The point-spread was developed to provide a balance for both teams involved in a contest to attract bettors to potentially back the weaker team and receive points. The two squads in a game are listed with a title, either a favorite or an underdog.
NBA Point Spread Odds. The point spread is commonly known as just the “spread,” and is the number chosen by sportsbooks that they believe will encourage an equal number of people to wager on the underdog and the favorite. With NBA spreads, the negative value (-7.5) means the team is favored by 7.5 points. The positive value with NBA spreads (+7.5) indicates the lead given to the underdog before the game begins.
There is no point spread linked to the moneyline. So the team you bet on only has to win the game, not win by a certain number of points.
Brooklyn Nets. +110. Milwaukee Bucks. +333. Miami Heat. +1000. Atlanta Hawks. +1600. Boston Celtics.
In the NBA, point spreads work as they do in all other sports. The amount of the point spread is added to the score of the underdog, or subtracted from the score of the favorite. The team with the higher score after that number has been applied to the actual score of the game is the winner for the purposes of the spread bet.
The most common odds you’ll see in the NBA are with the point spread. Bucks -4. Lakers +4. In that example, the Bucks are the 4-point favorites, and have to win by 5 or more points to win the ...
There is no point spread linked to the moneyline. So the team you bet on only has to win the game, not win by a certain number of points. The negative value indicates the favorite, just like a...
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