Basketball Odds for the NBA and College can be found on this page below the write up.
Basketball odds, also known as the line or the point spread, are the crux of sports gambling. Without the point spread, gambling would be too easy. Most of the time, there is a clear favorite. However, by utilizing basketball betting odds, the underdog has a chance to, in effect, win. Basketball line odds level the playing field, at least in a gambling sense. When it comes right down to it, the spread is an incentive to pick the underdog.
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Now, what does all this have to do with betting? First, let's address the point spread portion of the basketball odds. Missouri is favored in their game versus Iowa State. The line reads Missouri (-8) at Iowa State, over/under 145. The point spread on this game is Missouri (-8). At the end of the contest, you would subtract 8 points from Missouri's score. Hypothetically, the final score is 75-65 in favor or Missouri. For betting purposes, Missouri's final point total is 67. Therefore, if you bet on Missouri to win against the spread, you win. If you bet on Iowa State, you lose since the Cyclones lost by more than 8.
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