Sportsbooks are in the business of making money. Vig is what they charge to take your action. You need to know about and understand it.
Sharp bettors are the pros who make a living out of sports betting. They’re a different breed from those who just like the occasional flutter.
Bookmakers will always look to balance a market to limit potential loses on any one side. Their main tool to do this is line movement.
Prop betting can be fun and whimsical, but there are also important idiosyncrasies that knowing will help your betting success.
Pick a team to win the Super Bowl, World Series or Stanley Cup – classic futures bets. Bets made where time may, or may not, be on your side.
By placing numerous bets in a parlay you can multiply your winnings significantly – but all your bets must hit for a parlay to pay.
Let us introduce you to the basic principles of bankroll management – an absolute must if your betting career is to have any longevity at all.
Finding value is the key to long-term sports betting success. It exists when the odds don’t reflect your expectation of the probable result.
Void bets are cancelled bets, and happen for many reasons. We run through why, and other basic terms related to bet grading and settlement.
You need to learn the basics as a foundation for your betting career. We explain what American odds mean.