This is called a straight bet. The Point Spread: When betting on basketball, the team you bet on must “cover the spread.” This means the team must win or not lose by a predetermined margin of points.
Odds expressed in terms of money, with $100 being the standard. If the odds are minus (–), then that amount of money must be wagered to win $100. (e.g. –150 means you must bet $150 to win $100.) If the odds are plus (+), that amount of money would be earned on a successful $100 wager.Mar 22, 2019
Fractional odds are the ratio of the amount (profit) won to the stake; decimal odds represent the amount one wins for every $1 wagered. American odds, depending on the negative or positive sign, either indicate the amount one needs to wager to win $100 or the amount one would win for every $100 staked.
Most sports bettors like a wager that has about a 50% chance to win. Less than that and you'll probably lose. More than that and you won't win much if you do win. To achieve about a 50/50 chance of winning a bet on a lopsided game, like the Rams vs.Sep 6, 2015