# Betting Money Lines

Betting The Money Line
by Jason Green of Predictem.com

For those who are new to sports gambling, betting money lines can seem difficult to understand. But when you understand money lines they can be easier to use than a general point spread. The point spread deals with who wins the game and the number of points they win by, while the money line only deals with who wins.

The best way to understand the money line is by example. In this case lets take a baseball game between the Giants and the Dodgers. When you are looking for the odds of the game between the two teams you will see the money line, which looks like this:

San Francisco Giants +120
L.A. Dodgers -130

In this game the Dodgers are the team that is favored. Any “-” symbol that you see on the money line will be the favored bet. Conversely the “+” symbol will signify the underdog of the bet. For this game these numbers mean that those who want to place a wager on the favored Dodgers will have to risk \$130 in order to win \$100. Those who want to wager on the Giants will risk \$100 and then win \$120. The money line works the exact the same, as you can bet \$5 or \$20 and the formula stays the same, but for example purposes it is easier to use \$100 increments.

MOST SPORTSBOOKS HAVE CLONED LINES, THE SAME AS OTHER SPORTSBOOKS.