# # Odds Format

## # Decimal Odds

The Odds API returns odds data in **decimal format** by default. The payout of a bet is the decimal odd multiplied by your wager.

Example

Consider team A with decimal odds **1.4**, and team B with decimal odds **3.9**

If you wager $100 on team A and win, you’ll receive a payout of `100 x 1.4 = $140`

, and profit of `140 - 100 = $40`

.

If you wager $100 on team B and win, you’ll receive a payout of `100 x 3.9 = $390`

, and profit of `390 - 100 = $290`

.

## # Converting Decimal Odds To American Odds

To convert decimal odds to American odds, use the following formulas.

If the decimal odd is greater than or equal to 2, apply this formula:

```
A = (D - 1) x 100
```

If the decimal odd is less than 2, apply this formula:

```
A = 100 / (1 - D)
```

where `D`

is the decimal odd and `A`

is the American odd.

Example

Consider team A with decimal odds **1.4**, and team B with decimal odds **3.9**

**3.9** is above 2, so apply the first formula:

A = (3.9 - 1) x 100 = **290**

**1.4** is less than 2, so apply the second formula:

A = 100 / (1 - 1.4) = **-250**

## # Get Started with The Odds API

Get a free API key

Check out the API docs

Check out our Python and NodeJS code samples

Check out add-ons to bring odds data into Google Sheets or Excel