Football Betting - Straight, Money Line, Totals, Half-Time
The team wagered on must win by the point spread given at the time of the wager. For straight wagers, unless otherwise indicated, the odds are $1.10 to win $1.00. Games that tie are considered "no action" and money is re-deposited back into your account. Due to changing events, the point spread may fluctuate at any time. Example: Player wagers $110.00 on Chargers -7 to beat Jets +7 If Chargers wins by more than 7 points the player wins $100.00 so the total payout including the initial wager would be $210.00. If Chargers only win by 7 points then the game is considered "no action" and all money is returned to the bettor. If the Chargers wins by less than 7 points the wagers is lost.
Totals (also known as Over/Under bets)
The combined score of both teams for games wagered on, all totals lay $1.10 to win $1.00 unless it is otherwise indicated.
Example: The player lays $220.00 on the OVER in the Chargers/Jets game. The total for the game is 45. If both teams' combined score is more than 45 than the player would win $200.00. If the combined score is equal 45 the game is concidered "no action" and the mone y is returned. If the combined score is less than 45 then the wager is lost.
Money Line Wagers
The team wagered on just has to win the game. The amount you lay or take for each game may vary. The money line that is read to at the time of your wager is the money line you keep regardless of any line movement.
Example: The player wagers on Chargers -160 at Jets +260. If Chargers wins then the player would lay $160.00 to win $100.00. If the player bet on Jets then the player would lay $100.00 to win $260.00
Halftime wagering is simply a wager only on the score of the first, or second half of a contest. The line offered will be a pointspread, a moneyline, or a combination of the two, but the wager applies only to the score of the halftime period specified.
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