Sports betting is incredibly popular in today’s generation. It has been practiced by many since sports betting is so much fun to play with because people can get to watch their favorite games while gaining money from betting on it.
As you know, sports betting is an act of placing a wager on the outcome of a sports game you are watching or any sports game you want to place a wage. Nowadays, it is increasingly gaining popularity all over the world. The reason for this is partly because of the availability and convenience of the internet that makes betting very convenient since people or the bettors can bet in the comfort of their homes.
One of the best sports to bet today is Football. The football bets brought people the entertainment and thrill they want when watching a game and of course, people like thrilling games when they are betting. However, before you engage in sports betting especially in a football sport, one of the first things you have to learn and understand is the fact that there are several kinds or types of wagers that can be placed on this sport. Of course, you won’t need and necessarily use all types of wagers but at least, it is still advisable that you have to learn a little about each one to get the most wager that is most likely to win every game. Here are the two most popular types of wager that are commonly used options by people.
- Point Spread. This is one of the most commonly used types of wagers in a football sports betting game. This means that the spread will be listed as a one or two-digit number following the team name of the game. For example, you will see on your betting like Dallas Cowboys (-3.5), and if a team number has a sign of “-” before the number, that team means the favorite and if it’s a “+” sign, that means that the is the underdog. Moreover, the number of parentheses is the amount of points pf the team has before the kickoff. In the example, the Dallas Cowboys would start the game with a score of -3.5 points and another way to think about is by adding or subtracting the numbers or often called spread number from the final score of the game. To win your bet, the team you picked must still win after accounting for the difference in the final score. This means that if the Cowboys win the game by 21-17 final score, they would cover or they would still win the bet and if they won the game with a final score of 20-17, they would not win because of 20 – 3.5 is 16.5 which is less than the opponent’s score.