Odds

  • The fraction 3/4 shown against a black background
    Fractional odds are one of the three major types of betting odds used by sportsbooks. They are commonly used in the United Kingdom, and are used almost exclusively at horse races around North America. Fractional odds are straightforward and easy to understand, so long as know what your are looking for. How it Works Fractional odds are, unsurprisingly, fractions. They exhibit the potential...
  • A spreadsheet showing columns of decimal numbers.
    Of the major types of odds available to bettors, the decimal format is by far the simplest. Whereas both the fractional and American systems can leave new bettors scratching their heads, decimal odds can be grasped quickly by newcomers. How it Works Decimal odds present a numerical value for every betting option that contains two decimal places. Quite simply, this numerical value of the odds is...
  • An American flag hanging over the Green Monster at Fenway Park.
    If you're a sports fan, you've probably seen American odds before. You may not have understood them, but you've probably seen them. More and more, major broadcasters are including betting odds for in-game graphics, and often (at least for major North American sports leagues), those odds are displayed as American. The alternatives to American betting odds are decimal odds and fractional odds....