Sports Betting 101

How to Bet on Football

WynnBET Staff

Betting Basics

There are lots of exciting ways to bet on football using the WynnBET app.

Standard football wagers include straight bets, parlays, teasers (6-, 6.5, and 7-point teasers are available), round robins, over/unders, first-half and halftime wagers. Also, many games feature prop wagers including who will score the first touchdown and individual player statistical props.

Futures betting is also available for both college and pro football.

Missed kickoff? No worries – in-game wagering is available on many games within the app.

Bet on the Spread

This the margin assigned by oddsmakers that is factored into the final score of a wager, either added to the score of the underdog team, or subtracted from the favored team's score.


Minnesota is a 4.5-point favorite over Miami. This means if you place a straight bet on Minnesota, they will need to win by five points or more for your wager to be a winner. If you chose Miami, they would need to lose by four points or fewer — or for Miami to outright win — for your wager to win.

Making a Moneyline Bet

A dollar-value wager placed on a sporting event where a point spread is usually not assessed. Values are represented by a plus or minus sign and based on betting units of 100. 


Minnesota is -210 to beat Miami, and Miami is +180 to win. In that scenario, you would have to risk $210 to profit $100, but Minnesota simply would need to win the game, with no additional point spread assessed. If you were to bet on Miami, you would risk $100 to profit $180, but Miami would also have to win the game outright and would not benefit from any point-spread boost.

Place a Wager on the Total

A wager based on the number of COMBINED points scored in a game. A bettor must choose "over" (whether more points will be scored) or "under" (fewer total points scored) than the assigned number for that game. 


Kansas City and Pittsburgh have a total of 50 points scored in a football game. If you select the over, the combined score must equal 51 or greater for winning wager. If you select the under, the final score, including overtime, must be 49 points or fewer. Over/under wagers are also generally made at 11/10 odds (risking $11 to profit $10).