How to Play
Bet ’em is a fantasy sportsbook that allows you to bet points on the money line, spread, and over/under. The person with the most points at the end of the season is the champion. Click on “Make Picks” to choose which teams or games you want to bet on, then go to the Bet Slip to choose how many points you want to wager on those team. Now sit back and watch your team win as you climb the leaderboard.
Setting Up Your League
League Name: give your league a fun name your friends will enjoy saying they’re a member of.
Seasons: select which sports you would like to include. For example, during football season, you can select NFL, College Football, or NFL + College Football
Starting Points: we recommend giving everyone in the league a bigger starting number so that they can get in some practice bets without destroying their bankroll. 5,000 and 10,000 points are the most popular starting points numbers.
Delete Bet Penalty: mistakes happen. This allows members in the league to delete bets and you, the commissioner, to set how much of a penalty they will have to pay. It is percentage based and we recommend using 10%. How this works, someone bet 1,000 points and they regret it. If there is a 10% penalty, they’ll have to forfeit 100 points to delete the bet and then they’ll get back 900 points.
Advanced Settings: unless you know what this stuff is, you shouldn’t mess around with it.
How to Make a Bet
First, you need to join or create a Bet ’em league. Once you’re in the league, you can click on New Pick for iOS or Make Picks on the web. When you’re on the make picks page, you’ll see three different bets for each game. The moneyline bet is who do you think is going to win.
What is a Parlay or a Teaser?
In short, a parlay is multiple bets put into one. I want to bet that the 49ers and the Rams will both cover the spread. I can put both spreads on one bet slip and parlay the two picks meaning both teams need to cover or else I win. Every leg (bet) in a parlay has to cover to win the bet.
A teaser is a way of betting on two or more games and it allows you to alter the point spread. For football, the teaser amount of points is 6. Teasers can be applied to spread and over/under bets. For example, if the point spread is -8 for the Miami Dolphins to cover, with a teaser the Miami Dophins become -2. An over/under example would be if the Saints vs. Cowboys over/under is 52.5, an under bet would move the number to 58.5. An over bet would lower the number to 46.5.
How do I Read the Odds?
Superfan Games uses American odds and the easiest way to read these are pretending you are betting $100. If the odds are a positive number, then your $100 bet would win you the odds amount. For example if the Rams are +125 against the Chiefs and you bet $100 on the Rams, you’ll get back your $100 + $125 for a total of $225.
If the odds are a negative number, then you would have to bet the amount of the odds to win $100. For example, if the odds are -400 for the Chiefs to beat the Jets, then you’d have to bet $400 to win $100.