gamblehead
gamblehead
Joined: Apr 21, 2022
  • Threads: 3
  • Posts: 3
May 21st, 2022 at 1:07:04 PM permalink
This is a two part thread. 1-why won't the sportsbooks let me bet a same team baseball or hockey parlay of the total to the game result(not $ line)? They will let me bet a same team game to the total in basketball or football.and that is the second part of the thread. Assume the following basketball game, team A is playing team B. The line is
A -2 and the total is 220, both are -110. For now, forgetting a tie, there are only 4 outcomes. A wins over, A wins under, B wins over, B wins under. If you bet any two of the 4 possible outcomes, it would be a 50/50 bet, but I am getting $13 for a $10 bet. On the same game bet a $5 parlay on A to the under and bet a $5 parlay on B to the over. A $5 parlay pays $13. I have invested $10 and if win, I collect 13 on a 50/50 bet. In the long run, after many bets, you should win half and lose half. When you lose, you lost $10. When you win, you win $13. So, on a 50/50 coin toss, you win $13 or lose $10. That is my can't lose parlay. Yes, in the short term you can lose, but in the long term, it will end up as a 50/50 bet.
ksdjdj
ksdjdj
Joined: Oct 20, 2013
  • Threads: 89
  • Posts: 1296
May 21st, 2022 at 1:41:29 PM permalink
Quote: gamblehead

This is a two part thread. 1-why won't the sportsbooks let me bet a same team baseball or hockey parlay of the total to the game result(not $ line)? They will let me bet a same team game to the total in basketball or football.and that is the second part of the thread. Assume the following basketball game, team A is playing team B. The line is
A -2 and the total is 220, both are -110. For now, forgetting a tie, there are only 4 outcomes. A wins over, A wins under, B wins over, B wins under. If you bet any two of the 4 possible outcomes, it would be a 50/50 bet, but I am getting $13 for a $10 bet. On the same game bet a $5 parlay on A to the under and bet a $5 parlay on B to the over. A $5 parlay pays $13. I have invested $10 and if win, I collect 13 on a 50/50 bet. In the long run, after many bets, you should win half and lose half. When you lose, you lost $10. When you win, you win $13. So, on a 50/50 coin toss, you win $13 or lose $10. That is my can't lose parlay. Yes, in the short term you can lose, but in the long term, it will end up as a 50/50 bet.
link to original post


I don't know the reason why they don't let you bet "Money Line x Total" for Baseball and Hockey, but I think you are working it out wrong for the next part (see below).

You collect $18 (inc stake) if one of the bets wins, but you invested $10 in total, so you are getting the equivalent of 8 to 10 (not 13 to 10).

(edit: see strike-through): I agree with the next post by unJon .
Last edited by: ksdjdj on May 21, 2022
unJon
unJon
Joined: Jul 1, 2018
  • Threads: 14
  • Posts: 3469
Thanks for this post from:
ksdjdj
May 21st, 2022 at 2:58:54 PM permalink
I donít know any books that will allow a same game parlay of run line with total in baseball or puck line and total in hockey. Itís too correlated.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.

  • Jump to: