This page is intended to help explain the basics of real sports betting lines. While Mojingo.com is not a betting site, participation in our contests requires an understanding of real sports betting lines.
|Line or Point Spread||Moneyline||Total or Over/Under|
|Involves picking a team to cover the spread. The line/spread in this game is 3.5. “+” sign indicates the underdog & “-” sign the favorite.||The moneyline involves picking a team to win the game outright (i.e., no point spread). “+” sign is underdog, “-” sign is favorite.||Involves selecting whether the total points scored by the 2 teams will be over or under a given number. The total for this game is 206.5.|
|PHO must lose by 3 points or less or win outright to cover.||PHO is +145, meaning you win $145 on a $100 bet.||If more than 206.5 total points are scored, those picking the over win.|
|SA must win by 4 points or more to cover||SA is -165, meaning if you bet $165 you would win $100.||If less than 206.5 total points are scored, those picking the under win.|
Odds are assigned for each bet, and include a vig (fee). A “-“ sign in front of odds suggest that if you lay out that amount you stand to win $100. A “+” sign indicates the amount that would be won on a $100 bet. If the odds are -110, and you lay out $110, you would win $100 if correct (receiving the initial $110 and $100 in winnings). Please note the odds establish the ratio of amount wagered to potential winnings; however, any amount can be wagered, with the same ratio being applicable.
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