What Does ‘Pick Em’ Mean in Betting?


Pick’em is a term for an event or game where both teams are given an equal chance of winning the game. While this should result in the odds being even for both picks, you’ll often see them presented as -110 as the sportsbooks price it this way to ensure a profit margin on the event.

When a pick’em occurs the spread line will be set at 0 as neither team is seen to have the upper hand, however, it is quite rare. It’s also common to see a pick’em game develop a favorite and an underdog closer to the event depending on public betting behavior as the lines move.