Glossary of Sports Betting Terms

Tout - Someone who sells their expertise on sports wagering. Run down - All the lines for a specific date, sport, time, etc. Many legal sportsbooks are found online, operated over the Internet from jurisdictions separate from the clients they serve, usually to get around various gambling laws such as the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of in the United States in select markets, such as Las Vegas , Nevada , or on gambling cruises through self-serve kiosks. Instead download the new and improved DBS3 client here and install it, then use DBS3 icon on your desktop to login and view your desktop odds. SPORTSBETTING.AG

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Money line noun , money-line modifier: A bet in which your team only needs to win. The point spread is replaced by odds. The person who sets the odds. Some people use it synonymous with "bookmaker" and often the same person will perform the role at a given book, but it can be separate if the oddsmaker is just setting the lines for the people who will eventually book the bets.

When a book or bookie has taken a bet down and is no longer accepting action or wagers on the game. This can happen if there is a late injury or some uncertainty regarding who will be participating. Also used in prop bets. A wager in which multiple teams are bet, either against the spread or on the money line. The more teams you bet, the greater the odds. A game with no favorite or underdog.

The point spread is zero, and the winner of the game is also the spread winner. Point spread or just "spread": The number of points by which the supposed better team is favored over the underdog. Proposition or prop bet: A special or exotic wager that's not normally on the betting board, such as which team will score first or how many yards a player will gain.

Sometimes called a "game within a game. When a result lands on the betting number and all wagers are refunded. For example, a 3-point favorite wins by exactly three points. Return on investment ROI: Someone who typically isn't using sophisticated reasoning to make a wager.

When a line is moving unusually fast. It can be a result of a group or syndicate of bettors all getting their bets in at the same time. It can also occur when a respected handicapper gives a bet his followers all jump on, or based on people reacting to news such as an injury or weather conditions. The expected outright winner of the money line in an event or game, not contingent on the point spread.

Betting multiple teams and adjusting the point spread in all the games in the bettor's favor. This is called the puck line.

To win the bet, Detroit would have to win the game by 2 goals. When placing this bet you are getting even money, which means that for every you wager, you will win If you are betting on Boston, you will receive a 1. If the game ends in a tie or Boston wins, then you win the bet. The odds again are at Push If the result of a game lands exactly on the pointspread or is a tie in the case of betting a moneyline, or if the exact score of the game matches exactly the sportsbook's posted game total Total , then the game is a "Push" or "No Action" and all wagers are normally released.

Round Robin A form of parlay betting in which we wager various combining team wagers. A three-team robin is team 1 to 2, 1 to 3, and 2 to 3. Side When one side of a wager wins and the other side ties. Slip A typical receipt of a wager or wagers placed at a land-based sportsbook. Steam When a betting line starts to move quite rapidly. Most 'steam games' do not necessarily reflect the 'right side', but are games that the mass of bettors somehow decide to key on.

Streak A consecutive string - usually at least several - of winning bets. Taking Wagering on the underdog; taking the odds. Under A bet that the total combined score for two teams will fall below a posted total. Value Getting the best odds on a betting proposition; the highest possible edge.

Vig The house's commission on a wager. Formally known as 'vigorish'. Bet on sports at one of the internet's leading sports betting sites. Online Bookmakers Find and compare key facts about popular internet sportsbooks. Live Sports Odds See which books are offering the best odds on major sporting events.

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Steam - When a line starts to move rapidly. Most "steam games" do not necessarily reflect objective circumstances, but are games that draw a mass of bettors for some reason. Teaser - A bet on two or more teams where the line on each team is adjusted in the favor of the bettor. Like a parlay, all selections must be correct for the teaser to win. Tie - A wager in which no money is lost nor won because the teams' scores were equal to the number of points in the given line. Totals Bet - A proposition bet in which the bettor speculates that the total score by both teams in a game will be more or less than the line posted by the sportsbook.

Underdog - The team perceived to be most likely to lose. Also known as the "dog" for short. Vigorish - The bookmaker's commission on a losing bet; also known as "juice" or "vig" for short. The information contained at this website is for news and entertainment purposes only. Any use of this information in violation of federal, state, provincial or local laws is strictly prohibited. Get the best football picks and NFL football picks from the industry's most formidable sports handicapping team.

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Advertise Betting Terminology Free Odds. Across the Board - A method of wagering on a horse to win, place and show. Bad Beat - A wager that loses unexpectedly. Book - An establishment that accepts bets on the outcome of sporting events. Canadian Line - A combination pointspread and moneyline in hockey. Chalk - The favored team, athlete or horse. Dime Line - A line where the juice is 10 percent.

Dog - Short for "underdog. Even Money - A wager on which neither side lays any odds or vigorish. Exposure - The maximum amount of money a sportsbook stands to lose on a game. Figure - The amount owed to or by a bookmaker.

First Half Bet - A bet placed only on the first half of the game. Getting Down - Making a bet. Handicapper - One who studies and rates sporting events. Handle - The total amount of money bet on an event or group of events. Hook - A half-point. Juice - The commission the bookie earns. Laying the Points - Betting the favorite by giving up points.