BETTING SCHOOL

Learn how to bet.

For any sports enthusiast, what could possibly be more fun than sportsbetting?
Having the chance to earn a little extra while you watch your favourite team play.
The more you know about the teams/players and the conditions around the game, the greater your chances are to earn that extra buck. And depending on what facts you have under your sleeve for a particular game, a certain type of bet might increase your chances even more. Here are some of the most common betting options you will find at your favourite online bookmaker/sportsbook, or ”bookie”.

1-X-2

The most common of all bets. You just pick 1 (home team wins), X (draw) or 2 (away team wins).

– Single

As simple as it sounds, you bet on one game. If you get it right, you win.

– Doubble

You place a bet on two different games, odds will multiply together and you’ll need to get them both right to win.
Example: 1.50 x 1.75 = 2.62. If you bet 100 dollars, you’ll get 262 dollars back if you win.

– Combination bets (3 games and up)

The same phenomenon as the double. No matter how many games you combine on your bet, you need to get ’em all right to win.
The odds will multiply, so the more games, the higher odds, but also a greater chance to lose.

– Trixie

Is when you have 4 different bets divided on 3 matches. Three doubbles and one triple.

– Draw no bet (DnB)

You pick the team you think will win, if they win, you win. If the draw, you’ll get your money back. If they lose, you lose as well.

– Halftime/ Fulltime

A more favorable version of the 1-X-2. Here you are going to predict the result (1, X or 2) in halftime and what the result will be when the game is over. You need to get the both right to win. For example. If the score is 1-1 at halftime and it finishes 1-2, X-2 wins.

– Asian Handicap (AH)

Asian Handicap can be used in several different terms.
If you have found a winner but you think it is a great risk of a draw, then you can choose to play on the underdog team, which gets a handicap before the start of the game.
for example, 0.5. This means that you win if there is a draw or if the team you have chosen with the +0.5 handicap wins. Let´s put it this way:
All games starts with the score 0-0, but the Asian Handicap gives one team the lead and the other team will be behind from the start of the game. If Florida Panthers would have +1 AH and Calgary Flames -1 at the start of the game and it ends in a 2-2 tie. The one who placed a bet on the Panthers wins.
Similar can be done with higher numbers ex. 3.5 or -6.5, depending on the sport. If you bet on NFL or NBA, this is a good form of bet to increase the odds.

Here is some other Asian Handicap terms..

0, +0.5 (0.25): You win if the team you bet on wins the game. In case of a draw, you’ll get back half the stake and win the second half.
If the team you bet on loses, you lose the entire stake.

-0.5, -1 (-0.75): You win if the team you have placed your bet on wins with more than a one goal margin, so two goals or more.
If the team you bet on wins with one goal, you’ll get half your bet back and lose the other half of the stake.

+1 If the game ends in a draw, the team with the AH+1 will be considered as the winners of that bet.
-1 The team with -1 need to win by a margin of at least 2 goals for this bet to go in. Example 3-1, 4-2 or 5-1.

– Livebetting.

A fun way of betting if you watch the game, depending on the current score, time and other circumstances the odds will constantly change.
Most bookies offer a big range of different things to bet on, such as next scorer, final score or next goal.

– Long term bets.

If you for exaple think that Chicago Bulls will win the NBA-title in 2015, and you place the bet in september 2014, that’s a long term bet.
The bookies usually have this kind of bets for all the major leagues, such as Premier League, NFL, NHL, NBA and others.

– Units

A percentage of your total bankroll that you choose to gamble with on one specific bet. Ex. 1-5% of your bankroll per game, depending on your assessment of the games value.

– Over or Under (O/U)

Here you get a specific amount of goals or points, depending on the sport. Let’s say it’s a basketball game in the NBA. The “line” is 191,5 points. As you probably know, you can not get 0,5 points in basketball, so will the total score between the teams be over or under 191,5, that’s your pick.
If you find a (O/U) that is “whole numbers” like 5 and the game ends 3-2 or 4-1 etc. You’ll get your money back.

– Dubble chance.

Here you pick 1X, X2, or 12. And you cover two out of the three possible outcomes of the game.

– Void.

If lightning strikes at a tennis match for example and the game gets postponed, you’ll get your money back. Or if, let´s say that you play -22 games in a tennis match (that there should not be more than 22 games played in the match), and the match ends up with exactly 22 games (i.e 6-4, 7-5) its a “void”. You will get your stake back.

– Value bet.

Value Game can be used to calculate the chances in percentage.
If you think Arsenal will win over Newcastle at 50% of the times, the odds should be at least 2.00 times the money to say it as a value bet.

– Scorecast.

A combination where you need to hit both the first scorer and the match’s final score. Hard to win on it, but the rewards are high.

– European odds.

Is written in decimals. If the odds is 1.30 and you bet 100, you’ll get 130 if you win.

– English odds.

Is written in fractions: Like 1/2. If you wanna win 1, you need to bet 2. So to win 100, you need to jeopardize/bet 200.