Point Spread For Beginners – A Look at a College Football Spread
College football is right around the corner. This is the time of year that a sports fans dreams come true. Shortly after we will see the NFL season start, as well as baseball playoffs, and finally the starts of basketball and hockey. Many sports fans also enjoy betting on the games. It just makes a particular sporting event that much more exciting. This is a short article explaining the point spread aspect of betting. We will use a college football spread as our example.
A point spread is simply the difference in points between the winner’s and loser’s score. The handicappers (the person who sets the predetermined point spread) goal is too receive an equal amount of wagers for each side of a bet. Professional handicappers are extremely skilled atUFABET เว็บแทงมวยออนไลน์ determining spreads, and take into account much more then just the skill of the two teams. Spreads are often given in half point fractions to avoid ties, called a push in the industry. A push results in no action taken, no money is won or lost for the specific bet.
For our example of point spread betting, we will take a college football spread from last season. In the Rose Bowl, the USC Trojans were squared off against the Penn State Nittany Lions. The predetermined point spread was listed as -9.5 in favor of the Trojans. This means that USC had to win by 10 points or more to cover the spread. If Penn State lost by as much as 9 points, this would still be a win in the bettors eye. The final score of the football match was 38-24 in favor of the Trojans. Therefore with a 14 point victory they won the game, and covered the spread.
Hopefully you now understand how to bet on a college football spread. This information should help you with betting on any other sport.