Soccer is one of the most exciting sports and betting on Copa America, in particular, is as exciting as the tournament itself. There are various betting options in CONMEBOL Copa America, and each has its own variables. It is important to understand how these variables work and it will help you decide to place your bet.

Like in the MLS, the FA Cup, and the Copa del Rey, there are a number of different kinds of bets, from moneyline bets, props bets, futures bets, half markets, and parlays, there are many different options a bettor has to wager on a match. The mechanics are also the same in the UEFA Champions League, the CONCACAF Champions League, and the UEFA Europa League.

This guide will help beginners understand how to bet on those betting options, how to read soccer odds, and which type of betting option may be the safer choice in your wager as we continue our series of Sports Betting and how to bet on each soccer league and competition.

Copa America Moneyline Bet

Lionel Messi of Argentina (center) celebrates. (Getty)

A moneyline bet in soccer is basically who of the two clubs you feel will win the matchup outright. Odds are placed for each team and based on your pick, you will receive a payout. For example:

Argentina vs Chile

Argentina -180
Tie +280
Chile +440

* Odds by FanDuel

So if you bet on Argentina to win at $100, you would be paid out $56, your original bet plus the winnings. If you bet on the underdogs Chile to win, you would win your bet plus $440 in winnings, but if you expect the game to end with no winner, the payout would be $280.

Over/Under Copa America bet

Maximiliano Gomez of Uruguay celebrates. (Getty)

Over/Under in soccer betting is a wager on the total number of goals. If you think a match will be over/under a certain that combined total, then you place your bet. For example:

Over 2.5 means that both clubs must score at least 3 goals combined. Anything below that and you lose your bet. On the contrary, Under 2.5 signifies that both clubs must score at a combined sum of 2 goals the most. Anything over that and you lose your bet.

Copa America Prop Betting

Prop bets in soccer are just like those of other sports. Here you bet on what could happen during the game, for example, who will score a goal, or how the game will end after the final whistle.

There are Player Props, where you guess the exact goalscorer of the game. It could be the first or the final scorer of his club, or during the match overall. Or you can try your luck by doing the Game Props. With the Game Props, you guess the correct final score, for example.

Copa America Game Spread Bet

Radamel Falcao (left) of Colombia celebrates with James Rodríguez (right). (Getty)

For this form of wager, points (or goals in the case of society) are essentially deducted, and points are awarded to the underdog. These variations in the points/goals are known as the spread. For example:

If Colombia is favored, that means that they have to win or draw by a particular amount of goals. Anything below that and you lose your bet. While if you bet on the underdogs Ecuador, then they have to win or draw by a particular amount of goals. Anything below that and you lose your bet.

Copa America Draw No Bet prop

The Draw No Bet prop protects the bettor from making a risky bet. If the team they select draws, the bet is canceled and the amount invested is returned in full. In the event of a draw, no bet - hence, the name of the prop.

Copa America Futures

Brazil players celebrate after winning the 2019 Copa America. (Getty)

Just like other sports, there are futures, here you bet on who will win the Copa America, or in what who will become the Copa America champion for the season. Brazil are the defending champion.

Argentina +200
Brazil +225
Colombia +450
Uruguay  +900
Chile +1300

* Odds by DraftKings

Copa America Live Betting

Arturo Vidal (right) and Francisco Sierralta (left) of Chile argue with the referee (center). (Getty)

Copa America is one of the most popular live betting sports leagues in the world. In addition, to the correct final score, the correct goalscorers and so, you can also bet on the total number of cards, the total number of corners, the half-time score, and more in live betting.

Odds change very quickly during a match, so you need to be quick to place your bet. As the game changes so do the odds. So, you need to make sure you bet quickly and follow the game perfectly to win your live bets. Every variable changes constantly.

Copa America Parlays

A Copa America bet is multiple bets on your ticket. You would need to hit all four combinations to win your bet.

We hope this article was helpful in understanding the different types of Copa America betting options. It is important to become familiar with each before you start betting on parlays for example.