Sports Betting 101 - How to bet on Sports
Baseball Handicapping Tips: Understanding MLB Public Betting Teams
by Paul Buck - 7/25/2019
As compared to the NFL, the NBA and college football, baseball, for the most part, is a moneyline betting sport. No question there are plenty of people making MLB picks on baseball totals and the sport has a point spread with run line wagering, but most utilize the moneyline.
Golf Betting Tips: Expert Head-to-Head Betting Strategy and Wagering Advice
by Doc's Sports - 7/16/2019
Golf isn't like any other sport to bet on. In most cases, a game is played between two teams, and the team with the most points, runs, goals, etc. wins. Golf is a game that features well over 120 participants in any given tournament. And while the goal of shooting the lowest total over the four rounds is constant from week to week, the circumstances surrounding the tournament are completely different.
NFL Betting 101: How Important is Home-Field Advantage?
by Trevor Whenham - 6/26/2019
The next chapter in our exploration of the basics of betting on football brings us to the topic of home-field advantage. This is an interesting topic because there is a lot that we know about it but as much that we don't really know - and it can be something that some bettors rely upon too heavily in making their bets.
NFL Betting 101 Stats that Matter for Pro Football Handicapping
by Trevor Whenham - 6/26/2019
It's time for the next chapter in our exploration of the basics of betting on football. This time we are going to talk about statistics. There are violent crimes committed against logic and reason every day, with statistics used as the assault weapon.
NFL Betting 101: Bankroll Management Expert Advice
by Trevor Whenham - 6/26/2019
One way you can tell the difference between a casual bettor and a betting geek is how they feel about talking about bankroll management. The casual bettors probably feel like nothing is more boring. They don't understand good bankroll management, and they don't care. They just want to bet. The betting geek, though, obsesses about bankroll management.
Good Wagers for Bets: Expert Sports Handicappers Make Money by Thinking Outside the Box
by Paul Buck - 6/25/2019
In the first part of this century, when offshore betting was really catching fire and the money was flowing, there all sorts of people promoting to anyone who thought they could pick a sports betting winner that they should jump in the game. It was so simple (at least that was said), build a website, work four or five hours a day, and in no time at all, you are pulling in $100,000 a year selling picks.
Betting the MLB Runline: Expert Advice and Wagering Tips
by Chris Vasile - 6/24/2019
Winning a game in a professional sports league of any kind can be difficult for even the best teams. Very few teams have gone through a season undefeated (only NFL Teams), and even then, not every win is as easy as teams hoped they would be -- even the margin of victory is sometimes too close for comfort.
Understanding and Learning How to Calculate Expected Value EV for Sports Betting
by Chris Vasile - 6/12/2019
Odds. Probability. Chance. Expected Value. Pythagorean Theorem. Calculus. Trigonometry. All of these concepts are math subjects that teachers try to teach students in order to help them better understand the world of numbers. However, the unfortunate reality is that many of their students will second guess the reason these subjects are being taught to them because they simply don't believe they will ever need to use them in their day-to-day life.
Seven Mistakes Smart Bettors Avoid When Betting Sports
by Paul Buck - 6/10/2019
Being in the sports betting industry for more than two decades as a sports bettor, writer and handicapping expert, for the most part I have heard it all. Among the favorites that come to mind is a bettor complaining about losing after what they purchased went 5-2 on a single day. Another that is top of the mind is hitting 11 of 12 on a 12-team teaser and them wondering how they lost picking so many winners.
MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
by Paul Buck - 6/6/2019
At about the time major league baseball organizations began to embrace the analytics of baseball (roughly 2010-12 area), betting a baseball game for the first five innings really started to increase each year. Analytics has altered the betting landscape; not in the same way money lines did to run lines years ago, but they've created more options for sportsbooks and those betting baseball. Here is a detailed look into the various aspects of strategy, reasons why, and rules to place baseball bets on the first five innings of a game.
What Happens to My Bet if My Horse Scratches?
by Chris Vasile - 5/23/2019
In regards to sports betting, there are certain things that a bettor cannot control once a bet is placed. An example of this would be a pitching change in baseball prior to a game starting. In horse racing, when a horse is acting up prior to post time, a "scratch" may occur, which means that horse will not longer be part of the race. It's a part of the sport that bettors aren't able to handicap for, and oftentimes a "scratch" of a particular horse can alter the entire complexion of the race.
What Happens to My Sports Bet if the Odds Change?
by Chris Vasile - 5/17/2019
If you want to take your skills to those of a good handicapper to those of a great handicapper, there are several things you can do to achieve that. For starters, you can read all our Betting Tips pages. The second thing you can do is learn about money management. And the third thing you can do -if you have time- is watch and learn how point spread lines move and why they do so.
Which Sportsbooks Offer the Quickest Payouts?
by Chris Vasile - 5/10/2019
We live in a world where competition amongst brands and companies is at an all-time high. Unless you are loyal to one brand - say, Nike - your best bet would be to check out the market and find out what's available and at what price.
Which Casinos Have Sportsbooks?
by Chris Vasile - 5/9/2019
All around the world when people think of gambling, they think of the only place in the world that offers up the combination of casinos/sportsbooks/magic shows/concerts and great nightlife. For those of you who live under a rock, I'm talking about Las Vegas.
Launch Angle Stat: Advice for MLB Handicapping and Betting
by Wes Clayton - 5/8/2019
With all the new advanced baseball metrics, it can be hard to understand how each is relevant to wagering. After all, people have been wagering on baseball since it's inception, even before statistics were recorded. One of the hottest new statistics is Launch Angle.
Exit Velocity Stat: How to Use to Advantage in MLB Handicapping
by Wes Clayton - 5/6/2019
Handicapping Major League Baseball pitching is crucial to your bankroll. Knowing what pitchers do well in certain spots, don't do well in certain spots, and how hitters capitalize, can be advantageous to cash tickets. One of the new advanced statistics MLB has implemented is Exit Velocity (measured in MPH). Exit Velocity (EV) is the velocity at which the ball exits the bat immediately after contact.
Is Online Sports Betting Legal?
by Chris Vasile - 4/24/2019
Sports betting has come a long way from the days when a bettor would need to walk into a brick-and-mortar casino or talk to a bookie in a shady backroom of a local bar to get in some action. Because of that, most of the glamour and dangerous element to the hobby has gone away thanks to the introduction and rise of the internet and smart phones.
Sports Betting Over and Under Explained
by Chris Vasile - 4/15/2019
Much like in baseball where the traditionalists complain that the new wave of players are taking over and disrespecting the game, sports betting is slowly becoming geared to the younger generation of players. The demand for quick results and instant gratification have taken the sportsbooks by storm, and sportsbooks have replied by offering up more and more obscure bets.
Point Spread Betting Explained: What it is and How it Works
by Chris Vasile - 2/6/2019
If you've never set foot in an actual sportsbook before or logged into an online sportsbook, the chances of you getting overwhelmed when you actually do are very high. In an actual Las Vegas sportsbook, there is typically a lot of commotion and the odds and lines are displayed on a massive digital board for everyone to see.
How to Bet on the NBA: Expert Tips and Betting Strategies
by Chris Vasile - 11/16/2018
It's a great era to be a fan of the NBA and an even better time to be an NBA bettor. With the legalization of single-game betting and an NBA product that has fans wanting more and more, the NBA is one of the most popular leagues in the world. I am here to help you understand how it could prove profitable to you.
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