Betting without understanding what you’re actually betting on is a surefire way to lose money. Central to every bet are the odds that you’re betting on, and Bundesliga betting odds are no different. Important to keep in mind are Bundesliga standings and the Bundesliga schedule, with its Bundesliga fixtures.
How Do Odds Work in the Bundesliga?
American odds, which are the most common display of Bundesliga betting odds, are expressed in (+) or (-) form. The plus sign indicates the underdog while the minus sign indicates the favorite. For example, a bet placed at -115 odds means that one would have to risk $115 to return $100 on the bet. On the contrary, a bet placed at +115 means that a bettor risking $100 would get a return of $115.
In soccer, point spreads are called goal line. Often, the goal line is listed as -½ for the favorite because soccer features relatively few goals. When betting on a ½-point favorite, it means that you’re taking the team to win by at least one. So, a 1-0 scoreline or better to the favorite wins the bet, but a draw or loss would lose it.
Bundesliga Betting Examples
Point Spreads: Borussia Dortmund are 1½-goal favorites at home vs Mainz at -115 odds. If you think Borussia Dortmund will win by two or more goals, you might bet on them to cover the goal line.
Moneyline: If you think Bayern Munich will defeat Bayer Leverkusen, you’ll take Bayern to win at -170 Bundesliga betting odds.
Parlays: Say SC Freiburg, Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Moenchengladbach have favorable matchups one weekend. If you take all of them to win in a three-team parlay at +650 odds, a bet of just $10 would return $65 if it wins.
Totals: If you think a match between RB Leipzig and Koln will be a low scoring affair, you could take under 2½ goals. If you think Leipzig will shut out Koln, you also take Koln under ½.
Futures: If you believe Patrik Schick will win the Golden Boot, you could take his futures odds at +400.
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