Wagering on Moneyline or Straight Up Bets
What is A Moneyline or Straight Up Bet?A Moneyline or straight up bet is a wager on which player or team will win the game outright without having to consider any point spread odds. The easiest way to think of straight up bets is that they are odds on who will win the game. A Moneyline bettor doesn’t have to think of who wins by how many goals or points; all that matters is who emerges victorious at the end of the sporting event. If you pick a team to win a game and that team emerges victorious, then you win the bet, irrespective of the scoring or winning margin. However, if that team loses, then you lose the bet.
Understanding and Wagering on Moneyline BetsUsually, the money line is comprised of two different odds—one for the favorite (denoted by a negative sign in front of the line) and one for the underdog (denoted by a positive sign in front of the line), as is exemplified below:
- Dallas Cowboys -150
- Washington Redskins +170