Beat the Spread! – Our Sportsbook Straight Bets Guide talks about the simplest and most common type in sports betting. By placing a straight bet, the player is choosing a particular team or player to win. These sports betting odds normally come in two classic shapes known as Point Spreads and Money lines. The first case refers to straight bets where a predefined number of points must be either added or deducted from your team's final score; these point spreads are set by odds makers and can often be hard to beat, thus, we recommend you research your team's performance before placing any final bets.

Point Spread Straight Bet Example:

Oakland Raiders +7

New England Patriots -7

Total Betting: you may also bet on whether the total score of the game will go over or under a predefined number. The cost for total bets is regularly $110 to win $100.

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