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Sports Betting Odds Today

OddsTrader has you covered with the most up-to-date sports betting odds today and betting lines for your favorite sports leagues like the NBA, MLB, and more. During the most exciting time of the year for NFL fans, we have all the latest Super Bowl odds as the countdown to the Big Game continues.

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Full Game
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Washington
24-27
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Brooklyn
31-20
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L.A. Lakers
25-28
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New Orleans
26-27
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Phoenix
28-26
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Detroit
14-39
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L.A. Clippers
29-26
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New York
28-25
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Houston
13-39
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Oklahoma City
24-27
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Miami
29-24
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Milwaukee
35-17
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Portland
26-26
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Chicago
24-27
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Dallas
28-25
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Golden State
26-26
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Atlanta
27-26
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Denver
36-16
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National (Senior)
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American (Senior)
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#24Connecticut
17-6
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Georgetown
6-17
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#6Virginia
17-3
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Virginia Tech
13-9
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Michigan State
14-8
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Rutgers
15-7
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Green Bay
2-21
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IUPUI
3-21
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#8Kansas
18-4
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#13Iowa State
15-6
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UCF
13-8
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Cincinnati
15-8
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SAT 02/0412:30 PM
Davidson
10-12
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Massachusetts
13-9
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UNC Greensboro
15-9
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Citadel
9-15
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Wake Forest
14-9
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Notre Dame
10-12
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Cleveland State
14-10
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Oakland
9-15
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Georgia Tech
8-14
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North Carolina State
18-5
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Purdue Fort Wayne
15-9
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Detroit Mercy
9-15
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Ole Miss
9-13
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Vanderbilt
10-12
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Texas Tech
12-10
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#11Baylor
16-6
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Evansville
4-20
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Illinois-Chicago
9-15
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SAT 02/042:00 PM
Virginia Military
6-18
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Mercer
11-13
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SAT 02/042:00 PM
Chattanooga
12-12
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Western Carolina
12-12
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SAT 02/042:00 PM
Southern Miss
20-4
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Georgia State
10-13
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Drexel
13-10
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Monmouth
3-20
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Charleston
21-3
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Delaware
12-12
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Miami (OH)
7-15
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Ohio
11-11
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Duquesne
14-8
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George Washington
11-11
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North Dakota
7-17
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South Dakota
11-13
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Florida State
7-16
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Louisville
3-19
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#25Auburn
17-5
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#2Tennessee
18-4
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Elon
4-19
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Northeastern
8-13
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Butler
11-13
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#14Marquette
18-5
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NC-Wilmington
18-6
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William & Mary
9-15
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#15TCU
17-5
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Oklahoma State
13-9
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Tulane
14-7
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Memphis
17-5
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Buffalo
10-12
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Western Michigan
6-16
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SAT 02/042:30 PM
George Mason
13-10
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Loyola Chicago
7-14
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SAT 02/042:30 PM
Illinois
16-6
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Iowa
14-8
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East Tennessee State
9-15
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Samford
15-9
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Coastal Carolina
10-13
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Arkansas State
9-15
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South Alabama
10-13
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Louisiana-Monroe
11-13
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#23Miami (FL)
17-5
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#20Clemson
18-5
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North Dakota State
9-14
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South Dakota State
13-11
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Western Illinois
14-9
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Nebraska-Omaha
7-17
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Arkansas
15-7
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South Carolina
8-14
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Murray State
13-10
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Indiana State
15-9
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SAT 02/044:00 PM
UTEP
11-11
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Western Kentucky
12-11
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SAT 02/044:00 PM
Florida International
12-11
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UAB
16-7
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SAT 02/044:00 PM
James Madison
16-8
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Appalachian State
13-11
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SAT 02/044:00 PM
#19Florida Atlantic
21-2
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Charlotte
13-9
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Stony Brook
8-15
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Hofstra
16-8
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#1Purdue
22-1
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#21Indiana
15-7
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#4Alabama
19-3
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LSU
12-10
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Southeast Missouri State
13-11
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Tennessee Tech
10-14
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#10Texas
18-4
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#7Kansas State
18-4
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SMU
8-15
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East Carolina
11-12
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SIU-Edwardsville
15-9
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Arkansas-Little Rock
7-17
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Morehead State
15-9
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Southern Indiana
13-11
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SAT 02/044:30 PM
Tennessee-Martin
15-9
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Lindenwood
8-16
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Tennessee State
13-11
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Eastern Illinois
7-17
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Illinois State
10-14
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Belmont
16-8
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Syracuse
13-10
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Boston College
11-12
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Idaho
8-16
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Sacramento State
12-11
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Sam Houston State
17-5
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Texas-Arlington
7-15
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Northern Illinois
9-13
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Bowling Green
10-12
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St. John's
14-9
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#16Xavier
18-5
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Texas Rio Grande Valley
11-12
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Tarleton State
12-10
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Bradley
16-8
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Northern Iowa
12-11
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SAT 02/046:00 PM
Northern Colorado
7-15
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Montana State
16-8
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SAT 02/046:00 PM
Wofford
13-11
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Furman
18-6
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UTSA
7-17
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Middle Tennessee
14-9
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SAT 02/046:00 PM
St. Thomas (MN)
15-10
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Denver
13-12
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Missouri
17-5
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Mississippi State
14-8
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Cornell
15-6
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Pennsylvania
12-11
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Columbia
6-17
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Princeton
15-6
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SAT 02/046:00 PM
Brown
11-10
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Harvard
12-10
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SAT 02/046:00 PM
Yale
15-6
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Dartmouth
8-14
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SAT 02/046:30 PM
North Carolina
15-7
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Duke
16-6
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SAT 02/047:00 PM
Drake
18-6
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Valparaiso
10-14
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SAT 02/047:00 PM
Texas State
11-13
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Troy
13-11
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SAT 02/047:00 PM
Georgia Southern
12-12
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Old Dominion
13-10
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SAT 02/047:00 PM
Wright State
13-11
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Robert Morris
11-13
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SAT 02/047:00 PM
Washington State
10-14
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#9UCLA
18-4
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SAT 02/047:00 PM
Northern Kentucky
15-9
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Youngstown State
18-6
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SAT 02/047:00 PM
Central Michigan
8-14
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Toledo
16-6
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SAT 02/047:00 PM
UC Irvine
15-7
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Long Beach State
13-10
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SAT 02/047:30 PM
Villanova
10-12
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Creighton
14-8
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SAT 02/048:00 PM
Portland
12-13
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Pepperdine
7-17
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SAT 02/048:00 PM
Marshall
19-5
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Louisiana-Lafayette
19-4
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SAT 02/048:00 PM
North Texas
18-5
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Rice
15-7
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SAT 02/048:00 PM
Utah State
18-5
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Colorado State
10-13
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SAT 02/048:00 PM
Dayton
15-8
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St. Bonaventure
12-11
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SAT 02/048:00 PM
Oral Roberts
20-4
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Kansas City
10-14
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SAT 02/048:00 PM
Weber State
11-11
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Idaho State
8-14
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SAT 02/048:00 PM
Oklahoma
12-10
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West Virginia
13-9
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SAT 02/048:00 PM
Stephen F. Austin
15-8
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Grand Canyon
14-8
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SAT 02/048:30 PM
Florida
13-9
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Kentucky
15-7
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SAT 02/048:30 PM
Georgia
14-8
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Texas A&M
15-7
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SAT 02/049:00 PM
Northern Arizona
6-17
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Montana
11-12
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SAT 02/049:00 PM
Pacific
12-12
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BYU
15-10
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SAT 02/049:00 PM
Seattle
16-7
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New Mexico State
8-14
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SAT 02/049:00 PM
UC Riverside
15-8
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Cal State Fullerton
12-12
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SAT 02/049:00 PM
Maryland
15-7
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Minnesota
7-14
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SAT 02/049:00 PM
Southern Utah
16-7
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Utah Tech
10-13
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SAT 02/049:30 PM
Washington
13-11
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USC
16-6
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SAT 02/049:30 PM
Oregon State
9-14
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#5Arizona
20-3
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SAT 02/0410:00 PM
Hawaii
16-7
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Cal Poly
7-16
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SAT 02/0410:00 PM
Abilene Christian
12-11
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California Baptist
13-10
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SAT 02/0410:00 PM
Cal State Bakersfield
7-15
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UC San Diego
8-15
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SAT 02/0410:00 PM
Oregon
13-10
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Arizona State
16-7
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SAT 02/0410:00 PM
Loyola Marymount
16-8
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San Diego
10-14
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SAT 02/0410:00 PM
Santa Clara
16-8
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San Francisco
15-10
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SAT 02/0410:00 PM
Wyoming
7-14
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San Jose State
13-9
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SAT 02/0410:00 PM
UC Santa Barbara
18-3
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Cal State Northridge
4-18
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SAT 02/0410:00 PM
Eastern Washington
17-7
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Portland State
10-13
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SAT 02/0410:30 PM
#12Gonzaga
19-4
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#18Saint Mary's
20-4
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SAT 02/0410:10 PM
Jesus Santos Aguilar
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Tatsuro Taira
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SAT 02/0410:35 PM
Denis Tiuliulin
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Jun Yong Park
-
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SAT 02/0411:00 PM
Mandy Bohm
-
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Ji Yeon Kim
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SAT 02/0411:15 PM
Seung Guk Choi
-
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Hyun Sung Park
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SAT 02/0411:20 PM
Toshiomi Kazama
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Rinya Nakamura
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SAT 02/0411:25 PM
Zha Yi
-
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Jeong Yeong Lee
-
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SAT 02/0411:30 PM
Anshul Jubli
-
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Jeka Asparido Saragih
-
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SAT 02/0411:35 PM
Adam Fugitt
-
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Yusaku Kinoshita
-
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SAT 02/0411:40 PM
Kyle Nelson
-
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Doo Ho Choi
-
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SAT 02/0411:45 PM
Blagoy Ivanov
-
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Marcin Tybura
-
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SAT 02/0411:50 PM
Devin Clark
-
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Da Un Jung
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SAT 02/0411:59 PM
Derrick Lewis
-
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Sergey Spivak
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SAT 02/043:00 PM
Central Division
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Pacific Division
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SAT 02/044:00 PM
Metropolitan Division
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Atlantic Division
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SAT 02/047:30 AM
EPL
Everton FC
3-11-6
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Arsenal FC
16-1-2
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Draw
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SAT 02/0410:00 AM
EPL
Aston Villa FC
8-8-4
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Leicester City FC
5-12-3
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Draw
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SAT 02/0410:00 AM
EPL
Brentford London FC
7-4-9
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Southampton FC
4-13-3
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Draw
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SAT 02/0410:00 AM
EPL
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
9-6-4
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AFC Bournemouth
4-11-5
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Draw
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SAT 02/0410:00 AM
EPL
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
4-11-5
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Liverpool FC
8-6-5
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Draw
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SAT 02/0410:00 AM
EPL
Manchester United FC
12-5-3
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Crystal Palace FC
6-8-6
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Draw
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SAT 02/0412:30 PM
EPL
Newcastle United FC
10-1-9
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West Ham United FC
5-12-3
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Draw
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SAT 02/046:10 PM
Ethan Hughes
-
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Yusuf Karakaya
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SAT 02/046:35 PM
Isaiah Hokit
-
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Peter Ishiguro
-
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SAT 02/047:00 PM
Jaylon Bates
-
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Jornel Lugo
-
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SAT 02/047:25 PM
Darrion Caldwell
-
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Nikita Mikhailov
-
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SAT 02/047:50 PM
Alejandra Lara
-
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Diana Avsaragova
-
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SAT 02/048:15 PM
Grant Neal
-
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Karl Albrektsson
-
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SAT 02/048:25 PM
Chris Gonzalez
-
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Max Rohskopf
-
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SAT 02/048:35 PM
Steve Mowry
-
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Ali Isaev
-
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SAT 02/048:40 PM
Henry Corrales
-
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Akhmed Magomedov
-
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SAT 02/048:45 PM
Lorenz Larkin
-
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Mukhamed Berkhamov
-
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SAT 02/048:50 PM
Neiman Gracie
-
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Dante Schiro
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SAT 02/049:15 PM
Sabah Homasi
-
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Brennan Ward
-
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SAT 02/049:45 PM
Johnny Eblen
-
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Anatoly Tokov
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SAT 02/0410:15 PM
Ryan Bader
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Fedor Emelianenko
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Betting Odds 101

Online sportsbooks provide hundreds of betting options on football, basketball, baseball and hockey games. It can be daunting at first, so we have broken down key bet types. We have also provided examples to help you understand your betting options. 

Sports Betting Options

Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, UFC and soccer are the most popular categories at U.S. sportsbooks. Read on to learn more about betting on each sport.

NFL Betting

The most popular NFL odds betting options include the point spread, total points, the moneyline and prop bets. A new NFL season will begin on Thursday, September 8. The best sportsbooks have already released odds on the full slate of Week 1 games.

The LA Rams will host Super Bowl favorites Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium in the NFL Kickoff Game. Below is an example of the NFL betting odds available on the game:

  • Buffalo Bills +1 -110 at BetMGM
  • L.A. Rams -1 -105 at Bet365

NCAAF Betting

You can find the best college football odds on games at OddsTrader. The new season begins on August 27, with 10 games taking place during Week Zero. This is an example of the NCAAF betting odds available:

  • Wyoming vs. Illinois – over 46.5 points (-110) at BetMGM
  • Wyoming vs. Illinois – under 46.5 points (-110) at DraftKings

NBA Betting

The country’s leading sportsbooks offer competitive NBA odds. You can bet on point spreads, over/under lines, the moneyline, game props and player props. The 2022-23 NBA season gets underway on October 18. This is an example of NBA betting odds:

  • Golden State Warriors +4 -110 at SBK
  • Boston Celtics -4 -110 at Bet365

NCAAB Betting

UNC, Gonzaga, Houston, Kansas and Kentucky are the leading contenders for glory when the new college basketball season begins on November 8. Many states prohibit prop bets on college sports, but you should always find a moneyline, total points line and point spread. Here is an example of NCAAB odds:

  • North Carolina +4.5 -115 at DraftKings
  • Kansas -4.5 -105 at PointsBet

MLB Betting

OddsTrader allows you to quickly find the most appealing moneylines, run lines and totals on every MLB game of the season. You can search for the best odds for the entire game or for the first 5 innings. We provide a wealth of stats to help you make astute betting decisions. This is an example of MLB odds:

  • Los Angeles Angels to beat Miami Marlins (+135) at Bet365
  • Miami Marlins to beat Los Angeles Angels (-150) at SBK

NHL Betting

You can use the OddsTrader grid to claim the best moneylines, total goals lines and puck lines at the sportsbooks in your state. There is an option to search for the best odds on the full game or each period too. The next NHL season begins on September 9. Here is an example of NHL odds:

  • Colorado vs. Tampa Bay – over 6 goals (-105) at Bet365
  • Colorado vs. Tampa Bay – under 6 goals (-115) at PointsBet

UFC Betting

We show you the best odds on UFC bouts. You can also compare the best odds on Bellator events and boxing matches, including moneylines and total rounds. This is an example of UFC odds:

  • Rafael dos Anjos to beat Rafael Fiziev (+184) at BetMGM
  • Rafael Fiziev to beat Rafael dos Anjos (-200) at DraftKings

Soccer Betting

Our soccer section covers MLS, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Champions League, Europa League and international matches. You can search for the best moneylines, handicap lines and total goals odds. This is an example of MLS odds:

  • Philadelphia Union to win (-133)
  • D.C. United to win (+380)
  • Draw (tie) (+280)

Types of Betting Odds

The most popular betting options are the moneyline, the point spread, totals, prop bets and futures. We have broken each bet type down:

Moneyline

A moneyline wager is a simple prediction on which team will win a game. This is an example of a moneyline:

  • Atlanta Braves to beat Philadelphia Phillies (-134)
  • Philadelphia Phillies to beat Atlanta Braves (+114)

You can pick which team you think will win and place a moneyline bet on them. You can make your pick with your own handicapping analysis or utilize computer picks as part of your strategy. The odds explain the potential profit available on either team and its implied chance of winning.

A moneyline can also apply to the player that will win a tennis match, the boxer that will win a fight, and so on. This is another example:

  • Coco Gauff to beat Sloane Stephens (-172)
  • Sloane Stephens to beat Coco Gauff (+142)

The concept is always the same: just pick the winner and place your bet. You will be paid out after the event if you guess correctly.

If you do not know how to read odds, just remember two simple principles:  

  • If the odds begin with a minus (-), it explains the amount you must wager to generate a $100 profit. A $134 bet on the Braves would earn you a $100 profit, whereas a $172 bet on Gauff would earn you $100.
  • If the odds start with a plus (+), the numbers highlight the profit you would earn by placing a $100 bet. For example, a $100 bet on the Phillies would earn you a $114 profit, while a $100 bet on Stephens would deliver a $142 profit.

Point Spread

This is the most common bet on football and basketball games. Sportsbooks will assign a handicap to the stronger team (the moneyline favorite). That creates a point spread. It allows them to offer similar odds on either team covering it.

This is an example of a point spread:

  • San Francisco 49ers -6.5 vs. Chicago Bears (-110)
  • Chicago Bears +6.5 vs. San Francisco (-110)

You have two options. If you bet on the 49ers to cover, they need to win by 7 or more points. A bet on the Bears to cover would pay out if they won the game or lost by up to 6 points.

You will find similar bets on other sports, such as:

  • A run line on MLB games
  • A puck line on NHL games
  • Handicaps and Asian handicaps on Soccer games 
  • A games handicap on a tennis match

This is an example of a puck line:

  • New York Rangers -1.5 vs. New Jersey Devils (+165)
  • New Jersey Devils +1.5 New York Rangers (-145)

The concept is the same as an NFL point spread. A bet on the Rangers would require them to win by 2 or more goals. A wager on the Devils would pay off if they won or lost by a single goal.

Sportsbooks offer a main point spread, puck line and run line. However, they also provide lots of alternate lines. They either make things easier for you in exchange for a smaller potential payout or make things harder in exchange for a larger potential payout.

Totals

Sportsbooks set a total points line on every basketball or football game. You can simply bet on “over” or “under”. This is an example of a total points line:

  • Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns – over 216.5 points (-105)
  • Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns – under 216.5 points (-115)

If you bet on over, you are predicting that the Mavs and the Suns will combine for at least 217 points during the game. A bet on under is a prediction that Dallas and Phoenix will combine for no more than 216 points.

Once again, you will find all sorts of alternate totals, which skew the odds in different directions. You can also bet on totals for individual halves and quarters, and sportsbooks offer team totals too.

Over/under bets are available on lots of other sports too, including:

  • Total runs on a baseball game
  • Total goals on a hockey or soccer game
  • Total games in a tennis match
  • Total rounds in a UFC or boxing match

They all share one thing in common: you do not need to specify which team, player or fighter will win. However, you can combine a totals bet with a moneyline or a spread for a same game parlay if you like.

This is an example of a total runs line:

  • Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles – over 9.5 runs (-108)
  • Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles – under 9.5 runs (-108)

Futures

A futures bet is a long-term wager that runs for an entire season. That means it is not dictated by the result of a single game. The most common futures bets focus on team that will win a major event, such as:

The sportsbooks will assess the quality of every team in the field. They then release futures betting odds on each team’s chances of success. It starts with the favorite, which is often the reigning champion. The odds grow longer as you work your way down the list, until you reach the huge underdogs at the bottom.

There are lots of other futures bets, including:

  • A team to win its conference or division
  • A team to reach the playoffs or not reach the playoffs
  • Over/under on the number of regular season wins a team will secure
  • The division or conference that will yield the Super Bowl/World Series winner

You will also find a wide array of futures bets on players, such as:

  • NFL MVP
  • Heisman Trophy
  • Defensive/Offensive Player of the Year
  • Defensive/Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Comeback Player of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • NBA MVP
  • NL/AL MVP
  • Hart Trophy
  • Top Goalscorer

There are lots of season specials too. For example, you can bet on the NFL player that will secure the most passing yards, rushing yards or receiving yards during the season.

The odds on these futures bets will change as the season wears on. If a team is on a hot streak, its odds will shorten. If another team loses a key player to injury, its odds will drift out.

Prop Bets

Prop bets focus on a specific aspect of a game. There are three main categories:

These are some examples of player props:

  • Over/under on the number of touchdown passes a QB will throw.
  • An NBA prop bet on a player recording  a triple double.
  • An MLB player to hit a home run.
  • An NHL prop bet on a player achieving a hat trick.

Game props can include:

  • Will an NHL game go into overtime? Yes/no
  • Over/under 12.5 corners in a soccer game
  • Will there be a 2-point conversion attempt in a football game? Yes/no

Team props might include:

  • The first team to 15 points in an NFL game
  • A team to score 3 or more goals in a hockey game
  • The team with the most 3-point field goals in an NBA game

Prop bets are not linked to the result. However, you can often combine them with other markets, such as the spread, moneyline or totals, for a same game parlay.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do sports betting odds work?

Sportsbooks release betting odds on thousands of sporting events each week. The odds highlight the profit you would earn by placing a winning bet on a certain market. They also provide an implied probability of each bet succeeding.

How are sports betting odds determined?

Oddsmakers at the leading sportsbooks will weigh up the strengths of both teams. They focus on offensive and defensive capabilities, recent results, head-to-heads, injury news, home advantage and other important factors. The sportsbooks then release odds on either team winning the game and on markets such as total points and props.

How do you better understand betting sports odds?

You can visit OddsTrader to learn more about sports betting odds. Our in-depth guides teach you how to read American odds, decimal odds and fractional odds. We have provided clear examples to help you fully grasp what sports betting odds entail.

What are good betting odds?

You should seek out the sportsbooks that take the lowest house edge on their sports betting lines. The most popular betting options are the point spread and total points, and most sportsbooks offer standard odds of -110 on either side of those bets. If you find a sportsbook offering better than -110 on either side of the wager – such as -108 / -108 – that would represent good betting odds.

What does positive (+) odds mean?

The plus sign tells you the profit you would earn if you placed a successful $100 bet. For ex