The most popular of sports to place bets on are NFL and college football games along with NBA and NCAA basketball games. Within these sports, there are multiple betting opportunities that begin with the basic wager on a games outcome (also terming betting the side). Point spreads are used in both football and basketball to even the attractiveness of each team in a match up.
Alternatively, you can simply bet on the money line or straight-up winner of the game. Odd makers use the money line so that more money must be risked on the favorite or expected winner and less money on that of the underdog to balance the action on both sides. Money line gambling can be an attractive option for basketball and football bettors who only care about picking a winner. It is the main option for those bettors who enjoy wagering on MLB baseball or sports like boxing, NASCAR and tennis.