## What do the numbers mean on sports bet?

What Do the + and – Mean in Sports Betting? Negative numbers signify the favorite on the betting line. The negative number indicates how much you’d need to bet to win \$100. If the number is positive, you’re looking at the underdog, and the number refers to the amount of money you’ll win if you bet \$100.

## What should I look for in a form guide?

Age, class, weight, barrier, jockey, trainer, fitness, track, distance, tempo, running position, gear changes, luck, lead up form, track condition…the list of variables and considerations goes on and on.

## What does the number next to a jockey mean?

Sometimes next to a jockey’s name there is a number in brackets and this is known as a claim, which is a weight allowance given to an inexperienced jockey that is used to reduce their horse’s allotted weight. This can indicate whether a horse is in-form and can be used as a guide to help pick the winner.

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## How do you read a horse racing guide?

The numbers read from right to left and denote the horse’s finishing positions in its previous races with the furthest right result being the most recent. So a form guide that reads 4893241 means a horse finished first in its last race, fourth in the one before, second in the one before that and so on.

## What is 2.5 point spread?

With the spread set at 2.5 points, a bet on the Cowboys would mean that they would have to win by more than 2.5 points (3 or more) in order for you to win that bet. If you were to bet on Dallas you would need the Cowboys to win by 4 or more points.

## What does a +1 spread mean?

The favorite in a game is listed as being minus (-) the point spread. The worse of the teams playing in the game is called the underdog. The bettor wins if this team wins the game outright or loses by an amount smaller than the point spread. The underdog in a game is listed as being plus (+) the point spread.

## What does First up mean?

A horse is described as First-up when it is having it’s first run after a spell. The first-up run does not take into account trial runs where the horse runs in more casual racing conditions against other horses with no betting, recorded handicaps and barrier positions.

## What is the most important factor in horse racing?

There research suggested that “average amount of money earned per race in the current year” and “average speed rating over the last four races” were the two most important factors. “Lifetime win percentage” was also considered a significant variable, but not so much as the first two.

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## How do I learn horse racing bets?

The following list spells out the betting procedure step by step:

1. State the name of the racetrack.
2. State what number race you’re betting.
3. State the dollar unit of your bet.
4. State the type of wager.
5. State the number of the horse or horses you’re using.
6. Check your ticket before you leave the window.

## How do you read a guide form?

Form runs from left to right, with the oldest races on the left and the most recent on the right.

1. The numbers 1-9 indicate the position the horse finished in the race.
2. The number 0 indicates that the horse finished outside the first 9.
3. The symbol – separates racing seasons.

## What does D stand for in horse racing?

When included in the six figures that make up recent form, D means the horse was disqualified from the race following a steward’s enquiry after the race. When displayed outside of the recent form figures, D means that the horse previously won over the distance it is due to run next.

## What does run out mean in horse racing?

run-out bit: A special type of bit to prevent a horse from bearing out (or in).

## How do you pick a winning horse?

A seasoned off-track bettor will look at much more than this but will use it as their starting point.

1. Stall/Gate Position.
2. Finishing Place from Previous Races.
3. Days Since Last Race.
4. Look for Previous Distance and Course Wins.
5. Jockey and Trainer Data.
6. Official Ranking.