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Lacrosse American Betting Odds Explained

Lacrosse is becoming a hugely popular sport, and more and more people want to be able to bet on leagues such as the NLL and PLL. Online sports betting sites around the country are increasingly offering lacrosse markets. That’s where we come in. Below we will guide you through the best lacrosse online sportsbooks in the US, show you available bets, and even help you master American odds.

What Are American Betting Odds?

Since American odds are displayed differently than decimal and fractional odds, many believe they are more challenging to understand. Don’t worry – once you know the basics, you’ll be able to read US odds efficiently.

Instead of offering a fractional or decimal system based on how likely an event is to happen, American odds are different. You still have a favorite and underdog for each game or sporting event, but US odds display the favorite with a minus (-) symbol and the underdog with a positive (+) symbol. The number attached to the minus (-) symbol shows how much you must wager to win back one unit (such as $10 or $100). Alternatively, the plus (+) symbol shows how much you win for every unit you wager.

For example, say you are betting on the Super Bowl, and the Los Angeles Rams are favorites to win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. You could see the Rams with odds of -500, while the Buccaneers have odds of +600. Simply put, this is the sportsbook deciding that the Rams have more chance of winning the game.

Therefore, to potentially win $100 by betting on the Rams, you will need to wager $500. Underdog bets are more lucrative and riskier. If you were to wager $100 on the Buccaneers and the team wins, you would get $600 back in winnings.

How Do I Bet on Lacrosse Legally in the United States?

There is a lot of buzz around sports betting in the US thanks to the increasing number of states opening doors to sportsbooks, both online and offline. All this is possible because the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 was abolished in 2018.

With the removal of PASPA, states were finally free to create their own legislation to support sports betting. Since then, many states have introduced regulatory frameworks and licenses to bring legal online sportsbooks to residents. In fact, there are currently over 30 states that now offer some form of sports betting.

For the first time, fans of lacrosse and other sports can add a new dimension to games by making legal bets. Even so, it is worth noting that not all states support online sports betting, so it is best to check the laws in the state you are located. In markets where sportsbooks are available, you can access betting markets covering major lacrosse leagues.

What Lacrosse Competitions Can I Bet On With US Sportsbooks?

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing professional sports in the United States. As more people watch the game and the casual fanbase grows, online sports betting operators are taking notice. To cater to the growing market, sportsbooks around the US now offer betting lines on the following lacrosse

National Lacrosse League

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) has been running – under various names – since 1986. However, the league has seen consistent growth since the turn of the century. With average gates of over 9,000 people, the NLL is the third best-attended professional indoor sports league in the world (after the NHL and NBA).

Seasons run from January to June with the following teams: Georgia Swarm, Albany FireWolves, Rochester Knighthawks, Toronto Rock, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Saskatchewan Rush, Philadelphia Wings, San Diego Seals, Buffalo Bandits, and Vancouver Warriors.

Premier Lacrosse League

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) is a new pro league that made its debut in 2018 before merging with Major League Lacrosse (MLL) in 2020. Each season lasts from June to September, and many NLL players also play in the Premier Lacrosse League. Current teams are Chaos Lacrosse Club, Chrome Lacrosse Club, Atlas Lacrosse Club, Whipsnakes
Lacrosse Club, Redwoods Lacrosse Club, Waterdogs Lacrosse Club, Cannons Lacrosse Club, and Archers Lacrosse Club.

NCAA Lacrosse

There are lacrosse championships available for all three Divisions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). However, some states do not support sports betting for collegiate sports and only focus on professional sports. It is worth checking the regulations in the state you are betting from to see if betting on NCAA sports is legal.

What Bets Can I Place on Lacrosse?

Most betting lines for lacrosse are the standard options, but sometimes you can find more exotic markets if there is a major game:

  • Moneyline: The classic US sports betting wager, the moneyline is where you bet on which team you think will be the outright winner of a game.
  • Points Spread: With this type of bet, you will be betting on the margin of victory for the
    favorite or whether the underdog will lose within a specific range. For example, when the favorite is at -4, they must win by 4 points. The underdog will be +4 and must avoid defeat by fewer than 4 points.
  • Totals: This Under/Over bet allows you to bet on the total number of points in a game when both teams’ points are combined. More specifically, you predict whether the combined score will be under or over the number set by the bookie.
  • Parlays: One of the most popular betting lines, a parlay allows you to group wagers from different betting markets into a single bet slip. Each individual bet is called a leg, and for the parlay to pay out, each leg must be a winning bet.
  • Proposition Bet: Known as the prop bet, you will be betting on events within a game instead of the overall outcomes. For example, wagers on players of specific things that happen during a game.
  • Future Bet: Many major markets allow you to bet well before the event. Known as a future bet, this will provide better odds because you won’t know the participants and other details.


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