2008 Sports betting money lines are a nice alternative that gamblers can use to avoid laying points.
Money lines in online sports betting do not have any pointspread attached to them. This means all you have to do is pick the winner of the game in order to win your sports betting wager.
Sports betting money lines are seen in almost all sports. For those online sports betting gamblers who have become “gun shy” at being beaten by “back door covers” in which the losing team gets a late meaningless score that doesn’t help them win the game but does cover the pointspread, the money line offers protection and peace of mind. The money line works by a sports betting gambler taking plus odds on the dog or minus odds on the favorite. For example, if you see a sports betting line such as Cincinnati Bengals -4, Cleveland Browns +4 you will notice that Cincinnati is a 4-point favorite on the regular pointspread while the Browns are a 4-point underdog. The online sports betting money line on this game might have Cincinnati listed at -$200 while Cleveland was +$170. If you wanted to take the Bengals on the sports betting money line you would risk $200 to win $100 or the 2-1 equivalent. If you thought the Browns could win the game outright you would wager $100 to win $170 or the 10-17 equivalent in online sports betting. Now if Cincinnati would win this game 23-20, for example, you would win the sports betting money line bet while losing the pointspread bet, because, remember, the sports betting money line does not take into account the pointspread.
The money line option will usually be attached to football and basketball games where the pointspread is 10 points or less. Anything higher makes for a very high money line which doesn’t get much action.
You will also see online sports betting money lines in other sports like baseball, hockey, soccer, golf, tennis, boxing, UFC, auto racing and other sports betting matchups. In sports like these, there is not a normal sports betting pointspread although in baseball, hockey and soccer you will see teams laying a run and a half in baseball, and goals in hockey and soccer.