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Matchup Betting

Definition: A bet based upon one individual competing head-to-head against another individual or a group of individuals (group matchups). The matchup can be literally player against player on the field (like in a tennis match) or the matchup can be an artificial pairing (like a golf matchups, where all players are trying to win the tournament, but players can be artificially "matched up" against each other for betting purposes. Odds for matchup betting are typically posted using a money line.
 
Example: Jackson bet on Tiger Woods at -200 to finish higher than Ernie Els in a British Open matchup bet. Tiger didn't win the tournament, but Jackson won his matchup bet when Tiger finished 10th compared to Ernie Els, who didn't even make the cut.

Related Terms: Group Matchup, Money Line

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