What Does 1 5 Goals Mean In Betting?

When quoted as a negative number the betting odds figure represents the unit amount a bettor would need to risk in order to win 100 units. Hence, US odds of -200 imply a bettor would need to risk $200 in order to win $100 (so were he to win he would receive the $200 initial stake plus $100 in winnings). We rank all our tipsters not only by their overall profit but also by how much profit they’ve made specifically on over/under 1.5 goals tips. The over/under 1.5 goals league table, exclusive to KickOff, is a great way to dive into the detail before committing to your selection.

Here’s an actual match which demonstrates this somewhat confusing situation. Handball handicaps usually include a “half point” (i.e. there are no “pushes”). While it’s common in the U.S. for the point spread to have a be a whole number (e.g. -3.0), handball betting sites almost always adjust their handicaps to either (-2.5) or (-3.5). In effect, there is never a “push” opportunity to get your money back when you make a handball handicap bet. For example, the exact mathematical equivalent of decimal odds 30 is fractional odds 29/1. However 29/1 is not used in betting markets, instead 30/1 is used, so that is what appears in this converter.

If you were to bet $100 at 3.00, you would expect a return of $300 if your prediction is correct. That includes a $200 profit and the return of your $100 stake. Shrewd sports bettors can use hedging and arbitrage to lock in a guaranteed profit regardless of the result of a sporting event. Hedging your bets allows you to take advantage of line changes to cover every potential outcome and assure yourself of a profit. Arbitrage involves seizing upon discrepancies in the odds offered by rival sportsbooks.

The Cash Out feature gives you the opportunity to cash out a bet before the outcome is decided, allowing you to secure part of your winnings or to cut your losses. A bet receipt is the confirmed ‘ticket’ of a placed bet. Each bet receipt will provide confirmation of selections, odds, results, and a unique identifier to help distinguish one bet vs another.

The number that expresses the probability of an event to occur, also referred to as the outcomes ‘Price’. This value is used to calculate the potential return on a wager. Even Money is a bet that returns as much profit as the initial wager was. For example, a bet of $100 with a $200 return ($100 profit).

Well, that’s called a push, and the bet is essentially canceled. The money you put down on the bet is returned, and it’s like nothing ever happened. If you’re backing Manchester City, they must win the game by a margin of three goals or more for you to win your bet. An increasingly popular market for punters is predicting how many yellow cards will be brandished in a game. Some bookmakers package this bet as ‘Booking Points’ but the idea is the same. The possibilities for football betting really are endless.