Sports betting involves wagering on the outcome of a game. Different types of bets are available. For example, you can place a wager on a horse race or a soccer match. Some wagers, called “actions,” are made during the game itself, such as a bet on the winner. In other cases, you can place a wager on a game’s final score, such as the final point total.
Another type of bet is a spread bet, which is based on the predicted margin of victory. In this type of wager, you place a bet on either the favorite or the underdog, and then use the spread as a reference for your bet. In the case of a football game, for example, you may bet that the underdog will win by at least three points to be considered a winner. However, you may be better off betting on the favorite to win the game.
Other types of sports bets include futures. The future is when you make a bet several weeks ahead of the event. For example, a bet on the Rams to win the Super Bowl would be a futures bet. A team’s future win total can be influenced by injuries to star players, and slumping teams can also affect their chance of winning the championship. For this reason, betting on futures is another great way to bet on sports.