If you’re going to bet in the Super bowl, you very well know how to read the odds. A little variation in the understanding will fade your chances of improving. So it’s very important that you understand whatever terminology there is in the game and fully analyze it. Things like Rotation Number or Point Spread are common terms in Bowl betting, though not confined there are also other kinds of bets you need information about.
Reading odds for the first time can be confusing. You need to keep your head in the game. When you read Odds, the date and time on the game will be seen on the left and on your right will be numbered with the name of the team next to it. These are called rotation numbers. Rotation numbers make it easy to keep the game in the numerical form. In other words, Rotation Number is a way to refer to the game and team without actually mentioning the name. Consider it a shorthand, convenient for Bookie and bettor. If you have to place a bet over the phone, you don’t say the name but the rotation number of the tea. This way the whole process is devoid of any miscommunication.
On the board, to the right side of the team will be odds. Point Spread will be first followed by Moneyline. These remain in one place for easy access. Point Spread is the most favorite. It lists the team with a minus sign with a number and underdog with a plus sign. One thing that needs to be remembered is that the team with the minus sign acts as favorite and will have points deducted from its final score whereas the Underdog with the plus sign will have points added. The Favored must beat the spread. In a scenario, if team A is at -10.5 and team B at +10.5, if you bet on team A that’s favored, they must win by 11 for you to win. However, the underdog pays off by two methods – they either win outrightly or lose by less than the spread.
Spread odds can be confusing for the first time. It needs a thorough understanding. Many people believe that the odds on the spread are even, however, some are on the contrary side. Usually, there is a number listed next to the spread, this tells you how much you have to bet to win $100. A dollar gets you 90 Cents. Point spreads are like that.
Moneyline doesn’t consist of deducting the points or addition. The team which wins pays. That’s all. The favorite is represented by a minus sign and a number. The number represents how much money you will need to wager in order to win $100. On the contrary, the underdog is represented by a plus sign and a number. This number tells how much will be won if you bet a $100. There is a correlation between the Spread and Money line which can only be understood after a better understanding of the game.
Total, and Over/Under:
This is the most basic form of Odds in the Bowl. The Over/under is a prediction of the total number of points both of the teams will score. The total is represented by fractions like the point spread. For example, If the game between A & B has a total posted at 37.5, and A scores 27 and B scores 13, it would count to 40 and the over will win but if A is at 35 and shuts out the B, the under would win.
Understanding the odds of bowl betting requires some time. You can’t master it in a second and needs your deeper concentration. Don’t be alarmed, you don’t need to be an Einstein to read the odds, all you need is little understanding, calculation, and deeper concentration. If you fully understand the odds, you will know what you’re wagering upon.