Definition of Handicapping

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What is handicapping? What does the term handicapping mean in sports?

Handicapping is studying and predicting outcomes of sporting events for the purpose of betting. This can be a horse race, soccer game, tennis match, golf tournament or any other sport event that people place wagers on.

Definition of Handicapping - Term - Sports Betting DictionaryHandicapping involves analysis of the sport, matchup, series and the game. It takes into consideration recent performances, injuries, weather and everything else that could influence the end result. It calculates past meetings, trends and potential breakthrough performances.

A person that is skilled in the art of handicapping is called a handicapper, or capper in short.