Important terminology

POINT SPREAD - The most popular sports bets are based on the point spread. The point spread represents the margin of points in which the favored team must win by to “cover the spread.” Bets on the point spread are usually offered at 11-to-10 odds. For example, a player must bet $11 to win $10 for a total payout of $21 or $110 to win $100 for a total payout of $210.

MONEY LINE - The money line represents the odds of a team winning the game outright without the use of the point spread. The money line is expressed as a 3-digit number. For example, -150 means a player must bet $150 for every $100 they wish to win, $15 for every $10 and multiples thereof. Or, +140 means a player will win $140 for every $100 they bet.