Spread (points spread), moneyline, and totals (over/under) are the three standard bets you can find in many sports. The moneyline bet involves betting on the outright winner (favourite or underdog). Some games have draws.
The spread or point spread bet involves wagering on a team to cover a specified goal/point variation (spread). The totals bet involves betting on the combined number of points to exceed or not exceed a specified threshold. In this spread vs moneyline guide, we explore the key differences between the spread bet and the moneyline bet.