NFL spread betting: 5 key tips for betting on the point spread

Sports bettors who wager on the NFL, or purchase NFL picks find the point spread levels the playing field by making the rules a little more attractive on both sides; the favourite or the underdog.

What is NFL spread betting?

To sum up simply, what is NFL spread betting, it’s either betting on the favourite to win by the points listed, or betting on the underdog team who has a buffer to lose the game by the margin of points listed, or simply win outright.

Surprising to most who do NFL spread betting, it’s often found that statistically betting on the spread with the underdog gives the winning edge to the bettor over time. Keep in mind this is not always the case and you should run your statistically analysis across XYZ metrics, but overall comparing NFL spread betting on the underdog has shown more statistically sound results. Read more

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3 destructive football betting syndromes no Sharp or Tipster can tolerate

As we get into the final weeks of the NFL season, it’s a good idea to take a brief moment to remember where stupid money flows and bet against it.

Remember there are a lot of ways to screw up at sports betting. The three destructive areas I’ll cover momentarily, are basically the worst– the sort of mentalities that lead even a novice Sharp or handicapper to run from a football game mumbling to himself about fate of all humanity.

Homer-ism
No, this is not a reference to Homer Simpson– he actually had a Sharp in his corner during the classic episode Lisa the Greek— but the constant desire for one’s home team to win.

This becomes less pronounced during the Super Bowl (unless, of course, there’s a home team playing in the crowd) but it is the worst kind of way to bet– and unfortunately, it’s also the most common. Wishing for your team to win the Super Bowl or #NFLSunday, and knowing your team’s real probability of winning are two very different things, and unfortunately the passion that the game incites inspires stupid betting.

Bettors bet with their heads. Gamblers bet with their hearts. So the biggest red flag is to hear the words “you’re from City X– how can you bet against them?” You can take instant comfort in the fact that you are talking to a person that has no clue what they are doing. Read more

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Matched Betting: How to beat the bookies at their own game for free

A number of years ago when I was on the Client Care phone lines having daily conversations with our members, I always remember the conversation I had with one of our members who was a financial specialist in the banking industry and somewhat new to investing in the sports markets.

We talked on numerous topics during that hour, among which was the latest sport tips and matched betting. When I gave him the 30K foot view of matched betting, he at first was a little suspicious. I mean who wouldn’t….using free money to beat the bookies on the World Cup. As he bluntly said, “It sounded way too good to be true, especially with the claim it was risk-free”.

For those new to the matched betting…

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Matched betting (also known as back or lay bet matching, or double betting) is a betting technique used by individuals to profit from the free bets and incentives offered by bookmakers.
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I too am not much of a believer in schemes that purport to be risk free, so I approached the idea from both the good and the bad, and acknowledged is skepticism was typical.

But, to his shock, the introductory bet offers I showed him from the online sports  books were plenty and impressive!  Having taken about 25 myself, I’ve in fact made about a few hundred pounds. And the added bonus, is that it was made tax-free, and without risk. In the end, it isn’t about gambling. It’s taking advantage of offers to give you an edge over the rest, or a ‘try before you buy’ model to experience the service. Somewhat like free football tips that expert tipsters offer…but unique in its own way. Read more

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11 Tips: How beginner soccer punters should bet on soccer (football)

If your new to football betting (aka soccer to those North Americans), or an avid sports bettor or investor and thinking of broadening your betting portfolio to soccer, it’s important you understand the fundamentals of soccer betting before you lay your wagers with the soccer bookie.

Whether you plan to wager with your bookie or an online sportsbook on the Premier league, Champions league or any another other European or international soccer league, you need to know how to bet on soccer, and what to wager on.

In this post we’ll cover a few important betting tips the sports investor needs to consider before betting on any soccer game. And for a selection of soccer matches our members use in their soccer betting strategy, consider browsing our selection of soccer predictions and picks. 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

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Soccer: What is 1×2 betting?

I admit, when I first got into sports investing and looked into the football (soccer) betting markets, the 1X2 betting was at first confusing. Not to my surprise, I was not alone, but after getting very familiar with 1X2, I wanted to simplify it for our North American sports investor members who are magnets for North American sports, and neglect the investment potential out of the European football betting markets.

1X2 betting is also known as three-way betting, and simply refers to betting on a home win, a draw or an away win. Read more

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Totals betting strategy, betting the over under

Increasingly popular and almost as popular as spread betting itself, totals betting (often known as “over/under”) is likely the closest you can get to “democratizing” sports betting.

Why? Because sports bettors who love watching the game find a preference towards success with this type of sports betting. Unlike betting on the point spread, which can make use of a number of variables, or a money line betting strategy, which requires you to challenge the house to be successful, totals betting is effectively investing on a game’s entertainment value. Read more

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Soccer: How to read asian handicapping

In football (soccer), asian handicap betting is among the most popular form of betting for punters around the world, exclusive of the United States bettors who many prefer the traditional moneyline and totals (over/under).

The main advantage of asian handicapping (AH) is that the draw result is eliminated. In the standard bet, the possibilities of each outcome is 33%. In AH, the draw option is eliminated. Asian handicap betting offers the underdog of the game with an early lead before the kick off. You have two options. Betting on home or away. Though for the football investor and punters, we’ve seen them compliment the asian handicap betting strategy with 3 other advanced soccer betting tips. Read more

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When to use the NFL money line in a betting strategy

Sports investors often use a variety of techniques when selecting their NFL picks and betting on the game. Having a few different techniques in your betting arsenal is crucual to improving your overall chances at success.

As with any sports betting investment strategy, the key to success is always contained risk.  Spread betting is one way to reduce risk when sports bettors go down a line of games. By contrast, using the Money Line is a higher risk– and one that provides higher returns. Because of this, using a Money Line betting strategy is actually more useful in football games where spread betting would work against you or have no effect at all.

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4 simple and popular NFL betting strategies

If you’re new to betting on the NFL, there are a few strategies to consider before laying down your hard earned money at the online sportsbooks. For any new NFL bettor, most sports investors and bettors will tell you that betting is not gambling. I know it may sound contradictory, but once you get invested into understanding how betting on sports works, you’ll soon understand that gambling on sports is throwing your money at chance.

Serious bettors and investors know that when approached properly, betting can provide an excellent return on investment (ROI). Between bankroll management applied to your bets and employing straightforward NFL betting strategies, can provide any sports bettor or sports investor a strong possibility of a profitable return. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular, yet simple strategies for betting on the NFL and college football. Once you’ve established your bankroll and your management strategy to place on the games, these common and popular betting strategies below will help guide you to stronger returns.

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