Betting line usually shows current odds or moneyline, point spread In the example the -170 for the Patriots means that you have to risk $170 to win.
Either the favorite has to win by the margin listed, or the underdog has a buffer to lose the game by that margin, or win it outright. How does the point spread.
The differences between moneyline and point spread betting in soccer. For exaple, a strong favorite could be at which means that you need to bet $150. Since the home field is a familiar turf and in front of the home crowd, teams are expected to perform better than they would if they were travelling thus giving them an edge. The New York Times. However, if you bet the Giants, they can lose by three, two or one point, or win the game outright, and you win your bet. The minus sign - always indicates the favorite. If one or more games end push then these games are ignored. Over the long term, then, the expectation is that 1678 in Norway a good bettor would lose on parlays.