What Does “150” Mean in Betting?

Often in sports betting, when you place a wager (eg, a bet that a team will win), the event you’ve chosen has many different possible outcomes. So when you’re presented with a money line (eg, West vs. East), or a push (eg, Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild’s famous saying, “Pitches make mistakes. Get hits and put pressure on the pitcher.”) there are many different ways the game can end up. You might want to consider, “What does ‘150’ mean?” Let’s examine the various meanings of this key phrase in sports betting.

The Meaning Of “150” In Sports Betting

In most sportsbooks, when you place a wager (eg, a bet that a team will win), you’ll be presented with several betting options for the event you’ve chosen. One of those options might be “150”. What does this mean? Let’s examine the various possibilities.

150 For Win, Half Point For Tie

If you’re given the option to wager on a win, a half point will be awarded to you if your team wins by exactly 150 yards. However, if your team wins by less than 150 yards, you’ll only win half a point (0.5). If the game is a tie, you’ll get zero points. It’s very important to note here that if your team wins by exactly 150 yards, you’ll get the full point; however, if the game is a tie, you’ll only get half a point (0.5). So in this example, you’d be better off risking it all on a win because you’ll get the full point regardless of the final score.

150 For Loss, Nothing

If you’re given the option to wager on a loss, you’ll risk losing your entire wager if your team loses by exactly 150 yards. If your team loses by less than 150 yards, you’ll lose nothing. So in this example, you’d be better off not risking it all on a loss because you’ll lose the entirety of your wager regardless of the final score.

150 For Anything

Finally, if you’re given the option to wager on anything else, you’ll risk losing your entire wager if your team loses by exactly 150 yards. If your team loses by less than 150 yards, you’ll only lose the portion of your wager that was not included in one of the other options. So in this example, you’d be better off risking it all on a win or a loss because you’ll lose your entire wager regardless of the final score.

Hopefully, this was helpful in understanding what “150” means in sports betting. In the next section, we’ll discuss some more key phrases and how to read lineups, odds, and matchups.