Today’s featured odds

The latest betting odds from top online sportsbooks are available to view in the table below. You can sort through a variety of leagues and events, such as the NBA, NHL, college basketball, PGA, UFC, and soccer. Betting options will include moneylines, spreads, totals, player props, same-game parlays, and futures. The drop-down menus will let you change the category of bet or legal state. If you see a bet that you’re interested in, just click the odds to be directed to the sportsbook offering that wager.

Best odds for select games

NBA — Denver Nuggets

NBA — Boston Celtics

UFC Fight Night

NHL — Vegas Golden Knights

College basketball — UConn Huskies

College basketball — Kansas Jayhawks

Sports betting prop odds

The table below provides searchable team futures, player futures, player props, and game-specific props. Clicking any of the odds will take you to the sportsbook offering that bet.

Sports betting futures odds

NFL

NBA

MLB

NHL

College football

College basketball

Odds by league

Legal Sports Report features dedicated odds pages for top US sports leagues. Get additional odds rundowns, information about bets, and more.

Additional pages

How do sports betting odds work?

For each game and event available for wagering, sportsbooks will provide odds for several betting options. The odds tell you which outcome is the favorite — i.e., the one that the odds perceive as more likely to happen — and can also point you to the potential return on winning bets.

On that last point, it takes some calculating to figure that out. We’ll walk through the steps in a bit. For now, let’s examine how the odds work for the main types of sports bets.

Moneyline odds

A moneyline wager is a straightforward bet in which you simply have to choose the winner. The odds on the side of the favorite will be negative, while the number for the underdog will usually be positive.

For this matchup, the Dodgers are favored over the Yankees. A small difference between the two numbers points to a potentially close game, while a wider gap indicates a paper mismatch in the eyes of the oddsmaker.

Point spread odds

The point spread is most commonly available in football and basketball betting, but there are also variations for other sports, such as a run line for baseball. Oddsmakers install the spread, which is akin to an estimated margin of victory.

For this game, the Chiefs are favored by 2.5 points, as indicated by the negative number on that side. To cover the spread, Kansas City needs to win the game by a margin greater than the number, such as by three points.

The Eagles cover by keeping the margin under 2.5 points or by winning the game outright. There are two components to spread betting lines: the amount of the spread, and the actual odds for each side of the wager (listed in parentheses for our example.)

Over/under odds

Also known as totals betting, this involves wagering on the total combined score in a game. Sportsbooks set a benchmark number, and bettors then can choose over or under that line.

The projection is 49.5 points here, so over bettors are looking for 50 or more total points in the game. Under bettors will have winning tickets if the total points wind up at 49 points or fewer. There will be odds on both sides, such as the -110 in our example.

Other types of bets

Common sports bets

Here’s a breakdown of some of the common bets available for various sports and leagues. For additional details, just click on the link for that sport in the table below.

SportMoneylineSpreadsOver/UnderPropsFutures
NFLGame winnersPointsTotal pointsPlayer, team, gameSuper Bowl, MVP, etc.
NBAGame winnersPointsTotal pointsPlayer, team, gameNBA Finals, MVP, etc.
MLBGame winnersRunsTotal runsPlayer, team, gameWorld Series, MVP, etc.
NHLGame winnersGoalsTotal goalsPlayer, team, gameStanley Cup, MVP, etc.
SoccerGame winnersGoalsTotal goalsPlayer, team, gameWorld Cup, MLS Cup, etc.
NCAAFGame winnersPointsTotal pointsPlayer, team, gameNational title, Heisman Trophy, etc.
NCAABGame winnersPointsTotal pointsPlayer, team, gameNational title, Final Four, etc.
UFCFight winnersPointsRoundsFinish, method, rounds, etc.Potential fights
GolfHead-to-head matchupsStrokesRound/hole scoreMake/miss cut, top five finish, etc.Golf majors, FedEx Cup
TennisHead-to-head matchupsGames/setsGames/setsPlayers, scoring, aces, etc.Grand Slam events

How to read sportsbook lines and calculate payouts

Sports betting lines for team-based sports follow a standard format. The two teams set to face off will appear with the home team on bottom and the road team on top, but keep in mind that there’s an occasional neutral-site affair to deal with.

Next to the two team names will be a series of numbers for the main bet types. For an NFL game, the listing might look something like this.

TeamSpreadMoneylineTotal
Pittsburgh Steelers+3.5 (-110)+155O 52.5 (-110)
Dallas Cowboys-3.5 (-110)-175U 52.5 (-110)

If we read from left to right, these are the lines for the big three bets: point spread, moneyline and total. The Cowboys are 3.5-point favorites and favored on the moneyline, and the over/under is at 52.5 points.

At online sportsbooks, listings will follow a similar format, but there will be some slight differences depending on the sport. For example, MLB uses a run line instead of a spread, while a puck line is standard for NHL betting.

As mentioned, sports betting odds also point us to the potential payouts for winning bets, but it takes some calculating to figure out. There are two quick ways to do so. First, there are formulas to use that will vary based on the direction of the odds.

To calculate, you simply need to plug in the amount of your wager and the odds. Here’s how it works using a bet of $100 and an odds split of -110/+130.

Next, there’s a quick and easy way to get a ballpark number of what kind of return you’re looking at. When the odds are negative, the number also represents the amount you would have to wager to see a return of $100.

In the case of -110, you’d be wagering $110 for the chance to win back $100. If the odds are positive, the number is the amount you’d get back for a winning $100 bet. For a $100 wager at +130, the return would be $130.

What you can’t bet on in the US

You can bet on all of the major team-based sports — NFL, NBA, etc. — the top individual sports — golf, UFC, etc. — and a host of niche sports such as cricket and rugby. Offerings in the last category may vary by book, but the first two categories generally appear everywhere.

It’s a different story when it comes to non-sport events. Here are a few examples of what you won’t find available for wagering at legal and regulated sportsbooks.

On a state-by-state basis, there may be additional restrictions, many of which relate to college sports and amateur competitions.

Sportsbook house rules

Each online sportsbook has its own set of house rules in place. The rules cover things like bet placement and settlement, as well as how sportsbooks handle certain situations.

Many of the rules are pretty standard across the industry, but there are some variations among operators. Here are some of the main points that you need to know.

Those are the basics, but we again point out that random circumstances will come up here and there. The exact way they are handled can vary by operator. For specific details, it’s always a good idea to review the house rules or terms and conditions at the sportsbooks you are using.

FAQ

Where can I find the best sports betting odds?

You can generally find the best, or most favorable, sports betting odds by line shopping. This simply means that you are comparing the odds at multiple sportsbooks prior to placing your bets. Our live odds feed at the top of this page can help you with that. No single sportsbook will always have the best betting odds on a specific game, event, or bet.

How do I know if betting odds are fair?

To determine if betting odds are fair, you should compare the lines at multiple sportsbooks and look for notable discrepancies. Often, you’ll find that the odds at legal online sportsbooks are in relatively close alignment. However, you may find a few ticks of difference, and odds at certain books may end up being slightly skewed due to a large amount of betting on one side of the wager.

What does +/- mean in betting odds?

Sportsbooks will use a plus or minus sign in front of odds or lines to indicate the favorites and underdogs in a matchup or specific bet. The minus sign is for the favorite, while the plus sign indicates the underdog.

How do sportsbooks set point spreads?

Sportsbooks consider a variety of factors while setting the spread for a matchup, including recent play, injury concerns, and the perceived strength of both sides. The spread represents the estimated difference between the two sides. Some sportsbooks will set their own spreads in house, while others may rely on an outside service.