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The term against the spread (ATS) is used when a bettor bets against the money line set by a bookmaker. This betting market involves betting on a points spread. ATS betting is most common in American sports, particularly basketball and American football.

An example of ATS betting

If Team A were favourites to win against Team B, then they would be listed with a minus (-) next to their name along with a specific number of points - let's say -5.5. The underdogs would be listed with a plus (+5.5) next to their name with the same points as the favourite.

To bet ATS, you would select Team B to cover the spread. To win this bet and receive a payout, Team B would need to either win, tie or lose by five points or less. If Team A wins by six points or more then betting against the spread would be unsuccessful.

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