WHAT IS SPREADLINE BETTING?
A spread bet is betting on a specific team that has been either given points or had points taken away due to the matchup.
For example, if Team X is favored by 6.5 points over Team Y, a bet on the favorite “giving” 6.5 points means Team X would have to win by at least 7 points for the bet to cash. On the other hand, a bet on the underdog “getting” 6.5 points means Team Y could lose by as many as 6 points and the bet would still be a winner.
Certain Spreadline markets such as specific quarters and halves are subject to the Dead Heat rule. Be sure you check the market info 'i' to confirm.
In the Houston Astros v. Boston Red Sox matchup, if you are betting the Astros to cover the spread, to be considered a winner, the Astros need to lose by 2 runs or more.
Conversely, if you are betting the Red Sox to cover the spread, to be considered a winner, the Red Sox need to win by 2 runs or more.