Futures Betting Odds
VegasInsider is the global leader in Sports Betting Futures Odds and our Futures Odds index caters to both the professional and novice bettors. We all know predicting the future is great but profiting off those outcomes is even better and our Futures Odds will steer you in the right direction.
Futures Betting Odds Markets
Along with focusing on the six most popular sports in the US sports betting industry, our Futures Betting Odds index provides you with all the numbers on key events for teams and individuals.
All of our odds can be followed on below and wagered at legal operators in the United States.
How to Bet Futures Odds
If you're looking for action today, tomorrow or for the upcoming weekend...then you should check out our Odds Index, which provides all the point-spread, money-line and over-under totals numbers for daily sports.
For Futures Odds, we suggest you buckle up, strap in and get ready for a wild ride.
Most bookmakers will tell you the that the largest betting handles in the Futures Betting Markets are associated with the major sports in the United States and some of the top future events are listed below:
Predicting these events so far in advance is difficult, so learning how to read odds like these can give you some of the most lucrative payouts in sports betting.
Instead of placing a basic wager of $110 to win $100 on a team or individual, in most cases you're going to bring back a higher return and are always plenty of long shots that surprise each season. Another name for Futures Odds is Odds to Win and it's very simple to understand. You just need to select the team or individual to win the event before it starts and your payout for the bet will depend on the odds given at the time of the wager. To figure out your Win Amount, take the odds and multiply by the amount wagered.
What is a Futures Odds Wager?
Sportsbooks call these odds a futures bet because you place a wager on an outcome that won’t be decided in the near future like a single game would be. Instead, you bet on future events. Often, that means betting on the overall winner of a league, but this isn’t always the case.
An example of this common type of futures betting would be placing a wager at the start of the MLB season on who will win the World Series. However, you might also place a futures bet on an individual award, like betting that Aaron Rogers will win the NFL’s MVP award.Futures betting allows players to win money from the outcome of entire leagues, tournaments, or major events ahead of time. The added advantage is that futures bet may offer more favorable odds than standard money line bets.
How do Futures Odds Work?
Futures betting differs from other sports betting in that odds can be offered months or even years in advance of the bet paying off. For instance, in soccer, bettors can wager on the winner of the World Cup up to four years before the actual tournament.
Sportsbooks take advantage of expert analysis and multiple gigabytes of data to attempt to see into the future and predict the winners of these events. They set their odds accordingly. For example, you won’t get a big payout for predicting that Kevin Durant will take home yet another MVP award. You’ll get a more substantial payout for a longshot outcome, like a rookie breaking through to win the award instead.
That said, futures bets will typically offer better odds for specific picks than money line wagers placed later in the season. This is because you’re making your selection from a broader field. A pre-season NBA futures bet for the Championship means picking one team out of 30 to win. With a money line bet on the outcome of the Finals, you’re picking one of two teams.
Most Popular Futures Odds Markets by Sport
The World Series is the most popular Futures betting market in MLB but there are plenty of other options available and the majority of them focus around individual player awards. Along with the player accolades, there are other team betting options focused on the postseason and number of wins and losses for all 30 clubs.
Canadian Football LeagueThe Canadian Football League (CFL) holds its championship in November and the the title game is often referred to as the Grey Cup as nine teams look to take home the hardware every season.
SoccerGlobally, soccer is the most wagered sport in the world and it continues to gain popularity in the United States, especially with the top-flight leagues overseas. Plus, the UEFA and FIFA competitions always spark interests at the sportsbooks.