to odds on the straight-up outcome of a game with no consideration
to a point spread.. There are
two possibilities, the figure
quote can be either positive or negative.
If the figure quoted is positive, the odds
are quoting how much money will be won on a $100 wager (this
is done if the odds are better than
even). Even odds are quoted as $100 . Fractional odds of 4/1 would
be quoted as $400, while fractional odds of 1/4 could not be
a positive figure.
the figure quoted is negative, then the moneyline odds are quoting
how much money must be wagered to
win $100 (this is done if the odds
are worse than even). Even odds are quoted as -$100. Fractional
odds of 1/4 would be quoted as -$400, however fractional odds of
not be quoted as a negative figure. " -source: wikipedia
You may take
advantage of money lines by taking a couple simple things into
when placing your bet:
Money lines either express the wager amount necessary
to win $100 or the amount won by wagering $100, depending on whether
or not the line is expressed as a negative or a positive, respectfully.
the line is -110 for both fighters, it is called a standard line,
meaning that there is no favorite in the fight. As
the line moves, or breaks, from -110, one fighter’s line
will become more expensive and the other will become cheaper. This
you make your move!
If you like a fighter to win and you see his line
starting to get more expensive, place your bet. If your fighter wins,
you will have paid less to win more.
If the money line is becoming cheaper on the fighter
you like, wait it out as your win amount will be higher for the same
Just keep in mind: Although money lines can give you the highest win
percentage when done right, one loss on a heavily favored fighter that
seemed like a lock can set you back a few wins. In sports gambling, as
in life, there are no guarantees!