POINT SPREAD BETby: Mike "The Chief" Beatney

A Point Spread is the number of points added to or subtracted from a team's actual score for betting purposes.

The favorite is indicated by the minus sign "-" and the underdog is indicated by the plus sign "+". To determine the winner for betting purposes, the Point Spread is added to the final score of the team you bet on. Point Spread rules are as follows:

  • To win a point spread bet, the team the bettor wagered on must win by the given Point Spread.

  • On certain events you can adjust the point spread by buying points.

  • Games that tie when taking the point spread into consideration are no action which means the original bet amount will be refunded.

  • The odds are $1.10 to win $1.00 (-110) unless otherwise indicated.

  • The bettor cannot place a Point Spread bet on opposing teams.

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

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

  • The bettor can combine a Point Spread bet with a Totals bet.

  • The Point Spread may change between the time the bettor places his bet and the time the event starts; regardless, his bet is subject to the point spread displayed at the time he placed his bet.

For example, the bettor wagers on Miami -7 to beat Buffalo +7. The following table shows possible wager results on three final scores.

Actual Final ScoreFinal Score with Point Spread appliedBet Result
Miami 21 Buffalo 13Miami 14 Buffalo 20Loss
Miami 26 Buffalo 12Miami 19 Buffalo 19Tie
Miami 34 Buffalo 19Miami 27 Buffalo 26Win

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