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Point Spread Betting Strategies

The favorite is indicated by the minus sign "-" and the underdog is indicated by the plus sign "+". To determine the winner for betting purposes, the Point Spread is added to the final score of the team you bet on. Point Spread rules are as follows:

For example, the bettor wagers on Miami -7 to beat Buffalo +7. The following table shows possible wager results on three final scores.

Actual Final Score Final Score with
Point Spread applied
Bet Result
Miami 21
Buffalo 19
Miami 14
Buffalo 19
Miami 26
Buffalo 19
Miami 19
Buffalo 19
Miami 27
Buffalo 19
Miami 20
Buffalo 19

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