How to Place a Sports Bet

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There are plenty of ways to place a sports bet on your favorite team. The most popular way is to use moneylines. However, you can also place bets on the number of rounds or on the method of winning. If you’re a fan of boxing, you can also bet on who wins via a decision.

Another popular way to place a sports bet is on the point total. This is also known as an over/under bet. You’re betting on how many points a favored team will score. For example, if the Eagles and Giants are playing each other, the point total is 45.5. If the Giants win the game, they’ll win by eight points.

It’s a good idea to learn as much as you can about the sports you’re betting on. While sports betting can be easy to understand, there’s still a learning curve. Dedicated resource pages can teach you the ins and outs of the process. You can also learn more about the types of wagers available, such as moneylines.

A few states have legalized sports gambling. In August of this year, Iowa legalized sports gambling. Since then, multiple sites have launched accepting bets on college and pro sports. However, there are still some restrictions, such as player prop bets on collegiate games. Despite these limitations, sports betting is expected to be legal in Iowa in January 2021. PointsBet and DraftKings are among the live sportsbook operators in the state.