Sports Betting 101 - How to bet on Sports
Sports Betting Legalization: What You Need to Know
by Trevor Whenham - 5/16/2018
Congratulations! Your hobby or profession is now more legal and less shady than it was last week. On Monday morning the Supreme Court delivered a gift to sports bettors everywhere. They declared a 1992 law that made it impossible for states to legalize sports betting unconstitutional. That means that states other than Nevada are now legally able to legislate to allow sports betting in their states. New Jersey, who was the driving force and has been itching to legalize for years now, will be ready to go right away. A few other states are right behind them because they have the framework in place, and estimates are that as many 20 states could have legislation in place within 18 months.
Reduced Juice Explained: How to Get the Most out of Your Sportsbook
by Chris Vasile - 10/4/2017
There is a common misconception surrounding the concept of "reduced juice" sports betting, and it is typically the "square" or "newbie" bettors who fall victim to the idea that they are always getting the best line available when the line is -110. What they fail to realize is that sportsbooks offer up "reduced juice" lines as a way to entice a bettor to play at their spot.
How to Bet on Soccer: Expert Tutorial with Examples
by Raphael Esparza - 10/2/2017
On a worldwide scale, soccer betting is one of the most popular forms of sports wagering. Here in the United States it often takes a backseat to the more mainstream sports like football and basketball. Yet most Americans would be surprised to know that overseas, soccer betting is the equivalent of professional football (NFL) wagering in the US.
History of Sports Betting and the Point Spread
by Jeremy Martin - 5/30/2017
Ever since there have been sports in America, there have been people compelled to bet on the results. The founders of the United States were risk-takers by nature, hence the obvious attraction to gambling in all forms. Back then, people bet on makeshift horse races, cockfights and bare-knuckle brawls. Colonists from England had gambling in their blood since their fathers and grandfathers had been doing it for generations - not only in hopes of a profit but also as a form on leisure and entertainment. If there was a sport to be played, there was somebody somewhere who was willing to bet on it. Sports betting, it seems, was a natural part of the culture of the early Americans.
How to Win Betting on Football by Expert NCAA and NFL Handicapper
by Jason Sharpe - 10/6/2016
This is my eighth season betting football professionally, and I hear the same thing every football season on how the betting public is a lot smarter than it was in the past and all the information out there nowadays means a much sharper, more accurate point spread with a lot less mistakes for the smart, sophisticated sports bettor to take advantage of.
MLB Handicapping: Expert Baseball Handicapper Explains Quality Start Pitching Stat
by Robert Ferringo - 4/22/2016
Quality means different things to different people. Some people think you can get a quality steak at Applebees. Yet for others, anything less than the bone-in rib eye at American Cut is dog food. Quality, like most human experience, is subjective.
NBA Playoffs Betting Advice and Tips: Wagering Help for 2016 Postseason
by George Monroy - 4/11/2016
The NBA Playoffs are set to begin on Saturday, April 16, 2016, with first-round matchups throughout the weekend. The season has been nothing short of historic and wildly-entertaining as both the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs produced two of the best campaigns in modern NBA history. The Warriors, of course, spent the season chasing the 72-10 Chicago Bulls, while the Spurs nearly kept pace and produced the most wins in the organization's history.
Early Season MLB Baseball Betting Advice
by Doc's Sports - 4/7/2016
After seven months of betting on sports like football and basketball, where point spreads mean that even strong wagers can turn into losses thanks to fluke backdoor beats, the coming of Spring and Major League Baseball are like a breath of fresh air for gamblers. Instead of worrying about beating a number, sports bettors "only" have to worry about picking winners in this moneyline sport.
How to Wager on MLB Early in the Season - Tips and Expert Advice
by George Monroy - 4/7/2016
The most exciting part of spring is that baseball is back, and for bettors that means a regular slate of games to wager on for the next six months. Baseball is a long season with ebbs and flows, and you will not approach betting on the sport the same way early in the season as opposed to the midpoint and end of the year. Let's take a closer look at the early part of the 2016 season and figure out the best way to wager on baseball in April and into May.
Sports Betting Advice for Visiting Las Vegas, Nevada
by Robert Ferringo - 4/6/2016
Heading to Las Vegas for a live sports gambling weekend is something that every bettor needs to attempt at one point in their lifetime. Beyond the simple fun of Sin City, a weekend in the desert is an endurance trial; a test of wit and wills against the heat, the night, the clock, and your own body's natural limits. And this battle takes place in a maze that is set up for and populated by people whose sole aim in life is to separate you from your money.
Discipline and Money Management Keys to Successful Sports Betting
by Jeremy Martin - 9/10/2015
I've been betting on sports for decades. I have had access to some of the best handicappers in the world since working at Doc's Sports since the early 2000s. I have interviewed some of the top minds in the sports betting industry over the course of the last 20 years and have learned some of their secrets. I have written countless articles detailing the ins and outs of successful sports betting. I consider myself a strong handicapper.
Sports Betting 101: Tips for Being Organized With Your Wagering
by George Monroy - 8/28/2015
Success in most areas of life requires discipline, and sports betting is no exception. Making the leap from a casual bettor and someone who probably loses at the end of the year, to a successful, profitable and expert sports bettor requires discipline and organization. Picking winners isn't the hard part. It's protecting your wins, minimizing your losses, knowing how much to bet and when to bet it.
Football Betting: Understanding the Difference between College and NFL Wagers
by George Monroy - 8/12/2015
The NCAA and NFL football seasons are set to begin in a few weeks, and millions of bettors across the United States will flood the sportsbooks with action while participating in American's favorite pastime-gambling on sports. At first glance, wagering on both sports might feel like the exact same thing (football is football, right?), but for bettors looking to make a profit, they are not.
Why You Should Use a Professional Sports Handicapper
by Dave Schwab - 2/9/2015
It’s a great time of the year to wager on all the basketball action you can handle as the NBA rolls into its All-Star Break later this week and men’s college basketball continues to gear up for the stretch run to the conference tournaments and the March Madness of this season’s NCAA Tournament.
Teasers Betting Much Different for Basketball Than Football
by George Monroy - 2/5/2015
Super Bowl XLIX ended with a dramatic goal-line interception, which saved the New England Patriots from suffering another last-second heartbreaker during the big game. The turnover also saved millions of teasers across the nation and scooped every combination a bettor could have wagered on: Seattle plus the points, New England plus the points and both totals lines all fell into the range of a standard six-point teaser.
Lessons from Behind the Sportsbook Counter: Fade the Public
by Ivey Walters - 12/2/2014
Working as a ticket writer in a Las Vegas sportsbook, I have certainly learned many lessons that have helped guide my handicapping process. First of all, the general betting public always bets favorites and “overs”. It is very rare to see bettors all pile on an underdog or an “under” in one particular game. This is especially true when there is one big game on the board like Thursday and Monday Night Football. As a handicapper, I capitalize on this by looking to pick my spots and take the underdog when public money is pouring in on the favorite.
Sports Betting Bankroll Management Tips: Getting the Most out of your Money
by George Monroy - 9/1/2014
Bankroll management may not be the most interesting sports betting topic, but it is one of the most important. For bettors, sports betting is a skill, the same as playing poker or investing in the stock market, and the one tool that all bettors need—in the same way a roofer needs a hammer or a surgeon needs a scalpel—is money. A bettor can be the best handicapper in the entire world, but if he does not have money or manage his money correctly then he might as well change professions because he will never be in action.
Sports Betting 101: the Power of Keeping Detailed Statistics
by George Monroy - 8/22/2014
Did you ever having the feeling that every time you bet on the Oakland Raiders or New England Patriots, or whatever team happens to be killing you at the moment, that you always lose? Wouldn’t it be great if you had a data base on your laptop that instantly showed you how well you do when wagering on a certain team or certain spread?
Tips for Betting the 2014 Football Season for Wagering Newbies or Novices
by George Monroy - 8/19/2014
Every year bettors around the world enter the football season with more resolutions than a smoker on New Year’s Eve. This season we are going to be more disciplined, bet smarter, research lines and actually take a profit from wagering on football. However, many times those resolutions get thrown aside after a week or two and bettors fall into their old routines and habits.
Sports Betting 101: Lesser-Known Sports are Where Profits Lie
by George Monroy - 5/28/2014
By the time the participants of a recent UFC on Fox event made their way to the octagon, the underdog Matt Brown was receiving nearly +200 odds against his Brazilian foe, Erick Silva. Brown proceeded to blast through his talented opponent in a gutsy performance that catapulted him into title contention in one of the UFC’s toughest divisions.
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