To bet on baseball, tell the ticket writer the bet number of the team you wish to bet and the amount you wish to bet. If your team covers the goal spread, you win. The payout is based on a “Money Line”.
The Goal Spread:
When betting on hockey, the team you bet on must”cover the spread” This means the team must win or not lose by a predetermined margin of goals.
The Money Line: Odds for a game based on $1.00 A”minus” (-) preceding the number indicates the team is a favorite. A “plus” (+) preceding the number indicates the team is an underdog.
The Red Wings have been 1??1/2-target favorites to win. The Red Wings must win the game by at least two goals to be a winner. If you bet on the Sharks, you win your bet if:
(a) The Sharks win the game.
(b) The game ends in a tie.
(c) The Sharks lose the game by more than 1 goal.
Note: The money line is used in conjunction with the point spread. If the Red Wings win by 2 goals; a $15 bet would win $10 and return $25. If the Sharks win, tie or lose by one goal; a $10 bet would win $13 and return $23.
It’s common for a group to be listed as a 1/2-goal favorite and be listed with a +120 price. This implies that by giving up 1/2 goal, a $10 bet would win $12 for a return of $22.
Total: Total points scored in a match. Also referred to as the over/under.
You may wager that the total score of the match will be more or less than the number listed. It makes no difference which team covers the spread. Simply add the final scores of each group. The payout, unless stated otherwise, is figured at odds of 10/11 (-110).
You may combine several teams into one wager. All teams must win to win the bet. Hockey parlays are figured out by calculating the payout for the first match, based on the money line, then applying that amount to the next game and so on.