A bet containing multiple wagers where all the teams must win for the bettor to be successful. The more bets added to the parlay, the bigger the potential win.
To make a bet after an event has already started.
A player prop bet is a wager on an individual player to do something specific during a game. For example, will a certain player will post two hits in a baseball game?
Experienced handicappers create a point spread and use it to compare with a sportsbook in order to find the best available bets.
Practical Hold Percentage
The amount won by a bookmaker or sportsbook divided by the total amount booked.
A term that describes a bettor who begins wagering a larger than normal stake, generally in an attempt to recoup previous losses.
Proposition bets (prop)
A Prop Bet is a wager that is different from the basic point spread, moneyline, or point total. Bettors bet on a specific outcome in a game such as team stats and player performances.
Public Betting Percentage
This is the percentage of wagers placed by the general betting public.
When betting trends lean heavily toward an underdog.
Betting Percentages showing money and ticket count for games.
A form of a point spread based on the number of goals scored during a hockey game. The favorite is always -1.5 and the underdog +1.5. but sportsbooks might offer an alternative puck line with more or fewer goals scored.
A slang term used to say a team is an underdog in a game.
When a point spread bet lands exactly on the line offered by the sportsbook. The bettor doesn't win or lose money and all bets are refunded.