Betting Odds | Lines Comparison Tool
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Odds Comparison Tool
Gambling on sports is fun. Gambling on sports is even more fun when you get great odds.
The Game Day’s odds comparison tool enables fans to shop for the best odds on over/unders, moneyline odds and spreads for each game each day. Fans can monitor the line movement in real time then click directly to the sportsbook to take advantage of those odds.
It can also occasionally offer bettors arbitrage opportunities — the opportunity to bet on both sides and make even bigger winnings.
Better still, the odds comparison tool curates top props and the best bets and offers prospective bettors the best place to get those odds too. Gamblers can click through to the sportsbook and place wagers on those instantaneously.
Fans can also use the odds-comparison tool as a planner as the page includes a TV schedule for fans to find the channel and time for each game.
What Sports are Available on the Odds Comparison Tool?
The odds comparison tool offers the full schedule of games for nearly every team sport you’d be interested in wagering. Get the full slate of games with moneyline odds, spreads and totals for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, as well as college football and basketball.
For NFL odds, you can check out the best lines each week, as well as the best props.
Expert picks are available in every sport as well.
Once you find the best odds, be sure to take advantage of the sportsbook’s welcome bonus, such as the BetMGM promo that gives new signups the chance to bet $10 and get $200.
Odds are what a bet pays out in relation to a $100 wager. If all things are equal the typical odds are -110, meaning it would require a $110 bet to win $100. A lopsided favorite may be -200 or longer. An underdog could be +150 or worse.
Odds differ from sportsbook to sportsbook to differentiate the books. Maybe one book will boost odds for an individual event to invite gamblers to make that pick. Lines can also move on one particular book based on sharp action or other important factors.
Some sportsbooks will make lines slightly better too to entice bettors to make that pick. A -2.5 spread in a football game means a three-point win is a win vs. a push, which is a huge advantage for bettors.
There are three main types of bets analyzed in the odds-comparison tool: Moneyline, spread and over/unders (totals).
What to Look for in Moneyline Odds
Moneyline bets are the simplest of all: You are betting on which team will win the game. However because there are a lot of games that have lopsided competition, or uneven conditions, sportsbooks will offer a favorite and underdog and place odds that each team will win.
For instance, if the Green Bay Packers are hosting the Chicago Bears, Green Bay might be a -300 moneyline favorite, meaning it would require a $300 bet to win $100 back in profits on top of the $300 bet. The Bears might be a +225 underdog, meaning a $100 bet would yield a $225 payout plus the initial bet for a total of $325 added to your bankroll.
What to Look for in Spread Lines
When a sportsbook defines a favorite and an underdog it will define a spread, or a margin of victory for each game. The against-the-spread odds for most games is -110 — in hockey the spreads are almost always -1.5, and the odds for those games vary substantially — and spreads will vary substantially depending on the game, league and conditions.
In football, if all things are equal, the home team will be a three-point favorite. However in the aforementioned Packers-Bears game, the Packers may be a seven-point favorite, meaning the Packers would need to win by more than seven points for the bet to hit.
If a lot of action was placed on the Packers -7 the line might move to 7.5, meaning Green Bay would need to win by at least eight points.
What to Look for in Totals
Bettors may not be sure about either team in a particular game but may be enticed to bet over or under in a given game. Sportsbooks will offer over/under a certain number of points, runs or goals for each game where fans simply choose whether there will be more or fewer points than the number listed.
Odds for the over/unders are typically -110, although in hockey it might be -120/+100. If the over/under is set for a football game at 43, and the game ends 23-20, it’s a push and each side retains its initial bet.
If the Packers are playing the Bears, the over/under might be 48.5, meaning a winning over bet would have 49 or more points and a winning under bet would have 48 or fewer.
What Other Bets are Available?
There are endless props, alternate spreads and alternate totals that can be wagered on for each game on each night. The odds-comparison tool curates the best of these bets for each game each night and puts them in the Expert picks section then also offers the top sportsbook odds for those to hit.
Finding the Best Odds at US Online Sportsbooks
Odds shopping is integral as getting the best odds makes gambling on sports more lucrative over time, no matter how slight. Betting on a team -102 is better than -105. Getting a moneyline bet at -105 is better than -110. Getting -110 is better than -115.
Shopping for better odds is important as those winnings will add up over time. Sometimes winning a bet with worse odds will feel worse if you know the odds got more favorable after you bet.
That’s why it’s important to keep money in multiple sportsbooks to take advantage of the best available odds.
How to Use the Odds Comparison Tool
The odds comparison tool is simple. You can easily find the best moneyline odds, spreads and totals with just a few taps of your finger. After you find the best odds you can click the link, which directs you to the sportsbook’s homepage, so you can lock in the best possible odds.
Fans can always feel confident they’re getting the best available odds with the odds comparison tool.
How to Sign Up to an Online Sportsbook
Signing up for a new sportsbook is simple, especially via the odds comparison tool. The steps are as follows:
- Click on sportsbook brand’s logo on the odds comparison tool
- Sign up with accurate information — remember information on sportsbooks servers are secure, and they are asking for this information to ensure your identity and age.
- Enter the applicable promo code, such as GAMEDAY, to take advantage of new signup bonuses — these don’t last forever.
- Make a deposit to earn further bonuses like deposit matches or risk-free bets
- Start winning!