Line

A line refers to the odds that sportsbooks sets for games/matches. We focus on 3 types of lines: moneyline, spread, and total.

Line

Moneyline

Moneyline is the win/loss/draw outcome of the game. Moneyline betting is perfect for first-time bettors because you simply pick a winner. If the team you bet on wins, you win your bet.

Moneyline

Spread

Spread is the difference in points between the teams in a game that is predicted by the sportsbooks. You can place a wager on how much the favourite will win by, or if the underdog can overcome their point gap.

Spread

Total

The total is the combined final score of both teams in a game predicted by the sportsbooks. You can place a wager that the final score will be OVER or UNDER that number.

Total

Line Shopping

All sportsbooks offer different lines and odds for each game or sporting event. Shopping around for the best odds can help bring bigger returns.

Line Shopping

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