Understanding Odds

In other words, for every $5 you bet you can win $3 in profit.To determine profit, multiply the amount you bet by the fraction. If I spend $15, then my profit for winning is $9 (15 x 3/5). If this game were to end for Cincinnati, neither team covered the spread and will be considered a push. In this circumstance, you’d be given your money back like the bet never happened. If a sport allows a game to end in a tie, that’s an outcome you can bet on.

Thus, common sense will tell you that Cleveland is more likely to win this particular matchup given those two financial scenarios where one has a negative number and the other a positive one. In the highlighted example, you would need to stake $250 in order to win $100 on Cleveland, whereas, a $100 stake would win you $190 at the prevailing odds on Tennessee. The bookmaker has an opinion on all those events and he has turned that opinion into some odds.

So for -175 you pay $175 to get $100 (in addition of your initial bet $275 in total) and for +225 you get $225 when you bet $100 ($325 in total). If the score is exactly what the bookies set, then the bet is a push and everyone gets their money back. Odds of 3-1 indicate that if you bet $100, you will win $400, the original amount of your bet plus the profit.

The betting odds calculator allows you to input your stake & odds in American, Decimal, or Fractional formats to quickly calculate the payout for your bets. If for example this was acoin toss where would always be a 50% even chance.If the punter won five times out of ten, the bookmaker would be even at the end of the day, with no profit. This is known as the ‘juice’ or the ‘vigorish’ or ‘edge’.

Analyzing Sunday’s New York Mets at Atlanta Braves odds and lines, with expert MLB picks and predictions. There is a 33.33 percent probability of a particular outcome and 66.67 percent probability of another outcome. For every 3, odds are that 1 will be a particular event and 2 will be another event. We collect, analyse and package data for a broad range of customers. Our skilled team of analysts are globally-renowned for accuracy, credibility and judgement. Decimal odds are a way of displaying odds in an easy to understand way.

As more than six goals are super rare in a game, the outcome is slightly skewed to “Even Goals” as 0-0 and 6 total goals both count toward even. When you place a bet on “Odd Goals”, you are predicting that a game will finish with a total combined score that is an odd number. The bookmakers look a lot at the other competing bookmakers’ odds. Therefore, it is better to “play safe” and follow the neighbour than risking a loss on a song. This mechanism is often referred to the “Lemming effect”. Let’s return to the coin toss example, in which the odds for heads and tails are both even money or 1/1 or 2.0 , meaning that a £1 stake will return £2 (£1 profit plus the £1 stake).