Betting glossary of terms

Grain The direction in which the grass on the putting surface grows, and therefore the direction in which it lies after it has been cut short. Another term they will encounter is the fairway. Angles — Using key factors from previous events to predict the results for future outcomes. The price of moving the point spread teasing is lower pay off odds winning wagers. Grand Salami - A sports betting term meaning the grand total of goals scored in all the hockey games of the day. Thankyou for subscribing.

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A very tricky market to get right. The cut is made after the first two rounds and will include players within the top 60 or players within 10 shots of the lead. If a player is outside either of these numbers then they will be deemed to have missed the cut and will be eliminated from the tournament.

This is where Bookmakers list a group of players and you can bet on who goes lowest over one round or the whole Tournament.

A tricky form of betting as they will pick players of similar ability. A special market where you can bet on a hole in one being made in the Tournament. Holes in one tend to happen about one in three or four Tournaments. Usually the first and second rounds will feature three players in each group.

All Bookmakers bet on these but they are very difficult and usually best left alone. Often played in the bigger Tournaments and siliar to group betting but in this market you can get an edge if you strongly fancy one player from a particular region.

A special market where instead of a win bet or each way bet you can take a special price for a player to just finish in the top ten. If he wins or is 1oth you win the same. It can be a bet used for players who are a big price in the outright market. Usually on Saturday and Sunday after the cut the players go round in pairs and these are easier than 3 balls and with two rounds behind them can provide good opportunities in the right circumstances.

This is where you bet on the actual score rather than any player eg 5 under. 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. Teaser - A teaser is a special type of parlay in sports betting in which you adjust the point spread or total of each individual play.

The price of moving the point spread teasing is lower pay off odds winning wagers. Ticket - A sports betting wager. Tie - In sports betting a tie is 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.

Total - The combined amount of runs, points or goals scored by both teams during the game, including the overtime. Totals Bet - In sports gambling this is 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 sports book.

Tout - Someone who sells their expertise on sports wagering. Trends- Using the past to predict the future focusing in on only one team. Under - When it comes to sports betting a under is a wager in which the bettor guesses that the total points scored by two teams will be under a certain figure. Underdog - The team perceived to be most likely to lose. Also known as the "dog" in sports betting terminology.