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
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.
So you’ve bet on the Chiefs as 10-point favorites over the Chargers, and as Patrick Mahomes takes one final kneel-down, the clock hits triple zeroes with a final
Decimal odds are the most popular type of odds around the world, and have two main advantages over American odds — they convert to probabilities much easier, and they’
Juice (or vigorish) in sports betting is the house’s greatest edge, and it’s what prevents the vast majority of bettors from becoming long-term winners. If you
If you’ve ever seen someone not rooting for a particular team and just cheering for points instead, they’ve probably bet on a total. A total, also
That little -110 next to your desired bet at a sportsbook? It might be old hat to experienced sports bettors in the United States, but it’s not what
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
“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait
While we’d all rather our bets win than lose, sometimes the outcome of a bet doesn’t tell the whole story. Instead, sharp bettors tend to determine