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…

Sports Explained: Glossary N

Sportsbook Glossary: Nn

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NASCAR Auto Racing Founded by Bill France, Sr. in 1948; The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is motorsport’s preeminent stock-car racing organization. The three largest racing-series sanctioned by this company are the Sprint Cup Series, the Xfinity Series, and the Camping World Truck Series. Nickel A bet of $500…

Sports Explained: Glossary O

Sportsbook Glossary: Oo

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Off the Board Horse Racing A game or event that is sportsbooks will not allow you to bet on. Often times a game is taken off the board if there is uncertainty surrounding a player’s injury status or the weather. (OTB) Off-Track Betting conducted away from the track…

Sports Explained: Glossary P

Sportsbook Glossary: Pp

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Par Golf Par means scoring even (E). Parlay A type of bet that allows players to place multiple bets (at least two) and ties them together, you need multiple events to all win for higher payouts. This is a risky proposition, but also a highly lucrative betting type…

Sports Explained: Glossary Q

Sportsbook Glossary: Qq

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Quarter Betting Type of betting that allows players to bet on whatever happens ONLY in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th quarter of a game. Quinella Horse Racing A bet in which the bettor predicts the horses that will finish 1st and 2nd…

Sports Explained: Glossary R

Sportsbook Glossary: Rr

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Rained Out Rainout, washout, rain delay, and rain stopped play A game cancelled because of weather. Real Time Odds Live lines (which Sports Insights offers for over 40 available sportsbooks)…

Sports Explained: Glossary S

Sportsbook Glossary: Ss

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Sacrifice bunt Baseball, also called a sacrifice hit A sacrifice bunt is a batter’s act of deliberately bunting the ball, before there are two outs, in a manner that allows a runner on base to advance to another base. The batter is almost always sacrificed (and to a certain degree that is the intent of the batter) but sometimes reaches base due to an error or fielder’s choice…

Sports Explained: Glossary T

Sportsbook Glossary: Tt

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strong>Tag Out Baseball A tag out, sometimes just called a tag, is a play in which a base runner is out because he is touched by the fielder’s hand or glove holding a live ball while the runner is advancing. Taking Wagering on the underdog; taking the odds…

Sports Explained: Glossary U

Sportsbook Glossary: Uu

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Underdog Alpo, dog, puppy A team, side or contestant in any given event considered to be the least likely to win. Units Unit per game refers to a standard monetary measurement – typically between 2-4% of your bankroll…