point spread

noun
|Updated on: 12 Aug 2018

Definition of point spread

: the number of points by which an oddsmaker expects a favorite to defeat an underdog

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First Known Use of point spread

1941

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  • sports : the number of points by which a team is expected to win in a particular game


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