Glossary of Sports Betting Terms
The Sports-book refers to a person or company that accepts sports bets.
The spread in sports handicapping is the point differential between two teams decided by line makers; this is also called the point spread.
Steam is when a line starts to move rapidly in one direction or another for any reasons known or unknown
Straight bet is a wager on just one team.
Taking the Points
Taking the points is when you choose to wager on the underdog to win, due to the points allotted. (+5) They may lose by 4 but still win by 1 with the point spread.
The under is betting or wagering that the combined score of two teams will be less than a certain number chosen by the Line Makers
Wager is risking collateral on the outcome of an event you believe will happen
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