How to Read a Point Spread. Point spreads are relatively easy to decipher. They usually come in the form of two numbers that are the same, one positive/one negative. The positive number is always associated with the underdog and the negative number is always for the favorite.
How To Read NFL Football Point Spreads. Since betting on point spreads in the NFL is the most popular bet that people make, it is probably pretty important that you know what you are doing. The point spreads in the NFL are always alot closer then college football because you are dealing with the best of the best.
Typically, a point spread has odds of -110 for either side of the bet. In the example above between the Cowboys and Giants, the point spread is 4.5 points, while the odds are -110, meaning you would have to wager $110 to earn a profit of $100, or a profit of $0.91 for every dollar you bet.
When a positive point spread is given to a team, it means they are not expected to win the game. For example, if the Kansas City Chiefs are minus three (-3) against the Los Angeles Rams (+3), then it is expected that the Kansas City Chiefs will win the game and that Los Angeles will lose.
A point spread... In this video, my brother Mark aka MFA, goes over further into sports betting and looks at the concept of point spreads, and how to read them.
A point spread will involve 3 figures: the favorite, the underdog and the juice or vig. Step 1: Identify the Favorite Unless the 2 teams are evenly matched, every sporting event will have a ...
Point Spread Definition. A point spread is a bet on the margin of victory in a game. The stronger team or player will be favored by a certain number of points, depending on the perceived gap in ability between the two teams. A minus sign (-) means that team is the favorite. A plus sign (+) means that team is the underdog.
What is a point spread? A point spread represents first the oddsmaker’s and then the betting market’s best guesses at the numerical separation between two competitors. Sometimes the spread can be as little as half a point. Other times, like Team USA Basketball games at the Olympics, you might find spreads upward of 50 points.