PBA Moneyline Explained
PBA Moneyline betting is one of the most popular forms of sports betting. It’s a simple wagering option where you pick the team or player you think will win a particular game or match. Unlike point spread betting, where you bet on the margin of victory or defeat, moneyline betting only requires picking the winner. This article will provide a comprehensive guide on moneyline betting, explain how it works, and give examples to help you understand it better. Whether you’re a seasoned bettor or a beginner, this guide will provide the tools to make informed decisions when betting on sports.
Analyzing the Moneyline
The moneyline’s numbers next to each club represent American odds that:
how likely each side is to win, and depending on your bet, how much money you would earn.
Your sportsbook considers the team with a “+” sign next to its odds number to be the underdog, and the club with a “-” sign next to its odds number to be the favorite.
Sometimes there will be a “-” symbol next to each team. Because the wager would be more difficult to win, you will always be paid out more when you bet the underdog on the moneyline. In this situation, the team with the number farther from zero should be considered the favorite (for example, -120 would be the favorite over -105) Of course, there is also a far bigger chance of losing such a wager.
Successful Moneyline Bets
You may be asking at this point how to win moneyline bets. Let’s go back to the moneyline example between Nashville (-135) and Anaheim (+135).
If Anaheim wins the game and you bet $100 on them at +135 moneyline odds, you will earn $135 for a total payoff of $235. On the other hand, you may gain $235 if you put $135 correctly on Nashville and win $100.
In moneyline betting, the odds with a plus sign show you how much you would win on a $100 wager, while the odds with a negative sign show you how much you would need to risk in order to earn $100.
How to handle your bet
A key component of planning your moneyline bets is handicapping. You are already aware with the idea of handicapping if you see moneyline odds for a team and think they have a strong probability of winning.
Handicapping is the use of analytical study, significant betting patterns, or any other information that may remove any speculating in a wager. Instead of using intuition, handicapping gives a team an edge based on the data and statistics that are accessible.
Although beating the oddsmakers is a difficult endeavor, your chances of increasing your bankroll are higher the more study and analysis you perform on betting lines.
Why doesn't my Game have a moneyline?
Not every game has a moneyline option available at sportsbooks. They sometimes just provide totals and spread bets.
For instance, if the spread is between 3 and 10 points, many bookmakers only have the opportunity to wager on the NFL moneyline. Many bookmakers will only provide spread and totals bets if one side is the clear favorite (when the spread is 14 points or greater). In most situations, this is a standard within the industry. This prohibition does not apply to all online sports betting companies, however.