Sports Explained: Glossary I

Sportsbook Glossary: Ii


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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, or when the shot must be played by the opposing team’s goaltender to keep it out of the net. In the former case with a shot puck crossing the goal line completely, the goal is counted.

Icing the Kicker Football
In American & Canadian football, the act of icing the kicker or freezing the kicker is a tactic employed by defending teams to disrupt the process of kicking a field goal just prior to the snap. Typically, either a player or a coach on the defending team will call time out just as the kicker is about to attempt a game-tying or game-winning field goal. This is intended to either stop the kick immediately as the kicker is mentally prepared, or allow for the kicker to kick immediately after the timeout so that the initial kick does not count, in an attempt to mentally disrupt the kicker for the actual kick.

If Bet
A bet involving from two to twelve straight play selections joined by a condition being either single action (the second and subsequent bets proceed only if the preceding one wins) or double action (the second and subsequent bets proceed only if the preceding one wins, draws or is cancelled). Any loss stops the chain of straight play selections.

InPlay Betting Also Known as In Running or Live Betting
In-play betting refers to live match betting in which it is possible to bet on the outcome or elements of a match while it is still “in play”.

Intra-divisional NFL
Games between opponents in the same NFL division.

Inter-divisional NFL
Games between opponents in different divisions but within the same conference.

Inter-conference NFL
Games between opponents in different conferences. Teams do not play a given inter-conference opponent more than once during the season unless they were to meet up in the Super Bowl.

Interleague play Baseball
It refers to regular-season baseball games played between an American League (AL) team and a National League (NL) team.

In the Money
Describes the horses in a race that finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd (and sometimes 4th) or the horses on which money will be paid to bettors, depending on the place terms.

IndiCar Auto Racing
The IndyCar Series (known as the Verizon IndyCar Series for sponsorship reasons) is the premier level of American open wheel racing.

Instant Replay Football
A method of reviewing a play using cameras at various angles to determine the accuracy of the initial call of the officials. An instant replay can take place in the event of a close or otherwise controversial call, either at the request of a team’s head coach (with limitations) or the officials themselves.

Iron Bowl College Football
The Iron Bowl is an American college football rivalry game played annually by the football teams of the two largest public universities in the U.S. state of Alabama, the Auburn University Tigers and University of Alabama Crimson Tide.