In sports betting, there are several ways to bet on the outcome of a game. NFL games generally have spreads, which can either be whole numbers or decimals. The points added or subtracted from a total are known as point spreads. A team that covers the spread will win. If a team fails to cover the spread, it is called a push or tie. The same is true for games in which the spread is 10 points or less.
The first way to use odds is to bet on teams that will win the Super Bowl, the AFC Conference, or a particular division. While each team has its own strengths and weaknesses, odds compilers assign prices based on their respective strengths. For instance, the Kansas City Chiefs are a +600 favorite to win the Super Bowl, while the Washington Football Team is a +10000 underdog. Using these odds, you can bet that the Chiefs will win and will make a deep postseason run, while the Cincinnati Bengals would have a difficult time making a meaningful impact.
Line movement is another key strategy for sports betting. You can identify trends in the lines by tracking the movement of the odds. When the masses bet on a team, the odds move against that team. Sharp bettors are on the other side, and they can tell if the odds will move in that direction. If you can identify such patterns, you’re likely to win big in sports betting. So be sure to research the odds before placing your bet.