# How betting lines work

## What do odds of +200 mean?

What Are +200 Odds? When odds are expressed with a + or a – followed by a number, they are American money line odds: +200 signifies

**the amount a bettor could win if wagering $100**. If the bet works out, the player would receive a total payout of $300 ($200 net profit + $100 initial stake).## How does a line work in betting?

Line or Handicap Betting

Line betting is **when a match is handicapped by the bookmaker**. If one side is considered to be 5.5 points better than the opposing team, you can wager that this team will win by more than 5.5 points. You can also back the opponent to lose by no more than 5.5 points or win the match.

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

If you bet $100 on a +110 moneyline underdog,

**you could win $110 (plus your original $100 wager)**. You must be cautious of the size of the moneylines you bet and how much they return. A $100 bet placed on a -250 moneyline favorite will return a profit of just $40.## What is 2.5 point spread?

What is a 2.5-point spread?

**If New York is +2.5, that means they are the underdog and have been spotted or given 2.5 points**. If New York loses by two or fewer points, then it is a winning bet. If New York pulls off an outright upset, then that is also a winning wager.## What does handicap in betting mean?

Handicap betting, also called “point betting,” or “line betting,” is

**used to even out the playing field between two teams who are not evenly matched**. The bookmaker gives a virtual advantage to the weaker team, and a virtual disadvantage to the stronger side.## How do you read money lines?

**A moneyline is a number larger than 100, and it is either positive or negative**. A line with a positive number means that the team is the underdog. If the line, for example, was +160 then you would make a profit of $160 if you were to bet $100.

## How much do you win on a money line?

A moneyline in American odds is centered around winning or wagering $100 on a given bet. When Betting a Favorite:

**The odds for favorites will have a minus (-) sign in front, and indicate the money you need to risk to win $100**.## How are money lines calculated?

To calculate “+” odds,

**divide the odds by 100 and multiply that product by the amount of the wager**. To calculate the payout of a $50 bet on the Buffalo Bills, divide 115/100 and multiply by $50 (1.15*$50=$57.50). A winning $50 moneyline bet on the Bills returns $107.50 total to the bettor.## 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 much money would you win if you bet $100?

So if the bet is -100 and you won, the payout would be

**$200**for a profit of $100.## Why would you bet a negative money line?

When you see a minus (-) sign in front of a price,

**it shows you that team is the favorite to win the game**. That number also indicates how much money you need to bet/spend in order to win $100. For example, a -220 money line means you need to bet $220 in order to win $100 provided the team you bet on actually does win.## Can you bet moneyline on Fanduel?

Moneyline.

**A moneyline is a bet on which team will win a game outright**. Example: The Cowboys are -190 to beat the WFT, while the WFT are +160 to win. If you think the Cowboys will win the game, you would have to wager $190 to potentially win $100 (or wager $19 to win $10).## Do you get your original bet back if you win?

**A winning even money bet will return exactly the amount staked in profit, plus the original stake**. So you basically double your money. Remember: the higher the odds, the less likely a wager is to win but the greater the rewards will be.

## Can you lose more than you bet?

When you bet value bets (especially underdog bets with value),

**you may lose more bets than you win**. This is okay, though, if you’re really finding value.## Why did FanDuel void my bet?

**If a match does not start on the scheduled start date and is not completed within 24 hours of the scheduled start time**, all bets will be void except for those on markets which have been unconditionally determined. The void rule applies for all markets where a draw/tie price is not offered.

## Which is better DraftKings or FanDuel?

**FanDuel offers quicker payouts, a slightly better mobile app, more ongoing promotions and higher maximum win limits**. DraftKings Sportsbook has a loyalty program, which FanDuel Sportsbook does not offer, and DraftKings often has better welcome bonuses, along with a much better casino.

## What states is FanDuel illegal in?

The states where FanDuel blocks players are:

**Arizona, Alabama, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada and Washington state**. Again, this is a reflection of company policy regarding banned states and not a legal determination by any arm of government.## What happens if one leg of a parlay pushes DraftKings?

The bet is not graded as a loss. Rather,

**the leg that pushes is removed from the parlay, lowering the odds**. You won’t lose the parlay until one game actually loses. In fact, in any scenario where a leg of a bet in a parlay is a push or the game gets cancelled, that leg will be removed from the parlay.## What happens if a leg of your parlay is voided?

BetRivers/SugarHouse does the same thing: “If a leg of the parlay voids

**the entire Same Game Parlay voids and returns to your balance**.” Caesars: “If any leg of the Same-Game Parlay bet is made void or settles as a push, then the whole bet would become a void or a push.”## What happens if you place a bet and the player doesn’t play?

House rule: On any player prop market, player(s) must play at least one snap for bets to have action. If a player is listed as “inactive” or “did not play” for the relevant game,

**bets on that player/market will be void**.## What does a $100 3 team parlay pay?

Examples of three-team parlay payouts (for a $100 bet).

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3-Team Parlay Payout.

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3-Team Parlay Payout.

Odds | Payout (individual bet) | Profit |
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Selection 1: 2.5 | $250 | $150 |

Selection 2: 2.0 | $200 | $100 |

Selection 3: 2.0 | $200 | $100 |

Parlay odds: 10.0 | $1,000 | $900 |