Betting the moneyline for a football game is simply betting on which team you think is going to win. There is no point spread involved. Whichever team you select has to win outright for a wager to be successful. In the unlikely event of a tie, your stake will be returned. In most football games there is a favorite and an underdog.
A +200 moneyline means that you are getting two-to-one odds. If you bet on a team with a +200 moneyline and the team wins, you win $2 for every $1 you bet. So, if you bet $10 on the Tigers to beat the Yankees at +200 odds, you will win $20 for a total payout of $30 (the $10 you bet + the $20 you won).
Moneyline odds are based on a $100 wager, with the favorites getting a negative number (-) and the underdogs getting a positive number (+). A favorite at -140 moneyline odds means a $140 winning wager wins you $100 in profit. An underdog at +140 moneyline odds means a $100 winner nets you $140 in profit.
Money lines are represented in negative, positive and EVEN (even money bet: bet $100, win $100) values. Negative money line: -145, -220, or anything similar. When you see a minus (-) sign in front...
Using the above example, the moneyline on the underdog Raiders was +154 on Tuesday morning (currently ). A $100 wager at +154 would pay $154 in profit if the Raiders won the game (for a total payout of $254). Bettors often like picking underdogs because they are usually “plus” money.
Some books will offer 10-cent lines on football moneylines, meaning a -140/+120 moneyline would turn into -135/+125, which is a heck of a lot better deal for the player. To get the best deals and bet into the lowest-priced odds on the web, check out our list of bookmakers offering reduced juice football betting.
The money line is actually the most straightforward bet you can have on any sport. Whilst the spread bet is on a team to win and by how many, the money line is a bet on simply a team to win. Money Line – How it Works. Here is a typical money line for a game in the NFL: Green Bay Packers +180 Pittsburgh Steelers -200