What Does -135 Mean in Betting?

You can’t help but wonder what exactly the odds are when making a wager. In most cases, when you place a bet you’re probably thinking about the implied odds, which are usually the ones that pop up along with the ticket or slip of paper detailing the bet. But what about the odds actually stated on a particular wager? This is where it gets a little tricky. Because the odds are usually hidden or buried in small print on a back page of the paper or tucked away on a website, it can be difficult to find out exactly what the odds are without digging through lots of paperwork or visiting a website that may be out of date or missing important information.

The Basics

If you’re wondering what odds are or where to look them up, you’ve probably guessed that this is one of the most commonly asked questions on the subject. Luckily, you can find the answer to this question by looking at two numbers that will tell you everything you need to know. First, you’ll want to check the football line. If you’re simply wondering what the score is or who won the game, you can get that information from the ‘book’ or from the broadcast. The second number you’ll want to check is the over/under line. Checking both of these numbers will give you the complete picture of what the betting line is and what the implied odds are. The over/under line is simply the total number of points that will be scored in the game. So, if the over under is 51 points, then the betting line is 51 points for the other team, and 50 points for the home team.

What Is The Over Under?

This might be the most important part of understanding betting odds. The over/under line is the total number of points that will be scored in the game. This is sometimes referred to as the expected score or the implied score. It is important to keep in mind that while it is very important to know the over/under, it is also very important to know how the bookmakers’ or casino’s perspective might be different. For example, if the over/under is set at 51 points and there’s a two-touchdown favorite, that means the bookmaker/casino expects the game to end up 41-41, or a tie. However, they might consider a 49-point over/under to be a push. This is because they look at it as a sure thing that one of the teams will score at least 49 points. They don’t want to make any money off a 49-point under/over play because they know there’s a chance it could be a blowout and their team doesn’t have to score any points.

Why Are The Odds Important?

Odds are important because they give you a sense of what is a reasonable expectation. If you’re familiar with the saying ‘odds are everything’, this is what it means. This is especially important when placing wagers, because if you don’t know what the odds are, you don’t know what you’re paying for, or if it’s even a fair price. It is also important to keep in mind that if you’re looking to place a wager on a game that you’ve never heard of or seen before, figuring out what the odds are can be difficult. This is because there isn’t much information available about the game. If you don’t know how to find out the odds, you’re kind of out of luck. You might as well not bet on the game at all, because you’ll never know how the odds will turn out in the end. This also means that if you’re looking to place a wager on a game you’ve never heard of before, it might be best to avoid betting altogether until you find out more about the game. There will always be a chance that you will lose money, but it’s better to take a chance than to never know what it’s like to place a wager on a game that you’re passionate about.

Where Do You Look Up The Odds?

There are two places you’ll want to look up the odds to figure out what they mean for a particular game. The first is the bookmaker’s website. If you’re placing a wager online, you’ll want to visit the website first to get the complete scoop on the game. Once you’ve found the site, you can click the ‘lines’ button and the odds for the game will pop up. You can also find a list of all the upcoming games by clicking the ‘schedule’ button and choosing the specific date for which you want to look up odds. It’s important to look up the correct odds for the right game at the right time. If you do this frequently, it will help build up a corpus of knowledge that you can tap into at any time. The second place you’ll want to look is the newspaper or magazine that covers the game. When the game is listed in the newspaper, it will be listed under the ‘scoring’ section or the ‘stats’ section. If you don’t have a copy of the newspaper handy, you can visit the website of the newspaper that covers the game. This will give you access to all the games listed in the newspaper as well as any other games that might be added or updated after the fact. Checking the newspaper will give you the complete rundown on the odds for the game, and it will also provide you with additional information on past games involving similar teams or players. Additionally, many newspapers have an online version that you can access via your smartphone or tablet. This can be very convenient when getting the odds for a game as you’ll be able to do so even if you’re not in front of a computer. In some cases, you might have to dig through some archives to find the actual odds that were used when the game was played. In others, the odds might simply be listed alongside the other teams involved in the game. If you do come across an outdated odds list or one that doesn’t have the information you’re looking for, it’s a good idea to either call the bookmaker or casino to get the current odds or find a new place to get your information. Sometimes it’s just a matter of finding the information in the right place at the right time.


When placing a wager, you’ll usually have a general idea of what the score is or who won the game. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find out what the odds are, especially if you don’t know where to look. Fortunately, there are two numbers you can check to find out what the odds are for a particular game. First check the football line and then check the over under line. If you’re looking for a specific game, it’s usually best to either call the bookmaker or casino directly or look online for the most up-to-date information. If you do call, make sure you get a hold of someone who knows what the game is and can give you the correct odds for it. Otherwise, it’s kind of like playing Russian Roulette, you know? Just because the game is the Browns doesn’t mean you know exactly what the odds are. Without knowing how to find out the odds, it’s just a crapshoot.