Sportsbook betting choices begin with pointspread sides but there are far more options than just sides.
Sportsbook betting has evolved into everything from half time betting to proposition wagers.
Sportsbook betting does begin with the basics of pointspread wagering, which is done primarily on football and basketball games. Pointspread wagering at the sportsbook, also known as “line,” “side,” or “spread,” betting is where gamblers take points on the dog or lay points with the favorite at the Internet sportsbook. Another popular way to participate in sportsbook betting is the over/under, which is also referred to as “totals” betting. This is where gamblers will wager on whether or not the combined score between two teams will go over or under a number set by the sportsbook oddsmakers.
The money line is the primary way to participate in hockey and baseball sportsbook betting but is also offered on most football and basketball games where the pointspread is below double-digits. The money line is where gamblers lay odds on the favorite or take odds on the dog, without pointspreads, which makes it appealing to many gamblers as all they have to do is win the game.
Halves are an ever increasingly popular form of betting at the sportsbook, particularly the halftime lines where many professional gamblers make a good living. Halves are just what they say, betting only on one half of a game at the Internet sportsbook.
Futures are a form of sportsbook betting where you can get odds on the league or national championships for teams as well as over/under numbers on team win totals for the regular season. Futures betting is popular on big events such as the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Championship, NCAA Championship, etc.
Propositions are where sportsbook gamblers can wager on which player will score first or the most or how many penalties will be drawn by a team. You can even bet on the over/under for NASCAR racing caution flags at an Internet sportsbook. Proposition wagering is most popular on marquee events like the Super Bowl or Monday Night Football.
The sportsbook choices available today are superb. The evolution of sportsbook betting continues to give gamblers the best opportunities to make money at an Internet sportsbook.