How To Place A Caesars Sportsbook Straight Bet

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If you’re new to online sports betting and wondering how to place a straight bet on the Caesars Sportsbook App, you’re in the right place. Straight bets, known for their simplicity and popularity, are a great starting point for newcomers. While our tutorial video will guide you step-by-step, this guide will delve into what a straight bet is, including its types, and provide a real NBA example to help you understand how to place one.

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Understanding Straight Bets in Sports Betting

A straight bet, or a single bet, is a wager on the outcome of a single event or game. It’s straightforward and common among bettors for its simplicity.

Types of Straight Bets on Caesars Sportsbook

Straight bets come in various forms:

  • Moneyline Bets: Betting on which team will win the game.
  • Point Spread Bets: Betting on a team to win by a certain margin or to lose by less than a specific number of points.
  • Totals Bets (Over/Under): Betting on the total combined score of both teams in a game.

Real NBA Example of a Straight Bet on Caesars Sportsbook

Imagine you’re interested in placing a straight bet on an NBA game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers. You decide to place a point spread bet, betting that the Bucks will win by more than 5 points. This means for your bet to win, the Bucks need to win the game by a margin greater than the specified point spread.

Why Place a Straight Bet at Caesars Sportsbook?

  • Ease of Understanding: Straight bets are easy to grasp, making them ideal for beginners.
  • Wide Range of Options: Caesars Sportsbook offers straight bets across a variety of sports and events.

Tips for Placing a Straight Bet

  • Research the Teams: Knowledge about the teams involved can inform your betting choices.
  • Understand the Odds: Familiarize yourself with how odds work for different types of straight bets.

Experience Simplicity and Excitement of Straight Betting

These types of wagers are simple and exciting. It allows new bettors to get comfortable with sports betting and understand the basics before exploring more complex bet types.

Enhancing Your Betting Strategy

Once you’re familiar with straight bets, you can start exploring more complex strategies on Caesars Sportsbook to enhance your betting experience.

Ready to Start Betting?

Now that you understand how these wagers work and have seen an NBA example, you’re well-prepared to place your first straight bet on the Caesars Sportsbook App. Dive into sports betting with confidence and enjoy the thrill of the game.

Step 1: Find an event

Once you have the FanDuel Sportsbook App opened and are logged in, the first step is finding the event you want to place a bet on. You can search for the event by scrolling the home screen or using the All Sports Menu.

In the video above, I’m betting the Memphis Grizzlies as an eight-point underdog.

Step 2: Enter your wager

After selecting your bet, the second step is to enter your wager amount. To do so, select the wager section at the bottom of the screen. There you will enter the amount you want to bet.

Step 3: Place your bet

The third and final step to placing a straight bet is pressing the “place bet” button at the bottom of the screen.

Congratulations, you have successfully placed a straight bet on the FanDuel Sportsbook App!

Caesars Sportsbook Straight Bet FAQ

What is a straight bet at Caesars Sportsbook?

A straight bet can be any single wager on the moneyline, point spread, or totals line of a given game. The game lines at Caesars Sportsbook prominently feature these three bet types for any particular event.

Is a moneyline bet a straight bet?

Yes. Any time you place a single moneyline wager, that qualifies as a straight bet. Moneyline bets place odds on which team or athlete will win a game outright. The favored team will come with less favorable payout odds than the underdog.

What’s the difference between a straight bet and a parlay?

A straight bet is a single wager on the outcome of a single event. You pick one team, player, or outcome, and you bet on whether they will win or lose. The potential payout for a straight bet is determined by the odds assigned to your chosen selection.

A parlay is a type of bet that involves combining selections from multiple sporting events into a single wager. In a parlay, you choose two or more individual bets, and all of those selections must be correct for you to win the parlay. If any of the selections in the parlay is incorrect, the entire bet is lost.

The appeal of a parlay is that the potential payout can be significantly higher than that of individual straight bets. This is because the odds of each selection are multiplied together to determine the parlay’s odds. As a result, the more selections you add to your parlay, the higher the potential payout.

What is the payout on a straight bet?

You can find the potential payout on a straight bet at Caesars Sportsbook by looking for the number within a game line that begins with a “+” or “-” sign.

For example, if you Bet the Kansas City Chiefs on the moneyline at (-200) odds, the (-200) represents your potential payout. A (-200) line means you win $100 in profit for every $200 wagered on the bet.

When you click on a line a Caesars Sportsbook, your bet slip will display the potential payout for that bet.

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Griffin Ulsh, a Journalism and Communications graduate from the University of Oregon, is the Customer Experience (CX) Manager at With a year at BH, Griffin transitioned from recruiting and sales in the book printing industry to customer experience with Betting Hero. He loves following college football and the NBA and enjoys digging into stats and insights for all sports to find stories to tell.