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How to Become A Sharper Sports Bettor

You probably hear a lot of talk about sharp bettors. The term has reached almost mythical proportions in the sports betting world. Itís also a very misunderstood term. Frankly, people give sharp bettors too much credit. They think that sharps are people with inside information, foolproof systems, and more knowledge than a mere mortal could ever possibly have. Itís just not true. The major difference between a sharp bettor and a so-called square is the amount of time and effort they put into their pursuit. We would expect even a bad NBA player t ...

Learning Different Types Of Sport Odds

Itís hard enough trying to figure out if the odds for a given game are fair or attractive. Itís even harder when you have to figure out how to read the odds in the first place. There are several different ways that odds can be written. While they all ultimately mean the same thing it can be confusing when you first see each type, or when you try to figure out how they all relate. Weíre going to take a look at four of the most common - North American and European books most often use U.S., decimal, or fractional odds, while Asian events most com ...

Learn How To Hedge Your Sports Bet

Hedging bets - something that is talked about more than it is understood. Itís also a concept that can be very dangerous because it can easily be used incorrectly in ways that negatively impact your bottom line. ...

Playing Difference of Point Spread Vs Moneyline

Weíre about to make the transition from the time when baseball is the primary sport people are paying attention to when football takes over. That means that sports bettors will be making the transition from primarily betting using the moneyline to primarily using the point spread. Most people seem to prefer the point spread - itís certainly more calmly discussed and understood - but I always have and likely always will prefer the moneyline. Itís an interesting exercise to look at the benefits and weaknesses of both kinds of bets: ...

How Public Action Impacts Betting Strategy

One of the power factors when it comes to effective handicapping is one that is often overlooked and misunderstood by many bettors - the public action. Once you understand how the public views a game you can look at why they are betting like they are, how that is impacting the line movement , and what opportunities that presents for us. ...

Finding Smart Money Action In Sports Betting

I have been thinking and writing a lot about the smart money recently. Basically, smart money is the money bet by the most prepared and effective of bettors - the true professionals. One of the more interesting - and often profitable - things to do is to try to figure out where the smart money is being bet on a game, and what that means. ...

What Is Smart Money In Sports Betting?

One of the terms we heard thrown about a lot when it comes to sports betting is Ďsmart moneyí. Itís a very important concept for sports bettors to understand, but itís largely misunderstood and misused. ...

Best Summer Sports Betting Opportunities

With the NBA and the NHL seasons over and football still a couple of months away a lot of bettors find themselves lacking something to bet on in the summer - especially if they are not fans of betting on the endless grind that is baseball. If you arenít interested in taking a break, though, the there are all sorts of summer betting options available, so you can definitely find yourself some action. Here are nine different sports or leagues you can look to for good betting opportunities during the summer months: ...

What Is A Sports Betting Line?

One of the biggest problems that new and inexperienced sports bettors have is that they donít understand what a line actually is and how they are set. If you donít properly understand the lines and how they work then you are not always going to interpret them properly, and that can lead you to making mistakes, or at least bets that arenít as advantageous for you as they could be. ...

What Is The Betting Public In Sports?

One of the terms that gets thrown around a lot when talking about sports betting is the Ďbetting publicí. The reason you hear about it so much is simply that understanding what it is and what it means can help to fatten your bottom line. Fat bottom lines are good, so letís look at what the betting public is, and why it matters to you. ...

When To Bet On Unfamiliar Sports

One of the pieces of advice that youíll get from most experienced sports bettors is that you should only bet on sports that you are familiar with. Knowledge is obviously very important when it comes to effective handicapping, so it only makes sense that if you are betting sports in which you have no knowledge you are making it much harder for yourself than you need to. Thatís just good advice. There are times, though, where it can actually make sense to bet sports that you donít know much about. Here are five such cases: ...

Should You Bet On Your Own Sports Team?

One of the so-called laws of sports betting that I hear all of the time is that you shouldnít bet on teams that you are emotionally invested in. If you care then you canít be objective, and if you arenít objective then you are making bad decisions - or at least thatís how the argument goes. The question, of course, is if that actually makes any sense. There are a lot of so called laws that we follow because we have been told to follow them, but questioning them every so often is a good thing. Letís take a look: ...

Why Sports Bettors Dream Of Correlated Parlays

Correlated parlays are a dream concept for sports bettors - in some cases they have a positive long term expectation. In other words, if you bet these bets time and time and time again then you would make a guaranteed profit. they are like a guaranteed cash machine. Of course, virtually everything that seems too good to be true is, so finding and betting these parlays is very difficult. Before we get too much into that, though, letís understand what we are talking about. ...

Good & Bad of Sports Betting on Season Awards

Each year it seems like sportsbooks offer more and more opportunities for bettors to bet on year-end awards in different sports before the seasons start. It used to be that you could just bet on the high profile ones like the NFL MVP, the Cy Young, and the Heisman. Now the books are far more creative and adventurous, so if there is an award that will be given at the end of a season chances are very good that you can bet on it before the season starts. As with a lot of prop bets and futures bets there are advantages and disadvantages for bettors ...

When And How To Use Halftime Bets

Betting games at halftime is one of the most under-appreciated and under-bet options available to sports bettors. Just think about it - before you have to make a bet on a team you get to watch them play half of the game. What happens in the first half isnít necessarily an indicator of what will happen at the final whistle, but you do get to see the pace of the game, the health of the players, how players are reacting to the conditions, and so on. When used properly thatís a huge advantage. ...

Is It Smart To Bet On All Star Games?

Late January and February is all-star season. Over the course of three weeks three of the four major league have their all-star festivities. in 2011 the NHL and NFL even chose to have their games on the same day. When each league has their all-star game there are no other games to bet on. That can easily lead to bettor withdrawal for people who just canít get enough action. That means that they could be compelled to bet on an all-star game. ...

Learning The Basics Of Sports Betting

Sports betting is one of the most popular sorts of gambling throughout the world because of all the different sports that can be bet on. There are different types of bets that can be made and it can seem very overwhelming for the first time sports bettor . However, I will outline below each bet can be made and how it does not have to be as overwhelming as it may seem. ...

Trouble and Opportunity of Sports Betting Futures

Future bets - a bet on whether a team is going to win a league or event that is usually going to be held well in the future - are something that books absolutely love to post and take action on. There's a pretty simple reason for that - they are mostly horrible bets, so the books make a killing on them. They are exposed to some risk if a longshot comes through at a huge price, but that doesn't often happen. Most of the time they get to collect a large amount of money, use it as they want for months until the outcome of the bet is determined, an ...

Problems Of Early Season Sports Betting

We are currently in the early days of the NHL season , and in just a couple of weeks the NBA season will be underway. College basketball starts up in a while, too. Itís always exciting when a sport you love to bet on gets underway again after a long break. The first few weeks of a long season can provide some unique and difficult challenges for bettors to overcome if they arenít careful. Hereís a look at four of the biggest problems, and some solutions that can help you overcome them and avoid any serious and costly issues. ...

Sports Bettor Trick For Big Line Moves

When you first start out in sports betting you might get the idea that the spread for a football game is fixed - itís set at the beginning of the week and thatís where it stays. Thatís certainly how the mainstream media talks about it on the rare occasions they acknowledge the point spread. The truth, of course, is that point spreads are far from fixed - tat they react to the bets that are made and adjust accordingly. Sometimes those adjustments are small, while other times we can see the lines move by several points - sometimes in a short amou ...

When To Bet On Heavy Underdogs?

A lot of bettors - most, I would even say - donít like betting heavy underdogs on the moneyline . They equate the large potential payouts with a high amount of risk and a low chance of paying off, and they look elsewhere - often with the heavy favorites. In many cases that makes sense - there are usually good reasons why a team is a heavy underdog with little chance of winning the game. Sometimes, though, ignoring those heavy underdogs means you are just leaving serious profit potential on the table. ...

Back Testing Helps Win More Sports Bets

Bettors who are interested in betting systems need to become effective at back testing. Simply, back testing is looking back to see how your system or angle would have performed against past games. By looking back at how it would have performed you can get a sense of whether t is worthwhile to use it without having to risk any of your own money. If done properly you arenít guaranteeing a profit, but at least you are giving yourself a better chance at success. ...

Common Mistakes When Betting Angles

A lot of bettors like to use angles in their betting. An angle is simply a trend that has occurred in the past with enough frequency to be profitable that you use as a guide to find bets in the future. Angles can be found in every sport you can bet on. Some are very specific and occur only rarely, while others can occur several times each week. There is nothing wrong with betting angles, and indeed it is a great way for bettors to identify situations that could be profitable bets. Betting angles isnít always easy, though, and there are a lot of ...

How To Profit With Sports Betting Angles

Angles are a big part of betting. Some people use angles a whole lot, and others donít use them at all. Like most things in sports betting they can be very useful and profitable - but only if you use them profitably and responsibly. ...

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