Definition of Buy/Sell Points

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What does the term "buy/sell points" mean in the world of sports betting? What is meant by the term "buy/sell points"?

Buying and selling points in the world of sports betting essentially means that you are creating your own "alternate spread" line.

What is the meaning of the term Buy/Sell Points when it comes to placing wagers on a game of sports?  In photo:  Detroit Lions player firmly gripping the football.For instance - let's say that the Detroit Lions are playing the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football, and the Chiefs are -6.5 favorites, while the Lions are +6.5 underdogs.

If you buy or sell points, you can create alternate spreads for yourself.

For instance - let's say that you believe that the Chiefs are going to win in a romp.

You think that they are going to win by at least two touchdowns.

You decide that you are going to "sell points" and bet on a -13.5 Chiefs line that will look like this:

Kansas City Chiefs, -13.5, +190

In exchange for your confidence, you are giving yourself a chance of taking down $190 in profit for every $100 that you wager.


On the other hand, let's say that you like the Lions but want some extra room.

You decide that you are going to bet them at +7.5 instead of +6.5, which would look like this:

Detroit Lions, +7.5, -136

So, in this case, you would be buying a point, and for every $136 that you wagered, you would have a chance of winning $100 in profit back.