Bet to Risk (Not to Acquire )
This basic difference can be applied across most sports, but it’s especially important when betting baseball.
Bet to danger means you’re betting a specific pre-determined amount according to your unit size. Bet to win means you are betting either a higher or lower amount depending on the price of the bet.
For example, say you need to bet the Cubs as a -125 favorite. Betting to danger means that in the event that you bet $100 on the Cubs and they win, you win your $100 back plus you win $80 based on the -125 cost. Should you bet the Cubs to win (not danger ), you would need to put $125 on the Cubs in order to win $100. If the Cubs win, then you get your $125 back plus you receive $100.
But if the Cubs lose, you only lost $100 by betting to danger, versus dropping $125 on gambling to win.
On the flip side, say you wanted to bet on the White Sox as a +130 underdog. If you gamble to gamble $100 on the White Sox, you would get your $100 back and win $130 if the White Sox win. If you bet to win $100 on the White Sox, you would only lay roughly $77 according to the +130 price. Should they win, then you get your $100 back and you win $77.
It may sound confusing, but do yourself a favor and always wager to risk (not win). It will save you when you lose on a favorite and pad your bankroll bigly when you win an underdog.
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