This is an eternally popular choice of bet because it is the simplest. All you do is select the side you think is going to win.
In the US, moneyline odds are displayed as follows:
- The favorite has a number preceded by a minus. So, if the Chicago Bulls are -160, you have to stake $160 to win $100.
- The underdog’s number is preceded by a plus; if the Toronto Raptors are +140, you stake $100 to win a profit of $140.
In countries where decimal or fractional odds are preferred, instead of -160, you might see the odds displayed as 1.63 or 63/100, and instead of +140, you might see 2.40 or 7/5. This type of bet may also be referred to as a straight bet.