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Old 05-13-2005, 04:22 PM
daffyduck daffyduck is offline
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What does a -200 betting line mean?

I was looking at a sports book site and found this:

Trinidad opened as a -200 favorite for Saturday night's bout, to be held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

How do I interpret the -200? If I bet $10 and he wins, how much do I get back?
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Old 05-13-2005, 04:26 PM
Ike Witt Ike Witt is offline
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I'm not good with gambling things, but I think that means you need to bet $200 to win one.
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Old 05-13-2005, 04:35 PM
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-200 means you bet $200 to win $100. So betting $10 wins you $5 (plus your original $10).

If it says +150, you win $150 for a $100 bet.

Negative numbers are for the favorite. Positive for the underdog.
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