Negative odds denote favored teams. This also means that your wager won’t profit as much as it would if it was a positive number. For instance, a $100 wager on +220 odds would return a profit of $220. So if your team is listed at -150 and you bet $100, your profit would be (100/150)…

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Herein are a few of the easiest and most profitable sports to bet on; Soccer. Depending on whether you refer to it as soccer or football, it is one of the most bet upon sports in the world. Horse racing. Horse racing is the other sports that will undoubtedly make you rich if you play…

how to read betting oddsA negative number tells you how much you will need to stake in order to win $100; a positive number indicates how much you will win if you stake $100. In the highlighted example, you would need to stake $250 in order to win $100 on Cleveland, whereas, a $100 stake would win you $190…

how to read betting oddsIdentify the favorite. Lines with a – before the number (i.e. -200) indicate the favorite. A -200 should be read as: “For every $200 wagered, I win $100.” When there is a negative sign, the line should always be read with relation to 100. That does not mean you have to bet that much, it’s…

how to read betting oddsWhen horse racing odds are shown in the form of 7-2, 5-1, etc, it expresses the amount of profit to the amount invested. So odds of 7-2 mean that for every $2 invested, the punter gets $7 profit in return. This means when you bet $2, the total return if the bet is successful is…

how to read betting oddsThe tote board does not show decimals, therefore, 5/2 odds means that the odds on a horse are 5 divided by 2, or 2.5-1. Win payoffs are calculated based on a $2.00 wager because at most tracks this is the minimum bet. Example #1: A horse that wins at 5-1 will return $5.00 for every…

how to read betting oddsThe odds for a favorite team to win the game are usually listed with a ‘-‘ sign, which indicates the amount a better would need to bet to win $100. For the underdogs, the odds are accompanied by a ‘+’ sign. This shows how much a better would win if they staked $100.

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