Reverse Betting A reverse bet is similar to a parlay bet but is actually a set of if bets where action goes in both forward and reverse order. Let’s say for NBA basketball two games on the board are Boston Celtics -4 vs. Lakers +4 and Chicago Bulls -3 / Orlando Magic +3. We decide we want to bet the Lakers +4 and also want to bet the Bulls -3. If we did so in a $100 2-team parlay we’ll be paid $264.64 if both teams win, and we will lose our full $100 stake if we go 1-1 or 0-2. If we instead made a reverse bet our wager would be: Bet #1 Lakers +4 -110 $50 to win $45.4545.