plays a club such as Idaho State from the much weaker Big Sky Conference the spread could be 40 points or more.
Without the spread, it would be much too easy to pick the winner. With the spread in place, bookies hope to even out the bets between the two teams. This is how the point spread works. The team that is favored is listed with a minus or negative sign and a number, while the underdog is listed with a plus or positive sign and a number. The favorite has points taken away and the dog is given points.
In our game where Duke is visiting North Carolina, the spread would be relatively tight since both clubs are national contenders. If you wager on the Blue Devils and they win outright or lose by less than three points, then you win.
Bet on the Tar Heels and if they win by three or more points, you win. If the spread is a whole number, then the contest could end in a tie and that would result in a push. A push means that all bets are off and all cash is returned to the bettors. Note that the payout on a spread wager is not even money 1: The odds are a bit less than even, standing at 0. Next, to the right of the point spread, is the moneyline.
But often the line is part of the odds listing. This type of bet is quite different from the spread due to the fact that no points are given or taken away and the basketball team that wins outright is the one that pays off. The way the books even the playing field is they charge more for you to wager on the favorite while offering a smaller payout and charge less to bet on the dog while providing a bigger payout.
This moneyline is directly connected to the spread of 2. Below is a list of the corresponding point spreads as they relate to the moneyline, ranging from -2 to As it is with the spread, they may not be expressed as a whole number. Each day during the College Basketball season this page will update and you will be able to see the daily College Basketball betting lines and odds right here. As always, NSA highly recommends that you always shop for the best College Basketball odds and betting lines to give yourself the best oppurtunity to beat the sportsbooks numbers.
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