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point spread

noun
1.
a betting device, established by oddsmakers and used to attract bettors for uneven competitions, indicating the estimated number of points by which a stronger team can be expected to defeat a weaker team, the point spread being added to the weaker team's actual points in the game and this new figure then compared to the stronger team's points to determine winning bets.
Also called spread.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism
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Examples for point spread
  • The object is to dominate a point spread, not an enemy.

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