Betting Glossary

Welcome to the Titan Bet glossary - our dictionary full of definitions for the most commonly used sports and football betting terms. This easy to use glossary should improve your bet lexicon and bring you up-to-date with all the most commonly used words and betting jargon.

To learn about horse racing terms, please visit our horse racing glossary

 

 

A

  • Aces - Predict which player will serve the most aces in a Tennis match.
  • Ante Post - Ante post bets are bets placed a day or more before the actual day of the event. Such bets can sometimes take advantage of better odds available. When placing an ante post bet, you are also wagering that the competitor will actually take part in the event.
  • Asian Handicap - Asian handicap offers a potentially less risky type of bet compared to traditional "win-draw-win" style betting. If an opponent is considered superior to another, the weaker side is given an advantage, which is added to the result that is actually achieved. An Asian handicap includes two components: the handicap line, which refers to the term of the bet, and the moneyline, which is the payout offered on each team for the given handicap line - to a unit stake of one.

Handicap Types Explained:

Handicap 0 - You win if your chosen team wins the match. If the match is a draw you are refunded your stake.
Handicap 0, +0.5 - You win if your chosen team wins the match. If the match is a draw, your bet is split in half - one half is considered a win, the other half is considered a draw and its stakes are refunded.
Handicap +0.5 - Your bet wins if your chosen team draws or wins the match.
Handicap +0.5, +1 - You win if your chosen team wins or draws the match. If your team loses with a one goal difference, you lose 50% of the amount staked.
Handicap +1 - You win if your chosen team wins or draws the match. If it loses with a one goal difference, you are refunded your stake.
Handicap +1, +1.5 - You win if your chosen team wins or draws the match. If your team loses with a one goal difference, your bet is split in half - one half is considered a win, the other half is considered a draw and its stake is refunded.
Handicap +1.5 - You win if your chosen team wins, draws or loses the match with a one goal difference.
Handicap +1.5, +2 - You win if your chosen team wins, draws or loses the match with a one goal difference. If it loses with a two goal difference, you lose 50% of your stake.
Handicap +2 - You win if your chosen team wins, draws or loses the match with a one goal difference. If your team loses with a two goal difference, you are refunded your stake.
Handicap +2, +2.5 - You win if your chosen team wins, draws or loses the match with a one goal difference. If your team loses with a two goal difference your bet is split in half - one half is considered a win, the other half is considered a draw and its stake is refunded.
Handicap +2.5 - You win if your chosen team wins, draws or loses the match with a goal difference of less than three.
Handicap 0, -0.5 - You win if your chosen team wins the match with a goal difference of one or more. If your team draws, you lose 50% of the stake.
Handicap -0.5 - You win if your chosen team wins the match.
Handicap -0.5, -1 - You win if your chosen team wins the match with a goal difference of two or more. If your team wins with one goal your bet is split in half - one half is considered a win, the other half is considered a draw and its stake is refunded.
Handicap -1 - You win if your chosen team wins the match with a goal difference of two or more. If your team wins with a one goal difference, you are refunded your stake.
Handicap -1, -1.5 - You win if your chosen team wins the match with a goal difference of two or more. If your team wins with just a one goal difference, you lose 50% of your stake.
Handicap -1.5 - You win if your chosen team wins the match with a goal difference of two or more.
Handicap -1.5, -2 - You win if your chosen team wins the match with a goal difference of three or more. If your team wins with a two goal difference, your bet is split in half - one half is considered a win, the other half is considered a draw and its stake is refunded.
Handicap -2 - You win if your chosen team wins the match with a goal difference of three or more. If your team wins with a two goal difference, you are refunded your stake.
Handicap -2, -2.5 - You win if your chosen team wins the match with a goal difference of three or more. If your team wins with a two goal difference, you lose 50% of your stake.
Handicap -2.5 - You win if your chosen team wins the match with a goal difference of three or more.

 

 

D

  • Dead-Heat - A Dead-heat occurs when two or more competitors finish a sporting event with an identical place or classification.
  • Double Chance - A bet that allows you to wager on two of the three possible results in an event with just one bet. For example, Home Win or Draw, Home Win or Away Win, Away Win or Draw.
  • Double Faults - A bet on the number of double faults a certain player will accumulate until the end of the tennis match.
  • Draw/No Draw - A bet on whether or not the particular game will end in a draw.

Please note:

Football: Extra time and penalty shootouts do not count.

Hockey: Overtime is not included.

 

 

E

  • Each Way Bet - An each way bet consists of 2 separate bets - a win bet and a place bet. Your stake is split evenly between these two parts. For you to win the win bet part of your selection must win or finish first place. For you to win the place part of the bet, your selection must win or finish in one of the predetermined finishing places. An Each way bet is basically placing 2 equal sized bets.
  • Exact Score - You predict the exact result or score of the game.

Please note:

Football: Excludes overtime and penalty shootouts.

 

 

F

  • Fastest Serve - A bet on the speed of the fastest serve during a tennis match. The speed is stated in km/h units.
  • Finishing Position - A bet on which team will finish in a higher position at the end of a particular competition.
  • First Break - A bet on who will be the first player to break their opponent's serve, to win a game during a tennis match.
  • First Frame - A bet on which player will win the first frame in a snooker or pool match.
  • First Goal - A bet on which player or team will score the first goal in the game, excluding overtime and penalty shoot outs.
  • First Half - All bets are settled at half-time, based on the score of the first half of the game.
  • First Period - All bets are settled at the end of the first period, based on the score of the first period in the hockey game.
  • First Player to Score - A bet on which player will be the first to score in a game.
  • First Quarter - All bets are settled at the end of the first quarter of the game, based on the first quarter score.
  • First Scoring - A bet on how the first points in a basketball game will be scored (two pointer, three pointer or free throw).
  • First Set - A bet on which player will win the first set of the match (in tennis) or which team will win the first set in the game (in volleyball).
  • First to 5 goals - A bet on which team will be the first to achieve five goals in a Handball game.
  • First to 3 goals - A bet on which team will be the first to achieve three goals in a Hockey game.
  • First to 3 Touchdowns - A bet on which team will be the first to achieve three touchdowns in an American Football game.
  • First to Score - A bet on which team will be the first to score in a particular game.

Please note:

American Football: All scoring methods count.

  • First to 12 Points - A bet on the team you think will be the first to reach 12 points during a basketball game.
  • First to win 3 games - A wager on which player will be the first to win three games in a tennis match.

 

 

G

  • Games Handicap - The total number of games will be added or reduced from the final score of the match's games in Tennis.

For example:

Federer is playing against Nadal and

Handicap line for Federer = -3 games

Handicap line for Nadal = +3 games

 

Final result is: 6:3, 6:4, 6:3

Total games won by Federer: 18

Total games won by Nadal: 10

 

If you bet on Federer -3 games, the handicap score is 15-10 and you win. If you bet on Nadal +3, the handicap score is 18-13 and you lose.

  • Group Winner - Predict which team will finish in first position in a group.

 

 

H

  • Half-Time - A bet on the results of a match at half-time.
  • Half-Time/Full-Time - A bet on the results of the game at both half-time and full-time. Both selections must be correct for your bet to win.

Please note:

Football, handball and American football: Exclude overtime.

  • Hand - Bet on which team will score the most points in a handball game.
  • Hand Asian Handicap - The number of points offered in the handicap is added or reduced from the final number of points which were scored during a volleyball game.

For example: Brazil plays against Italy Hand Handicap line for Brazil: +10 points Hand Handicap line for Italy: -10 points

If the final result is: 25:20, 18:25, 16:25, 22:25 Total points scored by Brazil: 81 and total points scored by Italy: 95 If you bet on Brazil +10 points you lose, if you bet on Italy -10 points you win.

  • Handicap Betting (Football) –
    A handicap includes two components: the handicap line, which refers to the term of the bet, and the line, which is the payout offered on each team for the given handicap line - to a unit stake of one.

Handicap Types Explained:
-1 your bet wins if the selection wins by more than 1 goal
-2 your bet wins if the selection wins by more than 2 goals
-1 Tie on Handicap, your bet wins if the selection wins by exactly 1 goal
-2 Tie on Handicap, your bet wins if the selection wins by exactly 2 goals
+1 your bet wins if the selection does not lose the match (Draw or Win)
+2 your bet wins if the selection does not lose the match by 2 goals or more

  • HB Goalscorer - A bet on how many points a certain player will score in a handball game.
  • Please note: The bet is for one game played on the same day that the odds are published. Overtime is not included.
  • Head 2 Head - A bet on which player will score more goals in a game compared to the player standing against him.
  • Highest Half - A bet on which half in the game will have the highest total score.

Please note:

Basketball: In case of a tie between the two halves, all bets will be settled as lost.

American Football: Bets made on the second half of the game will include overtime, if played.

  • Highest Quarter - A bet on which quarter in a basketball game will have the highest score.

Please note: In case of a tie between the highest quarters, all bets will be settled as lost.

 

 

K

  • Kick Off - A bet in American Football, a predicting which team will kick off the game.

 

 

L

  • Largest Lead - A bet on which team will have the largest point lead during a basketball game.
  •     Please note: Overtime does not count.
  • Last player to score -  A bet on which player will be the last to score in a football match. Bets are placed on 90 minutes play only. All bets on a player not taking part in the match will be considered lost.
  • Last to Score - A bet on which team will be the last to score during a game.

Please note:
Football: Extra time and penalty shootouts do not count.
American football: All scoring methods count, including overtime.
Handball: Not including overtime.

  • Live Bets - Bets in real time. This means that you can bet during the sporting event of your choice! For a truly interactive experience, our dynamic odds give you the opportunity to react on-the-spot to whatever is happening on the field.

Please note:
Live Bets - Asian Handicap

An important issue you need to take into account, when you place an Asian handicap live bet, is that the score before the time of your bet does not influence the result of the bet.

Example:
Barcelona vs. Arsenal game - The Live Result at the time the bet was placed is 1-0 to Barcelona
Team Live Handicap
Barcelona -0.50
Arsenal +0.50

If the game ends with a victory to Barcelona by two goals or more, a bet on Barcelona would win and a bet on Arsenal would lose.

If the game ends in an Arsenal win, a draw or a one goal victory for Barcelona, a bet on Arsenal would win and a bet on Barcelona would lose.

 

 

M

  • Mixed Games - A mixed game refers to a virtual game between two teams. In this bet type you compare the goal difference between two teams that aren't playing against each other, but against two other teams. All bets include the number of goals that are scored at the end of 90 minutes without extra time and penalty shootouts.

For example: Arsenal are playing against Liverpool in the Premier League and Barcelona are playing against Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga. A mixed game appears as Arsenal vs. Barcelona, even though there is no such actual game.

 

  • Most Goals - A bet on which time period will produce the most goals during a game.

Please note:
Hockey: If at least two periods end in a tie, all bets will be made void.
Handball: The possible results include first half, second half or a tie.

 

 

O

  • Odd/Even - A bet on whether the total number of goals at the end of a game will be an odd number or an even number.
  • Outright Bet - A bet on the outcome of a race, tournament or championship in various sports.
  • Over Time - A bet as to whether or not the game result will be decided during over time.
  • Over/Under - A bet on whether the total number of goals/points in a game will be over or under the stated number.

Betting types:

Over/Under 2 goals line - All bets are for the match to end with less then two goals or more than two goals. If one goal or less is scored in the match, "under" bets are winners and "over" bets are losers. If two goals are scored in the match all bets are deemed void, no matter if your bet is "over" or "under". If three goals or more are scored in the match, "under" bets are losers and "over" bets are winners.

Over/Under 2.25 goals line - This is actually a bet that consists of two bets: one bet on a 2 goals over/under line and one bet on a 2.5 goals over/under line. The amount you place on the total bet is divided between the two types of bets. If one goal or less is scored in the match, "under" bets are winners. If two goals are scored in the match, those who bet "over" lose 50% of the bet and 50% of the bet is a draw, those who bet "under" win 50% of the bet and 50% of the bet is a draw. If three goals or more are scored in the game, "over" bets are winners.

Over/Under 2.5 goals line - If 2 goals or less are scored in the match, "Under" bets are winners. If 3 goals or more are scored in the match "Over" bets are winners.

Over/Under 2.75 goals line - This is actually a bet that consists of two bets: one bet on a 2.5 goals over/under line and one bet on a 3 goals over/under line. The amount you place on the total bet is divided between the two types of bets. If two goals or less are scored in the match, "under" bets are winners. If three goals are scored in the match, those who bet "under" lose 50% of the bet and 50% of the bet is a draw, those who bet "over" win 50% of the bet and 50% of the bet is a draw. If four goals or more are scored in the match "over" bets are winners.

Over/Under 3 goals line - If 2 goals or less are scored in the match, "Under" bets are winners. If 3 goals are scored in the match all bets are deemed void, no matter If your bet is "Over" or "Under". If four goals or more are scored in the match, "over" bets are winners.

Over/Under 3.25 goals line - This is actually a bet that consists of two bets: one bet on a 3 goals over/under line and one bet on a 3.5 goals over/under line. The amount you place on the total bet is divided between the two types of bets. If two goals or less are scored in the match, "under" bets win. If three goals are scored in the match, those who bet "over" lose 50% of the bet and those who bet "under" win 50% of the bet. If four goals or more are scored in the match, "over" bets are winners.

 

 

P

  • Penalty - A bet on whether or not a football game will be decided by penalties.
  • % to 2 Points - A bet on the percentage of points in a basketball game that will be scored in a 'two point' method by a certain player or team.
  • Place Bet - A Place bet is the same as the place part of the each way bet, meaning your selection must win or finish in one of the predetermined finishing places in the competition or game.
  • Player to Score at Any Time - A bet on whether a particular player will score during the football match.

 

 

S

  • Second Half - A bet on the goals of the second half of a football game, excluding extra time and penalty shoot outs.
  • Series Score - A bet on the exact score of two teams playing a series of games, given that every win awards the winning team with 1 point.
  • Sets Handicap - The total number of sets will be added or reduced from the final score of the sets in a tennis match.

For example:
Federer is playing against Djokovic
Set Handicap line for Federer: -1.5 sets
Set Handicap for Djokovic: +1.5 sets

Final result is 2-1

If you bet on Federer -1.5 sets you lose, if you bet on Djokovic +1.5 sets you win.

  • Single bet - A Single bet is the simplest form of betting: one wager for one event.

 

 

T

  • Teasers - A Teaser is a combination bet of two or more selections in one bet, in which the point spread or total is adjusted in the player's favour, by adding or subtracting points. The adjusted point spread or total improves the payout odds for the selections you make.

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

Examples for teasers:
2 Selections of 5 points:
Offered Lines Teased Lines
Heat (-8) vs. Spurs Heat (-3) vs. Spurs
Lakers vs. Clippers (over 202) Lakers vs. Clippers (over 197)

3 Selections of 7 points:
Offered Lines Teased Lines
Bulls (+4) vs. Wizards Bulls (+11) vs. Wizards
Pacers vs. Nets (under 185) Pacers vs. Nets (under 192)
Jazz vs. Knicks (over 207) Jazz vs. Knicks (over 200)

If any event's outcome is a draw or a loss, the teaser bet loses.

  • Three Team Combo & Upwards - A bet involving three selections or more from different events. All selections must be correct for your bet to win.
  • Three Way bet - A bet on the result of a game out of the three possible options: win, draw, lose.
  • Time of First Goal - A bet on the time at which the first goal in a match will be scored.
  • Total Assists - A bet on the number of assists made by a player or team during a hockey game.

Please note: For betting purposes, an assist is awarded to the last player of the same team who touched the puck before the goal scorer, and only if no other player from the other team has touched the puck in the mean time (except the team's goal keeper).

  • Total frames - A bet on the total number of frames that will be played in a snooker or pool match.
  • Total Goals Minutes - A bet on the accumulated time of all the goals scored during a game, excluding overtime and penalty shoot outs.
  • Total Minutes - A bet on how many minutes a certain player will play in a game.
  • Total Rounds - A bet on the number of rounds that will take place in a boxing match.
  • Total Tie-Breaks - A bet on the number of tie-breaks in a tennis match.

Please note: For betting purposes a tie-break is defined as a set that ends 7:6 or 6:7.

  • Total Winners - A bet on the number of winners (unreturned hits) made by a certain player during a tennis match.
  • To Win First Game - A bet on which player will win the first game of a tennis match.
  • To Win First Point - A bet on which player will win the first point of a Tennis match.
  • Two Team Combo - A bet consisting of two selections from different events. Both selections must be correct for your bet to win.

 

 

U

Up to 70th Minute - All bets are settled according to the score at the end of the 70th minute of a football match.

 

 

W

Winning Margin - A bet on the goal or point difference between two teams at the end of a game.

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