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SNR
10-25-2003, 08:30 PM
All I've been able to figure out is that above the line means you're the underdog....

SNR
10-25-2003, 11:14 PM
Free rep to anyone who does...

bkkcoh
10-28-2003, 07:57 PM
Ok, here is a shot.

if a team is -140, that is how much money a person would get on a $150 bet (typically the favorite)

If a team is +160, that is how much money a person would get on a $150 bet.... (typically the underdog)

morphius
10-29-2003, 07:20 AM
All I've been able to figure out is that above the line means you're the underdog....
Okay, Monday night line was Mia -165 and SD +145.

If I had bet $150 on Mia I would have lost $165? And If I had bet $1000, would I have won ($1000 -$150 -165) $685?

Everytime I see this I become more confused.

cdcox
10-29-2003, 02:39 PM
My understanding is that it is all based on $100. You would have to bet $165 on Miami to win $100. If you bet $100 on SD and they won, you would win $145.

KCWolfman
11-02-2003, 09:37 AM
Anything you bet on a negative moneyline is divided by the percentage of the money bet. For example -180 would be the line. You place a $1000.00 bet and win. You would win $1000.00/1.8 = $556.00. You then subtract 10% for the house $556.00 - $56.00 = $500.00

Anything you bet on a positive moneyline is multiplied by the percentage of the money bet. For example +150 would be the line. You place a $1000.00 bet and win. You would win $1000*1.5 = $1500.00. You then subtract 10% for the house $1500.00 - $150.00 = $1350.00


Just keep in mind that if you are a favorite, you generally don't win that much money on the moneyline back. If you are a big underdog, then you make a killing.

Also note that your team must win outright for you to win the bet.