# How Do I Buy Points?

You can ‘buy points’ on NFL, NCAA Football, and any Basketball point spreads and totals from your Bet Slip.

Buying points moves the point spread or total by half a point increments to either:

- Give away less points with the favorite.
- Get more points with the underdog.

For NFL and NCAA Football, the cost of buying half a point depends on the point you are buying onto or off of (i.e., 3, 7 or other) and whether the odds are standard (-110) or off-standard (e.g., -120). There is no such premium in Basketball.

In NFL and NCAA Football:

You can buy up to one and a half points (1/2, 1, 1 ½) from any whole or half number (e.g., from +4.5 to +5 or from -4.5 to -4).

In Basketball:

You can buy up to one and a half points from any whole or half number (e.g., from +4.5 up to +6 or from -5 down to -3.5).

How to Buy Points

1. On the Bet Slip, under the details of your bet, select the drop-down menu, in the Buy Points! box.

2. Select the number of points you wish to buy from the menu.

3. The point spread and odds for each bet are automatically recalculated for you, and your total risk and win amounts are updated at the bottom of the Bet Slip.

**Rules for Buying Points**

1. Bets must be placed on the outcome of a single event or game, and all standard rules apply.

2. If you’ve selected the favorite, they must cover the “new” point spread; if you’ve taken the underdog, they must lose by less than the new spread or win the game outright.

3. The maximum number of points you can buy is 1½ points on football or basketball.

**The Cost of Buying Points**

**Standard odds**

With standard odds, the cost of buying each half a point is $0.10 added to the price or juice. For example: if you buy ½ point on an NFL line that is standard -110, the new price will be -120.

However, the following exceptions apply when buying points for NFL and NCAA Football:

- You can buy half a point (up to 1.5 points) onto or off of a spread of 3 (eg. from +2.5 to +3 or from -3.5 to -3); it will cost an additional $0.25 (added to the juice or price) for NFL point spreads and an additional $0.15 for NCAA Football point spreads.
- You can buy half a point (up to 1.5 points) onto or off of a spread of 7 (eg. from +6.5 to +7 or from -7.5 to -7); it will cost an additional $0.15 (added to the juice or price) for NFL point spreads. The additional cost remains at $0.10 for NCAA Football.

Here are a couple of examples:

- Suppose the New York Giants are 5.5 point underdogs (+5.5). To move the spread to +6 points, you need to buy half a point. The cost of doing so is an additional $0.10 - which means that you must now bet $120 instead of $110 to make a profit of $100.
- Now suppose the New York Giants are 2.5 point underdogs (+2.5). To move the spread to +3 points, you need to buy half a point again. However, because it’s an NFL game, the cost of doing so is an additional $0.25. You must now bet $135 to make a profit of $100.
- Similarly, if the Florida Gators are 3.5 point favorites (-3.5), you can buy half a point to move the point spread to -3 points. This time, because it’s an NCAA Football game, the cost of doing so is an additional $0.15. You must now bet $125 to make a profit of $100.

Off-Standard odds:

With off-standard odds, the cost of buying each half a point depends on whether the odds are greater than or less than -110 (standard odds). The same exceptions for the NFL and NCAA Football outlined above apply. For example:

- If the odds are positive or greater than -110 (e.g., -105; even; +145), a charge is applied to bring the odds to -110 before the $0.10 is applied*
- If the odds are less than -110 (e.g., -115 or -165), the charge of $0.10 is applied directly*

*Reminder:

- Buying on or off of 3 and 7 in the NFL will cost $0.25 and $0.15 respectively
- For NCAA, buying on or off of 3 will cost $0.15 (there is no additional premium for buying on or off 7 for NCAA)

Examples for buying points can be found in the table below:

Original Odds | After Buying ½ Point | After Buying 1 Point | After Buying 1½ Points |

Basketball | |||

+8.5 (-110) | +9 (-120) | +9.5 (-130) | +10 (-140) |

-3 (-105) | -2.5 (-120) | -2 (-130) | -1.5 (-140) |

+1.5 (+110) | +2 (-120) | +2.5 (-130) | +3 (-140) |

+4 (-115) | +4.5 (-125) | +5 (-135) | +5.5 (-145) |

NFL | |||

+3.5 (-120) | +4 (-130) | +4.5 (-140) | +5 (-150) |

+3.5 (-105) | +4 (-120) | +4.5 (-130) | +5 (-140) |

-3.5 (EVEN) | -3 (-135) | -2.5 (-160) | -2 (-170) |

-7.5 (-120) | -7 (-135) | -6.5 (-150) | -6 (-160) |

NCAA Football | |||

-3.5 (EVEN) | -3 (-125) | -2.5 (-140) | -2 (-150) |

-7.5 (-120) | -7 (-130) | -6.5 (140) | -6 (-150) |

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