Sports Betting 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Odds, Spreads, Terminology

With the advent of sports betting, more and more people will want to get in on the action! But where and how do you start?

If you feel overwhelmed when looking at a sportsbook’s odds or the jargon used in Las Vegas, this article is for you! We’re going to look at what Moneyline (ML), Spread (ATS), Straight Up (SU), Over/Under (O/U), Vig and what all those plus and minus signs really mean – spoiler alert: it actually is so incredibly easy.

At the end of this introduction, you can tell people if you think “the juice is worth the squeeze.”

So let’s dive in!

First things first, here are bids to play the Brooklyn Nets vs. the Philadelphia 76ers. Let’s look at what you see when you visit an online sportsbook.

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