Bet to Risk (To Not Acquire )
This basic difference can be applied across most sports, but it is especially important when betting baseball.
Bet to danger means you’re betting a particular pre-determined amount according to your own unit dimensions. Bet to win means you’re betting either a higher or lower amount based on the purchase price of the bet.
By way of instance, say you need to wager the Cubs as a -125 favorite. Betting to risk means that if you wager $100 on the Cubs and they win, you win your $100 back plus you win $80 according to the -125 price. If you bet the Cubs to acquire (not danger ), you may have to put $125 on the Cubs in order to win $100. If the Cubs win, you get your $125 back and you get $100.
But if the Cubs lose, you lost $100 by betting to danger, versus losing $125 on betting to win.
On the reverse side, say you wanted to wager on the White Sox as a +130 underdog. If you gamble to risk $100 on the White Sox, you would get your $100 back and win $130 when the White Sox win. Should you bet to win $100 on the White Sox, you would simply lay roughly $77 based on the +130 price. Should they win, you get your $100 back plus you win $77.
It may sound confusing, but do yourself a favor and constantly bet to risk (not win). It’ll save you when you lose on a popular and pad your bankroll bigly once you win an underdog.