Sports Betting Odds 101
Juice - The bookmaker's commission on a losing bet, also known as "vigorish. Laying the price - In sports wagering, laying the price means betting the favorite by laying money odds. Layoff - sports betting term for money bet by a house with another bookmaker to reduce its liability.
Line - In sports betting, the current odds or point spread on a particular event. Linemaker - In the sports betting industry this is the person who establishes the original and subsequent betting lines.
Listed Pitchers - In sports gambling a listed pitcher is a baseball bet which will be placed only if both of the pitchers scheduled to start a game actually start. If they don't, the bet is cancelled. Longshot - In sports wagering this is a team or horse perceived to be unlikely to win. Middle - To win both sides of the same contest in sports betting event.
Wagering on the underdog at one point spread and the favorite at a different point spread and winning both sides. Money line - odds expressed in terms of money. Move the line - A player pays an additional price to receive half a point or more in his favor on a point spread game. No action - A wager in sports betting in which no money is lost nor won. Odds- The likelihood of the outcome occurring, stated in numbers form.
Off the board - In sports betting this is a game on which the bookmaker will not accept action. Opening Line- The earliest line posted for a particular sporting event. Outlaw Line - Term for the earliest line in sports betting.
This is an overnight line that only a handful of players are allowed to bet into. Over - In sports gambling the "over" is a sports bet in which the bettor guesses that the combined point total of two teams will be above a specified total. Parlay - In sports wagering, a bet with two or more teams in which all teams must win or cover for the bettor to win and receive higher payouts. Pick 'em - When neither team is favored.
Also called a "pick" in sports betting terms. Point spread - In sports betting this is the predicted scoring differential between two opponents as quoted by a sports book. Power Ratings- The strength of a team in comparison to another team. Press - In sports betting this means to wager a larger amount than usual. Price - Sports betting term for the odds or point spread. Prop Proposition Bet - In sports gambling this is a special wager offered by the sports book on unique and various topics.
These wagers can be on sporting events, politics, and even trial outcomes. The wagers use the money line format of pay off odds and might included who scores the first touchdown in the super bowl, who will win the next presidential election, or whether or not O. Puckline - A puckline for sports wagering is giving odds of a goal spread instead of using a Canadian Line in hockey, where both a goal spread and money line are played.
Puppy - The underdog in an event. Push - When the contest ends with no winner or loser for wagering purposes. Round Robin - In sports betting this a series of three or more teams in 2-team parlays. Run down - In sports gambling this is all the lines for an specific date, sport, time, etc. Run line - In baseball a spread used instead of the money line. Runner - One who places bets for another when it comes to sports betting. Scouts - person s who waits for what he thinks is an unusually strong wager.
Sharp - When it comes to sports betting a sharp is a sophisticated or professional gambler. Sides - In sports betting, the names of the two teams playing: Single action - An "if bet" in sports gambling that is processed only if the precedent bet wins. Sportsbook- a person or company that accepts bets.
Spread - A spread in sports wagering is the predicted scoring differential between two opponents as quoted by a sports book. Steam - In sports betting steam is when a line starts to move rapidly. Most "steam games" do not necessarily reflect objective circumstances, but are games that a mass of bettors is drawn to for some reason.
Store - A bookie or sports betting establishment. Straight bet - In sports betting this is a wager on just one team or horse.
Systems- Using trends for the past that you are consistent with to predict future outcomes. Taking the points - When it comes to sports gambling this means betting the underdog and its advantage in the point spread. Taking the price - In sports wagering this means betting the underdog and accepting money odds.
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