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