Can you explain what ‘+2 1/2’ symbolizes in the realm of gambling?

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5 months ago

I’ve been dipping my toes into sports betting recently, and I’ve come across a concept which has left me a bit confused. I keep seeing numbers and symbols mentioned in conjunction with team names, specifically ‘+2 1/2’. Initially, I thought it might be related to score predictions, but I can tell it’s being used in a different context.

I’m aware that gambling isn’t exactly the most straightforward venture, especially for someone relatively new to it like myself, but understanding this could help me make more informed decisions. So, in the spirit of gaining greater insight into the interesting world of gambling, could anyone provide some clarity regarding what ‘+2 1/2’ means in terms of sports betting?

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5 months ago

In sports betting, ‘+2 1/2’ refers to the point spread. When you see a team with ‘+2 1/2’ next to their name, it means that they’re the underdogs in that particular game. The point spread is essentially a handicap that is given to that team for betting purposes. They start the game with a 2.5 point advantage. If you place a bet on this team, and they lose the game by 2 points or less, or win the game outright, you’d win your bet. The half-point (.5) is used to prevent a “push”, which is when the final score results in a tie from a betting perspective.

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