1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://sportsgambling.about.com/popular.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Sports Gambling: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Dodgers -130? Sports Betting Money Lines,...
Understanding money lines for beginning bettors. If you're new to sports gambling, this will help you understand all about money lines and how they work.
Sports Betting 101: How Do Points Spreads Work?
Understanding point spreads for beginning bettors. If you're new to sports gambling, this will help you understand all about point spreads.
Sports Gambling: How to Bet Parlays
Parlays are the most popular of the exotic sports bets. Learn if they are good bets for sports gamblers or not.
5 Reasons Why Most Sports Gamblers Lose
It's a widely known fact that nearly 90-percent of sports bettors will lose money. It's not always because of bad picks. To find out why sports gamblers lose, read this article
How to Bet Teasers in Football and Basketball
Teasers are a common form of sports gambling wagers on football and basketball. Learn what they are and how to wager on them here.
Sports Betting Basics
If you're new to the world of sports gambling, this article will get you pointed in the right direction and give a bit of history on the sports betting scene.
Why You Should Understand Totals if You're...
Many people find betting on totals (overs/unders) easier than trying to pick a winner of a contest. Learn all about total wagers here.
Learn the Basics of Betting on Boxing
Betting on boxing adds a little excitement to any fight. Learn how to gamble on boxing here.
A Beginner's Guide to Betting on Baseball
Baseball betting- learn the basics of gambling on baseball.
Is Online Sports Betting Legal?
Many bettors would like to know if online sports betting is legal. Find out the story here.
Parlay Cards
A look at parlay cards ans why they should be avoided at all costs.
Your Quick Guide to Betting on Soccer
Soccer betting is one of the most popular betting activities in the world. Learn all about soccer betting and how to bet on soccer here.
How to Bet Football
If you're new to the world of football betting, this article will give you a solid background of the basics.
What Is the Point Spread in Sports Gambling?
Many sports gamblers fail to understand the process of creating the point spread. Some knowledge of what takes place can help bettors win a few more wagers.
NFL Point Differential Betting System
The NFL Point Differential Betting System has been around for at least 25 years. One of the more technical of the number-based NFL betting systems, the system is one that should be considered by all football bettors. Learn all about it here.
How to Choose an Online Sportsbook
There are hundreds of online sportsbooks. Learn how to find the best online and offshore sportsbooks here.
Sports Betting - Money Management for Sports...
Learn how professional sports gamblers manage their money. Includes a description of the Kelly Criterion and suggests a viable alternative.
Dealing With Local Bookies
Not everybody bets in Las Vegas or online. Many sports gamblers use local bookies and they can be worth their weight in gold. Read this to find out why.
Getting Started in Sports Betting
If you've ever wanted to place a wager on a sporting event but didn't know how, this article will explain what you have to do.
How to Bet Basketball: The Basics
If you're new to the world of basketball betting, this article will give you a solid background of the basics.
Options for Betting on NHL Hockey Games
Ever wonder how to bet on the NHL? Look no further than here.
2014 Week 1 College Football Odds
A look at the odds for the first week of the 2014 college football season.
Finding an Edge in Sports Betting
Many bettors, especially sports bettors, don't attack when they have the biggest advantage.
Creating a Super Bowl Box Pool
There's nothing like a little office pool to add excitement to the Super Bowl. Here are instructions to show you how to create your own box (square) pool.
College Basketball and Public Betting
A look at how the public does when betting 6-point favorites or larger in college basketball.
College Football Bye Weeks
A quick college football betting system that has performed well over the years regarding teams coming off a bye week.
Review of the Gold Sheet Website
Review of the Gold Sheet Website. The Gold Sheet has provided sports betting information since 1957. How does the Gold Sheet web site measure up? Find out here.
Reverse Line Moves
Sports bettors have probably heard the term reverse line moves, but are somewhat unfamiliar with the concept. We'll look at them here and show how to use them to your advantage.
The Magic of 55 Percent Winners
A look at why any system or trend hitting 55 percent is much better than one might think.
Sports Betting - Buying Half Points
Nearly every sportsbook allows sports gamblers to buy half points to change the point spread, but bettors must pay for them by accepting lower odds. Learn about buying half points here.
Finding Correlated Parlays
Sportsbooks don't accept correlated parlays, but there are instances where bettors can virtually find their own and increase their profits.
2014 College Football Preview Week 3
A look at Week No. 2 of the 2014 college football season from a betting perspective.
Allen Moody Free Sports Betting Plays
Free daily sports betting selections.
Sports Betting Rules
Every different sportsbook has its own set of rules, although there are general rules that all sportsbooks follow. A bettor should have a grasp of the rules to prevent misunderstandings.
2014 NFL Week 2 Betting Report
A look at Week 2 of the 2014 NFL season from a betting perspective.
Yards Per Point Football Betting Systems
Many football bettors prefer to use betting systems because they take all of the guesswork out of making selections. Here are several football betting systems using Yards Per Point.
Juice
: In sports betting "juice" is the commission paid to bookmakers on losing bets for the privilege of
Baseball Betting - Examining Starting Pitchers
There's more than looking at a pitcher's records and ERA in baseball betting to determine if a team is a worthwhile bet. There is one key statistic that you won't be in any newspaper, but is easily found online. Here we'll discuss what that stat is and how it can best be used.
Keeping Sports Betting in Perspective
It isn't always easy to balance a home life with sports gambling. This article will help you achieve a healthy balance.
Money Line
: In the sports gambling world, the "money line" is used for betting on the winner of a contest where
Point Spread
: In the sports gambling world, "point spread" refers a handicap that is placed on the superior team
Review of The Hidden Game of Football
A look at the classic book The Hidden Game of Football from a sports betting standpoint.
Football Betting With Yards Per Point
One of the most powerful handicapping factors in the NFL is Yards Per Point. Find out what it is and how you can use it.
Sports Betting - How to Create Your Own Power...
The majority of successful sports bettors use some sort of power ratings to tell them what the point spread on a given game should be. Learn how to create your own power ratings here.
Knowing If, How and When to Hedge or Scalp Your...
A look at the sports betting practice of hedging and/or scalping sports bets.
ATS
: In the sports gambling world, "ATS" means against the spread, generally referring to how a team fared
Dime
: In the world of sports betting, a dime equals $1,000. : Leroy was a high roller, so it wasn't unusual
Review of SportsInsights.com Website
Since most sports bettors lose money, it seems a gambler could make money by simply wagering against the public. SportsInsights.com helps bettors do exactly that.
NFL Cross Country Games
A look at when NFL Western Conference teams play in the East.
Betting NFL Totals
Betting totals (over/unders) in the NFL may be easier than trying to predict the point spread winner. Learn more about NFL totals here.
Betting TV Games
A look at betting on televised football and basketball games and a strategy to help minimize your losses.
2014 NFL Division Odds
A look at the odds to win the 2014 NFL division races.
Football Newsletters
A look at some of the most popular football betting newsletters around. Page 2.
Pythagorean Formula and Basketball Betting
A look at using the Pythagorean Formula to predict a team's chances of covering the spread in basketball.
Mathematical Based NHL Predictions
A look at a math-based model for predicting NHL games.
Buying Sports Gambling Systems
If you bet on sports, you have no doubt seen people selling sports betting systems that claim to win 90-percent of the time. Find out why you should save your money.
NFL Road Team Betting
A system NFL betting system that will put you on more winners than losers.
Baseball Betting - Baseball Favorite Betting...
A baseball betting system that is profitable and easy to use.
Dealing With Sports Betting Losing Streaks
All sports bettors will have the eventual losing streak. Learn how successful sports gamblers deal with them here.
Fade
: In the sports gambling world, "fade" means to wager against a particular person. : Because Jon lost
The Ultimate NFL Betting System
When it comes to NFL betting, there is one system that stands head and shoulders above all the others. It seldom gives a play, but when it does, you don't want to be on the other side.
Sports Betting Book Buyers Beware
There is a serious lack of good books written about sports gambling. Some shady practices taking place at Amazon make this task even more difficult.
NASCAR Betting - How to Bet on NASCAR
NASCAR betting is becoming more popular as the sport continues to grow. Learn how to bet on NASCAR races and add a little excitement to the races.
Push
: In the sports gambling world, "push" refers to a tied wager, where the player neither wins their wager
Betting Baseball Parlays
In basketball and football, parlays are considered bad bets, paying off at lower odds than they should. But that isn't the case in baseball. Find out why.
Laying
: In the sports gambling world, "laying" refers to wagering on a favorite and thereby laying (giving)
The Three Handicapping Techniques of Football
A look at the three different aspects of handicapping football from a betting perspective.
Sports Gambling - Winning Percentage vs. Units...
When it comes to sports gambling, units won is the only thing that really matters. Too many sports bettors are worried about winning percentage, which can cost a sports gambler money in the long run. Read this article to find out why.
2014 College Football Win Totals
A look at the college football win totals for the 2014 season.
Handicapping College Football
Handicapping college football games is done differently than handicapping football games. Find out why here.
CNBC Should be Ashamed of Money Talks
A look at the CNBC show Money Talks.
A Look at TopBet Sportsbook
A look at the new TopBet Sportsbook and Casino.
How to Bet on Horse Racing
A quick look at how to bet on horse racing for the novice bettor.
Review of Intertops Online Sportsbook and Casino
Review of Intertops Online Sportsbook and Casino
The Myth of the Monday Night Home Underdog
Betting the home underdog on Monday Night Football is one of the oldest sports betting systems around. How has it fared in recent years?
Sports Betting - Inside the Sports Service...
When it comes to sports services, some are very good, while others should be avoided at all costs. Here is a bit of information about the sports service industry.
Will This NBA Betting System Win You Big Bucks?
Here is an NBA betting system that has been around for a while, going under some different names. The system recently popped up on one of the more popular betting forums, so I thought I'd share.
Baseball Divisional Underdog Method
A look at a method for betting divisional underdogs in baseball.
Predicting Line Moves in Football
Sports bettors not only have the difficult choice of which football team to bet, they also have to decide when to bet. We'll look at that aspect of betting here.
Golf Betting - How to Bet on Golf
Golf and gambling practically go hand-in-hand, as wagering on the outcome of a match is something that has been done for centuries. Learn all about wagering on professional golf tournaments.
The Pinnacle Lean II: When the Lines Move
A second look at the sports betting concept known as the Pinnacle Lean.
College Football Handicapping with AOPR
A mathematical method for handicapping college football games.
Are NBA Basketball Games Really Fixed?
Tim Donaghy's latest allegations of fixing NBA games has caused many people to wonder if basketball is fixed. According to one research paper the answer is that's is very likely. Find out more.
Hook
: In the sports gambling world, "hook" means a half-point, so that "three and a hook" would be the same
Betting the Underdogs in Baseball
Longtime baseball gamblers will tell you that betting on underdogs is the way to go. Here is the reason why.
Pythagorean Formula and Baseball Betting
A look at a new use of the Pythagorean Formula in relation to baseball betting.
Betting the First Five Innings
Baseball bettors have the options of betting the first five innings of a game at many sportsbooks. There are some advantages that the five-inning bet offers. Those are explained here.
Football Betting Newsletters
A look at some of the most popular football betting newsletters around.
History of Sports Betting
A look at the history of sports betting.
Betting Baseball Day and Night
A common perception among sports gamblers is that day games tend to be higher scoring than night games. Is there any truth to this maxim? Find out the story here.
Free Sports Insights Bet Labs Software
If you're looking for an edge in the college basketball tournaments, Sport Insights' Bet Labs Software will help you gain one and just in time for March
Using Power Sweep Newsletter
Northcoast Sports' Power Sweep newsletter is one of the best investments you can make during football season. But many people fail to utilize the information to its most.
Handicapping NFL Football
Handicapping the NFL takes a different approach than handicapping college football or any other professional sport. Find out why here.
Sharp
: In sports gambling, the term "sharp" refers to an intelligent sports bettor. : Because he spent many
Review of TheSpread.com Website
The Spread Website offers plenty of solid information for sports bettors, including tips to help bettors go against public opinion.
Finding Value in Sports Betting
Value is a word long-time sports gamblers often use. Find out what they really mean in this article.
Buying Half Points in the NFL
A look at buying half points in the NFL
Betting College Football Underdogs
A look at how ranked college football teams have done in recent years against the point spread when made an underdog.
Baseball's Beaten Favorites
Here is a longtime baseball system that has paid off handsomely in the past.
Pythagorean Theorem and Season Wins
A look at how the Pythagorean Theorem can be used to predict season win totals for all sports.
Sports Betting - The Fallacy of the Numbers Game
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Sports Betting
The Importance of Listing Pitchers For Betting...
A quick look at why listing pitchers is so important to baseball bettors.
If Bet
: In the sports gambling world, "if bet" means a wager that is placed only if a certain outcome of a
Parlay
: A parlay is a combination of two or more wagers that a bettor links together and all of them must win
Betting on Johnny Manziel
Most people who wager on sports have some sort of opinion on Johnny Manziel. Some love him, others could do without his attitude, but there's no denying
Preseason Week 2 Preview
A look at Week 2 of the 2014 NFL preseason from a betting perspective.
Review of Weighing the Odds in Sports Betting
King Yao's Weighing the Odds in Sports Betting is one of the better books to come out about sports gambling in the last five years. Why? Read more to find out.
Using Forums, Sports Services, and Public...
Most sports gamblers don't make their own picks, but instead follow the picks of others and often lose even if following good handicappers. Find out why.
First Inning Bets
One of the baseball bets that is gaining popularity is the first-inning wager. Learn about first-inning bets here.
Football Betting Bible Review
A look at the book Football Betting Bible by Stephen Ward.
Updating Power Ratings
A look at updating power ratings.
Over/Under
: In the sports gambling world, "over/under" is a bet that is won or lost depending upon the combined
The Greek Sportsbook Review
The Greek Sportsbook consistently receives high marks from sports gamblers. Find out why here.
2014 College Football Report Week 2
A look at Week No. 2 of the 2014 college football season from a betting perspective.
Right Angle Sports
Edward Golden's Right Angle Sports is one of the longest-running sports services on the Internet, having been online since 1996. Find out more about this well-respected sports service here.
2014 Football Contest Proxys
A look at all the different football handicapping contests held in Nevada and how you can enter from anywhere in the world.
College Football Time of Possession Betting...
A simple to use college football betting system that has hit 57%+ over the past 10 seasons.
2014 NFL Week One Betting Report
A look at the opening week of the 2014 NFL season from a betting perspective.
Common Sense September Baseball Betting
Some tips to remember about betting baseball in September.
Super Bowl Office Pool Ideas
A look at different ways to create pools for the Super Bowl
Parlay Card
: In the sports gambling world, "parlay card" means a bet on two or more teams (or totals) where all
Betting Mixed Martial Arts
A look at betting mixed martial arts.
2014 Major League Baseball Win Totals
A look at team win totals for the 2014 Major League Baseball season.
Jim Barnes
Jim Barnes was one of the leading pioneers of the sports handicapping industry. Find out more about this handicapping legend here.
NFL Rested Road Favorites
A look at how road favorites coming off byes do against the spread in the NFL.
Odds
: In the sports gambling world, "odds" refer to the various point spreads or money lines on any given
Betting Must-Win Games
With the regular season winding down in the NHL and the NBA bettors will be faced with games where particular teams must win to make the playoffs or clinch a higher seed. Sometimes they are good bets, sometimes not.
Using Medians in Sports Handicapping
Sports betting involves plenty of statistics, but many serious sports gamblers like to use medians. Learn why sports bettors use medians and how you can too.
Creating a World Series Box Pool
There's nothing like a little office pool to add excitement to the World Series. Here are instructions to show you how to create your own box (square) pool. Page 3.
Nickel
: In sports gambling circles a nickel is equal to $500. : Eddie had $2,000 to wager on the day's games,
Football Betting - Monday Night Football Home...
The Monday Night Football home underdog systems is one of the oldest systems still being used by a number of football bettors. Learn all about it here.
Middle
: In sports gambling, a "middle" is placing wagers on opposite teams with advantageous point spreads.
Review of Sharp Sports Betting
Stanford Wong's Sharp Sports Betting is a solid book for those interested in football betting. A bit technical at times, Wong has some solid ideas for football gamblers
Straight Up
: In the sports gambling world, "straight up" refers to the winner of a game without regard to the point
2013-14 NBA First Round Playoffs
A look at the first round of the 2013-14 NBA playoffs from a betting perspective.
Creating a 1-Run Line
A way to make your own 1-run line for baseball betting purposes.
Hockey Betting - How to Bet on European Hockey
Hockey bettors aren't restricted to solely betting on the National Hockey League. Learn how to bet on European hockey games and how betting differs from the NHL.
Handle
: In the sports gambling world, "handle" means the total amount of money wagered on an event. Most often
College Footall's Top 10 Underdogs
A look at how teams ranked in the top 10 do against the point spread when they are underdogs.
Pro Football Forecast Betting Handicapping...
A look at Footballbet.net's Pro Football Forecast Betting Handicapping Software Engine from a sports betting perspective.
Off the Board
: In the sports gambling world, "off the board" refers to a game that no wagers are being accepted on.
Review of Scores and Odds Website
Review of Scores and Odds Website.
Sports Betting Hall of Fame
A look at some of the pioneers of the sports betting scene.
NBA Deviation for Totals
A simplified version of the NBA Deviation System for basketball totals.
The Wacky World of Proposition Betting
A look at the growing, and sometimes offbeat, world of proposition wagers.
Sports Betting Hall of Fame 2013 Class
A look at the 2013 inductees into our fictitious Sports Betting Hall of Fame.
UNLV Library is Heaven for Sports Bettors
A look at the UNLV Lied Library Special Collections section on sports betting books and material.
Sports Betting and Superstitions
Gamblers are some of the most superstitious people you'll ever meet. Including sports gamblers. Here is a quick look at some of the oddities that sports bettors have.
Basketball Betting - NBA Totals Betting System
A quick and easy NBA basketball totals betting system that has been around for years.
Variables and Power Ratings
A look at how variables will adjust power rating predictions.
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.