For Short Time Readers

## What is a juice spread?

Juice in sports betting is **the cut a sportsbook takes from every bet**. It's most commonly denoted next to a point spread, like the -110 here at DraftKings: (Action Network)

## What does the juice mean in gambling?

Juice in sports betting is **the cut a sportsbook takes from every bet**. It's most commonly denoted next to a point spread, like the -110 here at DraftKings: (Action Network)

## What does a minus 3.5 spread mean?

In the simplest terms, **a negative spread indicates the favorite, which is the side that's expected to win the matchup**. A negative

**any of various types of wagering on the outcome of an event where the pay-off is based on the accuracy of the wager, rather than a simple "win or lose" outcome**, such as fixed-odds (or money-line) betting or parimutuel betting.

really means that team has some work to do. For a negative spread bet to hit, the team has to beat its opponent by a margin greater than the point spread.

## How does a +7.5 spread work?

If you bet on them to win, they must beat the opposing team by at least 7.5 points. On the opposite side of the wager, the New England Patriots are the underdog to win. **To beat the spread, they must close the point gap to within 7.5 points or win outright**.

## What does juice mean on a bet?

Juice in sports betting is **the cut a sportsbook takes from every bet**. It's most commonly denoted next to a point spread, like the -110 here at DraftKings: (Action Network)

## What is the juice on a parlay?

Juice (also known as

**the fee charged by a bookmaker (or bookie) for accepting a gambler's wager**. In American English, it can also refer to the interest owed a loanshark in consideration for credit.

) is **the cut a sportsbook keeps for taking your bet**. If you bet $10 on a point spread with a friend, the winner gets $10.

## What is in a spread?

Bookmakers set a spread with **the hopes of getting equal action on both sides of a game**. For example, the Colts are a -3 point favorite against the Texans. The -3 points is the spread. If you want to bet the Colts on the spread, it would mean the Colts need to win by at least three points for you to win the bet.

## What does a spread of +7 mean?

If the spread is set at +7, this means that **to cover, the underdog must either win the game outright or lose by fewer than seven points**. For the favorite to cover, they must win by more than seven points.

## What does juice mean in money?

Juice (also known as

**the fee charged by a bookmaker (or bookie) for accepting a gambler's wager**. In American English, it can also refer to the interest owed a loanshark in consideration for credit.

) is **the cut a sportsbook keeps for taking your bet**. If you bet $10 on a point spread with a friend, the winner gets $10. But when you're betting at a sportsbook, you have to pay a cut to the book for taking your action - your $10 would only return $9.09.

## What are juiced odds?

The simplest and most common form of juice is odds of **-110 (American) or 1.91 (decimal)** in an event between two sides/teams that are deemed to be evenly matched. Juice of -110 means the bettor must wager $11 to profit $10 on a successful play.

## Is vig and juice the same?

**Yes, for sports betting purposes, vig and juice are referring to the same thing**. Both terms see regular use in betting circles, so there's a good chance that you'll encounter them both. The juice is part of every bet that a sportsbook offers.

## Is there juice on money lines?

Juice against the spread market is generally -110 or -115 on each side. **There is also juice on the money line market** and the futures market, even though it may be less obvious to notice with many teams/individuals being offered plus money.

## What does a 3.5 point spread mean?

A spread of +3.5 means **a team must win outright or lose by fewer than four points to cover the spread**. A +3.5 spread is particularly enticing in football because, as noted earlier, 3-point victory margins are extremely common. An example of a +3.5 spread: New England Patriots +3.5. Miami Dolphins -3.5.

## What does a negative 2.5 spread mean?

In the simplest terms, a negative spread **indicates the favorite, which is the side that's expected to win the matchup**. A negative

**any of various types of wagering on the outcome of an event where the pay-off is based on the accuracy of the wager, rather than a simple "win or lose" outcome**, such as fixed-odds (or money-line) betting or parimutuel betting.

really means that team has some work to do. For a negative spread bet to hit, the team has to beat its opponent by a margin greater than the point spread.

## What does minus 3 point spread mean?

A minus 3 spread means that **the team that is favored is expected to win by 3 points**. This means that if you bet on a team's spread at -3, then the team must win by at least 3 points for you to win your bet.

## What does minus 6.5 spread mean?

In this example, the Rams are the favorite, with -6.5 suggesting that oddsmakers believe Los Angeles is 6.5 points better than Pittsburgh. A point

**any of various types of wagering on the outcome of an event where the pay-off is based on the accuracy of the wager, rather than a simple "win or lose" outcome**, such as fixed-odds (or money-line) betting or parimutuel betting.

on the Rams -6.5 means **you need them to defeat the Steelers by at least seven points to win your bet**.

## What does plus 7.5 Spread mean?

An example of an NFL spread wager would be to bet the full game spread of the Arizona Cardinals +7.5 points against the Los Angeles Rams. This would **require the Cardinals to win the game outright or lose by less than a touchdown**.

## What is a 7.5 spread in football?

If you're following how a 7

works, you might find a 7.5 spread a bit confusing. A 7.5 spread means **the favorite needs to win by at least 8 points**. That's because you can't score half points, half goals, or half runs in sports.

## What does a +7 spread mean in football?

If the spread is set at +7, this means that **to cover, the underdog must either win the game outright or lose by fewer than seven points**. For the favorite to cover, they must win by more than seven points.

## What does a +7 point spread mean?

If the spread is set at +7, this means that **to cover, the underdog must either win the game outright or lose by fewer than seven points**. For the favorite to cover, they must win by more than seven points.