Sports betting glossary
Below you will find a list of the most common terms when it comes to betting on sports:
Circled Game: A game where the maximum bet is restricted, often due to injuries.
Futures: Bets placed on the outcome of a future event, for example betting during the NHL season on the Stanley Cup champion.
Lines: synonym for odds.
Money Line: The amount you must bet to win $100, or the amount you win if you bet $100.
Over/Under: A bet on whether the total points/goals scored by the two teams will exceed or be less than a specified number.
Parlay: A bet on 2 or more games. All selections must be correct for the parlay to win.
Pick: A game where no team or betting option is favored, the teams are evenly matched.
Point spread: The handicap that the favorite gives to the underdog to make the bet fair.
Push: A game that is tied when the point spread is factored in.
Single: A bet on a single game or event.
Spread: Another way to say point spread.
Teaser: A bet on 2 or more teams where the bettor can add or subtract points from the spread to make their bets stronger. All selections must be correct for the teaser to win.
Total: The combined number of points or goals scored by the two teams.