If you are new to sports betting, you may wonder what a winning margin bet is. This is often seen as a more advanced bet, but it is actually quite simple to understand.
In this article, we will explain what a winning margin bet is and how it works in the Bet365 sportsbook app.
What does winning margin mean?
This type of bet involves predicting how much one team will win over another. For example, if you think that Team A will beat Team B by 10 points, you would place a winning margin bet on Team A with a handicap of -10.
If Team A wins by 10 points or more, you will win your bet. However, if Team B wins the match or if Team A only wins by 9 points or less, then you would lose your bet.
The amount that you can win or lose on a winning margin bet will depend on the handicap that you choose. If you pick a large handicap, you will have a higher chance of winning, but the potential payouts will be lower.
If you pick a small handicap, you will have a lower chance of winning, but the potential payouts will be higher.
Types of Winning Margin Bets
There are two types of winning margin bets:
This is the most common type of winning margin bet. With this bet, you simply need to predict whether the team will win by more or less than the line set by the bookmaker. For example, if the bookmaker has set the line at 10 points and you think that Team A will win by 11 or more points, you bet on Team A. If you think that Team A will win by 9 points or less, you will bet on Team B.
With this bet, the bookmaker will give one team a virtual head start over the other. For example, if the bookmaker has set a handicap of 10 points and you think that Team A will win by 11 or more points, you would bet on Team A. If you think that Team A will win by 9 points or less, you will bet on Team B.
How does this work in Bet365?
Now that we know what a winning margin bet is, let’s look at how it works in the Bet365 sportsbook app.
When you open the app, you will see a list of sports on the homepage. Scroll down to the one you want to bet on and tap on it.
For this example, we will use football. Once you tap on football, you will see a list of upcoming matches. Tap on the one you want to bet on.
On the next screen, you will see a list of markets for that particular match. Scroll down to the ‘Winning Margin’ market and tap on it.
You will then see a list of handicaps and lines for that market. Choose the one you want to bet on and enter your stake. Then tap on ‘Place Bet’.
Benefits of placing a Winning Margin Bet
There are several benefits to placing a winning margin bet:
You can often get better odds than with other markets
This is because the bookmakers have less of an idea about how much one team will win over another.
You can hedge your bets
For example, if you have bet on Team A to win the match, but they are losing at half-time, you can place a winning margin bet on Team B to win by more than the handicap set. This way, you are hedging your bets and giving yourself a chance to win even if Team A loses the match.
You can combine it with other markets
For example, you could bet on Team A to win the match and on them to win by more than the handicap set. This is called a ‘double bet’ and can often give you better odds than betting on just one market.
Should I place a winning margin bet in Bet365?
Winning margin bets can be a great way to get better value for your money. However, they are not always easy to predict, and there is a risk that you could lose your stake.
Before placing any bets, make sure you understand the market and the odds. If you are unsure, it is always best to speak to a customer service representative. They will be able to help you understand the market and make sure you are placing your bet correctly.
As a beginner, we recommend you place single straight bets before challenging yourself with more advanced betting options.
Now that you know what a winning margin bet is and how it works in Bet365, you can make an informed decision about whether or not it is the right bet for you. And always remember to gamble responsibly.