Sports Betting 101: What Is The Point Spread? 🎥

Sports betting is complicated and it can be intimidating as a new bettor. We’re here to help.

The “betting line”, also called the “point spread” or just “spread”, is posted by oddsmakers before a game. The intention is for that number to represent the margin of victory — which now makes the two teams equal — think of it as adding a number to one team’s score to even out a judge’s scales. As you would imagine, a ton of variables factor into this number, such as recent performances, player matchups, injuries, and even weather. Analytics plays a huge role too.

I remember my first bet, too. Now, it’s time to play.

Photo credit: Shutterstock

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts
Read More

Bet-ology: definition of Martingaling 🎥

This is a technique or approach used by determined gamblers that often fails to offer much reward. It is not recommended in sports betting or on the casino floor.