Lacrosse Betting Guide

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How to Bet on Lacrosse

Lacrosse is a fast-paced, high-action game that is predominantly played in the United States, Canada, and even Australia. Exposure of the game over the years has increased in Asia and Europe.

As sports betting has increased too over the years, this has led to increased betting opportunities for lacrosse bettors.

Top Five Tips for Betting on Lacrosse 

Even though there is lacrosse in the United States, it is not as major of a sport compared to others that are available. In Canada, however, the sport has been increasing in popularity, only to trail just behind hockey

For betting opportunities, there are five you need to know, and those are:

  • Understanding the sport
  • Picking a sportsbook 
  • Betting types and odds 
  • Selecting an event to bet 
  • Money management 

Understanding the Sport

Assuming you are a sports fan, you have somewhat of an idea of how different sports operate. Lacrosse, no offense to the sport, is just not as popular as it is in the states. So, with that being said, you need to understand the sport itself before you venture out to bet on it. 

Lacrosse is a game where two teams battle to throw a ball into the other team's goal. To do this, they have sticks with netting on one end and then have the opportunity to pass or shoot. If you understand football and soccer, you can easily follow along with the rules of the sport. 

Picking a Sportsbook 

Once you have a good understanding of the sport, it is time to get a sportsbook and place your bets. Finding one to research is as simple as placing a search online. There are a handful of options, but do not let this scare you. 

I would look for ones that have the best payouts, best odds, and a trustworthy website in general. If you read up on reviews before you deposit money, you can get a good idea of how the website works. 

Betting Types and Odds

Moneyline bets are going to be the most common one you are going to run into, regardless if it is lacrosse or not. American sports try to make it a point to use the money line odds instead of others that have the potential to be listed. 

By reading a moneyline bet in lacrosse, you can determine the one in which a person bets on to be an outright winner. 

Team A-160
Team B+90

Team A would be the favorite, as shown by the minus symbol. Bettors would have to bet $160 to win $100. By placing a bet on Team B, you would need to bet $90 to receive $100 profit if that pick wins. 

Selecting an Event to Bet

There are a few championship lacrosse events worth your time to watch and bet on. Since the sport continues to grow, the amount of events increases as well. 

The World Championship is an event to determine who is the best lacrosse team in the world. Since growing in popularity, it has been sanctioned by the Federation of International Lacrosse. 

The National Lacrosse League is a Canadian indoor league that features just eight teams. The most common exposure of the event is the NCAA, with 61 Division I Men's Lacrosse teams and 88 women's teams. With the plethora of events to choose from, this leaves the door open to great betting chances. 

Money Management 

This is all about making sure you have the funds to put your money to work properly. If it comes down between paying the light bill and placing a bet on a lacrosse event, then please, by all means, get some help. 

It is important to evaluate your spending habits and your gambling ones too. See if your budget meets or fails the added spending of gambling. If not, you are going to have to go back to the drawing board and come up with a plan.

How To Bet On Lacrosse FAQ

How do I bet on NCAA lacrosse betting lines?
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Whether you’re betting on college or professional events, neither form of betting is better than the next. The only difference is, you will have the NCAA exposure with tons of teams per day as opposed to professional lacrosse. You just have to be sure that it’s legal to bet on collegiate events where you are.

What is an over/under in lacrosse?
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This betting format is where you place a bet on how high or low the score will be once the event ends. So if an over/under score of eight is given, that means you have two options.

Either you think that the combined scores of the two teams will be more than eight, which is the over. Or, if you think it will be a low-scoring game, then you can bet under, and the score would have to be under eight for your bet to win.

How do I know who is a good team or player?
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By looking up various teams, you can get a good estimate on who dominates the sport. Research as much as you can to find out more about the teams and players. Check out the sport’s professional website and then college pages if they are a college team.

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