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April 19, 2014
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12:30 PM
701
702
Brooklyn
at
Toronto
Matchup
Home Over/Under
0 -110
196.5 -110
-3 -106
193 -105
-3 -115
193.5 -110
-3 -110
193.5 -110
-2.5 -115
194 109
 
3:30 PM
707
708
Golden State
at
L.A. Clippers
Matchup
Home Over/Under
0 -110
212 -110
-7 -106
211 -107
-7 -115
212.5 -110
-7 -110
211 -110
-7 -107
211 102
 
7:00 PM
705
706
Atlanta
at
Indiana
Matchup
Home Over/Under
0 -110
186.5 -110
-7.5 -107
186 -108
-7.5 -110
186 -110
-7.5 -110
186.5 -110
-7.5 -106
186.5 -105
 
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9:30 PM
703
704
Memphis
at
Oklahoma City
Matchup
Home Over/Under
0 -110
191 -110
-7.5 -104
192 -107
-7 -110
192.5 -110
-7.5 -110
192 -110
-7.5 -103
192.5 106
     
ODDS EXPLANATION

The point spread - also called "the line" or "the spread" - is used as a margin to handicap the favorite team. For betting purposes, the oddsmaker predicts that the favored team will win by a certain number of points. This number of points is the point spread. The favorite is always indicated by a minus sign (e.g. -5.5) and the underdog by a plus sign (e.g.+5.5). If you bet on the favorite, you win your bet if the favorite wins AND their margin of victory is greater than the point spread. If you bet on the underdog, you win if the underdog wins, ties, or if the favored team wins but fails to exceed the point spread. It is standard for point spread bets in most sports that you wager $110 to win $100.

The point spread given in the table above is for the home team only. To see the odds for both teams, click on the matchup.

A money line, used in baseball and hockey, takes the place of a point spread. Money line betting is simply wagering on the contest based on a given price rather than a point spread. The team wagered on has to win the game outright, regardless of the score. The minus sign (e.g.-130) always indicates the favorite and the amount you must bet to win $100. The plus sign (e.g.+120) always indicates the underdog and the amount you win for every $100 bet. Using this example, therefore, you would bet $130 to win $100 on the favorite, while for the underdog you would bet $100 to win $120.

The over/under is the number of points oddsmakers expect will be the total score for the contest (both teams combined, overtime included). You bet on whether the total points scored will be more or less than this number. As with point spread bets, you must generally wager $110 to win $100.

Betting on a point spread or money line is sometimes called betting "sides" - that is, betting that one side or the other will be the winner - while betting the over/under is referred to as betting "totals".

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