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If you're looking to wager on a game matchup today but would like some assistance with how to get started, here's a quick rundown. Betting the moneyline, spread, and over/under are some of the most common ways to place bets. A moneyline bet means that you think one of the teams will win the game. Pretty simple, right? If you bet $10 with -110 odds and the team you picked does win, you'd get back $19.

While it can be a bit more complicated, betting against the point spread can provide a bigger payout or better chance to win in certain circumstances. If a team, for example, is +3, the +3 means that they must win, tie, or lose by no more than the spread amount to "cover." But if their opponent wins by more than the spread, then they will "cover" the spread, making them the correct side of the bet.

A simpler way to bet is to wager on a game's over/under (or point total). All you have to do is pick whether you believe the combined score of both teams will be higher or lower than the set "total" at the conclusion of the contest. It's that simple.

Games in Illinois Today

UIC Flames vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks

  • League: NCAAMBB
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Jacksonville, Alabama
  • TV Channel: Watch on ESPN+
  • Spread Favorite: Jacksonville State (-1.5)
  • Jacksonville State Moneyline: -125
  • UIC Moneyline: +105
  • Total: 130.5

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Chicago Bulls vs. San Antonio Spurs

  • League: NBA
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • TV Channel: BSSW, NBCS-CHI (Watch on Fubo)
  • Spread Favorite: Bulls (-2.5)
  • Bulls Moneyline: -140
  • Spurs Moneyline: +115
  • Total: 225.5

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