There are two ways of betting
sides: the moneyline
and against the spread
. To bet against the spread is to make a wager
that will be decided by adding points to one team or the other after the game is played.
Also Known As: ATS
Example: Ned bet against the spread that the Patriots (-7) would beat the Eagles. That means the Patriots would have to win by more than 7 points for Ned to win his bet.
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