What Is Sports Spread Betting?

Sports spread betting is a type of wagering where you bet on the variance of a specific outcome in a sports event rather than the outcome itself. A bookmaker sets a ‘spread,’ which includes a ‘buy’ and a ‘sell’ price. Your profits or losses are determined by how much the actual outcome deviates from this spread. For example, if the spread for corners in a football match is 10-11 and you ‘buy’ at 11, you gain more for each corner above 11 and lose below. The key is accuracy; the closer you are to the actual result, the more you stand to win or lose.