American odds are mostly employed by sites that appeal to US sports bettors, also know as”moneyline odds” they are the chances most frequently employed for moneyline betting for American sport bettors. American chances are probably the easiest to understand as odds represent how much the bettor will have to wager to win $100.
American Odds are 1 way to express odds. A pick em is going to be listed as”pk” or”select” or”select’em” depending on your website. There are two basic types, favorites and underdogs
Favorites come with a — symbol attached. The higher the absolute value of the number, the better the chance the bet will win. So for example a -200 favored has a better chance to win than a -120 favorite. 200 is higher than 120 this is what we mean by absolute price, you dismiss the — signal and take only the number when considering this.
Underdogs come with a symbol attached. The greater the number, the bigger the underdog. Thus a +200 underdog has a better chance to win than a +500 underdog.