Sportsbook betting Basics
Sportsbook betting is most commonly placed on the outcome of a single event or
game. And in virtually all sportsbook betting contests, there is a favorite and an underdog. In order to make
sportsbook betting more even, the sportsbook oddsmaker draws up an odds line, or the odds, such that you can bet on
the probability of a competitor's win.
The following is a guide to the basics of sportsbook betting on the four most
popular sports to bet on:
Football Betting Basics
Baseball always had been known as our national pastime, but that does not seem
the case today. Football is far more popular, as crowded sportsbooks on autumn weekends would indicate. It seems
everyone has an opinion when it comes to football -- and most are willing to back up those thoughts with a wager.
Perhaps the most important advance in sports wagering occurred in the 1930s when the point spread became
Basketball Betting Basics
Basketball Betting is the second biggest form of online sportsbook betting in
America. Many have made their fortunes betting this sport.
Baseball Betting Basics
Betting on baseball is different from football and basketball because a point
spread is not used. Normally, 'money lines' are used, and that is where confusion can arise. The odds -- or money
lines -- primarily are based on starting pitchers because they are considered the most decisive factor in each
Hockey Betting Basics
Hockey is the most complicated of the major sports on which to wager, as it also
has the most variables. A puck line and a money line are the two options used by sportsbooks when accepting hockey