So you've decided to gamble—legally, of course—on sporting events. Good for you. But do you know what a "push" is? A "parlay"? A "dime"? Well, if you don't, it's time you learn the lingo of sports betting.
Chris Matcovich is senior director of data and communications for TiqIQ, a ticket price aggregator that draws data from such sellers as StubHub, Ticket Network and eBay. He provided CNBC.com with a list of terms that every prospective sports bettor should know.
We also spoke with Robert Carter, a sports gambling consultant whose clients refer to him as Incarcerated Bob, even though he is not actually incarcerated. He got his moniker as a frequent caller to the "Boomer & Carton" radio show on WFAN 660 AM in New York, and this omnipresent Twitter personality is in the know when it comes to all things sports betting. He provided insight into these terms, which any self-respecting sports bettor should know.