One of the hardest strategies for recreational sports bettors to grasp revolves around the concept that betting lines are nothing more than implied probabilities, and the ultimate goal is to
When it comes to sports betting, timing is strict. As soon as the ball is kicked off, the puck has dropped or the first pitch has been thrown in a
Over the past few years, the emergence of daily fantasy sports has led to a renaissance for conventional sports betting. The anti-gambling stigma that existed for decades is fading in
In just about any game — professional sports or otherwise — there’s going to be an expected winner and an expected loser. Teams and players rarely have the
In any sporting event — aside from those that are deemed perfectly even matchups — one team enters as the expected winner, or the favorite. If a first-place team plays
It’s impossible to separate sports betting in America and the point spread. They will forever be linked. Point spreads are most commonly associated with higher-scoring sports like basketball
GeoComply is the software required by United States sportsbooks to verify you’re in a legal betting state. But it’s riddled with problems. And that’s
As you make your way into the sports betting world, chances are you’ll be faced with some terminology that makes not a lick of sense at first. Some
So you’ve bet the Lions at +6 in Green Bay, and Detroit is down 30-20. Matthew Stafford gets the ball back with two minutes left to play. Obviously,
The probabilities of two outcomes in sports betting never add up to 100%. That’s because sportsbooks take their cut — called the juice or vig. But to truly
Sports betting lines aren’t stuck in one place permanently. Oddsmakers can move lines however they’d like leading up to a game, and they do so for
While you don’t get to decide the point spreads for each game (how nice would that be?), you can adjust the spreads that oddsmakers set in order to
So you’ve made a bold sports bet. And it’s looking pretty good. You might win a whole bunch of money … Unless, of course, it loses.
Chalk in sports betting refers to the betting favorite, more often a heavy favorite. It can linguistically take many forms: “It was a chalky NFL Sunday” “You
A teaser is a type of sports bet that allows you to adjust the point spread on multiple games, but requires you to win every game to cash the bet.