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Maverick Line

Definition: Line offered by a sportsbook that is significantly different from the line carried by other sportsbooks. The advantage for the sportsbook is the maverick line will certainly receive a great deal of action, but it will be one-sided action, thus creating exposure to a big win by bettors.
 
Example: All sportsbooks had the Lakers at -7 vs. the Kings - except for the Mirage, who being very confident in their lines, had the Lakers at -8.5. All bettors who liked the Kings took the +8.5 at the Mirage, while very few were willing to lay the 8.5, giving the Mirage a lot of action, but one-sided action.

Related Terms: Line, Sportsbook

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