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Joe Licata and the Buffalo Bulls battle Blake Frohnapfel and the Massachusetts Minutemen in a game that will feature two of the best players in the MAC. Buffalo (5-6) has won three of its last five, showing signs of life in what has been a relatively disappointing season. The game will air Friday, Nov 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET
Both teams are coming off poor outings. UB was blown out at Akron, 42-21. UMass lost at home to Miami, 20-13. That snapped Miami’s 22-game road losing streak.
The Massachusetts Minutemen dropped to 2-9 (1-6 MAC-East) on the season after being defeated by the Miami (OH) Redhawks 20-13 this past Saturday. Massachusetts allowed Miami (OH) to score 10 unanswered points in the 4th quarter and was outgained by the Redhawks by a 299-250 margin. Leading the way for the Minutemen was RB Marquis Young who had 77 yards and a TD on 13 carries. On the season, Massachusetts is averaging 24.1 ppg on 394.5 yards per game (266.1 passing, 128.4 rushing). The Minutemen have been led by WR Tajae Sharpe who is averaging 107.4 yards per game and has 5 TD’s. QB Blake Frohnapfel is averaging 250.5 yds/game and has 16 TD and 11 INT. The Minutemen rushing attack is led by Marquis Young who is averaging 65.45 yds/game and has 4 TD on the season. Defensively, Massachusetts is allowing their opponents to average 31.9 ppg on 447.9 yards per game (252.0 passing, 195.9 rushing). The Minutemen have a turnover margin of zero and have been led on the defensive side by LB Jovan Santo-Knox who had recorded 121 tackles on the season.
The Buffalo Bulls dropped to 5-6 (3-4 MAC East) on the season after being defeated 42-21 by the Akron Zips this past Saturday. Buffalo was outgained by Akron by a 475-392 margin and committed three turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Bulls WR Ron Willoughby who had 11 receptions for 105 yards. On the season, Buffalo is averaging 26.7 ppg on 380.9 yards per game (246.1 passing, 134.8 rushing). Buffalo is led by their strong rushing attack which features Anthone Taylor (74.40 yds/game, 2 TD) and Jordan Johnson (66.73 yds/game, 11 TD). QB Joe Licata has through for 15 TD and 13 INT and is averaging 243.8 yds/game. WR Ron Willoughby (69.0 yds/game, 6 TD) and TE Matt Weiser (50.6 ppg, 2 TD) have been the leading receivers for the Bulls. Defensively, is holding their opponents to an average of 27.3 ppg on 409.4 yards per game (233.2 passing, 176.2 rushing). Buffalo currently has a turnover margin of -1 on the season and has been led on the defensive side by LB Nick Gilbo who has 105 tackles and 3.5 sacks.
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin
Records: Texas Tech (6-5, 3-5 Big 12); Texas (4-6, 3-4)
Last meeting: Texas 34, Texas Tech 13 on Nov. 1, 2014
The Texas Longhorns are hosting the Texas Tech Red Raiders in college football action on Thanksgiving night. The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start time
The Texas Tech Red Raiders look for their third road win to build momentum heading into bowl season. Patrick Mahomes II is completing 65.7 percent of his passes for 3,911 yards, 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Mahomes has 10 touchdown passes in his last three games. Jakeem Grant and Devin Lauderdale have combined for 1,593 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Reginald Davis has 32 receptions.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 196.8 yards per contest, and DeAndre Washington leads the way with 1,282 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 42.4 points and 546.8 yards per game. Micah Awe leads the Red Raiders with 102 tackles, J.J. Gaines has four interceptions and Pete Robertson has five sacks.
The Texas Longhorns need to win out in order to have any shot of clinching a bowl game. Jerrod Heard is completing 59.2 percent of his passes for 1,202 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions. Heard has two touchdown passes in his last two games. John Burt and Daje Johnson have combined for 774 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Armanti Foreman has 11 receptions. The Texas Longhorns ground game is averaging 213.9 yards per contest, and D’Onta Foreman leads the way with 681 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Texas is allowing 29.9 points and 428.7 yards per game. Peter Jinkens leads the Longhorns with 75 tackles, Dylan Haines has four interceptions and Bryce Cottrell has three sacks. D’Onta Foreman is questionable with a finger injury.
The Red Raiders are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Longhorns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November. Red Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Texas and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
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Ohio Bobcats (7-4) at Northern Illinois Huskies (8-3)
College Football: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Huskie Stadium)
The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies -13.5
On Tuesday night the Ohio Bobcats will travel to take on the Northern Illinois Huskies.
Ohio (7-4) looks for the upset win in this one against Northern Illinois (8-3) as both teams enter this one on win streaks. Coverage of this game airs on ESPNU beginning at 7:30 pm ET from Huskie Stadium.
Last Year’s Game
Ohio tested the visiting Huskies in a game about a year ago (Nov. 18, 2014), in which the Bobcats were tied up with Coach Rod Carey’s squad 14-14 late in the contest. A Drew Hare touchdown pass to Chad Beebe sealed things in the Huskies’ 21-14 win in Athens.
The Ohio Bobcats improved to 7-4 (4-3 MAC East) on the season after they defeated the Ball State Cardinals 48-31 this past Tuesday. Ohio was able to outgain Ball State by a 607-421 margin and didn’t commit any turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Bobcats was QB JD Sprague who completed 15 of 22 passes for 275 yards and 3 TD’s while adding another 46 yards on the ground. On the season, Ohio is averaging 27.5 ppg on 427.8 yards per game (244.6 passing, 183.2 rushing). The Bobcats are led by QB Derrius Vick who has 10 TD’s and 6 INT on the season and is averaging 180.9 yds/game and should be back starting after missing the last game due to injury. Sebastian Smith (65.1 yards/game, 7 TD) and Jordan Reid (50.8 yds/game, 4 TD) lead the way for the Ohio WR’s. Leading the Bobcats rushing attack has been A.J. Ouellette (45.64 yds/game, 5 TD) and Daz’mond Patterson (45.18 yds/game). Defensively, Ohio is allowing their opponents to average 25.2 ppg on 377.7 yards per game (213.1 passing, 164.6 rushing). The Bobcats have protected the ball well as they’ve only committed 12 turnovers on the season and have a turnover margin of plus 6. Ohio has been led defensively by LB Quentin Poling who has 54 tackles, 3.0 sacks, and 3.0 INT.
The Northern Illinois Huskies won their 4th straight game and improved to 8-3 (6-1 MAC West) on the season after defeating the Western Michigan Broncos 27-19 this past Wednesday. Northern Illinois scored 13 unanswered points in the 4th quarter in the victory while forcing the Broncos into committing 2 turnovers. Leading the way for the Huskies was RB Jordan Huff who had a 159 yards and a TD on just 8 carries. On the season, Northern Illinois is averaging 35.8 ppg on 450.8 yards per game (224.8 passing, 226.0 rushing). The Huskies have been led by RB Joel Bouagnon who has rushing TD’s on the season and is averaging 106.91 yds/game. QB Drew Hare is averaging 218.0 yds/game and has 14 TD & 4 INT. Kenny Golladay has been the main receiving threat for Northern Illinois as he is averaging 94.1 yds/game and has 8 TD’s on the season. Defensively, Northern Illinois is holding their opponents to an average of 24.7 ppg on 390.4 yards per game (239.2 passing, 151.2 rushing). The Huskies have a turnover margin of plus 5 on the season and have been led defensively by DB Shawun Lurry who 8 INT.
The Bobcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win however, just 4-9 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Huskies are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Players to Watch
Quentin Poling- The sophomore Mr. Everything returned from a nagging injury to perform well at Kent State and continued looking good in last week’s win against Ball State. His play against the NIU run game could make the difference between a loss and a win which would make this the best Ohio season in the last few years.
JD Sprague- Sprague has been decent enough in his starting role. With Derrius Vick plagued with injuries once more, the expectation will be for Sprague to lead the rushing attack while complemented by AJ Ouellette and Daz’mond Patterson. The two have started to succeed more frequently behind an offensive line that is getting its stuff together.
Ryan Graham- Graham has been decent in the pocket since the Hare injury. The frosh hasn’t been asked to do too much and has mostly been able to rely on Joel Bouagnon and Jordan Huff for the team’s offensive successes these past few weeks. All Graham has to do is stay away from mistakes and hook up with Kenny Golladay for a couple big plays to put NIU in a winning position against Ohio.
Boomer Mays- Stop the Ohio run game and NIU will probably win. Easier said than done as the Bobcats have hit their stride and are averaging 300+ on the ground over the last three weeks. Mays and the NIU defensive line will likely make the difference on senior night in DeKalb.
Toledo Rockets (8-1) at Bowling Green Falcons (8-2)
College Football: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Doyt Perry Stadium)
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons -9
The Bowling Green Falcons and the Toledo Rockets meet on Tuesday night at Doyt Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio.
The Falcons are attempting to reach a 9-2 overall record for the first time in 12 years and a 7-0 mark in the MAC for the first time since 1994. They’ve already wrapped up their third consecutive MAC Eastern Division championship and a trip to Detroit, but they’re also looking to end a five-game losing streak to Toledo. Virtually ending Toledo’s hopes for a division title of their own would also be nice.
The Rockets seek their ninth win of the season and a 9-1 overall record. It would be the fourth time in five seasons that Toledo has reached the nine-win plateau. They’d also move one step closer to their first 10-win season since 2001. With a win, Toledo would improve to 6-1 in the MAC and be just a win over Western Michigan away from the MAC West title. A loss would all but eliminate the Rockets from the Western race.
The Rockets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games. The Falcons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Bowling Green has been on an absolute tear as of late and with their convincing victory on the road against Western Michigan, are arguably the favorites in the MAC. Toledo had a tough loss against Northern Illinois but still are one of the best teams in the MAC. To be able to beat Bowling Green you need a solid defense and a good running game to control the clock and as Toledo has both of these
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are hosting the Virginia Tech Hokies in college football action Thursday. The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start time
The battle of the Techs. This used to be a really big deal, but not so much in 2015. The Yellow Jackets and the Hokies have been two of the ACC’s biggest disappointments of 2015, neither factoring in the Coastal Division race. While the intensity will still be there at Bobby Dodd Stadium, the storylines and the impact will not. Virginia Tech, which needs two more wins to extend its 22-year bowl steak, is playing its first game since Frank Beamer announced he’d be retiring at the end of the season. Georgia Tech has no margin for error if it plans to be a part of the postseason for a 19th consecutive year.
The Virginia Tech Hokies look for their third road win to get back to a .500 record. Michael Brewer is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 671 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Brewer has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Isaiah Ford and Cam Phillips have combined for 1,025 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Bucky Hodges has 24 receptions. The Virginia Tech Hokies ground game is averaging 161.6 yards per contest, and Travon McMillian leads the way with 665 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Virginia Tech is allowing 24.3 points and 345.4 yards per game. Chuck Clark leads the Hokies with 73 tackles, Adonis Alexander has three interceptions and Woody Baron has three sacks. Corey Marshall is questionable with a hamstring injury.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets must win out if they’re going to reach a 19th straight bowl game. Justin Thomas is completing 43.6 percent of his passes for 1,166 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. Thomas has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Ricky Jeune and Clinton Lynch have combined for 623 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Micheal Summers has 12 receptions. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ground game is averaging 267.2 yards per contest, and Marcus Marshall leads the way with 531 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia Tech is allowing 26.1 points and 365 yards per game. P.J. Davis leads the Yellow Jackets with 63 tackles, D.J. White has two interceptions and Adam Gotsis has three sacks. A.J. Gray and Jabari Hunt-Days are out.
The Hokies are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 road games and 5-12-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Yellow Jackets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hokies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Georgia Tech and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings overall.
Louisville Cardinals at Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Friday, October 30
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
The Louisville Cardinals look for their second road win to get back to a .500 record. Lamar Jackson is completing 55.4 percent of his passes for 1,135 yards, six touchdowns and seven interceptions. Jackson has four passing touchdowns in his last three games. James Quick and Jaylen Smith have combined for 562 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jamari Staples has 10 receptions.
The Louisville Cardinals ground game is averaging 150.2 yards per contest, and Jackson leads the way with 482 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Louisville is allowing 22.3 points and 315.4 yards per game. James Burgess leads the Cardinals with 60 tackles, Chucky Williams has two interceptions and Trevon Young has five sacks. Jaire Alexander, Jaylen Smith and Alphonso Carter are questionable.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons could use a big home victory after losing four of their last five games. John Wolford is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 1,012 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Wolford is questionable with an ankle injury. K.J. Brent and Cortez Lewis have combined for 782 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Cam Serigne has 35 receptions. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ground game is averaging 118.7 yards per contest, and Kendall Hinton leads the way with 330 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 23.4 points and 348.6 yards per game. Brandon Chubb leads the Demon Deacons with 66 tackles, Marquel Lee has 2.5 sacks and Brad Watson has eight pass deflections.
Why Louisville Will Win
The grown-up Cardinal D should have few problems keeping the feeble Deacons in check. Wake Forest is averaging an ACC-low 15 points per game, unable to consistently extend drives or protect the pocket. Louisville will pounce on the backfield with a steady push from linemen Sheldon Rankins and DeAngelo Brown and linebackers Keith Kelsey and James Burgess.
Why Wake Forest Will Win
In many ways, Louisville is facing the same issues as Wake Forest—not enough offensive pop when facing quality defenses. The Cards are only slightly more productive than the Deacons, and improvements have not been evident in October. Without a reliable passing game to lean upon, Louisville must try to run against a try-hard front seven headed by linebackers Marquel Lee, Brandon Chubb and Hunter Williams.
Player Who Matters
Bobby Petrino has stuck with rookie QB Lamar Jackson, despite the fact that he’s getting no help from up front. Boston College enveloped the Cards for 16 tackles for loss and seven sacks a week ago, which stifling Jackson’s ability to mature. Wake Forest, which has just 11 sacks, will be less oppressive, providing the freshman with time to find favorite receiver James Quick.
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It used to be, up until 1996, that if teams finished in regulation with the same score, it was a tie. Nobody likes a tie. Unlike the current NFL overtime rules, the college system mandates that each team gets an opportunity to score at least once. Kickoffs are eliminated as each team begins its possession on the 25-yard line – immediately in field goal range with a competent kicker. If a tie remains after the first overtime, another overtime period is added until a winner is determined.
So in 1996, college football introduced the overtime system we have now, which is each team with an offensive possession at the opponent’s 25-yard line. The team with the most points after that wins, or if it’s still a tie, it goes on to more overtimes. Nothing changes until after the third, where the teams must then go for a 2-point try rather than an extra point. The defense can’t score, there are no safeties, even is a QB was inclined to run back 75 yards and fall into his own end zone
The NFL’s system is to play an additional 15-minute quarter of actual football, with kicks, punts, extra points, safeties, defensive touchdowns and everything. Whoever is ahead after that wins, and if it’s still tied it’s just a tie.
The overtime rules were an instant sensation. In its first season in effect, Cal and Arizona played in a four-overtime, 56-55, thriller. Three games reached seven overtimes in later years, forcing an amendment in an effort to shorten these games. Now teams must go for two after scoring a touchdown in the third overtime or later.
The overtime period begins with the coin toss to see who gets possession or who defends their goal first. Unlike the sudden death form of overtime in the NFL, college football’s overtime allows each team the chance to have possession. There is no game clock in overtime at the college level, just the normal play clock.
The team that gets possession first receives the ball on its opponent’s 25-yard line. The team can keep possession of the ball until one of the following happens:
Once the first teams possession is over the second team gets possession and follows the same format. If the first team scored a touchdown and an extra point, then the second team must do so in order for the overtime period to continue. If not the game is over when the second team losses possession.
If both teams score the same amount of points, whether by touchdown or field goal, then a second round of overtime is played following another coin toss.
If a third overtime is needed, then teams are forced to convert a 2-point conversion following a touchdown. They cannot kick an extra point.
The one and only way for the overtime period to end without one team getting possession is if the first team turns the ball over and the defense is able to convert a touchdown on the turnover. Otherwise, each team is afforded the same number of possessions. This form of overtime has seen its critics as offensively minded teams have a much higher chance of winning. Playing inside the 25-yard line of your opponent is a difficult task, as the field becomes smaller and open spaces fewer. Therefore, teams that are used to controlling the clock and pushing the ball forward tend to be more successful in OT at the college level.
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The college game is a completely different animal from its NFL counterpart, providing bettors with a greater slate of games throughout the week, including 30+ matchups on Saturday alone. There are many ways to bet on college football games, including:
The Point Spread
The most traditional of all bets. This wager consists of picking either the favorite or the underdog to cover the spread. If you take the favorite, you subtract points from your score to determine the winner. If you select the underdog, you add those points to your final score and compare it to that of the favorite’s to determine if you covered the bet.
A Moneyline (ML) takes the spread out of the equation as bettors simply pick who they think will win the game. Different odds placed next to each team will quantify the payout of betting on either team.
This wager has nothign to do with the point spread or which team wins the bet. Instead, your betting on the total points scored by both teams. It should be noted that you should learn to focus on such bets because they are the easiest bets to beat in college football betting.
1st Quarter/Half Lines
Every major U.S. sport is broken down into division, whether it is quarters, halftimes, periods, or innings. Naturally, the bookmakers have made available wagers for these partitions, and for NCAA football, they are known as the 1st quarter and Halftime lines. As one might expect, the 1st quarter line is generally a quarter of the entire game’s line, while the first half line is usually about half of the entire spread. These lines are available at all reputable sportsbooks.
Halftime wagers are only available during halftime of the contest. Our Sportsbook Insider software helps bettors track how the halftime lines and halftime betting percentages fluctuate during the small window that is halftime.
Parlay wagers consist of the bettor selection in between 2-12 teams, which can be sides or totals, in which all selections made must cover their spread in order for the betting ticket to be deemed a winner. If one game loses, your ticket is garbage.
This wager is very similar to the parlay in that you have to take 2 or more teams and they all have to win. The difference is that you get to move the point spread in your favor. The amount of points you get to move the spread by is all up to you as your sportsbook will give you numerous options.
It’s a combination of a parlay and a teaser with a serious tweak to it. It’s like a parlay in that you have to take 2 or more teams and they all have to win to cover the bet. It’s like a teaser in that your moving the point spread, but the tweak is that your moving it AWAY from being in your favor. These bets have insanely high payouts for very good reason, their tough to beat!
Prop bets are considered “fun” bets by many but the astute bettor feasts on these wagers because he has an eye for the sucker bet and he is statistically astute and moves on these bets when they are in his favor. If your a novice, their fun to play but you need to follow a rule of thumb so you don’t get waxed: “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is! As crazy as it sounds, sometimes it’s best to fade your own gut feeling/opinion and go the other way when faced with such a bet.
These are bets in which you make a pick on which team you think will win their division, conference or championship before the season starts. Often times the risked amount is very small with a very large payout should you correctly select the winner of the wager. These bets can also consist of over/under team wins during the course of the regular season amongst many other things.
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These basic poker rules of good behavior make sure the game is fair and runs smoothly, no matter what kind of game you’re playing.
Don’t Play Out of Turn
While you may be so excited about how good your hand is you can hardly wait to raise the pot, you have to wait until it’s your turn to do so. Same goes for folding hands you can’t wait to get away from. If you jump the gun, it gives other players information they shouldn’t have before they make their own decision and can confuse the action.
Don’t Talk About Your Cards While the Hand is Still Going On
Once you’ve folded, it’s tempting to chat about what would have happened if you had stayed in, but if anyone who’s still in the hand hears, it’ll give them information that they might use to their advantage. For instance, if you had a 7-2 as your pocket cards in Hold’em and the flop comes 7-7-2, if you blurt out that you would have had a full house, everyone will know that it’s unlikely that any player still in the hand has the full house, making it hard to bluff and represent that hand.
Don’t Show Your Cards (Until the Showdown)
When you fold, make sure you don’t flash or flip over your cards as you toss them into the muck. Again, if players know what you fold, it’ll give them information that may change how the rest of the hand plays out. Unless you are all-in and heads up, there is no reason to show or expose your cards until the showdown.
Don’t Splash the Pot
There are two bad betting habits that you see a lot in the movies which are no-nos in real life. The first is when a player tosses his bet in a big mess in the center of the pot. That’s called Splashing the Pot, and it makes it hard to tell how much you’ve bet. A better way is just to stack your chips neatly in front of you to bet.
Don’t Make String Bets
The second bad habit from movies is the string bet, which is when a player goes “I’ll call your 500…. and raise another 1000!” You have to declare whether you’re simply calling or raising right away — once you say “call,” that’s all you can do. If you’re going to raise, say raise and the amount right away. This is especially important in casinos.
Don’t Be Rude or Mean
Even if you’re having a bad losing streak, it doesn’t give you the right to curse other players or be rude to the dealer. It will win you neither pots nor friends.
If You Show One, Show All
If you win a hand before the showdown but want to show your cards anyway, you can’t just show them to the one player to your left or right, you have to turn them up for the whole table to see. After all, why should only the lucky players next to you get to know what you were holding?
Do Pay Attention
If you’re in a hand, don’t make everyone remind you that it’s your turn — keep up with the action so the game keeps moving. Talking on cell phones is a bad idea.
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Win, place and show betting are the most basic bets to make.At the track or simulcast facility, you will see win odds posted on the tote board. To estimate how much your selection will pay for a $2.00 win bet, just double the odds and add $2.00.For example, a horse going off at 2/1 win odds would pay 2 x 2 = $4.00 + $2.00 = $6.00 for a $2.00 wager.
Win: The simplest bet you can make on a horse race. A Win bet is an attempt to predict the horse that will win the race. If the horse wins, you will collect on your bet. The odds listed for the horses on the toteboard are the Win odds for each horse. For example, if a horse shows ‘5’ on the toteboard, if you bet him to Win for $2, you will get back $12 (5 times $2 plus your original $2 bet). This $2 payoff of $12 would also be shown on the result payoffs under the Win column (1st column) for the horse when the race is official
Starting Hand Probability
Place: Similar to the Win bet, a Place bet on a horse is a bet that the horse will finish in first or second. If the horse does finish in one of the top two spots, you will collect the amount shown in the Place column (2nd column) for that horse on the result payoffs for each $2 you have bet. If you make a Place bet, note that it does not matter if the horse wins or comes in second, you will win the same amount. This bet has less risk than a Win bet, but also a smaller reward. If you are confident the horse will win the race, you will receive a larger return betting the horse to Win.
Show: Another variety of a straight bet, the Show bet is used when you want to bet that a horse will finish in the top 3 positions in the race. For every $2 bet on the horse to Show, you will collect the amount shown in the Show column (3rd column) for that horse on the results payoffs. Again, if the horse comes in first or second, you will not win any more money than if the horse finishes third. This is the safest of the straight bets but also offers the smallest return. If you are confident the horse will finish better than third, you would have a larger return placing a Win or Place bet.
The table below shows the approximate payoffs for $2.00 win wagers at different odds.