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Pro-Line Odds vs Online Bookie Odds

You have probably been told this a hundred times or more, but I'll say it again.  Pro-line just simply can not compete against online betting service providers.  There is just way too much overhead to even come close to being able to match the betting odds offered at an online bookie.  One thing that seems to keep Canadians from going to online sportsbooks is that they are familiar with Pro-Line and can not seem to understand the odds and types of bets available online.  Below you will find out how to convert the odds so that you can make sense of the odds being displayed at the most popular online bookies.




How to convert online odds to Pro-Line Odds

Any Canadian that has ever placed a bet using Proline, understands how the odds are calculated.  You take your initial bet and you multiply that by the odds given.  For example; A $5 bet at 1.91 odds will give you a ticket worth $9.55.  Pro-Line uses the decimal odds system.  So does every online sports bookie, but it is usually not the default setting.
    Usually it will be in American odds or fractional odds.  If you see odds being displayed as -110, +120, -160, +140 etc, then the odds are in American odds format.  What this means, that for odds that are -, you will need to wager that amount to win $100.  For example, if the odds are -110, then you will need to wager $1.10 for every $1.00 that you want to win.  A $5 bet at -110 will give you a ticket that is worth $9.54.  For odds that are +, you will win that amount for every dollar wagered.  For example, a $5 bet at +120 odds will give you a $11 ticket.
    If the odds are displayed as a fraction, then the odds will be in the fractional format.  The odds are typically displayed as 10/11, 12/13, 4/5, 7/9 etc.  To calculate how much you will win, you will need to multiply your bet by the odds.  For example a $5 wager at 10/11 odds will reward you with a $9.54 ticket.



How to find the Decimal odds at Online Bookies

If you are familiar with an odds format, then converting odds is a more or less useless task.  To find the decimal odds format (the one that Pro-Line uses) at any online sports bookie is an easy task.
    At the Bodog website you will be able to get the decimal odds by first clicking on the type of wager you want to place.  Then you will need to click on the tab that typically says American Odds by default.  There you will need to change it to Decimal Odds.  Still not sure where it is, check out the picture below which will show you where you can convert the odds to the Pro-Line format.


Bodog.ca Decimal odds


Decimal, Fractional and American Odds Comparison


Decimal Odds

Fractional Odds

American Odds

1.10

1/10

-1000

1.15

3/20

-667

1.20

1/5

-500

1.25

1/4

-400

1.30

3/10

-333

1.35

7/20

-286

1.40

2/5

-250

1.45

9/30

-222

1.50

1/2

-200

1.55

11/20

-182

1.60

3/5

-167

1.65

13/20

-154

1.70

7/10

-143

1.75

3/4

-133

1.80

4/5

-125

1.85

17/20

-118

1.90

9/10

-111

1.95

20/21

-105

2.00

1/1

-100

2.05

21/20

+105

2.10

11/10

+110

2.15

23/20

+115

2.20

6/5

+120

2.30

13/10

+130

2.40

7/5

+140

2.50

3/2

+150

2.60

8/5

+160

2.70

17/10

+170

2.80

9/5

+180

2.90

19/10

+190

3.00

2/1

+200

3.50

5/2

+250

4.00

3/1

+300

4.50

7/2

+350

5.00

4/1

+400

8.00

7/1

+700

10.00

9/1

+900