Sports Betting Glossary

 Sports Betting Glossary

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Sports Betting Glossary A-C

Action

Means to have a bet.

Angles

Refer to trends regarding teams and how often they cover the point spread in particular situation

AOPR

Is a handicapping term that stands for average opponent power rating, which is a number, that gauges how difficult the opposition of a particular team has been.

ATS

Means against the spread, generally referring to how a team fared against the point spread.

Bad Beat

Means a gambling loss that is difficult to swallow

 

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Beard

Means somebody who places bets for another person to conceal the actual bettor’s identity.

Bet

Means to risk money, or anything of value, on the outcome of a sporting event.

Bet Limit

Means the amount of money a bookmaker will accept on a particular wager.

Bookie

“Bookie” refers to a person who accepts wagers on sporting events

Bookmaker

Means somebody who accepts wagers on sporting events

Buck

“Buck” means $100.

Chalk

Means the team, or individual, that is predicted to win a particular event.

Circled

Means a game that has reduced betting limits, usually due to injuries, suspensions, or poor weather. 

Cover

Refers to the team that wins against the point spread.

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