A perfect application of an alternate line bet can be executed on a point total of nearly any game. Using basketball for this example, if the over/under point total of a game between the Lakers and Warriors was set to 220 points at (-110), then the sportsbook would give a number of alternate lines around this set 220 number.
The same rules apply to underdogs. A 7.5-point underdog will have improved betting odds on an alternate line of 3.5 or even 1.5 points. And taking a 7.5-point underdog to cover a 14-point spread would create diminished betting odds. Pairing alternate lines into a parlay is known as a teaser. A parlay is only successful when two wagers are ...
An “alternative line” is similar to buying points, but offers bettors a much bigger selection than just your standard half point or full point. How Do Alternative Lines Work?
If one side is considered to be 5.5 points better than the opposing team, you can wager that this team will win by more than 5.5 points. You can also back the opponent to lose by no more than 5.5 points or win the match. For example, if a team is listed as -5.5 points, then your Bet will win if your team wins by 6 points or more.
Margin Betting is where you pick the winning margin on an event between two teams. Margin Betting is available on AFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Basketball. The margins are set by Sportsbet and are usually as follows:-AFL: 1-39, 40+ and Draw - Rugby League and Union: 1-12, 13+ and Draw - Basketball: 1-10, 11+
Which Sports Offer Alternate Line Betting? In competitions that are normally low scoring, like the NHL and MLB, bookmakers may offer -0.5 or -1 alternate odds along with standard -1.5 point spreads.
Alt Total Points Under 34.5 - Stake 1.5 Units, Minimum Odds 3.0 Best Book - Sportsbet Kyle Feldt first Queensland Try - Stake 1 Unit, Minimum Odds 5.2, Best Book - Sportsbet Tom Trbojevic first NSW Try - Stake 1 Unit, Minimum Odds 6.5, Best Book - BET365
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Every Sportsbook charges a commission, which is a fee to process and handle your bet. In our example, the point total is set at 46. A bet on the over means that the FanDuel Favorites and Lovable Losers must combine to score more than 46 points for the bet to cover. Since the commission is -110, a bettor would have to wager $110 to win $100.