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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.
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.
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
Options for Betting on NHL Hockey Games
Ever wonder how to bet on the NHL? Look no further than here.
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.
A Beginner's Guide to Betting on Baseball
Baseball betting- learn the basics of gambling on baseball.
Learn the Basics of Betting on Boxing
Betting on boxing adds a little excitement to any fight. Learn how to gamble on boxing here.
NCAA Basketball Tournament Pools
There are many different types of NCAA Basketball Tournament Pools than just filling out brackets. Here are some other popular types of March Madness office pools.
Is Online Sports Betting Legal?
Many bettors would like to know if online sports betting is legal. Find out the story here.
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.
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.
Betting the Sweet 16
Betting on the NCAA Basketball Tournament is big business, whether it's through office pools or through sportsbooks. Learn what to look for in the Sweet 16 round.
Money Line
: In the sports gambling world, the "money line" is used for betting on the winner of a contest where
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.
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.
Point Spread
: In the sports gambling world, "point spread" refers a handicap that is placed on the superior team
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.
NCAA Tournament Basketball Box Pool
There's nothing like a little office pool to add excitement to the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Here are instructions to show you how to create your own box (square) pool. Page 3.
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.
Parlay Cards
A look at parlay cards ans why they should be avoided at all costs.
Mathematical Based NHL Predictions
A look at a math-based model for predicting NHL games.
Top Betting Reviews
A look at the website Top Betting Reviews.
The Magic of 55 Percent Winners
A look at why any system or trend hitting 55 percent is much better than one might think.
Baseball Betting - Baseball Favorite Betting...
A baseball betting system that is profitable and easy to use.
Pythagorean Formula and Basketball Betting
A look at using the Pythagorean Formula to predict a team's chances of covering the spread in basketball.
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.
Allen Moody Free Sports Betting Plays
Free daily sports betting selections.
How to Choose an Online Sportsbook
There are hundreds of online sportsbooks. Learn how to find the best online and offshore sportsbooks here.
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.
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.
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.
ATS
: In the sports gambling world, "ATS" means against the spread, generally referring to how a team fared
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.
Are NCAA Basketball Games Fixed?
Tim Donaghy's latest allegations of fixing NBA games has caused many people to wonder if basketball is fixed. According to one professor at a prestigious university the answer is that's is very likely. Find out more.
Five Tips to Betting the NBA
Some basics about betting the NBA
History of Sports Betting
A look at the history of sports betting.
College Basketball AOPR Betting System
A solid college basketball betting system that's fairly simple to use with widely available statistics.
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.
Finding an Edge in Sports Betting
Many bettors, especially sports bettors, don't attack when they have the biggest advantage.
Hockey Betting - Line Moves in the NHL
Line moves in hockey betting are more noteworthy than they are in other sports, for the sheer reason that fewer people gamble on hockey. Learn how to use line moves to your benefit.
Juice
: In sports betting "juice" is the commission paid to bookmakers on losing bets for the privilege of
Fade
: In the sports gambling world, "fade" means to wager against a particular person. : Because Jon lost
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.
Press
: In the sports gambling world, "press" means to start wagering more money than usual, generally in an
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.
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.
Dime
: In the world of sports betting, a dime equals $1,000. : Leroy was a high roller, so it wasn't unusual
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.
Push
: In the sports gambling world, "push" refers to a tied wager, where the player neither wins their wager
Basketball Betting - Line Moves in NCAA...
When betting on basketball, sports gamblers should be aware of line moves, especially in college basketball. Learn all about those line moves here.
Betting College Basketball Totals
Betting college basketball totals is gaining in popularity. Here's an introduction and some things to look for.
Finding Correlated Parlays
Sportsbooks don't accept correlated parlays, but there are instances where bettors can virtually find their own and increase their profits.
CNBC Should be Ashamed of Money Talks
A look at the CNBC show Money Talks.
NCAA Tournament First Round Numbers
Projected numbers for the first round games of the 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Tournament.
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.
Dealing With Sports Betting Losing Streaks
All sports bettors will have the eventual losing streak. Learn how successful sports gamblers deal with them here.
NCAA Tournament Bracket Selections
Need some help filling out your NCAA Tournament bracket pool? Here is who we like.
Knowing If, How and When to Hedge or Scalp Your...
A look at the sports betting practice of hedging and/or scalping sports bets.
Basketball Betting - NBA Totals Betting System
A quick and easy NBA basketball totals betting system that has been around for years.
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.
Betting the Sweet 16 Games
A look at each of the Sweet 16 college basketball games from a betting perspective.
How to Bet on Horse Racing
A quick look at how to bet on horse racing for the novice bettor.
Baseball Divisional Underdog Method
A look at a method for betting divisional underdogs in baseball.
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.
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.
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.
Pythagorean Formula and Baseball Betting
A look at a new use of the Pythagorean Formula in relation to baseball betting.
NCAA Basketball Unranked Favorites Revisited
A look at the college basketball system that says to take unranked favorites over ranked teams.
NBA Deviation for Totals
A simplified version of the NBA Deviation System for basketball totals.
Odds
: In the sports gambling world, "odds" refer to the various point spreads or money lines on any given
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.
Odds to Win the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament
A look at the odds to win the 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament and regions.
Betting College Basketball First Half Totals
A look at betting college totals for the first half.
First Round NCAA Basketball Tournament Tips
Betting on the NCAA Basketball Tournament has become big business. Here are a few tips to help you get through the first round.
Handle
: In the sports gambling world, "handle" means the total amount of money wagered on an event. Most often
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.
Finding Value in Sports Betting
Value is a word long-time sports gamblers often use. Find out what they really mean in this article.
Review of Intertops Online Sportsbook and Casino
Review of Intertops Online Sportsbook and Casino
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.
Price
: In the sports gambling world, "price" refers to the odds on a particular outcome happening. It can
Sweet 16 Preview
A look at the 2014-15 Sweet 16 from a betting perspective.
Betting the NCAA Tournament
Tips for betting on the NCAA College Basketball Tournament.
Parlay
: A parlay is a combination of two or more wagers that a bettor links together and all of them must win
Pythagorean Theorem and Season Wins
A look at how the Pythagorean Theorem can be used to predict season win totals for all sports.
College Basketball Betting System
For a college basketball betting system that has been used by sports gamblers for years, continue here.
The Advantage of Betting Hockey Totals
A look at why hockey totals may be one of the best betting opportunities around.
First Inning Bets
One of the baseball bets that is gaining popularity is the first-inning wager. Learn about first-inning bets here.
Betting the WNBA
Betting on the WNBA is a growing pastime, as gamblers are taking advantage of the small league as a profitable venture.
Prop Bets
: In the sports gambling world, "prop bets" refers to wagers that have nothing to do with who wins or
The Wacky World of Proposition Betting
A look at the growing, and sometimes offbeat, world of proposition wagers.
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.
Online Sportsbook
: In the sports gambling world, "online sportsbook" refers to a company that accepts sports bets over
Betting the Right Number For Baseball Totals
A look at how to get the best number when betting baseball totals.
Betting NHL Totals
Some insight into betting NHL totals.
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.
Teaser
: In the sports gambling world, "teaser" is a wager that consists of at least two football or basketball
NCAA Tournament Betting Trends
A look at betting trends that have occurred in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
The Greek Sportsbook Review
The Greek Sportsbook consistently receives high marks from sports gamblers. Find out why here.
Beard
: In the sports gambling world, "beard" means somebody who places bets for another person to conceal
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.
Hook
: In the sports gambling world, "hook" means a half-point, so that "three and a hook" would be the same
The Three Handicapping Techniques of Football
A look at the three different aspects of handicapping football from a betting perspective.
Off the Board
: In the sports gambling world, "off the board" refers to a game that no wagers are being accepted on.
Syndicate
: In the sports gambling world, "syndicate" refers to a collection of gamblers who pool all of their
Baseball Betting - Baseball Revenge Systems
When betting baseball, there are certain situations sports gamblers tend to look for. Learn about baseball betting systems involving revenge here.
A Look at TopBet Sportsbook
A look at the new TopBet Sportsbook and Casino.
Low Scoring Underdog Winners
A quick little system pertaining to betting baseball underdogs.
Sports Fans Aren't Always Good Sports Bettors
There is a world of difference between being a sports fan and a serious sports bettor. The two seldom go hand-in-hand. Here are some of the key differences
Over/Under
: In the sports gambling world, "over/under" is a bet that is won or lost depending upon the combined
Tracking the Sportsbooks
Certain sportsbooks are known to have sharper lines than others. Learn how you can use that to your advantage here.
College Basketball Point Spread Reversal
A look at an old trend involving college basketball teams and covering the point spread.
Betting the NCAA Conference Tournaments
Almost every college basketball conference has a season-ending tournament to determine which team advances to the NCAA Tournament. Here are some tips for betting those tournaments.
Sports Insights Line Predictor
A look at Sports Insights new Line Predictor feature.
Basketball Betting - NBA Totals Home-Away Primer
Many bettors fail to take seperate home and away performances into consideration when betting NBA basketball totals. This is a quick guide to get you headed in the right direction.
Oddsmaker
: In the sports gambling world, "oddsmaker" is a person who creates odds on sporting events, but does
Gambler's Anonymous
Gambling addition is a problem for many people. If gambling becomes a disruptive force in your life, it's time to seek help.
Creating a 1-Run Line
A way to make your own 1-run line for baseball betting purposes.
Steam
: In the sports gambling world, "steam" refers to a sudden rush of money all coming in on one team or
Puck Line
: In the sports gambling world, "puck line" refers to a hockey bet in which the bettor can either take
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.
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.
Hockey Betting 102
A look at some basic hockey handicapping factors that bettors should take into consideration.
Bookie
: In the sports gambling world, "bookie" refers to a person who accepts wagers on sporting events. Bookie
Total
: In the sports gambling world, "total" is a betting opportunity that is won or lost depending upon the
Middle
: In sports gambling, a "middle" is placing wagers on opposite teams with advantageous point spreads.
If Bet
: In the sports gambling world, "if bet" means a wager that is placed only if a certain outcome of a
College Basketball and Public Betting
A look at how the public does when betting 6-point favorites or larger in college basketball.
Regression to the Mean in Sports Betting
A look at how the concept of regression to the mean can be applied to the sports betting scene.
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.
Opening Line
: In the sports gambling world, "opening line" refers to the initial point spread or money line offered
High Scoring Favorites System
A baseball betting system predicated on teams that score six or more runs in its previous game.
Even Money
: In the sports gambling world, "even money" means a wager in which a bettor risks the same amount as
Sharp
: In sports gambling, the term "sharp" refers to an intelligent sports bettor. : Because he spent many
NBA Back-to-Back System
A simple NBA system for teams playing in the second of back-to-back games.
Sports Betting - Sports Handicapping and AOPR
Serious sports gamblers have used the AOPR method of handicapping for many years. Learn what it is and how you can use it to your advantage.
Stat Attack Baseball
A look at the Stat Attack baseball handicapping software program.
Straight Up
: In the sports gambling world, "straight up" refers to the winner of a game without regard to the point
2013 Stat Attack Baseball/Diamond Edge
A look at the new 2013 Stat Attack Major League Baseball and Diamond Edge handicapping programs.
Action
: In the sports gambling world, "action" means to have a bet. : Even though Mark didn't have an opinion
Pro Football Forecast Betting Handicapping...
A look at Footballbet.net's Pro Football Forecast Betting Handicapping Software Engine from a sports betting perspective.
Hockey Betting 103
This is the second part of our series of hockey handicapping factors for sports bettors.
Jim Barnes
Jim Barnes was one of the leading pioneers of the sports handicapping industry. Find out more about this handicapping legend here.
Sticking to Winnable Games
A quick look at which forms of gambling can be beat and which can't.
Baseball Betting - Umpires and Their Effect on...
There has been a great deal of attention paid to umpires and their effect on over/under wagers by sports gamblers. Is that attention warranted? Read here to find out.
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.
Pitcher vs. Team Records For Betting Purposes
A look at the betting concept of Team Record in Games Started and which pitchers were helped, or hurt, by it in 2014.

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