Chicago Bulls -1.5. Miami Heat +1.5. This means that sportsbooks believe that the Chicago Bulls have a higher probability of winning the game over the Miami Heat. Setting the line at just 1.5 does mean that these two teams are extremely close. This is what is called a “spread” bet, or “ betting against the spread .”.
In baseball betting, +1.5 means that a team is a 1.5 run underdog. Which means they must win the game, or lose by only a single run, for our bet to come in.
When betting on baseball, you’ll be faced with three standard options: the moneyline, over/under and run line. The run line is a bet on the margin of victory, like a point spread. But because baseball is low scoring, the spread will almost always be -1.5 for the favorite and +1.5 for the underdog. The payouts for each will just be adjusted based on each team’s strength.
The number signifies how much is to be added or subtracted from that teams’ run total at the conclusion of the game. In the example, 1.5 is to be subtracted from the Red Sox’ final score, while 1.5 will be added to the A’s’ final score. The numbers next to each run total is the odds the bettor will receive if he or she wins the bet.
The +1.5 or -1.5 numbers in baseball betting refer to the runline market. In the runline market, favorites typically have 1.5 runs subtracted from their score, while underdogs have 1.5 runs added onto their score. Whichever team has the higher run total after that handicap is applied is the winner for the purposes of the runline bet.
Run Line Betting in baseball almost mimics NFL Spread Betting exactly, which is the most popular type of football betting. The line for baseball run lines is 1.5. With a 1.5 run line you will be able to place a wager on the favored team to win by 2 runs or more, or the underdog team to lose by 1 run or to win the game. The line would be set on the favorites at -1.5, which essentially means the team must win by 2 or more runs, or “cover” the 1.5 run line.
Low-scoring sports like hockey and baseball do have point spreads, but they’re almost always -1.5 and +1.5. In hockey, a spread is referred to as the “puck line.” In baseball, it’s the “run line.” The odds are just changed depending on the ability of the team — you won’t get -110 on both sides.
If the player bets H1(-1.5), he will win if Manchester City win the match with a difference of 2 or more goals (2:0, 3:1, 3:0 and so on). The bettor will lose if Manchester City win by just 1 goal...