The sportsbook at BetAmerica offers a winning margin wager, and just like it sounds, you are wagering not just on which team will win the game, but also you are placing your stake on selecting the exact margin of that team’s victory.
In a game between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, you would find the following lines available for wagering on the game under the winning margin wager.
The Kings’ offerings would include wagers on victories by one, two, three, four, five and six goals. Opposite them would be a separate line offering the same one, two, three, four, five and six-goal winning margin wagers on the Ducks, and each line would be accompanied by the corresponding odds.
You can wager on any of these outcomes prior to the game, or you can also wait and play them at some point during the game as a live betting option. Naturally, these odds will fluctuate during the course of the game, so some outcomes will become more lucrative and others will see their odds decrease and they become a more likely final result.
Say it’s midway through the third period and the Kings are maintaining a 3-1 lead. A two or three-goal winning margin for the Kings might drop to odds in the range of +130, since the chances of there being an empty-net goal scored would be likely if the scoreline stayed the same until the final moments of the contest.
Meanwhile, a five or six-goal winning margin for L.A., while more likely than a similar result going in Anaheim’s favor, would still be a longshot and the odds would react accordingly, somewhere in the range of +2400 for a five-goal win and +5900 for a six-goal victory.
The other side of the slate would be skyrocketing on all accounts. A one-goal victory for Anaheim, the most likely finish if the Ducks were able to stage some sort of late rally, perhaps tying the score and sending the game to overtime, would actually be accompanied by negative odds, perhaps in the -325 range.
These odds would continue to fluctuate as the game drew closer to a finish.