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Hold Calculator

Enter at least two prices to determine the hold.Teach Me
You can mix and match various odds formats. For Decimal odds that are higher than 100 include the decimal point or it will be interpreted as American odds.

Learn about the Hold Calculator

This is the Unabated Hold Calculator where you can see how much theoretically a sportsbook may hold on any given wager. This is useful to you because it gives you an idea of how much the deck is stacked against you in a given market.

Enter the betting lines offered at your sportsbook to find the theoretical hold on the market. To learn more about how to use this betting calculator, click the Teach Me link.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I use the Hold Calculator?
Click on the Teach Me link above for a guided tour on using this tool.
What is hold in sports betting?

In sports betting, the term "hold" refers to the percentage of money that a sportsbook or bookmaker retains after all bets have been settled on a particular market. It's also known as the "juice," "vig," or "vigorish."

The hold in sports betting represents the bookmaker's margin of profit on a given market. It is essentially the commission that the sportsbook takes for accepting bets. For instance, if a sportsbook has a hold of 5% on a specific market, this means that for every $100 wagered on that market, the sportsbook will profit $5, regardless of the outcome.

For a bettor, why does hold matter?
Hold matters because the lower the hold, the less you’ll lose when you’re wrong. Finding the best price across sportsbooks is called line shopping. And using the best prices you find on either side of a line creates the lowest possible synthetic hold. The lower the synthetic hold the less of an edge the sportsbooks have over the bettor, regardless of bettor skill.
What odds formats does the tool support?
You can enter American Odds, Decimal Odds, or Fractional Odds. It will recognize the odds format based on your input.
How many different outcomes can I enter?
As many as you’d like. It’ll adjust with each entry.
Can I used implied probability?
Unfortunately, no. It does not accept implied probability or Sporttrade odds as an input.

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