Sports betting is becoming more and more popular in the US, and as more people get involved, sports that don’t take as much national spotlight are getting more attention. While the major leagues have been available on most sportsbooks since sports betting started spreading in the US, sports like lacrosse are only just beginning to get markets and odds.
There has never been a better time to be a lacrosse fan interested in betting. While more complicated bets are becoming available, sometimes you just want to keep it simple. Moneyline bets are perfect for this, letting you choose the team you think will win with no added complications.
To learn more about moneyline betting on lacrosse, read our expert guide below.
What is the National Lacrosse League?
The National Lacrosse League is a professional box lacrosse league in North America. 15 teams, ten from the US and five from Canada, compete across two conferences. There are eight teams in the East Conference, and seven in the West Conference, which play 18 games during the season. The teams with the best records after 18 games make it to the playoffs.
The four top teams from the East Conference and three top teams from the West Conference qualify for the playoffs. The final spot is given to the remaining team with the best record, no matter what conference. The teams play each other, with the losers eliminated, until only two sides remain. The winner of this game claims the National Lacrosse League Championship.
What is a Moneyline Bet?
A moneyline is one of the most straightforward bets you can place on any US sport. You just have to select which team or athlete you think will win. So when you’re betting on National Lacrosse League games, you just need to choose a team to win.
You will get odds for each team to win, which will tell you how much you can make from any amount you bet. If the team you back does win the game, you will receive your bet back and profit based on the odds. However, if you are incorrect, you will lose your money.
Moneyline American Odds
Most US sportsbooks will offer lacrosse betting markets with American odds, showing you the favorite with a (-) symbol and the underdog with a (+) symbol. When you bet with the favorite, the number next to the (-) symbol will tell you how much you need to bet to win$100. However, when you bet on the underdog, the number next to the (+) symbol tells you how much you can win by betting $100.
Here are some lacrosse examples to help you understand. A sportsbook offers odds of -130 for the New York Riptide to beat the Georgia Swarm. The Riptide is the favorite, so betting $130 will net you a profit of $100. If the Riptide wins the game, you’ll end up with a $100 profit and your $130 stake in your sportsbook account, a total of $230.
In the same game, a sportsbook offers odds of +150 for the Georgia Swarm to win. As this team is the underdog, the number tells you how much you can win by betting $100. If you bet $100 on the Swarm and the team wins, you’ll claim a $150 profit. That will leave you with $250 in your betting wallet.
You don’t always have to bet in $100 increments. For example, a $13 bet on the Riptide in this game would win you $10.
How do I Bet on Lacrosse Legally in the US?
Since the US Supreme Court turned over the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), every state in the US has been able to legalize sports betting. Dozens of states have passed legislation to allow online and retail sports betting, like New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. You can visit these jurisdictions to place bets on lacrosse and other professional sports.
You don’t need to be a resident of these states, just within its borders while betting. Each region will have its own sports betting regulatory body, and you can only use sportsbooks licensed by the regulatory body of the state you are in. You must follow all local rules, including meeting the minimum gambling age.
The National Lacrosse League will be available on many betting sites, with markets like moneylines available for most games. However, if you want to bet on college lacrosse, you will need to check your state’s regulations. Even states with legal sports betting have additional rules on college betting, which may prohibit you from wagering on these events.
How to Sign Up with Legal US Sportsbooks
Most US sportsbooks make it very easy for you to sign up and start betting on lacrosse. If you want to get registered and place your first bet even faster, follow our step-by-step guide below.
- Visit a state where online sports betting is legal.
- Choose a licensed sportsbook.
- Click the “Sign Up” or “Register” button on this betting site.
- Enter your full name, address, date of birth, email, and phone number. You will also need to enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. The sportsbook needs this information to verify your identity.
- Create a username and password for your new account.
- If you have a sportsbook promo code to claim a welcome bonus, enter it during your sign up. You can continue without any issues if you don’t have a code.
- Agree to the terms and conditions and confirm you are of legal gambling age.
- Visit the betting site’s cashier section with your new sports betting account. Select a payment method and how much to deposit. If you are claiming a welcome bonus, you may need to use a specific payment option or meet a minimum deposit requirement. Most deposits are instant.
- Browse the sportsbook for its lacrosse betting section and click to see what markets are available.
- Add a market to your bet slip, choose your stake, and confirm the bet.
- If your bet wins, return to the cashier section for instructions on withdrawing.
Sports Betting Verification
Before you can withdraw from most sportsbooks, you will need to verify your account. Usually, a betting site will ask you to upload or email copies of your photo ID and proof of address to the site to help confirm your identity. Once you do this, the sportsbook will need a few days at most to process your verification. You’ll be able to withdraw freely once you are verified.
Moneyline Betting on Lacrosse Overview
A moneyline may be one of the most basic bets you can place on lacrosse, but it is still one of the most exciting. You can place bets on the New York Riptide and other National Lacrosse League teams from many states in the US. Download a sportsbook app, sign up, and start betting today!
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