With MLB team prop bets you are betting on one team or another, rather than the performance of both teams, such as the spread, points total or money line. As a game gets deeper, teams throw in fire-spitting throwers. Baseball still had plenty of fans, but quickly became marginalized as a betting sport. MLB Betting Today The MLB action comes thick and fast throughout the regular season with each team playing games, totalling 2, total regular-season games. Some things never change.
Attached to the bridle, the bit helps jockeys control their horses Bleeder: Horses who often bleed during races. Boxed In: Describes when a horse is trapped either between or behind other horses in a race. Often used as a reason to justify why a horse failed to win.
Breather: A brief period during a race when a jockey will allow a horse to run at a slower tempo so as to allow them to fill their lungs and give maximum effort when asked. Breeder: Individuals or organisations who breed racehorses. Canadian: A combination bet comprising five selections and 26 different bets.
Chalk Player: Slang term for a punter who bets largely on favourites. Chalk: Slang term for the favourite in a horse rare. Chaser: A horse who runs in steeplechases. Claiming Race: A race for horses who are all available to be bought or claimed after the race. Classic: Considered the most important races of the Flat season. Clerk Of The Course: Appointed official at a racecourse who bears overall responsibility for race day operations.
Clerk Of The Scales: Appointed official at a racecourse who is responsible for weighing the jockeys. Closer: A horse who finishes races strong is said to be a close they close the race out well. Colt: A male horse aged four or younger who has not been gelded. Combination Bet: A bet that consists of multiple singles bets on horses to win a race such as a trixie, Yankee or Heinz.
Conditions Race: A type of race where weight a horse must carry the conditions of the race are decided based on age, gender and prior results. Course Specialist: Describes a horse who has a strong record at a specific course. Daily Double: Bet common in America where punters must predict the winner of two consecutive races.
Dead Heat: Another term for a tie, where two or very rarely more horses cannot be separated by a photo finish. Double: One bet including two horses to win separate races. Draw: The stall number from which a horse will start a flat race. Driving: When a jockey pushes a horse forward to get them to speed up. Dual Forecast: A bet where you predict the first two horses home in a race.
Each Way Bet : A bet that includes two parts — one on the horse to win the race and one on the horse to finish in the places. Entire Horse: A male horse who has not been gelded. Exacta: A bet where you predict the first two horses to finish a race, in the correct order. Also known as a dual forecast, perfecta or exactor.
Exactor: Another term for aa dual forecast, exacta or perfecta. Exotics: Collective term for combination bets. Field: The collective term for the horses in a race. Filly: A female horse aged four or younger. Firm: A condition of the going on a turf course.
Firm suggests the ground is hard, fast and with very little give. Fixed Odds Betting: Traditional betting where the bookmakers set the odds punters take. Flat Racing: Racing with no obstacles. Flat racing can be on turf, dirt or all-weather surfaces. Front Runner: A horse who likes to run at the front of the pack, often dictating the pace.
Furlong: Unit of distance used as a measurement for races. Gelding: A male horse who has been neutered. Going: Describes the condition of a race track. Going conditions include heavy, soft, good and firm. Goliath: A combination bet which involves eight selections and different bets. Good: Describes the condition of a race track. Good ground sits between soft and firm ground. Also used as good-to-soft or good-to-firm when ground is either between two conditions or varies throughout the course.
Graded Race: The highest calibre National Hunt races. Grade 1 is the highest calibre followed by Grade 2 and Grade 3. Group Race: The highest calibre flat races. Hand: Unit of measurement used to describe the height of a hoses. One hand equals four inches. Handicap Race: A race where various weights are allocated to the competitors by the official handicapper with the goal of levelling the playing field between horses of differing quality.
Handicap Rating: The official rating of a horse used to determine what weight they must carry in a handicap race. Assigned after horses run three times with the highest rating determining the best horses and therefore the most weight to be carried. Hard: A condition of the going on a turf course. Firm suggests the ground is hard, fast and with no give. Heavy: Describes the condition of race track. Heavy ground is very wet with a lot of give and therefore provides a tougher test of stamina than firm, good or soft ground.
Heinz: A combination bet which involves six selections and 57 different bets. Hurdler: A horse who runs in hurdle races. Jockey: The rider of a horse in a race. Can be professional, amateur or apprentices. Jump Racing: Races including obstacles for horses to jump such as fences, hurdles and ditches. Juvenile: A two-year-old horse.
Length: An approximate unit of measurement used to determine the distance between horses either at the end of a race or in running. A length is equal to the average length of a horse. Level Weights: A race where every horse carries the same weight. Listed Race: A high calibre of race but below Group or Graded races. Lock: Slang term for a horse who is perceived to be a certainty to win, also known as a racing certainty.
Longshot: A horse who is not expected to win a race and is available at long odds with the bookmakers. Lucky A combination bet which involves four selections and 15 different bets. Lucky A combination bet which involves five selections and 31 different bets. Lucky A combination bet which involves six selections and 63 different bets.
Made All: When a horse wins a race having led for the vast majority. Maiden Race: A race for horses who are yet to win a race. More rarely a race for jockeys who are yet to win a race. Maiden: A horse who is yet to win a race. Also applies to jockeys. Mare: A female horse five-years-old or above. Nod: The action of a horse lowering its head. Most often used in the context of a close finish where horses are sometimes head to have won on the nod.
Non Runner: A horse who has been declared for a race but is withdrawn. Often due to concerns about the ground or an injury discovered late on. Book - This is a Bookmaker's tally of amounts bet on each competitor, and odds necessary to ensure profit.
C Canadian - This is a multiple bet consisting of 26 bets 10 doubles, 10 trebles, five 4-folds and a 5-fold with 5 selections in different events also known as a "Super Yankee". Classic - This term is used to describe the five major three-year-old races of the flat season: the Guineas, the Guineas, the Derby, the Oaks and the St Leger.
Of these, fillies can be entered for all five, but colts are not allowed to be entered for the Guineas or the Oaks. Correct score - This is a bet to predict the final score in a game, and it is based on the number of goals scored by each Soccer team or the number of sets won by each Tennis player. D Dead heat - This is when two or more selections cannot be separated by the Judge, even after consulting the photo finish.
When calculating your bets, simply divide the stake by the amount of runners involved in the Dead-Heat. Decimal prices - This price system is commonly used for betting throughout Europe and Asia. This provides the simplest way of calculating your Total Return, i. All you have to do is multiply your stake by the decimal price given.
Distance is also the margin by which a horse is beaten by the horse directly in front. This can range from a Nose to 'By a distance' even more than thirty lengths. Double - This is a bet which consists of 1 bet involving 2 selections in different events. Both must be successful to get a return. Draw - At the overnight declaration stage, all entries in a flat race are given a stall number from where they will start.
Depending on the state of the going, the position of the stalls and the layout of the course, the draw may favour high, middle or low numbers at different tracks. Stalls are not used for National Hunt racing and therefore the draw does not apply. Drift - This is where the price of one selection increases because of the lack of interest from punters.
E Each-way - This is a common bet which allows you to place a stake of equal amounts on a selection to either win an event or to be placed, usually in the top three or four depending on the size of the field. The price for the place part of the bet is usually a quarter or a fifth of the odds for an outright win. Exacta - This is a Tote bet operating in races of 3 or more declared runners in which the punter has to pick the first two to finish in the correct order.
F Favourite - The favourite is the shortest priced selection in an event. You can select the 'unnamed favourite' if you don't want to pick any horse in particular. This will be the runner with the shortest price when the race goes off. When two selections share this position they are named 'Joint-Favourites'. If you back a successful joint-favourite you need to halve your stake to calculate the returns. If three or more share this position they are named Co-favourites.
If you back a successful co-favourite you need to divide your stake by the the number of favourites to calculate your winnings. Field - To have a winning chance or the handicapper's rating number that identifies the winning chance. First goal scorer - This is a bet on who will score the first goal in a Soccer match. First try scorer - This is a bet on who will score the first try in a Rugby match. Fixed odds - Fixed odds are prices which are not dependent on the outcome of an event. Unlike 'Spread Betting' you know how much stake you are risking.
Flag - This is a bet consisting of 23 bets a 'Yankee' plus 6 'Single Stakes About' bets in pairs on 4 selections in different events. Flat racing - Begins in March and runs through to the middle of September on turf. Races are run over a minimum distance of five furlongs and a maximum of twenty-two furlongs. When a race is 8f or more they are shown differently on a British Racecard, for instance a 12 furlong race will be shown on the racecard as 1m 4f, a 14 furlong race will show as 1m 6f.
The official Flat Racing season now runs all year round to include races run on all-weather surfaces such as at Lingfield, Kempton, Southwell, Wolverhampton and Chelmsford. Forecast - This is a horse or Dog racing bet where you have to correctly predict the order of the first two selections. This bet can be reversed or permed. Form - The 'Form' is the history of a selection's race performance. Fractional odds give you your Profit excluding your stake, so your stake needs to be added back in to calculate your Total Return.
To convert the fractional odds to decimal prices, divide the left hand figure by the right hand figure and add 1. G Going - This is the state of the ground. The 'hard' grade is rarely used, as a racetrack with this type of surface is generally deemed to be dangerous to both horses and jockeys. In Ireland the term "yielding" is used for "good to soft" going. Going in - This is when greyhounds are being put in to the traps or horses into the stalls. Going to post - This is when horses are on the way to the start of a race.
Goliath - This is a multiple bet consisting of bets 28 doubles, 56 trebles, seventy 4-folds, fifty-six 5-folds, twenty-eight x 6-folds, eight 7-folds and an 8-fold involving 8 selections in different events. This is used to balance two sides and remove the draw from the game. Handicap - This is a method of making a one-sided event become a more attractive for betting purposes. For example St Helens -7 to beat Bradford Bulls would mean that St Helens would have to win by more than seven points for you to win your bet.
Consequently the non-handicap price of Bradford Bulls would be more attractive. A handicap race in horse racing is a race in which horses carry different weights, allocated by the handicapper. A better horse will carry a heavier weight, to give him or her a disadvantage when racing against slower horses. The handicapper's goal in assigning handicap weights is to enable all the horses to finish together in a dead heat. Head to head - This is where you need to select the team, or player, you believe will win the game or an event.
Hedging - This is a bet made by a cautious Bookmaker on a horse on which he has accepted large bets. This would cut his losses if the horse wins also known as a 'lay-off bet'. Heinz - This is a multiple bet consisting of 57 bets 15 doubles, 20 trebles, fifteen 4-folds, six 5-folds and a 6-fold involving 6 horses in different races.
Held up - This is restraining a horse behind the other runners in the early stages of a race. I In the frame - If your selection has finished 'in the frame' this means that it has finished either first, second, third or fourth. J Joint favourites - This is when selections cannot be split for favouritism - for example, 2 selections in the same event are the same price.
L This is to bet or wager. Layer - This is a bookmaker or one who 'Lays' odds. Length - This is the length of a horse from the horse's nose to the start of its tail. Long odds - These are odds e. Long shot - This is a selection at long odds, not given as high a chance of winning as other selections.
Also known as an 'Outsider'. Lucky 15, 31, 63 - These are multiple bets on all possible combinations of 4, 5 or 6 selections. M Match bet - This is a Golf bet between two players, to predict who will get the best score in a tournament. The players may not physically play against each other in any round; this bet is based purely on their individual scores over the whole tournament i.
N The selection which is considered to be a racing 'Certainty'. Nap - This is the selection that Racing Correspondents and Tipsters nominate as their major selection of the day or meeting. Considered to be 'Nailed on'. Non-runner - This is a selection that does not take part in a race or event for which it is entered. Not under orders - On the 'Off' of a race the flag is raised, and any runner withdrawn before the signal is deemed not to have come 'Under Starter's Orders'.
Your stake on such a selection would be returned but any winning bets on the Race may be subject to a 'Rule 4' as there was insufficient time for a new market to be formed. O Objections - This is where a Jockey or Trainer objects to the conduct of a participant in a Race and an investigation is carried out; similar to a Steward's Enquiry.
Odds - This is another name for the price. The chance offered for a selection to win. Odds-against - This is when the amount you win is more than your stake. Odds compiler - This is a person who sets the odds by using research, their own knowledge and judgement about a sport.
Odds-on - This refers to a price where you have to stake more than the amount you expect to make as profit. Off the bridle - This is when the horse has to be urged on by its jockey. On the nose - This is backing a horse to win only. Outsider - This is the opposite to the favourite, usually to be found at lengthy odds. Also known as a 'Longshot' or 'The Rag'.
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