I want to give bettors the advice I wish I was told when I started betting on sports. I don’t consider any of these strategies extremely complicated and many are easy ways to increase your profitability in the long-run.
Utilize Multiple Sportsbooks to Find the Best Numbers
Just like people shop at different stores to look for the best prices, bettors should utilize a variety of sportsbooks to find the best price. For bets on the spread and total, numbers will likely vary by a half-point to a full point from book-to-book. That seems small but matters a lot when hovering around key numbers (see tip number two) and your long-term expectation as a winning bettor. The amount of times you will either win or lose a bet by 0.5 a point is truly astounding. The juice may also vary from book to book. Some books may float a -110 Moneyline on a spread while another has -115. The margin is small but over the long run that difference adds up.
For bets on props and team totals, there can be a bigger variation that can be leveraged in a variety of ways. There’s a possibility of middling or just utilizing the best number on either side. Having access to multiple books is crucial for the success of a sports bettor.
Understand Key Numbers
“Key numbers” are the most commonly occurring margin of victories. For the NFL that’s 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, and 14.
The concept of leveraging key numbers goes hand-in-hand with