When you bet “against the spread,” it’s not enough for the favorite to win the game; now, they have to win by more than a specified amount (the point spread) in order for them to “cover the spread.”
What does it mean to win against the spread?
Betting against the spread means you are taking the Underdog and the points in a game. To win you want the “underdog” to either win the game outright OR lose by less then the “Point Spread” you are given.
Who will cover the spread?
The Point Spread: When betting on basketball, the team you bet on must “cover the spread.” This means the team must win or not lose by a predetermined margin of points. Example: Bet No. Note: The bottom team is always listed as the home team unless otherwise noted.
Did the Bills cover the spread?
Ravens @ Bills
A year after Lamar Jackson had a breakout season, Josh Allen broke out in a big way. … The Bills come into this game with a 13-3 record with the one playoff win, and are 11-5-1 against the spread. They failed to cover a touchdown spread in their Wild Card Round win over the Colts.
What does a negative point spread mean?
A point spread is a bet on the margin of victory in a game. The stronger team or player will be favored by a certain number of points, depending on the perceived gap in ability between the two teams. A minus sign (-) means that team is the favorite. A plus sign (+) means that team is the underdog.
What is 2.5 point spread?
When we have fractional point spread options like a 2.5-point spread, it means that the favorite team (-2.5) needs to win by more than 3 points to win the bet, and it means that the underdog can win or not lose the game by more than 2 points to win the bet.
What is Money Line?
A moneyline bet is the simplest and most straightforward wager in all of sports betting. It is a bet that has potentially two or three outcomes depending on the sport. When there are two players or teams listed on a moneyline bet, bettors are choosing one player or team to win.