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# How do I buy points?

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

Buying points moves the point spread 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 (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 half a point onto a flat number only (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 **

- On the bet slip, under the details of your bet, select 'Buy 1/2 point' from the drop-down menu.
- 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**

- Wagers must be placed on the outcome of a single event or game, and all standard rules apply.
- The team you bet on must win by the point spread you have bought.
- The maximum number of points you can buy is ½ point on Football and up to 1½ points on Basketball.

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**The Cost of Buying Points **

**Standard odds**

With standard odds, the cost of buying each half a point is .10.

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

· You can buy half a point on a spread of 3 (from +2.5 to +3 or from -3.5 to -3), but you are charged a total of .25 for NFL point spreads and a total of .15 for NCAA Football point spreads.

· You can buy half a point on a spread of 7 (from +6.5 to +7 or from -7.5 to -7), but you are charged a total of .15 for NFL point spreads.** The cost remains at a total of .10 for NCAA Football**.

For example:

· Suppose the New York Jets 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 a total of .10 - which means that you must now bet $120 instead of $110 to make a profit of $100.

· Now suppose the New York Jets 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 a total of .25. You must now bet $135 to make a profit of $100.

· Similarly, if the Wisconsin Badgers 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 a total of .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 .10 is applied (or .25/.15 if you’re buying onto a spread of 3 or 7 with NFL and NCAA Football).

· If the odds are less than -110 (e.g., -115 or -165), the charge of .10 is applied directly (or .25/.15 if you’re buying on a spread of 3 or 7 with NFL and NCAA Football).

Costs are tabled below:

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

Basketball |
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+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 |
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+3.5 (-120) | +4 (-130) | n/a | n/a |

+3.5 (-105) | +4 (-120) | n/a | n/a |

-3.5 (EVEN) | -3 (-135) | n/a | n/a |

-7.5 (-120) | -7 (-135) | n/a | n/a |

NCAA Football |
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-3.5 (EVEN) | -3 (-125) | n/a | n/a |

-7.5 (-120) | -7 (-130) | n/a | n/a |

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