Most basketball bets are made on the point spreads. This is the easiest wager to understand. The sportsbook puts out a number to try and balance out the action on each side. If you want to wager on the favorite then you subtract the spread from that team’s score.

## How does college basketball spread work?

Definition: A college basketball spread bet is **a wager on which team will outperform their expectation**. The NCAAB betting sites set a line of how many points they think a team will win by (which automatically is how many points they expect the other team to lose by).

## How does the spread work in basketball?

In the simplest terms possible, basketball spread betting **allows bettors to bet on teams that are not evenly matched**, by handicapping the favorite and making it possible to pick either side without ever losing much value on your bet. Create a betting account and get weekly free bets and a 50% bonus.

## What does +7 mean in basketball?

Size 7 is designed for all male players, 13 years and above and is the **official size of men’s league basketball**. The ball has a circumference of 29.5″ and weighs 22oz.

## What does a point spread mean in basketball?

The point spread – also called “the line” or “the spread” – is used as **a margin to handicap the favorite team**. For betting purposes, the oddsmaker predicts that the favored team will win by a certain number of points. This number of points is the point spread. … To see the odds for both teams, click on the matchup.

## How do you read a point spread in basketball?

Point spread betting lines are recognizable by the **use of the + or – symbols**. When a team has a point spread line with a plus sign (+), it indicates that the team must win the game outright or lose the game by fewer number of points than what is indicated in the line.

## What happens if the over/under is exact?

What Happens if the Over/Under is Exact? Whether you are betting on NBA over under odds, NHL over under odds, or other sports, and the over/under is exact, **you will have your bets refunded to you**. … If the final score between these two teams ended on 36 points, neither the over nor the under bet would win.

## What does +4 mean in basketball?

It means **the warriors are expected to win by sweeping 4 games out of a** 7 game series.

## How is game 7 location decided?

In the National Basketball Association (NBA), a game seven is the final game of a best-of-seven series in the NBA playoffs. Based on the playoffs format arrangement, it is played in **the venue of the team holding home-court advantage for the series**.

## What happens if game 7 is a tie NBA?

A game seven is the final game of a best of seven series. … The nature of a best-of-seven series requires that the series be tied 3–3 going into game seven, such that either team can take the series **(advancing further in the playoffs or winning the championship) by winning the game**.

## What does a minus point spread mean?

Point Spread Definition

A minus sign (-) means **that team is the favorite**. A plus sign (+) means that team is the underdog.

## What does a +7 spread mean?

A 7-point spread simply refers to **the number of points posted alongside a team’s odds of winning**. When there is a 7-point spread, it means that the favorite team needs to win by more than 7 points to win the bet. It also means that the underdog can lose less than 7 points to win the bet.