point-shaving

Point shaving – Wikipedia

In organized sports, point shaving is a type of match fixing where the perpetrators try to prevent a team from covering a published point spread. Unlike other forms of sports betting, spread betting invariably motivates point shaving. A point shaving scheme generally involves a sports gambler and one or more players of the …

How Point Shaving Works – The Atlantic

First a primer: Point shaving, unlike throwing games, doesn’t mean letting the other team win. It just means making sure your team fails to cover the point spreada missed layup here, a bad pass there, a clanked free throw at the end of regulation. CCNY won the national championship in 1950 despite …

What is Point Shaving – ThoughtCo

Point Shaving is the (illegal) act of purposefully holding down the score of a sporting event, to impact who will win bets against a point spread.

Point shaving | Define Point shaving at Dictionary.com

Point shaving definition, (especially in basketball) the illegal practice, by one or more bribed players, of deliberately limiting the number of points scored to conform to the desires of corrupt gamblers. See more.

Point-shaving – definition of point-shaving by The Free Dictionary

Define pointshaving. pointshaving synonyms, pointshaving pronunciation, pointshaving translation, English dictionary definition of pointshaving. n. The illegal practice of deliberately limiting the number of points scored by one’s team in an athletic contest, as in return for a payment from gamblers…

Auburn Point Shaving – YouTube

A recent Yahoo! Sports report shows a point shaving scandal in collegebasketball. Auburn …

A History of Infamous Point-Shaving Scandals – CraveOnline

Pointshaving schemes have been around since the advent of point spreads, and they will surely continue to rear their ugly heads in the future. Point shaving is when athletes conspire with gamblers to ensure a team won’t cover a given point spread. Usually, the schemes involve college athletes who can …

2 Answers – What is the meaning of ‘point shaving’ in NFL? – Quora

For all NFL games, and pretty much every other major sport for that matter, handicappers will set a point spread essentially how much better they think the favored team is. To “shave points” is to keep your teams score down (as the underdog) such that they do not “cover the spread”. A (semi)realistic …

Ranking the 10 Most Shocking Scandals in College Basketball …

In a pointshaving scandal that significantly trumps the arrangement at Northwestern, three Boston College players became embroiled in a betting scheme conceived by gamblers Henry Hill, Rocco and Tony Perla, and Paul Mazzei. Some had connections to various upperlevel gambling circles and some  …

Confessions Of A Point Shaver Former Arizona State star Hedake …

know some of the neighbors were wondering if my not getting drafted had anything to do with rumors that I had helped a gambling ring by shaving points during my senior year at Arizona State. I had denied knowing anything about point shaving, and everyone who knew how competitive I was believed me.

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