# How do you read gambling lines?

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## What happens if you bet \$100 on a +140 money line?

An underdog at +140 moneyline odds means a \$100 winner nets you \$140 in profit.

## How do gambling lines work?

A betting line is a form of wagering whereby the bookmaker or sportsbook set gambling odds and determine the favorite and underdog teams in a match. This handicap creates a margin (line) between the two teams, where there are only two outcomes possible, and sets the parameters for wagering on the game.

## What does +1.5 mean in gambling?

Over 1.5 goals in a match mean that 2 or more goals are required to win the bet, and 0 or 1 goal means the bet loses. The over 1.5 goals market applies to 90-minute matches (plus additional time) but does not include extra time.

## What does a +200 money line mean?

What does a 200 moneyline mean? If the moneyline is -200, it means the team is the favorite and you must wager \$200 to win \$100. If the moneyline is +200, it means the team is the underdog and you could win \$200 if you bet \$100.

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## What do odds of +200 mean?

Getting odds at +200 can be extremely valuable if you are able to win the bet. For example, if you were to place a bet of \$100 on a team with odds at +200 you would win \$200 for that play. You would also get your \$100 bet back, meaning that \$300 would go back into your account.

## What does a +7 spread mean?

What does +7 spread mean? If the spread is seven points for a game, it means the underdog is getting seven points, noted as +7 on the odds. A team posted at -7 is the favorite and is laying seven points.

## How do you read negative odds?

Negative numbers signify the favorite on the betting line. The negative number indicates how much you’d need to bet to win \$100. If the number is positive, you’re looking at the underdog, and the number refers to the amount of money you’ll win if you bet \$100.

## What does 1.5 Spread mean?

Setting the line at just 1.5 does mean that these two teams are extremely close. This is what is called a “spread” bet, or “betting against the spread.” This is a very common bet in basketball and football games, but it is seen in other sports as well.

## What happens if you bet \$100 on a money line?

This means that if you bet \$100 on this bet, you would profit \$100. The sportsbook would give you your original \$100 wager back, plus your \$100 profit. Any team with a decimal odds number greater than 2.0 is going to be the underdog, and any team with a decimal odds number less than 2.0 will be the favorite.

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## How much money would you win if you bet \$100?

A winning \$100 stake could win up to \$150 in profit, for a total payout of \$250 payout. At +250 odds, a pick is a definite underdog. A \$100 wager stands to win \$250 in profits, for a total payout of \$350.

## How do you calculate odds of winning?

To convert odds to probability, take the player’s chance of winning, use it as the numerator and divide by the total number of chances, both winning and losing. For example, if the odds are 4 to 1, the probability equals 1 / (1 + 4) = 1/5 or 20%.