# What Does -6 Mean in Betting?

The line -6 means there is a definite possibility that the outcome will be a tie, i.e. the total score will be either 6 or 12. Which one of these two will happen is unknown, but in most cases it will be a push, i.e. the gambler will either win or lose, but will not really gain any advantage from the push.

## Why Is It Important To Know The Scores?

It is important to know the score because this will determine how much the gambler should be paying attention to. A score of 12 means the game is essentially over, regardless of whether you win or lose. This is because in this case the pot will already be more than half full, and therefore it is unlikely there will be any more winning bets.

On the other hand, if you have a -6 line, this essentially means there is a 50% chance of either getting a win or a loss. In this case, the gambler should be more careful about placing bets since he could end up losing more than he would in a winning streak.

## How Do I Calculate The Score?

To calculate the score, use the following formula:

• The total number of coins in the pot
• The number of coins you have on your side
• The number of coins opposite you
• The number of coins the casino has on their side
• (Number of Coins in the Pot) x 2
• (Number of Coins on Your Side) x 2
• (Number of Coins Opposite You) x 2
• (Number of Coins In The Casino) x 2

For example, let’s say there is a total of 3 coins in the pot, you have 2 coins on your side, and the casino has one coin. Then, the score would be:

• 3 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 24
• 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16
• (3 x 2) x 2 = 12
• 1 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 4
• 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16
• 2 x 2 x 2 = 8
• 1 x 2 x 2 = 4
• 2 x 2 x 2 = 8

If you want a refresher on how to keep score, check out our Betting Score Guide.

## How Do I Figure Out The Total Amount Of Money I Should Place As A Bet?

The answer to this question will be different depending on whether you have a winning streak or a losing streak. If you are in a winning streak, you should continue placing bets until the points at which you expect to win. Once you hit your winning streak, you can then take a break since you will already have enough money to cover your losses.

On the other hand, if you are in a losing streak, you should limit yourself to bets that you can afford to lose. This is because regardless of whether you win or lose, you will end up losing money, and you don’t want to continue borrowing from friends or family members just to cover your losses.

To figure out how much you should bet in a losing streak, use this formula:

• The absolute amount of money you need to cover your losses
• The number of points you need to reach (determined by multiplying your bankroll by the -6 line) to end your losing streak
• The amount of money you have at the start of your losing streak
• (Number of Points you need to reach) x (Amount of Money you have at the Start of your losing streak)
• The total amount of money you need to cover your losses
• The amount of money you have at the end of your losing streak

For example, let’s say you have \$100 at the start of a losing streak, you need to win \$200 to end the streak, and you are using a 10% commission to place your bets. Then, the total amount of money you need to bet to break even is:

• \$100 at 10% = \$10
• \$200 at -6 = \$166
• \$166 x 2 = \$332
• (\$200) x 2 = \$400
• \$400 + \$400 = \$800
• \$100 at the end of the losing streak = \$100
• The total amount you need to bet to break even is \$800

In this case, your bet should be limited to \$100 since you cannot afford to lose more than this in a single bet, regardless of whether you win or lose. In this case, you only need to win \$100 to break even, so you should continue placing \$100 bets.

If you want a refresher on how to keep score, check out our Betting Score Guide.