How to bet the pointspread

Jun 9, 2017 |

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.

For 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.

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