Originally Posted by gregzzy23
so lets say I throw 50 on a team -1. they win by 2. they cover. what do i get?
not understanding how spreads work is the only reason i've never bet on anything
There are two different bets you are getting confused with.
Money line and a point spread.
Point spreads are usually in Football and Basketball, in which the Favorite has to cover a certain spread for you to win the bet depending on who you bet.
Since boxing is only determined by win or loss and not through a point system, you get a money line so you can bet on who to win, therefore a plus or minus wager bet is determined for betting.
Of course the favorite you will have to put up for money to win a lesser amount as oppose to a underdog where you put up less to win more.