Race To 10 Points: What’s the ‘Race to 10 Points’ Bet in Basketball Betting?

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Michigan State guard Jaden Akins (3) drives on Marquette forward David Joplin (23) in the second half of a second-round college basketball game in the men's NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, March 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
BetMGM @BETMGM Mar 20, 2023, 7:53 PM

In addition to mainstream basketball odds like spread, moneyline, and over/under totals, BetMGM offers “Race To…” odds, including the “Race To 10 Points.”

What’s the ‘Race to 10 Points’ Bet in Basketball?

Which team will score 10 points first? If your team reaches 10 points before the opposing team, your bet wins.

The bet is often alternatively called “Who Will Hit the Number First?” and typically offered for 5 points, 10 points, 15 points, and 20 points. When one team hits the point total, the bet is settled; you don’t have to wait until the end of the game.

For example:

Michigan State is scheduled to play Kansas State in the Sweet 16 of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. There are four “Race To…” bets available (as of Monday, March 20):

Race To...Michigan StateKansas State
5 Points-125-110
10 Points-125-110
15 Points-125-110
20 Points-135-105

If you place a $50 bet on the Spartans to score 10 points before the Wildcats, the potential payout is $90 (including stake).

If you place a $50 bet on the Wildcats to score 10 points before the Spartans, the potential payout is $95.45 (including stake).

To view available “Race To…” bets for a college basketball or NBA game at the online sportsbook, click the game, and select “Main” or “Game Props” from the game’s menu bar.

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