What does point spread mean?

Not sure what is point spread? This term is close in its meaning to the concept of handicap. That is a team or an athlete must win with a certain margin. Only in this case the forecast will be considered winning. Initially, football was the most popular sport for such a strategy, but now it’s used in other types of events, too.

Gambling in this format is profitable due to higher coefficients. So, what are point spread in betting? It means victory with some certain points advantage. In slang, it is often used as a synonym for handicap. It can be applied both in soccer and other sports competitions.