How to Bet on Xavier Musketeers | Beginner’s Guide

How to Bet on Xavier Musketeers

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Xavier Musketeers basketball

The Xavier Musketeers basketball team is one of the most prestigious varsity teams, with 17 regular season conference championships to their name. The team participates in the Big East conference in Division 1 of the NCAA. The team has been consistently named one of the top 20 most valuable college basketball teams and is poised to continue to do so.

Odds format – how to bet on Xavier Musketeers

The three formats in which sportsbooks present their odds are the American, decimal, and fraction systems. The latter two are - as their names suggest - presented as decimals and fractions. American odds are whole numbers prefixed with a plus or minus sign.

Let’s say these are the odds for a Musketeers vs Bearcats game. 

Xavier Musketeers

Cincinnati Bearcats

American odds

-130

+140

Decimal odds

1.83

2.2

Fractional odds

5/6

6/5

Here, a bet of $130 on the Musketeers yields $100 if they win. At the same time, a bet of $100 on the Bearcats delivers $140 if they win. 

Types of Xavier Musketeers Betting

Moneyline betting

This is the simplest form of bet you can place when you’re trying to learn how to bet on the Xavier Musketeers. A moneyline bet is a bet on whom you think will win a game. Guess correctly to win based on the odds, which look like the table above.

Spreads

Spreads are where betting starts to get fun. In a spread bet, you bet on the margin of a result, not just the result itself. For example, let’s say the Musketeers are given a -11.5 spread against the Bearcats. In this case, the Musketeers would need to win by 12 points or more if you bet on them. On the other hand, the Bearcats would need to win the game or lose by less than 11 points if you bet on them.

Total Score Bets

These are also known as over/under bets, where you bet on whether the aggregate score in a match is over or under a limit set by your sportsbook - without having to bet on a specific aggregate score.

Futures and outright bets

These are two different kinds of long-term bets. Outright bets are straight bets on who will win the championship. Futures are bets placed on individual awards and other events at the end of a season - such as who the MVP will be. 

Prop bets

These bets are for those who are familiar with the sport and can - to some degree - guess patterns that may lead to specific events in a game. If a bet isn’t a moneyline, spread, or over/under bet, it is likely a prop bet on events that may or may not happen during a game. These events don’t necessarily need to affect the results of a game.

Examples include whether or not a player will make a 3-point shot or if a particular player commits more fouls than anyone else on the court.

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