# How to Play Sports Select?

Looking to get involved in competitive sports? Here’s a quick guide on how to play sports select!

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## Introduction

Sports Select is a pool betting system where participants select the winners of upcoming games. You can bet on professional and amateur sporting events with Sports Select. The odds shown before you place your bet represent the amount of money you will win if your selections are correct. To place a bet, you must first choose the dollar amount you would like to wager and then select which team or player you think will win each game. If all of your selections are correct, you will receive a payout based on the odds of your bets. If one or more of your selections is incorrect, you will lose your entire wager.

## The Different Types of Sports Selections

Sports Select is one of the many different types of sports betting that you can do. It’s a game where you pick the winner of a particular match, and if they win, you win money. There are different types of Sports Selections, such as parlays, teasers, and straights.

### The Moneyline

The moneyline is the most common type of sports selection. In a moneyline selection, the sportsbook will choose odds for each team to win. These odds can be expressed as either positive or negative numbers. If the odds are expressed as a positive number, that is how much money you would need to bet to win \$100. For example, if the moneyline for Team A is +200, that means that if you bet \$100 on Team A to win, you would collect \$200 if they won. If the moneyline for Team B is -250, that means that you would need to bet \$250 on Team B to win \$100.

The Point Spread: In sports betting this is the predicted scoring differential between two opponents as quoted by a sports book. A “line” is set for each game by the oddsmakers. The favorite will have a – (minus) sign followed by a number, while the underdog will have a + (plus), followed by a number. For example, let’s say that Team A is playing Team B and the oddsmakers set the line at – 7.5 for Team A and + 7.5 for Team B. If you bet on Team A, they must win the game by more than 7.5 points for you to win your bet. Betting on Team B means that they can lose by up to 7 points and you still win your bet.

### The Total

The total is the most common type of sports selection. In essence, you are betting on whether the combined score of both teams will be more or less than the total listed by the sportsbook. For example, in an NBA game with a listed total of 195, you would need 190 points or more to win an Over bet, and 189 points or fewer to win an Under bet.

## How to Place a Sports Select Bet

Sports Select is a sports betting game offered by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. To play, you must choose six different sports games from a list of available games. You can also choose to bet on the outcome of all six games, or a combination of some of the games.

### The Moneyline

The Moneyline is the most common type of bet in Sports Select and simply involves picking which team you think will win or lose. For example, if the Winnipeg Jets are playing the Nashville Predators, the Moneyline might look something like this:

Winnipeg Jets -200
Nashville Predators +150

The -200 next to the Winnipeg Jets means that you would have to bet \$200 to win \$100. The +150 next to the Nashville Predators means that you would win \$150 for every \$100 you bet.

In order to make betting fair, oddsmakers will create a spread. This is the margin of victory that they feel one team has over another. For example, if the New England Patriots are playing the Miami Dolphins, the Patriots may be -7. This means they must win the game by more than 7 points in order to win the bet. On the other hand, if you bet on the Dolphins +7, this means that as long as they lose by less than 7 points or win outright, you will win your bet.

### The Total

To bet on the total, you must predict whether the combined score of both teams will be more or less than the total. The total is always listed as a whole number, with decimals dropped. If the final score of the game ends up exactly on the number, then it is a push (nobody wins or loses).

## How to Read the Odds

Sports Select is a lottery game in which players pick three-digit numbers. The game is offered by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. The game is played by picking a three-digit number from 000 to 999. The player can select their own numbers or have the machine randomly select the numbers for them.

### The Moneyline

The Moneyline is the most common way to bet on sports. In Moneyline betting, you simply pick the team or player you think will win. One of the great things about Moneyline betting is that there is no point-spread to worry about. If your team wins, you win!

The odds for a Moneyline bet are usually presented in one of two ways. The first way is with a plus (+) or minus (-) sign in front of the number. For example, a -150 moneyline means you would need to bet \$150 to win \$100. Conversely, a +120 moneyline means that for every \$100 you bet, you would win \$120 if your team wins.

The other way that Moneyline odds can be presented is with a decimal point. For example, 1.5 means that for every \$1 you bet, you would win \$1.50 if your team or player wins. Decimal odds are more common in Europe but becoming more popular in North America as well.

The point spread is a number assigned by the sportsbooks to make betting on either the favorite or underdog more equitable for the bettor. When two teams are set to match up, the sportsbooks will evaluate both team’s strengths and weakness and assign a point spread. The favorite will always have a negative point spread (example: -7) assigned to them, while the underdog will always have a positive point spread (example: +7) assigned to them.

The point spread is used in order to even out the odds when betting on games. Let’s say you want to bet on the Patriots to beat the Dolphins. The Pats are clearly stronger than the Fins, so they are favored by 7 points. This means that, in order for you to win your bet, the Patriots must not only win the game, but they must win by more than 7 points. On the other side of that same game, let’s say you want to bet on the Dolphins to beat the Pats. Although this might seem like a long shot, with a +7 point spread, all they need to do is stay within 7 points of the Patriots, or even lose the game by less than 7 points and you will still win your bet!

### The Total

The total is the number of points scored in a game by both teams combined. In order to win a bet on the total, you would need to correctly predict whether the final score would be over or under the number set by the sportsbook. For example, let’s say that the Los Angeles Lakers are playing the Boston Celtics and the total is set at 210.5. If you bet the over and the final score of the game is 211-208 in favor of the Lakers, then you would win your bet because the combined score of both teams was greater than 210.5. However, if you had bet on the under and the final score was 209-207 in favor of the Lakers, then you would lose your bet because the combined score of both teams was less than 210.5.

## FAQ’s

Q: What is a Sports Select ticket?
A: A Sports Select ticket is a lottery ticket where you pick 3 or more games from a list of eligible games, and if you correctly predict the outcomes of all the games you selected, you win a prize.

Q: How do I play Sports Select?
A: You can play Sports Select by purchasing a ticket from an authorized lottery retailer. Once you have your ticket, simply select 3 or more games from the eligible game list, and then predict whether each game will be a win, lose, or tie. If you correctly predict the outcomes of all the games you selected, you win a prize!

Q: What are the odds of winning?
A: The odds of winning depend on how many games you select and how many correct predictions you make. For example, if you select 3 games and correctly predict all 3 outcomes, your odds of winning are 1 in 8. If you select 4 games and correctly predict all 4 outcomes, your odds of winning are 1 in 24.5. The more games you select and the more correct predictions you make, the better your chances of winning!

Q: How much can I win?
A: The amount you can win depends on how many games you select and how much money you wager. For example, if you select 3 games and wager \$5 per game, and correctly predict all 3 outcomes, your prize will be \$15. If you select 4 games and wager \$5 per game, and correctly predict all 4 outcomes, your prize will be \$100. The more games you select and the more money you wager per game, the larger your potential prize!