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Move the Line

Welcome to this comprehensive guide to understanding our exclusive "Move the Line" feature. As a platform dedicated to enhancing the sports betting experience, theScore Bet® offers unique options designed to provide more flexibility and control for bettors.


In this guide, we delve into the intricacies of the "Move the Line" feature and explain how it can be utilized effectively in your wagering strategy. Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge to make informed decisions. Join us as we unravel the benefits and potential challenges of this innovative betting tool, empowering you to make the most of your sports betting journey.

What is the ‘Move the Line’ feature?

The "Move the Line" feature is a versatile betting tool offered by theScore Bet that allows bettors to adjust the Point spread or Over/Under odds in a game to their liking. By customizing these parameters, you can effectively fine-tune your wagers according to your preferences and risk tolerance.


To understand how the "Move the Line" feature works, let's first briefly discuss point Spreads and Over/Under odds:


  • Point Spread: This is a type of bet where a specific number of points, known as the Spread, is used to balance the odds between 2 unevenly matched teams. In a point Spread bet, the favourite is required to win by more than the spread, while the underdog must either win outright or lose by less than the spread.
  • Over/Under Odds: Also known as Total bets, Over/Under odds bets focus on predicting whether the combined score of both teams in a game will be over or under a predetermined number set by the bookmaker.


With the "Move the Line" feature, you can adjust the Spread or Over/Under odds by a certain number of points. For example, if the original Spread for a game is set at -3.5 for the favourite, you can choose to move the line to -2.5, making it easier for the favourite to cover the spread. Alternatively, you can also increase the spread to -4.5, providing a larger margin but potentially a higher payout.


Similarly, for Over/Under odds, you can move the line up or down to alter the Over/Under threshold, customizing it to your preferred betting strategy. Please note that changing the point Spread or Total odds will directly impact the potential payout. Adjusting the line in your favour will typically result in a lower payout, while moving it against your favour may increase the potential payout, albeit with higher risk.

Examples using the ‘Move the Line’ feature

To help illustrate the "Move the Line" feature in action, let's consider 2 hypothetical hockey match scenarios and how the feature can be utilized to adjust your bets accordingly:

Example 1: Point Spread Adjustment

Original Matchup: New York Rangers (-1.5) vs. Los Angeles Kings (+1.5)

In this game, the New York Rangers are the favourites, and they must win by more than 1.5 goals to cover the point spread. The Los Angeles Kings, as the underdogs, must either win outright or lose by 1.5 goals or fewer to cover the spread.


Using the "Move the Line" feature, you decide to adjust the point spread to -0.5 for the Rangers, making it easier for them to cover the spread as they now only need to win by 1 goal. However, this adjustment will result in a lower potential payout due to the decreased risk.

Example 2: Total Odds Adjustment

Original Total Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Over/Under 5.5)


In this matchup, the bookmaker has set the total odds at 5.5 goals. Bettors must decide whether the combined score of both teams will be over or under this number. Suppose you predict a high-scoring game and want to move the line to increase your potential payout. Using the "Move the Line" feature, you can adjust the total odds to Over/Under 6.5.


Now, if the combined score of both teams is 7 goals or more, your over bet will win. Conversely, if the combined score is 6 goals or fewer, the under bet wins. By moving the line to 6.5, you have increased the potential payout but also assumed a higher risk.

Should you use ‘Move the Line’?

While the "Move the Line" feature offers increased flexibility and control over your bets, it's crucial to understand when and how to use it effectively. Here are some scenarios where employing the "Move the Line" feature could be beneficial:

Gaining an edge through research and analysis

If you've conducted thorough research and analysis on a particular matchup, you may have unique insights that lead you to believe the point spread or total odds set by the bookmaker are off. In such cases, the "Move the Line" feature can be advantageous, as it allows you to capitalize on your knowledge by adjusting the line to better align with your predictions.

Managing risk

The "Move the Line" feature can be used as a risk management tool, enabling you to fine-tune your bets to a level of risk you're comfortable with.


For instance, if you're risk-averse, you can use the feature to reduce the Spread or move the Total odds line down, making it more likely to win but with a lower payout. If you're willing to assume more risk for higher potential returns, you can increase the point Spread or Over/Under odds instead.

Other exclusive bet available at theScore Bet

In addition to the innovative "Move the Line" feature, theScore Bet offers a range of other exclusive betting options designed to enhance your sports wagering experience. One such feature available on our platform is the ‘Parlay+’ option.


"Parlay+" is another exclusive feature available at theScore Bet, designed to elevate your parlay betting experience. A parlay bet is a single wager that combines multiple individual bets, with all selections needing to be correct for the bet to win.


The "Parlay+" feature simplifies the process of creating and customizing parlays, allowing you to build your bets with ease and flexibility. This feature also enables you to include various bet types, such as money lines, point spreads, and totals, in a single parlay, offering more variety and excitement for your betting endeavours.

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