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August 21, 2014
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Opening line
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1:05 PM
959
960
Houston
at
NY Yankees
D. Keuchel (10-8)
B. McCarthy (4-2)
Matchup
Home Over/Under
-156
8 100
-171
7.5 -103
-174
7.5 -105
-175
7.5 -110
-171
7.5 -103
 
1:10 PM
961
962
Cleveland
at
Minnesota
C. Kluber (13-6)
P. Hughes (13-8)
Matchup
Home Over/Under
120
7 -115
125
7 -115
134
7 -115
134
7 -115
124
7 -121
 
1:10 PM
963
964
Detroit
at
Tampa Bay
D. Price (12-8)
A. Cobb (8-6)
Matchup
Home Over/Under
104
6.5 -110
-116
6.5 100
-112
6.5 -105
-105
6.5 -105
-111
6.5 -101
 
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4:05 PM
951
952
Arizona
at
Washington
W. Miley (7-9)
G. Gonzalez (6-9)
Matchup
Home Over/Under
-180
7 -110
-180
7.5 100
-184
7.5 -105
-180
7.5 -105
-180
7.5 100
 
7:10 PM
965
966
LA Angels
at
Boston
M. Shoemaker (11-4)
R. De La Rosa (4-4)
Matchup
Home Over/Under
110
9 -120
113
9 105
115
9 100
115
9 -105
113
9 107
 
7:10 PM
953
954
Atlanta
at
Cincinnati
J. Teheran (11-9)
D. Holmberg (0-0)
Matchup
Home Over/Under
139
8 100
143
8 100
150
8 -115
145
8 -110
141
8 102
 
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8:05 PM
955
956
San Francisco
at
Chi. Cubs
M. Bumgarner (13-9)
T. Wood (7-10)
Matchup
Home Over/Under
140
8 100
153
8 -118
154
8 -115
150
8 -115
146
8 -113
 
10:10 PM
957
958
San Diego
at
LA Dodgers
T. Ross (11-11)
C. Kershaw (14-3)
Matchup
Home Over/Under
-168
6.5 -105
-225
5.5 -105
-245
5.5 -110
-240
5.5 -110
-225
5.5 -108
   
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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