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MONEY LINES BET
by: Ruth Morrison

Money Lines are the simplest form of sports bets. The team that the bettor wagers on just has to win the game. The bet is not subject to a point spread. The amount he may win is determined by the money line.

Money Line rules are as follows:

  • Money Lines are displayed with a plus "+" or a minus "-" sign.

  • Money Lines posted with a minus sign "-" require a bet equal to the amount shown after the minus sign to win $100.

  • Money Lines posted with a plus sign "+" require a $100 bet to win the amount shown after the plus sign.

  • To win the bet, the team that the bettor wagered on must win the game.

  • Tie games are no action.

  • The bettor cannot place a Money Line bet on both teams.

  • The bettor cannot place a Money Line bet and a Point Spread bet on the same team.

  • The bettor can place a Money Line bet on one team and a Point Spread bet on the opposing team.

  • The bettor can combine a Money Line with a Totals line, even on the same event.

  • The Money Line may change between the time he places his bet and the event's start time. Payout of the bet is subject to the Money Line that was displayed at the time he placed his bet.

For example, the bettor wagered on Miami (-160) to beat Buffalo (+260). He must bet $160 to win $100 if Miami wins the game. His friend bets on Buffalo. His friend must bet $100 to win $260 if Buffalo wins. The following table displays the results of four different winning Money Line bets.

Winner

Money Line

Bet Amount
on Winner

Payout
(+ bet amount)

Miami

-160

$ 80

$ 130

Miami

-160

$ 160

$ 260

Buffalo

+260

$ 100

$ 360

Buffalo

+260

$ 50

$ 180



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