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and if you have any problems with how the spread works its like this...
MONEY LINE BETS

For baseball (and hockey and some other sports), scoring is rather low, so point spreads don't make sense. For these wagers, sportsbooks offer what's called a "money line" bet. Here, a wager might look like this:

Red Sox +170
@ Yankees -200

All you have to do is pick the winner of such a game. But if you pick the favorite Yankees, you have to bet 200 points to win 100, or if you pick the underdog Red Sox, you have to bet 100 points to win 170. So the payoff odds are what makes the choice between the two teams a challenge.
 
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