When you bet the point spread of a basketball game, you are betting on how many points the team is going to either win or lose by.
A teaser gives the bettor an opportunity to add or subtract 4 points from the point spread or total. The catch is that two separate spreads or totals have to be wagered in the same bet in order to use the 4 points. The spreads or totals can either be two teams, two over/under totals, or a combination of the two.
Point spread betting is determined by how many points a particular team will win. The system works on selecting the underdogs and the favoured groups. The idea is to devise the spread by using the abilities of both teams. How does point spread betting work in Basketball? Point spread betting uses the plus and minus sign to indicate the underdog and the favoured team.
Basketball spread betting lines are recognizable by the use of the – or + symbols. When a team has a spread line with a + sign, it indicates that the team should lose the match by fewer number of points that what is stipulated in the line or win the match outright.
For example, if the spread is set at 5.5 points then the favorite must win by 6 or more for a spread bet on the favorite to payout, while the underdog must either win straight up or lose by 5 or fewer points for a spread bet on the underdog to payout. Sportsbook. Rating. Bonus. Review.
If you think the Lakers will win by more than 3 points, then your spread bet would be Lakers -2.5 at -110 odds. A $100 wager would return $190 – your initial stake in the bet, plus $90 profit. If you think the Heat will win, or lose by 2 points or less, then your spread bet would be Miami +2.5 at -110 odds.
Most point spreads will have odds at or around -110. For example, if Indiana and Chicago are playing a basketball game and the line is -5.5 for Indiana, they would need to win by 6 or more points to ‘cover.’. If Indiana wins 105-100, bets on them to cover would lose. Indiana. -5.5.
The golden rules for betting against the spread are as follow: Your bet should be on teams with a winning percentage of 750 on less than 6 days or against a team with worse records... Don’t bet on teams that have less than 350 straight-up winning percentage on less than 7 days or against one which ...