Sports Betting 101 - How to bet on Sports
Tips and Strategies for MLB Betting
by David Schwab - 4/4/2012
Major League Baseball kicks off its 2012 regular season this week. And while it may not garner the same level of betting action that the NFL and NBA does, it remains an extremely viable option to supplement your sports wagering endeavors.
Sports Betting Odds and Lines Explained
by Doc's Sports - 2/28/2012
Are you new to the online gaming world? There’s a big event that might draw your betting interest nearly every month of the year. Perhaps you are looking to put down some action on the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals. Perhaps one of the Grand Slam events for golf or tennis. Or any of numerous horse races. Or the Olympics! Maybe you just want to be well-versed in sports betting 101 to understand what your significant other, friends or family are talking about while watching sports. Here is everything you need to know with sports betting odds and lines explained.
What Does Pick'em Mean in Sports Betting?
by Max Powers - 10/10/2011
Often times in sports betting you hear the word ‘pick’em.’ Most professional or regular gamblers immediately know what the means. But that is not always the case with novice bettors or someone making a first trip to Las Vegas that happens to wander into the sportsbook. The following will describe some key terms in gambling that will help you make an educated wager and avoid an uncomfortable look for the ticket taker. We will answer the question “what does pick’em mean in sports betting?”.
NFL Handicapping Tips: Best Statistics to Use for Betting
by David Schwab - 8/24/2011
When it comes to handicapping the NFL, just about everyone uses some kind of system when making their picks. Whether they utilize some kind of sophisticated bank of computers that crunch the numbers or rely on basic observations and gut instinct, statistics will have to play some kind of role in the decision making process.
MLB Handicapping: Tips and Advice on Betting Doubleheaders
by Robert Ferringo - 7/8/2011
It is not a stretch to say that no one in baseball likes doubleheaders. The players dislike putting forth that much effort in one day. Managers cringe at the thought of having to burn their bullpens. Umpires loathe having to sit out there for a double-dip, especially the guys that have to work the plate in one game and the field in another. The vendors and ballpark employees essentially pull a double-shift with little to nothing to show for it.
Key Statistics for MLB Handicapping
by David Schwab - 6/1/2011
If you are a statistic junkie, than there is no better sport in the world to follow than Major League Baseball. Just about every conceivable aspect of the game is recorded in some kind of measurement and used to generate an endless amount of stats for the sport. If you are an MLB handicapper, delving into this mammoth pile of information in order to predict a matchup can be a daunting task unless you know which statistics carry the most weight in helping to predict the outcome of a game.
Sports Betting Tips: Understanding Reverse Bets
by T.O. Whenham - 11/18/2010
Reverse bets are a type of bet you can make at most sportsbooks, but they aren’t a particularly popular bet, and they don’t even show up on the radar of most bettors. A large part of the reason for that is that the bets can be confusing if you don’t understand them. Once you figure out what they are, though, they actually make a lot of sense.
My idea of alcohol abuse is opening a nice, cold beer and letting it go warm. My idea of a problem gambler is someone who doesn’t know how to properly manage their money and someone who bets more than their bankroll actually allows.
NFL Betting Tips: Control Your Excitement
by T.O. Whenham - 9/9/2010
The NFL season starts tonight. Finally. This is obviously a wildly exciting time - the best time of year for many bettors. It can be a very dangerous, costly time, though, if you aren’t ready for it. Many times I have heard stories about guys who get too eager when the season starts and blow all of their betting bankroll before a single team has had a bye week. That’s no good.
Football Betting Advice: Five Stats to Follow
by T.O. Whenham - 8/31/2010
Next to baseball, football is probably the sport that best lends itself to statistical analysis to get an understanding of what a team is really capable of. Every year we see more and more useful stats as well as people spend more time studying the game and looking for ways to make it make sense. A lot of casual sports bettors probably don’t use as many stats in their handicapping as they should, and when they do they probably don’t branch out beyond the basic stats that are listed in the newspaper. That’s a mistake.
Successful Sports Bettors Look for Every Edge
by Josh Nagel - 6/7/2010
There’s an old saying that likely was coined by someone who had a gambling problem or, at best, probably lived by it far too often. “The less you bet, the more you lose when you win.” This motto is probably used more frequently by blackjack players that have a $400 bankroll and are betting $100 per hand than by seasoned sports bettors who know the value of money management.
Sports Betting Tips: Manage Expectations
by Josh Nagel - 5/31/2010
Your perspective on expectations has a significant influence on your long-term success or failure in most endeavors. Sports betting is no different; your expectations should play a big role in how you perceive your results, and you should be realistic with yourself about how much time and effort you are putting into it.
Betting on MLB Overnight Lines
by Aaron Smith - 5/19/2010
Becoming a successful sports bettor is largely about doing your homework and knowing every key factor that could influence the wager you are making. There is always an edge to be gained, and if you wish to stay ahead of the pack; you need to capitalize on every opportunity given to you. The opportunity to bet on overnight lines from some of the best sportsbooks in the industry is crucial to betting on every sport, but it is particularly useful when betting on baseball.
WNBA Betting Tutorial
by T.O. Whenham - 5/19/2010
It's safe to say that the WNBA isn't the most popular sports league in the country. In fact, I'm sure that if you were to ask people on the street th large majority of them would have no idea when the season ran, and they wouldn't care either. It may not be the most exciting or riveting league in the world, but it can be useful for bettors. In fact, there are several bettors out there who claim that it is their favorite sport to bet on. Here's a look at six reasons why you might want to reconsider the decision to pretend that the WNBA doesn't exist:
Betting Against 'Squares' A Great Handicapping Strategy
by Richard Anthony - 2/22/2010
Many Web sites will tell you what the general consensus is betting. I'm a big believer of going against the public, often referred to as 'squares' in this industry, whenever possible. You are not going to win all the time, but in the long run you will win. Sometimes gambling can be easy: find the team the public is loading up on and simply bet the other team. If I had to guess I would say more than 90 percent of gamblers do not come out on top in the long run.
Allen Eastman’s Famous “99 System” for Betting the NFL
by Doc's Sports - 2/15/2010
Several years ago a professional gambler finally perfected what he believed to be an all-encompassing NFL football betting system: The “99 System”. This NFL betting system took into account a range of NFL variables like coaching, quarterback play, defense, and even weather. There was a point value assigned to each variable and teams were compared based on their scores according to the system list.
How to Make a Sports Bet
by Nicholas Tolomeo - 1/14/2010
There are countless options to choose from when it comes time to make a sports bet but before you can even start breaking down different teams and point spreads first you have to choose how you plan on betting. The following guide for how to make a sports bet is intended for novices.
Teaser Betting Rules
by T.O. Whenham - 12/31/2009
Teasers aren't the first tool that most serious bettors look at to make a profit. In the right situations, though, they can be both profitable and a lot of fun. One reason why bettors don't always embrace them is the confusion over teaser betting rules.
Times When NFL Parlays Might Be Worthwhile Bets
by T.O. Whenham - 12/11/2009
Parlays get a lot of discussion when it comes to betting on sports in general and the NFL in particular. Parlays - bets that require wins in more than one game at a time - are particularly attractive to the betting public because they offer big payoffs when a bettor wins them. To bettors who aren't particularly sophisticated they don't seem very hard to win, either.
In-Game Betting For Football Great Value
by T.O. Whenham - 9/16/2009
In-game betting, specifically betting on ongoing games at halftime or the ends of quarters, is a potent tool in the arsenal of many basketball bettors. For whatever reason, though, the bets don't seem to be as widely embraced by football bettors. In certain circumstances that can be a real mistake.
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