In Point Spread Markets, a bettor chooses who they think the winner will be, but not necessarily based on who has the winning score in the game. Instead, the winner is whoever beats or covers the Point Spread. A Point Spread is a handicap given to the underdog team and deducted from the favourite team's total score.
Point Spreads are expressed as a plus (+) for the underdog and a minus (-) for the favourite.
For example: Buffalo has a Point Spread of -6.5 and Detroit has a Point Spread of +6.5.
Buffalo is the favourite with a Point Spread of -6.5. This means they need to win by more than 6.5 to beat the spread and win the bet. Detroit is the underdog with a positive Point Spread of +6.5. This means they need to win the game or lose by 6 points or less to cover the spread and win the bet.
POINT SPREAD ODDS & PAYOUTS
The odds below a Point Spread match-up speak to each team’s likelihood of covering the spread and helps you to calculate your potential payout. Using decimal odds, the team with the higher number is the underdog, the lower number is the favourite, or the odds can be the same show it is an even match-up.
To calculate your payout, you simply multiply your bet by the decimal figure for the bet in question.
Point Spreads are called ‘run lines’ in baseball, and ‘puck lines’ in hockey.
Point Spread markets are available in-store and online.
A wide variety of Point Spread options can be found by clicking on events listed on the Bet Builder App and the PROLINE website. For selection slip play, players can fill out the event number they wish to wager on, and select “PS” for Point Spread. You can now combine Point Spread selections from different sports, or combine Point Spread with other markets from different games.