When you bet the point spread of a basketball game, you are betting on how many points the team is going to either win or lose by.
A teaser gives the bettor an opportunity to add or subtract 4 points from the point spread or total. The catch is that two separate spreads or totals have to be wagered in the same bet in order to use the 4 points. The spreads or totals can either be two teams, two over/under totals, or a combination of the two.
Point spread betting is determined by how many points a particular team will win. The system works on selecting the underdogs and the favoured groups. The idea is to devise the spread by using the abilities of both teams. How does point spread betting work in Basketball? Point spread betting uses the plus and minus sign to indicate the underdog and the favoured team.
This is a method of allowing the bettor to improve the point spread odds of a Basketball contest by actually "buying points" for the team he/she wants to wager, side or total. Bettors can buy points in 1/2 point increments up to 3 points, depending on the contest.
Basketball spread betting lines are recognizable by the use of the – or + symbols. When a team has a spread line with a + sign, it indicates that the team should lose the match by fewer number of points that what is stipulated in the line or win the match outright.
Basketball Spreads. 4th Quarter - Spread (OT not included) Your bet options are Home; Away Predict whether either team will to cover the specified point spread for the 4th quarter. Only points scored during 4th quarter are considered. 3rd Quarter - Spread. Your bet options are Home; Away
Spread Betting. Point spreads (also referred to as lines or handicaps) are also accompanied by odds. Most point spreads will have odds at or around -110. For example, if Indiana and Chicago are playing a basketball game and the line is -5.5 for Indiana, they would need to win by 6 or more points to ‘cover.’.
The golden rules for betting against the spread are as follow: Your bet should be on teams with a winning percentage of 750 on less than 6 days or against a team with worse records... Don’t bet on teams that have less than 350 straight-up winning percentage on less than 7 days or against one which ...