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Jeremy wrote at 2015-01-21 05:25:03
It is possible to bet on whether a team will win by 10 or more points, or whether they will win by less than 10 points. It is not uncommon I have seen this option before.



For instance, if you have a team that is favored to win by a large margin (e.g. Warriors vs 76ers), then you can choose them to win in a blowout by picking the '10 or more points' option. So if they win 120-110 (10 pt win) your bet would win, if they win 119-100 (only a 9 pt win) you would lose.



Depending on the matchup the odds for each outcome will vary. It's just another way of betting on matches.


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