The underdog
If the spread is set at +7,

**the underdog must either win the game outright or lose by fewer than seven points in order to cover**. For the favorite to cover, they must win by more than seven points.## How does the plus and minus work in football?

A plus (+) represents longer odds, in which case you'll win more for your wager, while a minus (-) means you're betting on a more likely outcome (as deemed by the sportsbook) and will win less when you emerge victorious. For example, $100 on +110 odds wins you $110, while $110 on -110 odds wins you $100.

## Is it better to bet negative or plus?

**The odds for favorites are accompanied by a minus (-) sign**and indicate the amount you need to stake to win $100. On the other hand, the odds for the underdogs are accompanied by a positive (+) sign and indicate the amount won for every $100 staked.

## What does +4.5 mean in betting?

Above is an football point spread. Pittsburgh is +4.5, with Cincinnati at -4.5, which means

**Pittsburgh is a 4.5-point underdog and Cincinnati is favored by 4.5 points**. For a bet on Pittsburgh to win at +4.5, they can either win the game outright or not lose by an amount that surpasses 4.5.## What does a minus 13 spread mean?

The favorite
You would generally see that listed as -13.5 for the Chiefs or Broncos +13.5.

**A minus symbol (-) always indicates the favorite**, while a plus symbol (+) means a team is the underdog. This means that the Chiefs are expected to beat the Broncos by at least 14 points.## How does +/- odds work?

**When odds are expressed with a plus (+) or minus (–) symbol followed by a number**. They are American money line odds; for example, +200 signifies the amount a bettor could win if wagering $100. If the bet works out, the player would receive a total payout of $300 ($200 net profit + $100 initial stake).

## What does -+ odds mean?

For example, odds of -120 mean that placing a bet of $120 wins $100. In every case you win, the bookmaker also returns your initial stake. So, you'd walk away with $220 total in the event you were to win this example wager.

**The plus sign preceding the odds expresses how much you'll win with a $100 stake**.## Frequently Asked Questions

#### Is it better to bet plus or minus?

A plus (+) represents longer odds, in which case you'll win more for your wager, while a minus (-) means you're betting on a more likely outcome (as deemed by the sportsbook) and will win less when you emerge victorious. For example, $100 on +110 odds wins you $110, while $110 on -110 odds wins you $100.

#### What does +1.5 mean in betting?

This Share. When betting on an MLB run line, +1.5 means that the underdog team must either win the game outright or lose the game by one run or less in order for the bet to be successful. With a run line, also called “against the spread,” the spread is almost always 1.5 runs.

## FAQ

- What does plus money mean?
- When odds are expressed with a plus (+) or minus (–) symbol followed by a number. They are American money line odds; for example, +200 signifies the amount a bettor could win if wagering $100. If the bet works out, the player would receive a total payout of $300 ($200 net profit + $100 initial stake).
- Are plus odds good or bad?
- When you see a plus sign in front of a number (like +150 for example) it tells you which team is the underdog. You get a higher payout betting on the underdog since they're less likely to win. The team with the plus sign (like +150) is the underdog. If the number is +150, a $100 bet will win you $150 in profit.

## What does plus minus mean in betting

How do minus odds work? | A plus (+) represents longer odds, in which case you'll win more for your wager, while a minus (-) means you're betting on a more likely outcome (as deemed by the sportsbook) and will win less when you emerge victorious. For example, $100 on +110 odds wins you $110, while $110 on -110 odds wins you $100. |

What does minus 250 odds mean? | Each player is assigned odds based on their perceived likelihood of winning, with the favorite having lower odds and the underdog having higher odds. For example, if Novak Djokovic is favored to win a match with odds of -250, it means that a $250 bet on Djokovic would pay out $100 if he wins. |

- What do +7 odds mean?
- If you bet the Cowboys -7 and they win by more than seven points, you win your bet. Similarly,
**if you bet the Packers +7 and they lose by less than seven points or win outright, you win your bet**.

- If you bet the Cowboys -7 and they win by more than seven points, you win your bet. Similarly,
- How do plus minus spreads work?
- The point spread is the expected final score difference between two teams. It is represented as both a negative and positive number; if the spread is 3 points, you'll see that as both -3 and +3.
**The team that is the favorite to win gets the minus-number (-3); the underdog gets the plus-number (+3)**.

- The point spread is the expected final score difference between two teams. It is represented as both a negative and positive number; if the spread is 3 points, you'll see that as both -3 and +3.