Prior to sports betting becoming legal in the US in 2018, which made a noise with $13 billion wagered legally in 2019, and made sports enthusiasts enjoy wagering on their preferred games and teams. Thus, the most notable thing about sports betting is that it is enjoyable, which it has always been.
There are a number of ways to place a bet on sports, but they all basically revolve around making an assumption about what will happen during a game or event and placing money on the likelihood that it will.
Favorites & Underdogs
Favorite and underdog are two of the most commonly used terms in sports betting, and they refer to the two possible outcomes of a bet.
Favorite is described as which team, side, or result that has the greatest chance of succeeding or transpiring. The reward from placing a bet on the favorite is lower because there is less risk involved.
On the other hand, the probability of the underdog winning is lower because there is more risk involved when betting on the underdog, the payout is bigger.
Pick or Pick’em
Meanwhile, pick or pick’em is a term used to describe a situation when the odds are equal for both teams and both have an equal probability of winning.