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What is straight-up and money line in NBA betting?

Author: americangambler | Last Updated: May 10, 2019

The term “straight-up” is used to describe a team that wins the game or to describe a bet on a team to win the game.

To win a bet “straight-up” you are looking to wager on the moneyline, which is a bet just to win a game outright, regardless of the spread.

For example, if you wanted to place a bet on the Golden State Warriors to win a game regardless of point spread, you would be looking for the Warriors to win “straight-up.”

Or for example, if you are looking to place a bet on the Warriors to win the game, you would be interested in placing a bet on the money line.

Either way, you are interesting is betting a team just to win a particular game, regardless of the point spread handicap.