even money

noun

Definition of even money

: a situation in wagering in which the odds are even

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Over/under: The OVER (13.5, +100) at even money is the way to go. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies odds, picks and betting tips," 10 Sep. 2019 Booksellers that seem to have no verifiable existence outside Amazon offer $10 books for $100 or even $1,000 on the site, raising suspicions of algorithms run wild or even money laundering. David Streitfeld, BostonGlobe.com, "What happens after Amazon’s domination is complete? Its bookstore offers clues," 23 June 2019 Booksellers that seem to have no verifiable existence outside Amazon offer $10 books for $100 or even $1,000 on the site, raising suspicions of algorithms run wild or even money-laundering. David Streitfeld, New York Times, "What Happens After Amazon’s Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues," 23 June 2019 Seven teams have lower odds, starting with Ohio State (even money at 1-1) and Michigan (2-1). Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "Northwestern is 15-1 in its last 16 Big Ten games and coming off a West Division title. Yet the Wildcats still can’t get any love from media, bettors or computers.," 18 July 2019 As Bruce Finley’s story pointed out, water follows money; but even money can’t make more water than there is. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Rounding up geese from parks — cruel or beneficial? (7/7/19)," 7 July 2019 Paradise Woods is the even money favorite, coming off a third in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff behind Forever Unbridled and Abel Tasman and second in the La Brea Stakes behind Unique Bella. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Louisiana Derby kicks off final major Kentucky Derby preps," 24 Mar. 2018 Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort opened with France as a 2-1 favorite to win outright, even money to win in regulation. Ed Barkowitz, Philly.com, "Atlantic City bookies offer odds and props for Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia," 13 July 2018 The Warriors are up very slightly from even money to 11-10 to defend their NBA title. Ed Barkowitz, Philly.com, "Sixers' NBA title odds grow longer following LeBron James' decision," 2 July 2018

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1732, in the meaning defined above

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