As with betting on almost all other team sports, betting odds differ based on recent performance and how they have stood up to the opposing team in the past. A strong bowler and batter mismatch can also result in odds being swayed in either direction.
Another significant aspect of how bookmakers will construct betting odds for the sport is the state of the ground and the scheduled weather. As with baseball, cricket is played outdoors, so if the weather is haywire, the conditions of the game may be altered.
A rainy day will affect how many runs are scored, the efficiency of the bowler, and the capabilities of the fielders. Before placing a bet, keep all these factors in mind so that you come out a big winner. Cricket betting odds are plentiful with long games, differing styles, professional leagues, and international tournaments.
The most popular odds in cricket are on the outright winner of the match, which has four possible results in cricket. A team or country either wins a match, loses a match, ties a match, or draws a match. A tie means the match ends, and both teams have the same score. And when it comes to draws, it means that the match ends before either team completes all the innings.
Sometimes, online cricket sportsbooks will group a draw and a tie, but similar to soccer, ties and draws are fairly common. This means that betting on these standard cricket lines can be pretty beneficial to bettors.
Another very popular betting style when it comes to cricket is betting on the over/under of the score. Over/under bets on the total score - or total score of just one side - are typically a 50/50 bet. In this situation, cricket betting odds of this betting style open at around -110.