Different types of sports odds

What are the different types of sports odds?

Most of us simple make a game interesting by laying a few dollars on a game against a buddy for the straight win. Team A vs. Team B. But when you venture for the first time, or attempt to try a different type of betting, it can be somewhat confusing. For example, can you quickly understand the odds for American odds vs. Decimal odds vs. Fractional odds? No? That’s ok because in this post I’ll help simplify the different types of sports odds so you can learn the basics and be better prepared on the next opportunity to make a game a little more interesting.

#1, can you quickly spot if the odds for a game are attractive, bad, or fair? Ask any avid sports bettor or sports investor and they’ll tell you the difference between a win or loss, and maximizing profit, is buying value on the odds.

I admit, it can be even more challenging to figure out how to read the odds in the first place as there are a few ways sports odds can be posted. Is this done to confuse the sports bettor and give the house the edge? Hmmmm…I like to think that…but no.  The various ways of writing the odds do translate into the same thing, it can definitely be confusing.

NFL pundit predictions track record

The best and worst of 2016 NFL Pundits prediction track record

Now that the NFL season is done and Superbowl Sunday tomorrow with the Patriots taking on the Falcons, we took a look back at the season to see what major NFL pundit was #1 when it comes to their weekly NFL picks. Was it CBS Sports, Forbes, NFL Network, LA Times, Yahoo Sports or any of the other +100 major media networks in the market? Just as insightful, who won the #GoldenPlungerAward for the worst performance?

This NFL season we tracked over 120 major NFL pundits predictions, and their performance. That translates into over 27,000 straight up NFL picks and over 12,000 against the spread picks.

NFL betting for beginners

Sports Betting: Everything you need to know to get started

Over the past decade NFL footballs popularity has skyrocketed with mainstream culture over some of the biggest names in music today. Much of this hockey stick growth is due to the increasing availability, and entertainment value, of fantasy sports and online sportsbooks. While most sports fans get attracted to the appeal of making a quick buck…

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What is the Fibonacci betting system?

Is the Fibonacci betting system profitable? Progressive betting systems aren’t the most glamorous form of soccer betting, but some people claim they can make big profits. In this post we’ll help the punter who has heard of the Fibanacci betting system, but never applied it, and investigate the Fibonacci betting system to see whether the returns…

What is a arbitrage betting strategy?

It’s a popular question we often see from our sports betting community as they advance their sports betting strategy. What is arbitrage betting, and how do you employ an arbitrage betting strategy? An arbitrage betting strategy is a betting system for exploiting differentials in odds for a specific sports market at two or more bookies or online…

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6 forgotten tips to beat the bookie

We’ve all laid down some bets at a sports book or bookie for various reasons. You got a good tip, connected the dots on a news announcement, ran some statistical analysis, bet on your favorite team or one of a hundred other reasons. The problem is that over time, you win a few and now…

sports betting terms

5 sports betting terms every bettor should know

1. Taking the Points (Point Spread) This refers to betting on the underdog of a match when betting the point spread. If the spread on New York vs. Miami is New York -7 (New York favoured by 7 points), then by taking the points, you are betting that Miami will lose by less than 7 (or win). Simply put,…