Sports and Betting Glossary


2 and 3 Ball
Golf betting that involves predicting a player from a group of 2 or 3 to shoot the lowest score.

5 Fold
When preceded by a number, a fold indicates the number of selections in a multiple bet. A 7-fold would be a multiple with 7 selections, all of which must win for the wager to be successful.

5 on 5 Also called Full strength
In ice hockey refers to when both teams have five skaters and one goaltender on the ice. The official term used by the National Hockey League (NHL) is at even strength – abbreviated EV on official score sheets and goaltenders’ individual stats. All games start with both teams at full strength. Teams that take a penalty, go on the power play, or pull the goalie are no longer at full strength.

10 Cent Line
This refers to the difference (10 cents) in a money line wager between the favorite and the underdog; see Dime Line.

20 Cent Line
A betting line with a 20-cent straddle, standard in football and basketball. (With a 20-cent line, if the favorite is minus 120, the underdog is even money.) 50-50- A betting market with no favorite, an even match-up meaning odds are the same on all selections similar to “flip of a coin”, “pick’em” and “toss up”.