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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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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

3 NHL betting mistakes most hockey bettors make

Three Mistakes: Most NHL bettors fail at winning because of these 3 betting mistakes

Betting on the NHL has its own unique tactics that can make it trickier to predict than other sports. Novice bettors who don’t pay attention to these betting oddities can make huge mistakes on their own bets, which can be easily avoided. In this post we’ll cover three common mistakes hockey bettors make betting on the NHL. Once you familiarize yourself with these three mistakes, check out our other post on 4 tips how to become a bettor NHL bettor and the current Intelligent Tips and Expert NHL picks available.

The NHL has a number of rules to ensure parity between the teams at the sports books. Much more than NFL betting, which requires some research but can also be invested defensively by novice bettors or gamblers, NHL betting takes research and conservative betting. So the three biggest mistakes that bettors make that seem minor in comparison to other sports. 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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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.

Avoid these top 3 mistakes when betting on the super bowl

The top three mistakes made when betting on the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl vibe is always an exciting time leading up just after the NFC and AFC championship game. Traditional sports media as ESPN, FoxSports and CBS Sports begin to sensationalize key players, coaches and matchups, all while influencing the publics opinion on who will win the Super Bowl, and more importantly what team is the favorite which the public sways towards with their money at online sports books.

This psychological influence from mass media, among others that we’ll get into, contribute to the top 3 mistakes most sports bettors make when betting on the Super Bowl – and which mistakes you should be aware to avoid when making your Super Bowl predictions and placing some money on the big game.

Its common knowledge your NFL handicappers, sports investors and avid recreational sports bettor will tend to either stick to the betting system or betting strategy they’ve used all season that works, or make subtle adjustments in their betting system for big events in determining their Super Bowl prediction, where the best value resides on the spread, and of course the over / under and exotic prop bets. Read more

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3 insights that show betting value for Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots versus Seattle Seahawks

As Seattle Seahawks seek to defend their Super Bowl title against the New England Patriot in Super Bowl XLIX, sports investors, bettors and gamblers alike are seeking who offers the best value. To provide insights into the value-side, we look at a few predictive indicators that give the sports bettor the data-drive insight into the wagering on the NFL point spread and moneyline.

Before we dive into who offers greater value, this is the first year that IntelligentBettingTips.com is offering free access to all Super bowl predictions and picks. Our Super bowl record the last 5 seasons is 4 and 1 (80%), and in the last Packers vs. Seahawks and Colts vs. Patriots, we went 12 of 12 (100%) on the spread, money line and totals.
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