The first half moneyline, like the standard moneyline wager, is based on the first half outright winner. That is, the team with the most points when they go to the locker room for oranges. Or, if you will, the team that wins the half-time score is considered the winner.
However, instead of taking an equal amount of action on both teams, you must bet on one team. This is called "betting the half". The team that wins the half is given 2 points, while the loser gets nothing. So, in the first half, there is no difference between playing Cleveland and Chicago - they are both worth 2.5 points each. But since we bet the half, the team that comes out on top is worth more than that. They get 3 points instead of 2.5.
In conclusion, the first half money line is based on how many points a team is worth after they have played one half of football. The winner is the team that scores more points at the end of the half.
4th Quarter Moneyline Bets: These bets are put on the team to win the fourth quarter in a straight up fashion. The bets will be settled at the outright price, and you have the choice of betting on home, away, or draw.
In other words, if the Yankees were to win the fourth quarter, they would be worth +140 because they won three out of four games during that period. If they lost, however, they would be worth -150 because they went 0-4 in the last quarter. The money line odds reflect this fact; the Yankees are considered -170 winners because they are returned as such. A return of -140 means the Yanks are rated as +30 underdogs.
The 4th quarter market opens about two months before the end of the season, so by that time all relevant data has been collected and analyzed. Pinnacle's software uses this information to generate a list of teams that are likely to come out on top at the end of each quarter. For example, early in the 4th quarter it may be predicted that the San Francisco Giants will beat the Arizona Diamondbacks with a score of 5-4. This means the software has calculated that the Giants are 35% likely to win game five compared to 65% likely to lose. It also means the software believes that there is a 35% chance that the series will go seven games instead of six.
A moneyline is a number greater than 100 that can be positive or negative. A positive number on a line indicates that the club is the underdog. If the line was +160, for example, a $100 wager would result in a profit of $160. A negative number on a line indicates that the club is the favorite. If the line was -140, for example, a $100 wager would result in a loss of $140.
There are two ways to bet on the money line: backing the point spread and taking the opposing team's point total. As you might expect, these methods produce different results. Backing the point spread means that you're betting that the game will end in a tie. If your team wins, they receive credit for a full point; if their opponent wins, they receive no credit at all. Taking the opposite team's point total means that you're betting that your team will win by more than one point. If your team loses, they don't receive credit for any points; if their opponent loses, they receive credit for all of their points.
For example, let's say that the New York Giants are playing the Chicago Bears at home. The line in this case would be -140, meaning that the Bears are favored by 140 points (or two touchdowns).
When the money line is positive, the odds represent the amount you would win if you bet $100 and were accurate. A money line of +200, for example, means that if you bet $100 and were accurate, you would profit $200. A -200 money line, for example, indicates you would earn $100 if you bet $200 and won. Money lines are usually written as 100+ or -200.
Money lines only make sense when you view them in relationship to some form of currency. If you were to place a $10 wager on this game, it would be equivalent to the +100 money line. If you wanted to place a $20 wager, it would be equivalent to the +50 money line. Money lines are commonly used in sports books where they can apply to most any sport but they are most popular with betting on the NFL and NBA games.
Sportsbooks will sometimes divide their money lines into subgroups to provide additional value. For example, a sportsbook might have a +140 money line on college football games and a +60 money line on regular season NBA games. This means that if you were to bet $140 on all college football games and $60 on all regular season NBA games, you would profit $20 because schools don't play during regular season basketball games.
The term "money line" comes from the fact that these odds appear on a sheet of paper called a "money line list".
Typically, the first half of the corners First-half lines are largely ignored by internet bookmakers. They simply take an over/under market line for the whole match (i.e., over/under 9,5 corners) and split it in half, usually deleting one corner (i.e., over/under 4,5 corners). This means that if you were to back each half individually, you would be taking huge risks since there is no way to know which half will have more goals scored in it.
However, since the second half of the corners tend to be more intense than the first, many bookmakers will set different odds for each half. So if you were to back both halves equally, you would be taking less of a risk since there is some variation between them. Of course, if you knew which half would have most goals scored in it, then this strategy would not work but since they are equal in popularity, most bookmakers don't show any preference for one half over the other.
The reason why the first half of the corners tend to be ignored by bookmakers is because they believe most matches will be close enough that neither team will need too many chances. Thus, they assume that only one or two goals will be scored and so setting odd-numbered corners as unders isn't worth their time.
As a result, it's hardly surprising that many investors fled to the sidelines. It should also come as no surprise that there has never been so much money on the sidelines—nearly $5 trillion, in fact. That's more than the total market value of all public companies in the United States.
What's more, this money isn't being used by investors to wait and see what happens next with the Trump administration or the Brexit negotiations. Instead, they're keeping their cash at home, where it's not doing anything useful. If anything, then, it's hurting the economy by preventing businesses from spending money when they could be investing in new equipment or hiring more people.
And yet, there are still plenty of reasons why investors might want to put their cash to work. Here are just four:
1. Buy American stocks. American companies enjoy a number of advantages over their foreign competitors, such as lower costs and greater access to capital. As a result, they can compete on price even if they have higher input costs or require more expensive machinery. By investing in these companies, you can help them stay competitive while boosting your returns.
2. Short sell European stocks.