Point Spread Bets
The favorite is indicated by the minus sign "-". Point Spread
rules are as follows:
To win the bet, the team favored to win the game must win by more than the Point Spread amount.
The
following table shows the scenario where
Miami is
the favorite to beat
Buffalo
by the Point Spread of -7.5 points.
Favorite |
Point Spread |
Underdog |
Miami |
-7.5 |
Buffalo |
To win the bet,
Miami
must beat
Buffalo
by more than the Point Spread amount shown above.
Possible Final Score scenarios and Bet Results:
Final Score |
Bet Result |
Scenario |
Miami 27
Buffalo 17 |
Win |
Miami won by 10 and the
Point Spread was 7.5 if you picked
Miami
you win. |
Miami 28
Buffalo 20 |
Win |
Miami won by 8 and the
Point Spread was 7.5 if you picked
Miami
you win. |
Miami 27
Buffalo 22 |
Loss |
Miami only won by 5 they
needed to win by more than 7.5 if you picked
Miami you lose. |
Miami 27
Buffalo 20 |
Loss * |
Miami only won by 7 they needed
to win by more than 7.5 if you picked
Miami
you lose. |
Miami 19
Buffalo 31 |
Loss |
Miami lost the game if you
picked
Miami
you lose. |
* To eliminate ties with the spread all Point
Spread amounts are displayed with a half point (i.e. -7.5).