It was March Madness 2010 at the Venetian in Las Vegas, and it was my first time in a sportsbook. I knew I wanted to bet on the Villanova vs. Robert Morris first-round matchup. Pennsylvania-based powerhouse Villanova, was a two-seed and a huge favorite. I walked to the counter with confidence and told the ticket writer I wanted $100 on Villanova. We locked eyes for what seemed like forever until she broke the ice and said, “spread or money line?”
That was the moment I realized I knew a ton about sports but very little about sports betting. I blurted out, “spread.” She printed the ticket and I walked away back into the chaos of Vegas. I felt like a fool that day, and my hope is after reading this article you have a better understanding of the sports betting landscape and betting terminology specific to college basketball and March Madness – so when you get to the counter at a legal sportsbook in your state, or in Las Vegas, you’ll know what your options are and what you’re doing.
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