Sport Betting Terms & Types, part 3
completes this glossary.
This area defines bets on specific sports such as first break
to win 3 games
Some of the other unique sport betting terms included here are
Square, Steam, Teaser
This comprehensive sportsbetting guide combines basic terms plus lingo
and jargon with specific types of betting online and
Sport Betting Terms & Types: S
Sport Betting Terms & Types:
bettor who wagers both sides for the same event at
different books and prices for profit.
Score: betting on the exact score of two teams playing a
games, in that every win awards the winning team with 1 point.
sport betting terms for odds moving shorter, thus reducing or
eliminating the bettor advantage.
- Shut out:
jargon for a bettor who is too late to bet—that
window has closed.
- Single Bet:
down to basics with this type of sport betting.
1 bet=1 event.
- Single stakes
about or SSA: includes 2 bets on 2
Games: sport betting terms for events that players can bet
or off. A
sport game can be a team event ranging from soccer, football,
basketball or hockey to horseracing, dog racing or individual events
like tennis or boxing.
- Types of sport betting
for specific games follow.
- First to 3 Touchdowns: sport game bet on the team that will
be the first to score 3 touchdowns in an American Football game.
- Kick Off: wager on which team will kick off the game.
- First to 12 Points: betting on the team that is the first
to score 12 points in a basketball game.
to 2 Points: wagering on the percentage of points in a game that will
be scored with the 2-point throw by a specific player or team.
- First Scoring: betting on how the first points in a game
will be scored with choices of
- 2-pointer, 3-pointer or free throw.
- Highest Quarter: wagering on the quarter in a game that
will have the highest score.
- Largest Lead: sport bet as to which team will have the
largest point lead during a game excluding overtime.
- First Period: sport betting based on the score of the
first period in the hockey game.
- First to 3 Goals: wagering on which team will be the first
to score 3 goals.
- Total Assists: betting on the number of assists made by a
player or team
Player to Score: betting on the player who will be the last to score in
a soccer match during regulation 90 minutes of play.
- Last to Score: wagering on the team who will be the last to
score during a regulation game.
- Penalty: sports bet on whether or not a game will be
decided by penalties.
- Player to Score at Any Time: betting that a specific player
will score during the match.
- Second Half: wagering on the goals of the second half of a
game, not including extra time and shootouts.
- Up to 70th Minute: game bet on the score at the end of the
70th minute of a match.
- Aces: betting on the player who serves the most aces during
- Fastest Serve: sport betting on the speed of the
fastest serve during a tennis match in km/h.
- Double Faults: wagering on the total number of double
faults by a specific player until the completion of the match.
- First Break: sport game bet for the first player to break
their challenger's serve to win the match.
- First to Win 3 games: wagering on a specific player to win
3 games in a match.
- Sets Handicap: betting on the total number of sets that
will be added or reduced from the final score of the sets in a match.
- Total Tie-Breaks: betting on the number of tie-breaks in a
match. Defined as a set that ends 7:6 or 6:7.
- Total Winners: sports bet on the number of unreturned hits
made by a specific player during a match.
- To Win First Game: tennis bet on the player who will win
the first game of the match.
- To Win First Point: wager for the player who will win the
first point of a match.
- First Set: refers to a bet in tennis or volleyball placed
on either the player or team that will win the first set in
tennis or volleyball respectively.
term for betting shop, bookie or online site
that accepts bets.
Betting: refers to the final result of an event where the
based on the accuracy of the wager, rather than a basic win or lose
lingo for a newbie sports bettor.
- Stanley Cup: Championship
- Steam: big
money flowing in on one side means the line is
- Store: lingo for a US
sportsbook or a bookie.
- Straight or
Single Bet: one wager, not a parlay.
by bookies to lure rookies to bet
- Super Bowl: refers to the
big game for the NFL Championship.
- Super Yankee: jargon for
a multiple bet with 5 selections rather than 4.
Also known as Canadian or Super
strategic betting that when correctly applied can
gain an advantage.
Sport Betting Terms & Types: U -
combination bet where you can adjust the point spread up or down your
way with one wager. This bet results in improving the payout odds for
selections made. The number of changeable points depends on the number
of the selections: 2 selections of 4 or 5 points. 3 selections of 6.5
or 7 points. 4 selections of 9 or 10 points. The teaser bet loses if
the final result is a draw or loss.
- The Big
Sports Board: explains the wagering and quotes sport betting
- Thick 'un:
jargon for a very large bet.
Team Combo & Upwards: your choices for this bet
combinations of games/events. All results must be in your favor to win.
- Three Way:
Make your selection--win, lose or draw for this
sport betting terms that refers to a draw, stand-off or
- Time of First
Goal: wager predicting the time of the first
goal of the game/match.
- Tips or Picks:
expert handicapper's predictions for a
Bet: is available to wager on the total number of points
scored by both
teams during the game, based on an over/under quoted number. These bets
are layed based on the quoted total number of points scored, OV=betting
over what the board offers, or UN=under-betting that the teams won’t
score that many points together.
- Total Goals
Minutes: bet for accumulated time of all the
goals scored during a game, excluding overtime and penalty shootouts.
- Total Minutes:
sport betting on how many minutes a
specific player will play in a game.
- Total Rounds:
wagering on the number of rounds that will
take place in a boxing match.
- Tote: abbreviation for
Totalisator that is a system created in Britain to provide pool betting
jargon for a triple bet on 3 events.
- Trixie: consists
of 4 bets involving 3 selections in
different events. Example=3 doubles and 1 treble.
- True odds:
real odds versus the bookmarker's odds.
- Two and Three Balls Betting:
term used for a golfing bet to calculate
which player from a group will golf the lowest score in 18 holes.
Team Combo: your choices for this bet cover 2 combinations
games/events. All results must be in your favor to win.
- Underdog: sport betting
terms for a team point start in a handicap.
- UN:under-betting that the
teams won’t score that many points together.
- Union Jack: lingo for a
wager covering 8 trebles on 9 selections A to I: ABC, DEF, GHI,
ADG, BEH, CFI, AEI, and CEG.
- Value: ah, yes, a
handicapper’s dream: receiving the best odds on a wager.
the fee/commission paid during specific wagers at
- VS: abbreviation for
versus referring to the opposing team. It’s Us vs. Them.
- WBA: World Boxing
- WBC: World Boxing Council.
- Welsh or Welch:
lingo for a bettor or bookie that does not
- Win Only: jargon for
wager on an opponent to win an event. Also known as Straight Out or Money Line betting.
- Winning Margin:
wagering on the goal or point difference
between two teams at the end of competition.
- Wise Guy:
jargon for a skillful handicapper or bettor.
- WNBA: Womens National
- World Series: the big
game for Championship of Major League Baseball. Up to 7 games are
played between the 2 league champions where 4
games won establish the world champion.
- Yankee: jargon for a
wager comprised of 4 selections, merging into
six doubles, four trebles and one fourfold, therefore 11 bets.
This glossary concludes with these tips & strategies at sport
The biggest mistake sport bettors make is following their heart rather
than their head--betting on their hometown or favorite team knowing the
odds are stacked against them.
Quality bets require research, starting with the newspaper sports
section, sports magazines, online forums, searching the internet or the
many TV sports programs.
Think carefully about betting more than 2 games that are played at the
Are they all quality bets? Can I stand to lose (get waxed) on all
these bets, and still stay within my budget? Remember you have to win
at least 53% of point spread bets to keep ahead of the house vig.
It is suggested that novice sport bettors get down
placing simply a line bet-which team will win--after doing your
homework, of course. This will let you wade in slowly as opposed to
jumping in cannon ball style.
Upon graduation, you can move forward to Parlays and Teaser bets where
multiple correct selections will bring in bigger profits.
This should include Futures betting--betting on a team to go the
distance with odds based on that team’s projected finish order.
Sport Betting Terms & Types move to Fantasy Sports Intro
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