Hedging focuses on taking advantage of line changes at the same sportsbook.

The concept of hedging is complex but can be helped by using our calculator.

For example, let's say Alabama opened as a -230 favorite over Ohio State +240 for the National Championship game. The public jumped all over that and moved the line to -330 for Bama and +270 for the Buckeyes.

If you bet the $230 on Alabama at the opening odds, you would be smart to bet some amount on Ohio State with the current line +270. This would lock in a profit no matter which team won. But how much should you bet?

Knowing the exact amount to bet on the outcome in order to lock in a profit when the market shifts can be difficult and this is where the calculator is useful. Simply enter the odds and bet amount from your live bet, then enter the odds that are now offered on the opposite result and the amount you need to bet is calculated and displayed in the Hedge Amount window. Plugging in the odds from the example, you would see that you would have to bet $90 on Ohio State to lock in an $11 profit no matter who won.Hedging focuses on taking advantage of line changes at the same sportsbook.

The concept of hedging is complex but can be helped by using our calculator.

For example, let's say Alabama opened as a -230 favorite over Ohio State +240 for the National Championship game. The public jumped all over that and moved the line to -330 for Bama and +270 for the Buckeyes.

If you bet the $230 on Alabama at the opening odds, you would be smart to bet some amount on Ohio State with the current line +270. This would lock in a profit no matter which team won. But how much should you bet?

Knowing the exact amount to bet on the outcome in order to lock in a profit when the market shifts can be difficult and this is where the calculator is useful. Simply enter the odds and bet amount from your live bet, then enter the odds that are now offered on the opposite result and the amount you need to bet is calculated and displayed in the Hedge Amount window. Plugging in the odds from the example, you would see that you would have to bet $90 on Ohio State to lock in an $11 profit no matter who won.