What Does ‘Plus’ Mean in Betting?
The plus symbol (+) in sports betting is used to denote the underdog in a matchup. This is typically seen with point spreads, in which the underdog is given extra points to balance out the perceived difference in skill or talent.
Generally, the higher the number; the more you will win due to the higher risk and unlikely scenario.
- If a team is listed as +3, it means that the underdog is given 3 points before the matchup begins.
- Another example would be if a moneyline features a team at +215, this means that if the team wins the bettor will win $215 on a $100 bet.
Always Keep In Mind
- Look for underdogs with good handicapping metrics and teams with a high “power rating”.
- Odds for the same teams will differ across sportsbooks, so be careful to check odds across multiple books to get the most value out of your bet.