What Is a ‘Push’ in Betting?


A “push” is when a bet is tied and no winner is declared. Then the bettor’s wager will be refunded. “And” is often used as a synonym for both “push” or “tie“. This can happen for a number of reasons but is most common in spread betting where there is no “hook” or half-point set in the line, resulting in neither team winning the bet.

As an example. if the spread was set at 3 points and the favorites won 27-24 then the bet would be classified as a push and the stake returned.