How to bet the pointspread

Sep 5, 2018 |

What is pointspread

Betting against the pointspread is one of the most common ways to wager on sports like football and basketball. Oddsmakers will handicap a game by determining how many points one team should beat the other team by.

Pointspread example

Team A is deemed seven points better than Team B, so the pointspread is set at Team A -7.

Bettors can either wager that Team A (-7) will win by more than seven points or that Team B (+7) will lose by less than seven points. Should the final score have a difference of exactly seven points, the game is graded a push and all bets are returned.