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This form of betting replaces a pointspread and you are simply betting on a team to win straight up, not by any specified amount. Commonly used in baseball and hockey, soccer moneyline bets are an attractive play when betting the underdog due to their big payouts in comparison with betting moneyline favorites.
Negative odd values (-160 for example) are assigned to the favorite, while positive odd values (+180 for example) are usually assigned to the underdog. In this example, if you want to bet the favorite you will have to wager $1.60 for every dollar you want to win. However, if you want to bet the underdog you will win $1.80 for every dollar you wager. If you bet $100 on a -160 favorite and won, you would profit $62.50. If you bet $100 on the +180 favorite, you would profit $180.
Soccer's primary form of betting is on moneyline wagers, but with a bit of a twist, because the outcome of a draw is not only a possibility, but very often is the final result. For a typical game – that is, not a tournament game, in which overtime may be required to determine which team advances – the main sportsbook offering is three-way betting: either on the favorite, on the underdog, or on a draw for 90 minutes plus injury time. In this type of betting, there is often a plus-money price on all three options.
A total, also known as the Over/Under, is the expected combined score of both teams in a single game. Bettors must decide if the total number of goals scored in the game by both teams will be higher or lower than the total set. Note: overtime is included in a total.
When the total is 5.5 goals, you are hoping for six or more goals if you bet the Over and for five or less goals if you bet the Under. If the total was an even number such as five and the final score total (including any overtime) lands on five goals, all bets would graded a push and all bets would be refunded.
Do you know who will win the Premier League or the Champions League? With the availability of soccer futures, you can make this bet at any time prior or during the season. Futures can be moneyline or total bets and are generally accompanied by positive odds because long term outcomes are difficult to predict and there are so many different possibilities. Odds are constantly updated as the season prolongs, based on the oddsmakers prediction that a team has to win. Many factors come into play such as injuries, roster updates, remaining schedule, and/or amount of games behind the leading teams.
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