What are the odds on this and what are the odds on that? If you pay attention, you'll hear sports betting references regularly in everyday conversation and even moreso when watching sports or TV. "This is a big upset in the making as Team X was an underdog of 14 points today," an announcer will say.
Sports betting lines are common in your favorite leagues such as football, basketball, baseball and hockey but just as many fans around the world bet on soccer, rugby, mixed martial arts and more.
You see them in the newspaper, scrolling across the scores ticker of your favorite sports show and you see them on every stats site on the web - sometimes Las Vegas money lines or offshore sportsbook point spreads. In many cases, the comparative sports odds you see on sites like Yahoo! or Foxsports or SBNation are aggregated and licensed by Odds Shark.
But seeing them and understanding what they mean - and more importantly how to profit from them - is what OddsShark.com is all about.
But not everyone understands what -13.5 means and more still are unfamiliar with a money line such as -135 on a baseball game. Here at Odds Shark, we take sports odds seriously and have devoted our entire site to gathering them, explaining them, educating people what is a 'good line' and a 'bad line'.
And we try to make sense of the odds, illustrating with graphs and charts what is sometimes not so apparent on a screen full of flashing numbers. So check out the links below to find live, up-to-minute odds on your sport of choice. When you are not sure what the numbers mean or not sure which is the best line for betting the big game, click one of the tutorial pages to learn about becoming a smarter bettor!
When you feel more comfortable and have a better understanding of how sports odds work, check out the game previews and matchup reports on your favorite team or league and then investigate the best places to bet on sports as well.