Cricket tips

2 beginner tips for betting on Cricket

Cricket has been a growing market for sports investors over the last few years, and with the advent of the web and media coverage it’s now possible to wager on cricket almost year round. For those new to betting on cricket, the profit opportunity can be had across the three major forms of the international cricket circuit.

Test matches which last for 5 days, with the most famous rivalries in international cricket being England and Australia competing for The Ashes every other year. And this is also the timing where cricket tipsters will spend special focus on the historical analysis of betting data across cricket teams as punters begin looking for their Expert cricket tips and bookies. One Day Internationals which are 50 over matches with the Cricket World Cup also coming round every 4 years. Read more

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5 tips how to improve football accumulators

Americans who wager on soccer may not be as familiar with football accumulators as their fellow punters across the pond.

An ‘accumulator’ bet in football (soccer) is one of the most common football wagers made by punters across Europe…well, outside of North America.

An ‘accumulator’ is a single bet that links together two or more individual wagers and is dependent on all of those bets winning together.

For those football bettors or punters who use free football tips, or purchase their tips from top tipsters, tend to believe that single wagers give punters better chances of turning profit in the long run. Read more

Teddy Covers

Teddy Covers: Three Things I’ve Learned From Covers (Ted Servansky)

Anyone who follows sports betting knows Ted Servansky, known in the sports betting world as Teddy Covers.

An ESPN (related: ESPN college football betting system) commentator and professional sports bettor, he doesn’t usually “ignite the flames” when one thinks of big time gamblers. What he does do, however, is provide insight into how the industry works and how new sports bettors interested in making the jump to professional betting, or even sports investing, can do so. Among this, he identifies clearly what type of sports bettor he is among the 10 types of sports bettors in the market to watch for. Read more

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How the Computer Group Made Millions in the Early 80’s on College Football, And Why That’ll Never Happen Again

Almost anyone who knows about the history of online sports betting knows about the Computer Group, perhaps the most successful computerized sports betting (see video) group in history, whose success led to the arrests of the entire group, including famed sports bettor Billy Walters, after investigations that the group was involved in an illegal bookmaking operation in 1985.

After the indictments of the members, the Computer Group split, and the level of success they reached was never to be repeated. But why? It’s a useful lesson to learn from their own history. Read more

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5 Forgotten MLB Betting Tips: How 50 MLB bettors increased their Major League Baseball bankrolls X2

We ran a social experiment last season with a sample of our sports investors who weighted over 50% of their betting portfolio on Major League Baseball. Our hypothesis aimed to evaluate these 50 members (members of IntelligentBettingTips.com) MLB betting strategies, techniques and systems, and uncover the common winning and losing betting tactics amongst them. (related: 3 tips for betting MLB playoffs, versus regular season).
The outcome of this was quite the reverse, and produced insights into some common areas that were thought to be applied, but missed, and where data-driven betting systems and predictive analysis shows a trends of winning patterns. Simply from identifying this insight and sharing back to this pool of 50 members, after one full baseball season we surveyed them and found a strong majority had achieve greater profits in MLB than over the last 5 years, and in many case double (and more) their baseball betting bankroll.

The result is what I’ll share with are what I consider the 5 forgotten MLB betting tips that can boost your bankroll and increase your MLB profits. While some may seem like common sense, it was also a surprise to us when these were revealed among a number of others as forgotten or misplaced betting strategies or principles that the data will endorse.
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Billy Walters Las Vegas sports gambler

Top advice from the worlds top 4 sports gamblers

Could you imagine bookmakers turning you away because they were afraid of your winning prowess?

Sharps or wiseguys like Billy Walters, Bob Voulgaris, Teddy Covers and R.J. Bell can all answer “yes” to both questions. They’ve each been able to make a full-time living thanks to their winning records.

Betting on sports is both an art and a science. Basic skills matter, but there’s something to be said for instinct. Although these successful gamblers won’t share all of their secrets with the squares and the Joes, they’re willing to part with a few of them. Their insights could change the way you bet on sports. Read more

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Staking: Popular methods to improve your sports betting

Will staking improve your sports betting profits? In an analysis of 500 bets, five different techniques were tested. Only one produced a concrete result. Why?

We’ll get to the ‘why’ in a moment, but the point on staking has been hammered repeatedly over and over by serious sports investors, handicappers and the professional sports bettors – in the end you have to gauge your bets carefully. And yet there is a strong case to suggest that the amount you bet is actually more important than what you bet on. So in this post we’ll look at a few popular staking methods used by sports investors, and unveil which is the best.

Most Betting Techniques Will Eventually Fail

Sports betting, like any type of investing, is based upon gain versus potential loss. In soccer betting, this is doubly true, where there are so many opportunities available to completely lose your money and investment. When loss isn’t taken into account, virtually any betting system will fall apart. Professional Blackjack player Ed Thorp learned this sad lesson as casinos kept trying to beat his “method”, which he eventually explained was simply carefully betting against possibilities. Read more

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How to Become a Better NHL Bettor: 4 Tips

While betting on the NHL (see NHL picks) is not as common as on the NFL, NBA, or MLB, sports bettors and investors looking to augment their current betting portfolio with little time of to learn a new sport and strategies, can often find a great fit with the NHL. And those hockey bettors active in profiting from betting on the NHL, will find 4 tips in this post on how to become a better hockey bettor.

However, while similar to many other sports in terms of general betting practice (“pucklines”, for example, are over/under totals), hockey betting has some unique features to it that can catch a novice unaware when betting on their NHL picks. By following a few simple tips, however, NHL betting is something that is easy to become good at, if you put the time– as with any other sport– to apply study to what you’re betting on. Read more

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Super Bowl: The best strategies for playing squares

When Super Bowl approaches, out come the prop bets: bets that aren’t really about who wins or loses, but bets on interesting details during the game.

Big events tend to make people bet-happy, and with the Super Bowl, there are unique prop bets passed around offices and friends as everyone shows off their inner football analyst and make select their Super Bowl picks and predictions.

One of the most popular of these is the game of Squares for the Super Bowl, so in this post we’ll look at some of the best ways to play Squares.

What are these “squares”, you say? If you’re new to Squares, it’s a betting competition where people try to guess the last digit of the score for both teams at the end of a given quarter, and is common for playoff games and the Super Bowl (it is played for regular games as well, but not as often). NB: This fun betting competition is much different than the football handicapper strategy, how to bet against the “squares”. Read more

3 things I've learned winning Super bowl predictions 4 out of 5 years in a row

3 things I’ve learned winning Super bowl predictions 4 out of 5 years in a row

There are a few things I’ve picked up from betting on the Super Bowl over the years and they’ve even made me some money…good money. Sure there have been failures…and those hard fails have been turned into fast learnings that quickly turned into profitable returns.

Among all the NFL football betting tips and strategies I have learned, including the top 3 mistakes made betting on the super bowl,  is that most of the assumptions people come in with when making their Super Bowl pick and wager on the big game are all wrong.

For most people, betting on the NFL or Super Bowl is a fun hobby. These social gamblers bet their money, they lose, and they leave. But if you want that money, some of your inherent assumptions have to change about betting.

For many serious sports bettors and investors, betting…or when approached as strategic investment opportunities, it is a way of life and pays their bills and adds to their investment income.

Sports investing is a serious business, so if you’re not committed to taking it serious, and instead wagering on the Super Bowl as part of your hobby, or simply seeking to make a quick buck, then there’s nothing wrong with having fun. Just be a little more serious.

Tip 1: Play smart =  Care more about your money than your team

In every Super Bowl betting pool, there are winners, and there are losers. Your goal is to not be the latter. How? Simple. Remember that when you bet on a game (or Super Bowl) that you are investing in the outcome. It also helps to look for the 3 insights that show value for Super bowl wagers.

Betting is not chest-beating with money (well, it can be) but about figuring out who has the best chance of winning. If you’re betting because you like a player, that’s a bad idea and I’ll take your bet.  Why, that player will be the target on the field.

If you’re betting on the Super Bowl because that’s your hometown team and it’s a big deal, that’s a far worse idea – and I’ll still take your bet. Why? Romanticism can cloud one’s judgment. If that’s not clear, then it’s best to not proactively invest but play defensively.

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Tip 2: Playing defensively is smart

When you bet defensively on the Super bowl, you should have a good reason to do so, and that good reason is that the outcome is unclear. For those of you new to betting on the Super bowl or big game events, see this other article on 5 Super bowl betting tips.

Spread betting on the Super bowl, which is the most common way to play defensively, is a good way to hedge a bet. Almost invariably, if you spread bet, you should put money on the underdog, since the pressure in terms of betting is substantially reduced. Why? Because spread betting is actually hedged betting against the favorite. With a point spread, you’re adding a second qualifier to the favorite winning– that they have to win by a certain margin. This means that if the underdog loses just beneath the favorite, the underdog loses but stays within the spread, or the underdog wins, you win in all cases.

Tip 3: Be a contrarian. Play against the crowed

Aside from the value that comes with contrarian betting strategy or betting against the squares, and the simple fact that the crowd has been wrong 8 out of 10 times in the past decade on the Super Bowl, there’s a deeper reason to avoid betting with the crowd.

All the problems described above (favoritism, vested personal interest in a team winning, lack of clear strategy) are exacerbated in the crowd.

The biggest mistake a football bettor can make is assume that they are betting against a team. They are not. They are betting against another pool of players.

Therefore betting the way that pool of players bets pretty much guarantees you will get a minimal return regardless of the result. Bet defensively, bet smart, and bet without emotion. If you do that, you will always have a better chance of a return on your investment, and you’ll find that you lose less and win more over time.