In sports betting, what does a push mean?
A wager with neither a winner nor a loser between the bettor nor the sportsbook is called a push.
The sportsbook will return your initial investment if the wager is a push.
Although it can happen elsewhere, a push frequently occurs with spread and total bets.
When you wager on sports, you will earn money if you win and lose money if you lose. While it is relatively straightforward, one more scenario for specific wagers is a tie. In the sports betting jargon, the bet means “push” or a tie.
Examples of push betting
While a push can occur with other bets, it most frequently happens with spread or total bets. Here are some more instances:
Spread: A push may occur when a line is a whole number, such as 3 or 7 points.
Example: Boston Celtics -3 versus Golden State Warriors.
The wager is a push if Golden State prevails by precisely three points.
An entire line is a whole number, such as eight runs or 45 points.