How to bet

WNBA Betting

It hasn’t been easy, but the WNBA has made a dent into America’s collective sports consciousness. The league has reached its silver anniversary, and it has become more popular with each passing season. The WNBA has been stable after years of wondering whether it would survive, and it now provides bettors with another option for sports betting action during the dog days of summer. It is one of the most profitable sports to bet if you know what to look for, and there are numerous ways to bet on the WNBA.

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NFL Betting or College Football Betting?

By Phil Simon

When it comes to football, betting on the NFL and the college game are the same, right? The product is similar and the game is the same at both levels. But there are more differences than the average fan might not notice. And when it comes to betting, the differences between the pros and college students could affect your bottom line. The purpose of this article isn’t to tell you what side you should wager on rather to point out the differences when wagering on each game and how they can help you become more successful.

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UFC Betting Strategies

By Abe Chong

Most sports bettors like to lock in their bets well before a fight starts, but many find success betting during the scrap. Live UFC betting (or in-play betting) is exactly what it sounds like: betting while fighters are in the cage throwing down. The online sportsbook updates a few different betting lines in real-time to make it happen.

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March Madness Betting

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, better known as March Madness, ranks second only to the Super Bowl as far as popularity and handle. The first weekend of March Madness, which includes the first two rounds of the tournament with games taking place on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, is the second biggest revenue generator in Las Vegas with only the Super Bowl bringing in more action.

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College Football Betting Trends

While college football doesn’t receive the same amount of attention the NFL does nationally, there are pockets of the country where this is far and away the most popular sport in the United States. In particular, the south is a hotbed for college football, and schools like Alabama, LSU, Georgia, and Florida are much more popular than the professional teams in their areas. College football is one of the few sports where a diehard fan of a team can have an edge on the sportsbooks, so there are ways that you can beat college football.

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Betting on Baseball Underdogs

It may surprise many gamblers to discover that underdogs win a higher percentage of games in baseball than in any of the other major sports offered on the board. Then when you consider that in baseball underdogs are priced at plus money, often at very high plus money, that depending on the situations a bettor can turn a profit betting purely on underdogs, even if he doesn’t hit even half of the bets straight up. Again, this is because the plus money element involved in wagering on baseball dogs. With that in mind let’s examine why betting underdogs is usually the better way to play.

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NCAA Tournament Seeds Betting

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness, has a term that is at the heart of this event that ranks second only to the Super Bowl for wagering handle. Seeds and seeding are wording that gamblers will hear over and over again come tournament time. And those seedings do have significant meaning to the betting lines posted on the sportsbook board. Remember that all of the March Madness odds are based on a combination of actual team merit and ability combined with public perception. With that in mind let’s now examine the relationship between March Madness seeding and its wagering impact

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Tennis Betting Strategies

Betting on tennis has been around since Wimbledon was first held in 1877, and there are four times each year where tennis moves into the spotlight. The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open receive far more attention and action than other events throughout the season, and betting on the four majors can lead to big profits. You can bet on tennis virtually year-round as there are events for almost 11 months, so here are some tips to keep in mind.

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Baseball Run Line Betting

For fans intimidated about laying big money on power teams against weak ones, or feeling hopeless about taking the big money underdog there is a viable alternative. The run line offers an appealing alternative to Major League Baseball Betting on a team to win a game. Players who otherwise would not bet on baseball will instead do so with the run line because of not having to lay a huge price. Other gamblers will use the run line as an occasional tool when it suits them at the right time, while also employing the money line when they see fit. Sharp gamblers love the run line for situational betting and have devised strategies for it. Let’s take a look at how the run line works and what to look for.

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Timing of Sports Bets

To bet or not to bet, that is the question. Knowing when to bet on sports is a crucial part of becoming a winning sports bettor. There are times where it is beneficial to make a bet right after the line is released, and there are times where it behooves you to wait until the very end to place a bet. The difference depends largely on the sport you are betting and a few other factors like injury, weather, and steam. It takes some time and some prior knowledge to know what works best, but here are some tips.

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