The Golden State Warriors open as 5.5-point favorites at home to Minnesota. The over/under for total points scored is 228 points.
You need to learn the basics as a foundation for your betting career. We explain what American odds mean.
How to identify the favorite and understanding what that means before you bet is the first step for any sports bettor.
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.
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.
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.
Teasers are creative parlays that allow you to adjust Totals and Point Spreads in your favour – with an interesting catch. The same point teaser must be used across all legs.
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.
Prop betting can be fun and whimsical, but there are also important idiosyncrasies that knowing will help your betting success.
By placing numerous bets in a parlay you can multiply your winnings significantly – but all your bets must hit for a parlay to pay.
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.
Sports betting jargon may feel impenetrable at first, but it grows on you. Hopefully like your a bankroll.
A point spread levels the field by handicapping the favorite and helping the underdog. A spread bet is a bet on the margin of victory.
Void bets are cancelled bets, and happen for many reasons. We run through why, and other basic terms related to bet grading and settlement.
The Over/Under is how a Totals bet works. Along with the Moneyline and the Point Spread, it makes up the trinity of basic sports betting.
The sportsbook doesn’t always get it right. The favorite doesn’t always win. Occasionally, the sporting gods flip the script – cue the upset.
A moneyline bet is the simplest bet in sports betting: It is a bet on the winner of an event.
How to identify an underdog and understanding what that means for your betting is indispensable for anyone new to sports bettor.
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