Basketball spread explained

Basketball spread explained

How to Bet NBA & College Basketball — Basketball Betting Explained Single Bet (or Side) The single bet option is done with a point spread. Sports books determine a favorite and an underdog, then assigns each one with a point total. The bettor then wagers on which team he or she thinks will cover the spread. Example: In the above example, Boston is a -7.5 point favorite, while Detroit is considered a +7.5 point underdog.