This means that the team you are betting on must win or not lose by a predetermined margin of points. For example, the Chargers could have odds of (+4) -110 to win. The (+4) indicates the point spread, meaning the Chargers would need to win by 4 points for the bet to be successful.
Odds represent the likelihood of an outcome. In sports betting, each team is assigned odds — assigned by a sportsbook — that represent the likelihood of its winning the game. In a betting line between two teams, the team expected to win is called the favorite. The team expected to lose the game is called the underdog.
in gambling (= the activity of risking money guessing the result of something), a probability expressed as a number: The odds against my horse winning (= that it will not win)/ on my horse winning (= that it will win) are a hundred to one. The odds that the US entrant will win the race are ten to one. More examples.
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Also known as US odds or moneyline odds, American odds are the default betting odds used by American sportsbooks. American odds are centered around winning or wagering $100 on a given bet, with odds represented by a plus (+) and minus (-) sign to indicate the favorite and underdog.
Betting odds represent the probability of an event to happen and therefore enable you to work out how much money you will win if your bet wins. As an example, with odds of +400, for every $1 you bet, you will win $4. There is a 20% chance of this happening.
This means that the team or person is an underdog to win, which means that they are not the favourite. With a number like +200, the 200 is the total amount of PROFIT that you would win with a bet of $100. So, with an odds number of +200, you would win $200 in profit if you bet on them to win and they actually won.
Again, we’ll keep this simple with an easy example. Say you make a bet of $5 on Team A to win with the odds of 2/1. This translates as: What you are set to profit / amount wagered = Payout (original bet + net profit) So your bet of $5 at 2/1 odds gives you a return of $15 ($5 wagered x 2 plus the original stake of $5).
A fractional listing of 6/1 (six-to-one) odds would mean that you win $6 against every $1 you wager, in addition to receiving your dollar back (i.e., the amount you wagered).