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Understanding the Basics of Rugby Betting

Rugby is a rough and tumble game with odds rules – and in that sense, it’s much like American football. Understanding the basics of gameplay is essential in placing smart rugby bets.

There are many sportsbooks with rugby odds, and it’s relatively high-scoring type of competition, which means you’ll find plentiful betting opportunities throughout the season. Check out some of our basic rugby betting fundamentals below and take part in the excitement!

Rugby Betting Odds

Rugby odds indicate the likelihood of a particular outcome during a match. The most common ways to bet on rugby are via fixed odds and spread betting. Both types of odds give you an opportunity to choose a specific betting strategy. In short, fixed odds betting are non-changing odds. It’s a win or lose situation, where only two outcomes can be wagered on. When you win, you know the final payout even before you place your bet. Spread betting, on the other hand, offers a variable payout to the bettor. The closer you are to an accurate prediction, the higher the odds, and thus, the greater the payout. Similarly, losing amounts also vary.Odds shift continuously in the days leading up to the match, so by watching the changing numbers, you can find the best value for your money.

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Player Prop Wagers

Player props aren’t directly related to the match’s result. Instead, props revolve around specific events within the match. An example of player prop rugby betting would be wagering on Antoine Dupont scoring points from a try.

Futures Rugby Betting

Futures rugby betting is decided at the end of the season. For example, you pick the team you think will win the championship, long before that match takes place.

This means, of course, that you have to wait until the final moments of the championship to find out if you were right. The odds for futures bets can be quite favorable, meaning you can receive a sizable payout on a minimal investment. To be successful with futures bets, it’s best to know the circumstances of each team the league, as well as strength of schedule, player injuries, and other variables that can affect the outcome of the season.

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Moneyline Rugby Betting

Moneyline rugby betting means that you will have to choose which team you think will win outright, so if you bet that New Zealand will defeat England, and this happens, then you win your wager.

First/Last Try-Scorer Rugby Bet

In this strategy, you bet on which player will score the first or last try of the match. Keep in mind a few rules regarding these bets.Remember that penalty tries do not count towards this style of wager.

Betting on Rugby Player Matchups

With this sort of rugby betting, the sportsbook compares the performances of two players against one another. You win your bet if you correctly guess the player who scores the most points of the two. If both players score the same number of points -- it’s a push and your money will be refunded.

Other Common Rugby Bets

There are all sorts of other rugby bets, too. Visit BetRivers Online Sportsbook and bet on rugby today!