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6 Most Popular Terms Used in Sports Betting

Are you interested in online football betting? If so, you should be familiar with a common glossary. Whether it’s your first time or you are an experienced individual in this field, some of the betting terms may confuse you. It is therefore essential to be aware of these technical terms so that you don’t get confused and win the bet.
Below listed are some of the most common sports betting terms you need to know?

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1. Buying points:

1. Buying points:

Assume that you want to involve in NFL betting online. You will need to find a sportsbooks or bookies. Now, some sportsbooks may allow you to alter the set line and then adjust odds. To take an example, as a bettor, you need to decide you want your team as a 4-point underdog rather than the set line of 3.5. You have then ‘bought’ half a point, and the odds of your bet will get changed.

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2. Circle game:

2. Circle game:

Circle game is a type of game for which the betting limits are dropped. This is done normally because of weather or injury received by a player.

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3. Wager:

3. Wager:

A wager is meant for a ‘bet.’ It means any type of bet. Suppose you have to say to your fellow players, you will bet five dollars. It means you are wagering five dollars.

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4. Moneyline:

4. Moneyline:

In sports like hockey, baseball, and soccer, you can find few goals scored that it would not make sense to offer a spread. As a substitute, these sports can provide you with a moneyline in which you are supposed to bet on whether or not a particular side is going to win straight up.

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5. Over/Under:

5. Over/Under:

Suppose that you bet on a college football betting. In it, you can happen to come across the term over/under. This term is also known as total. It refers to the total amounts of goals, points, runs scored by players in the game. In case, both the teams combine to score more than the total, the over wins whereas if they score less, the under wins.

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6. Push:

6. Push:

If content ends with neither party wins. This happens when the game ends in a tie or the match draws. This occurs in the moneyline game. In a spread sport, this would happen if the favorite wins by the exact spread.
These are the most common terms you can happen to come across when getting involved in online sports betting.