First Five Innings Betting Odds As a general rule, sizable market moves should give you pause. If the sharp players liked the Lions at +6.5, they would likely keep betting them until the line moves further. When the books become more confident in their numbers, they expand the limits. Again, most often the books follow the leads of the market setters with some small variation based on house risk. This would hopefully encourage action on that side of the game. If the line shift does not get the desired results, it will shift further until it does. If it gets way too much of aRead More →

Betting Point Totals For Games, Teams, 1st Half, 2nd Half, Over If you make your bet for the Dolphins -5.5, no matter what happens to the line, you will still have them at -5.5. On the same token, if it moves the other direction and goes to Dolphins -4.5, you still have it at -5.5. If the game were to go exactly as the sportsbook predicts, the Dolphins would win by 5.5 points. Louis Cardinals+1.5 (-190)+125U 8.5 (-110)The moneyline, which is the middle of these three sets of numbers at the sportsbook, is the easiest to understand. Overtime has significant ramifications for both the secondRead More →

Integrity Fees In Sports Betting Markets The San Francisco 49ers enter 2021 hopeful of recapturing their Super Bowl form from two seasons ago. The betting market expects them to be one of the stronger teams this year, pegging them as a top-10 contender in the futures odds. Note that because this game took place on a neutral field , the spread was the actual representation of the difference between the two teams. That is, home field presumably didn’t factor into the spread. In most cases in team sport, one can’t deduce the exact differences in strength between two teams by their point spread alone becauseRead More →

Common Nfl Bets This also explains how money can be made by the astute gambler. If casinos set lines to encourage an equal amount of money on both sides, it sets them based on the public perception of the team, not necessarily the real strength of the teams. Many things can affect public perception, which moves the line away from what the real line should be. This gap between the Vegas line, the real line, and differences between other sports books betting lines and spreads is where value can be found. One important assumption is that to be credited with a win, either team onlyRead More →

What Does +1 5 Mean In Sports Betting? After oddsmakers release the spread and odds for a slate of games, the betting market has a chance to weigh in. That can lead to shifts in both cases depending on market action. A point spread is the amount of points, set by a sportsbook, that a team must win by, or stay within, for the bet on that team to pay out. With a point-spread line of 3.5, the Lakers must win the game outright or lose by three points or less to cover the spread and be graded as a win. If an NFL quarterbackRead More →

Sports Betting 101 But crucially, if Tottenham win by 1 goal then you get your stake back. The Asian Handicap levels the odds of both teams towards Evens, so the winning probability for either bet is closer to 50%. This is done by posing a handicap on a team winning or losing by ‘adding to’ or ‘subtracting from’ their final goals tally. The big difference is you can win your stake back if a team does not exceed or fall below your handicap mark. 6In college basketball there are many games in which one or more lines are not offered. If the gambler elects toRead More →

Nba Point Spread Betting Guide The reason is attributed to much lower scoring in these sports. Bookmakers calculate a points total – point spread – that can be added/subtracted to the end result of the match. By adding this point spread, it is possible to determine whether the sports bettor won or lost the bet. Point spread betting is extremely popular in football and basketball. Now that you fully understand what it takes to win a point spread bet, let’s talk about how the sportsbook makes money and why that is important. If you recall from our discussion on moneyline bets, the sportsbook will alterRead More →

American Football Now that you’re an expert in reading sports odds, get out there and start winning some money on your favorite sports betting sites! Sharp bettors are informed bettors, and not all sports are created equal. Consider checking out our comprehensive guide covering how to bet on sports before you lay down your first wager. If you bet on half lines in Asian total, for example over 0.5 goals, there are only two possible outcomes – a win or a loss. You win your bet if the match contains at least 1 goal and lose if the match ends goalless. If you bet onRead More →

Point Spread Betting Strategy Deciphering which one has the most effect on a given day in a given game is the art of first half point spread betting. Of course in the case of the NFL, scoring patterns are affected by the possible points multiples which come with field goals and touchdowns . If a teams is a touchdown favorite for the game, then being half a touchdown favorite in the first half makes sense mathematically but is harder to measure in reality. If you bet Argentina -2.5 goals, then to win the bet they must win by 3 goals or more. The leading onlineRead More →

Sports Betting 101, Sportsbook Betting Guide, Rules And Bet Types This assumption is not without controversy [see Levitt ] but is common without strong evidence to the contrary. It is likely the case that for certain games the handle is too small or the sides so lopsided in quality that it is not possible to have the amount bet on both sides exactly equal. This potential for systematic bias in lines is not possible to test without data on the handles for both sides of many bets. Power rankings rate the teams in the league from top to bottom and attach a number to eachRead More →