Congratulations, you’ve reached the next skill level! Spread betting is where you can really hone your football betting skills. It’s also where you can start to find some really great value odds.
This form of betting is popular with high scoring sports as it is decided by the point spread. These type of bets adds a points element to the outright bet and can help reduce the differences between the favourites and the underdogs.
Like with moneyline betting, the underdog will be assigned a - symbol, whilst the favourite will be assigned a + symbol.
Ironically, with spread bets, it is the favourite that is handed the handicap.
Your sportsbook will look at all the factors that will lead to one team being considered the favourite. These factors will include; form, home/ away advantage/disadvantage, weather and more.
Once it has been decided how much a team is a favourite or underdog, a numerical value will be attached to the teams reflecting this.