Sports Explained: Glossary 1, 2, 3...

Sportsbook Glossary: 1,2,3, all Number

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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.
Sports Explained: Glossary A

Sportsbook Glossary: Aa

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Action A wager of any kind. Accountant Term used by some betting fans for bookmaker (bookie). Across the Board Method of wagering on a horse to win, place and show…
Sports Explained: Glossary B

Sportsbook Glossary: Bb

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Back Door Cover When a team comes back to cover the spread when it seemed unlikely. Te term is also used when a team usually out of the game scores meaningless points to cover the spread. Backed Team A team on which lots of bets have been placed…
Sports Explained: Glossary C

Sportsbook Glossary: Cc

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Canadian Line A combination point spread and money line in hockey. Civil War American college football rivalry game played annually in Oregon, between the Ducks of the University of Oregon in Eugene and the Beavers of Oregon State University in Corvallis…
Sports Explained: Glossary D

Sportsbook Glossary: Dd

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Daily Double Horse Racing A betting type similar to a parlay bet. It involves two consecutive races, usually the first two races on a card and the last two races on a card. You must pick the winner of the first race and the winner of the next race. Dead Heat A dead heat refers to an outcome where two competitors are tied for the same position….
Sports Explained: Glossary E

Sportsbook Glossary: Ee

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strong>Each Way A two part bet, one part on the selection to win, the second part on the selection to place. The place part will be settled at the each way terms of the event, e.g. 1/4 of the odds. Eagle Golf Eagle means scoring two under par (-2)…
Sports Explained: Glossary F

Sportsbook Glossary: Ff

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Face-Off Ice Hockey A face-off is the method used to begin play in ice hockey and some other sports. The two teams line up in opposition to each other, and the opposing skaters attempt to gain control of the puck after it is dropped between their sticks by an official. Face-offs are generally handled by centres…
Sports Explained: Glossary G

Sportsbook Glossary: Gg

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Goal Goal refers to a method of scoring in many sports, including handball, hockey, soccer, Lacrosse). It can also refer to the physical structure or area of the playing surface where scoring occurs. In several sports, a goal is the sole method of scoring, and thus the final score is expressed in the total number of goals scored by each team…
Sports Explained: Glossary H

Sportsbook Glossary: Hh

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Halftime Bet Place a bet at halftime of a game against a new point spread posted by the bookmakers. Handle Total amount of bets taken. Handicap Analyze an event for gambling purposes…
Sports Explained: Glossary I

Sportsbook Glossary: Ii

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IBF International Boxing Federation. Icing Ice Hockey A type of infraction that occurs when a player shoots the puck across both the center red line and the opposing team’s goal line, and the puck remains untouched. However, it is not icing if the puck is shot from behind the halfway line into the goal…
Sports Explained: Glossary J

Sportsbook Glossary: Jj

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Jab Boxing & MMA A quick, straight punch thrown with the lead hand from the guard position. Jolly Another term for the favorite in a race. Juice This is the commission that sportsbooks or bookies charge for placing a wager…
Sports Explained: Glossary K

Sportsbook Glossary: Kk

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Kentucky Derby Horse Racing Horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. It also known as the first leg of the annual Triple Crown. Key Numbers This represents the most common margins of defeat…
Sports Explained: Glossary I

Sportsbook Glossary: Ll

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Lame When a horse is having difficulty walking or is limping. Laying Wagering on a favorite and thereby laying (giving) points or odds to the opposing side…
Sports Explained: Glossary M

Sportsbook Glossary: Mm

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Maiden A horse or rider that has not previously won a race. Major penalty Ice Hockey A five-minute penalty. Man advantage Ice Hockey When one team is penalized, and one of its players sent to the penalty box, the second team maintains a man advantage for the duration of the penalty…