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02-07-2011, 10:40 AM
I was wondering if someone can give me a true answer about football bet!
If you bet $300 on GB PACKERS -2 1/2 to win what would your return have been. Also if you bet $200 on the over (44) what would the return have been ?? Thanks for any answers I get to this !
02-07-2011, 10:49 AM
Win $300.00-----Win $200.00
02-07-2011, 11:07 AM
so you saying the books pay even money odds on these bets!!!
02-07-2011, 11:16 AM
Yes Sir, You Have To Lay -110 As Well
02-07-2011, 11:33 AM
ok what does that mean??
02-07-2011, 11:38 AM
It Means You Risk $110.00 To Win $100.00
02-07-2011, 09:51 PM
As stated above, football bets are normally settled at -1.10, or you put up $110 to win $100.
Sometimes, though, this can shift by 10 cents, or more.
It's not a rip-off, as some bettors might think, but just a way to adjust to demand on a certain side, without moving the number.
So, to answer your question on specific payoffs:
$300 on the Pack -2.5 should return around $572 and some change.
Had you risked $330, you would get back $630 exactly.
$200 on the "over" would be calculated the same way, paying around $381.
$220 risked would have given you back an even $420.
Hope that helps!
02-08-2011, 08:23 AM
Thank You that answer was very helpful and cleared up my question !!
02-09-2011, 09:47 AM
The $10 is called the Vig.