Bet to Risk (Not to Acquire )
This basic difference can be implemented across most sports, but it is particularly important when betting baseball.
Bet to risk means you’re betting a particular pre-determined amount according to your own unit dimensions. Bet to win means you’re betting either a higher or lower amount based on the price of the wager.
For example, say you need to wager the Cubs as a -125 favorite. Betting to risk means that in the event that you bet $100 on the Cubs and they win, you win your $100 back plus you win $80 according to the -125 cost. Should you bet the Cubs to acquire (not danger ), you would need to lay $125 on the Cubs in order to win $100. If the Cubs win, then you get your $125 back and you get $100.
But if the Cubs lose, you lost $100 by betting to danger, 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 gamble to risk $100 on the White Sox, you would receive your $100 back and win $130 when the White Sox win. Should you bet to win $100 on the White Sox, you’d only have to lay roughly $77 based on the +130 price. If they win, then you get your $100 back and you win $77.
It may sound confusing, but do yourself a favor and constantly bet to danger (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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