The Notion of 1X2 and Moneyline

Moneyline and 1X2 are the most widespread on the market. They are very popular being the simplest in reckoning. 
The 1X2 is a bet on Team1 win, a draw and Team2 win. These bets are labeled mostly the same among different bookies.

1X – Team1 wins or draws.
2X – Team2 wins or draws.
X – a draw.

This line looks pretty standard at most sportsbooks. At 10Bet, for instance:

The Notion of 1X2

The odds would be set out according to the patterns of other wagers. They are formed depending on the chalk and the dog. Consequently, the outsider (dog) has more chances. A draw is inversely proportional to the implied probability of the given outcome. In other words, the higher the probability of a draw, the minor the chances, and vice versa.

However, 1X2 is too much of a risk. Match duration is nothing but the time for which the given line is presented. Such sort of information is offered in details in “Betting Rules” on the website of any sportsbook.

Moreover, pay attention to team’s numeration. Sometimes, the bookie may turn it upside-down (marked blue). And after some time they place it as it should be. Thus, you can make an annoying mistake. (Marathon example).


Pinnacle’s draw bet appears to be set next to the bet on the outcome (marked green), though most offices place it in the middle.

Betting outcomes you may observe 1X, 2X and 12 lines formation – double chance betting. Consequently, every bet contains two outcomes:

1X – Team1 wins or draws
2X – Team2 wins or draws
12 – Team1 or Team2 win

BetCity gives it this way (marked green):

1X succeed in case Team1 ends with a draw or wins. If Team2 wins or ends with a tie, 2X turns out to be a winning bet.  

But what’s to be done with those sports which have no tie like tennis, baseball, volleyball and ,actually, all the rest which have to end up with a win of one of the teams.

For such reason bookmakers thought up the way out – Moneyline. It's a line consisting of well-known bets - 1 and 2. The difference between 1X2 and Moneyline lies in the absence of a draw (Sbobet example):

The difference between 1X2 and Moneyline lies in the absence of a draw

Lean and mean, as you see. All you have to do is decide what team you confide in more.

Moneyline still has some exceptions. Some bookies offer it for those sports that have only two possible outcomes and, in case of a draw, they simply cancel the bet. As a result, it looks like a zero handicap.

Both line variants are alike but used in different sports. Even here you can make a mistake because of carelessness. That's up to you to decide which step to take. Don’t chase a success, let a success chase you!

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