Tips for Handicapping Pro Football Player Values Against the Spread

One of the keys to successful NFL handicapping is understanding player value. Injuries are way of life in pro football. They happen all the time and no team is going to avoid them. This article is all about understanding how specific players can impact the odds. More specifically the exact numerical value they are worth… Read More »

Top 5 NFL ATS Records All-Time: Best Bets (Teams) Pro Football History

There are few things as exciting as the start of the NFL season. Handicapping the NFL is not easy. You have to know which teams the odds makers overvalue and which ones they undervalue. Most teams with low expectations from the odds makers perform well against the spread. However, when it comes to the best single-season against the spread records, those… Read More »

Steps to Buying Bitcoin & Using it for Betting at Online Sportsbooks

If you use an online sportsbook, chances are you have seen the option to deposit money via Bitcoin (BTC). Most don’t give bitcoin much thought and just use the same old forms of depositing that they are used to. I wanted to take some time to inform my readers about bitcoin. The big focal points of… Read More »

Indianapolis 500 History & Trivia Guide: List of Fun Facts

The Indy 500 has become synonymous with American nationalism because of its placement during the Memorial Day weekend. Even non racing fans usually tune in for at least part of the race as it is a great chance to get together with some buddies to toss back a few cold ones. Below is a list… Read More »

Expert Racing Picks to Win the Indy 500 & Betting Odds

We are just a few days away from the 101st running of the Indy 500 at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race is scheduled for Sunday, May 28 at roughly 12:20 EST. It will be televised nationally on ABC. The event takes place over Memorial Day weekend and has done so since 1965. It’s a… Read More »

Information About the Race Track at the Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 mile race is the most recognized open wheel car event in the world. The only thing even arguably close is the Daytona 500. With so much tradition surrounding this event and with all the legendary drivers, every young motorsports enthusiast that has ever dreamed of blazing around a track has pictured themselves doing… Read More »

Look Back at Some of the Most Famous Indianapolis 500 Crashes

Indy Racing would not have its same appeal if crashes were not a part of it. While they are often life threatening occurrences, they are also one of the most thrilling and breathtaking events for spectators. The Indianapolis 500 is a hot zone for crashes with 33 cars on top of each other racing at… Read More »

List of Drivers Who Have Won the Indianapolis 500

NASCAR fans might throw the Daytona 500 at me, but I will easily argue that there is no bigger accomplishment in racing than winning the Indianapolis 500. This year’s edition marks the 101st running of the storied race which was first run back in 1911. Two different stints during the world wars caused the race… Read More »

Racing Guidelines & Rules for the Indianapolis 500

Like in any sport, Indy Racing has certain rules and guidelines that it calls for its participants to follow. The Indianapolis 500 also has some of its own specific guidelines that you’re going to want to know prior to race day in order to gain a better grasp of the biggest race of the year.… Read More »

Making Profitable NCAA College Basketball Teaser Bets with Best Lines

Most people familiar with betting college basketball don’t think much about teasers. These bets are pretty popular in football, but simply don’t get as much action in basketball. What is a Teaser Bet in Basketball?  Understanding How They Work For those that don’t know what a teaser is and how it works, here’s a quick explanation. The… Read More »

What’s the Right Move: Should You be Hedging Parlays in Sports Betting

A question I am often asked is, “Should I hedge my parlay?” Well, first things first, I am not a fan of parlays unless they are correlated. Generally speaking, it is not a good way to consistently turn a profit. With that said, like so many things in life, parlays can be fun in moderation. I’d be… Read More »

Past Horse Racing Triple Crown Contenders & Results at Belmont Stakes

Whether you are a horse racing enthusiast or not, most are aware of what is known as the Triple Crown. For those of you who don’t, it’s a 3-race event for three-year-old thoroughbreds. It consists of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. It all starts with the Derby, which is run on the… Read More »

Why You Shouldn’t Listen to Your Gut When Placing a Sports Bet

When it comes to wagering money on sports, everyone seems to have “gut” feelings or predispositions to certain situations that they believe gives them an advantage. The problem with these feelings is that while they may appear rational at first blush, most do not hold up, either mathematically or when tested against historical results. These… Read More »

Vegas Odds Makers Accuracy: Standard Deviations by Point Spread

Just how accurate are the oddsmakers as point spreads change and grow?  Most people would predict that as spreads increase in size, the accuracy of the oddsmakers at predicting the final score should fall. What we’ve done is examined the standard deviation on the ATS (against the spread) margin of thousands of games in all… Read More »

MLB Mock Draft: First Round Projections & Pick Analysis

We are less than a month away from the 2017 MLB Draft.  First round action is scheduled for June 12 at MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey. For fanatics that want to see the action unfold live, it can be seen on MLB Network and MLB.com. The draft is a 3-day event that covers a ridiculous… Read More »

What Players Were Invited to the NFL Draft in 2017

While the regular season is over four months away, football will be center stage later this month. This year’s draft starts on Thursday, April 27th with the first round. Followed by rounds 2-3 on Friday and rounds 4-7 on Saturday. The draft will take place at the Philadelphia Museum of Art . Something that always interesting to… Read More »

List of the Greatest NFL Draft Sleepers of All-Time

List of the Top 7 All-Time Late Round NFL Draft Sleepers The NFL draft is often times what separates the great teams from the bottom feeders. Missing on players in the opening rounds can be devastating to a team’s future success. At the same time, striking gold on a player in the later rounds can turn… Read More »

MLB Betting Advice: Use Dime Line Sportsbooks Offering 10 Cent Lines

Whether you are someone who is new to betting on baseball or been doing it for years, I want to make sure that you understand the importance of using dime line odds. Whether you have heard the term “dime line odds” before or not, it’s extremely important that you make your sportsbooks is using them for their… Read More »

Key Numbers to Look for When Making Bets on MLB Over/Under Totals

The table below shows the most common final combined scores for nearly 32,000 MLB games. This information is useful for those making wagers on the diamond. It allows them to see how often each number hits. MLB Key Numbers For Handicapping & Making Bets on Baseball Totals “Runs” represents the final score of each game.… Read More »

How to Improve Your MLB Betting by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Losing can be a difficult habit to break. If you don’t take the right steps to correct your previous mistakes, you are going to continue to see similar results. The same principles holds true when it comes to betting baseball. You have to be willing to learn something from each loss and use it to your advantage… Read More »

Information on How to Bet MLB Series Prices During Baseball Season

Want to add a little more flavor to your MLB betting this season? You should add baseball series betting to your repertoire. WWagering on this is not the most common bet, and it is one that many bettors aren’t even aware of. In case you aren’t exactly sure what I’m referring to, this is what I mean.… Read More »

Look at How Weather Can Affect the Betting Outcome of Baseball Games

One of the key factors that amateur bettors routinely forget to check is the weather. Knowing the temperature and the direction the wind is blowing can drastically improve your baseball betting. Those that do look at the weather, typically only use it to determine whether a game might go over or under the total, but… Read More »

Key Major League Baseball Stats Used When Handicapping & Betting Games

It’s no secret that baseball is a numbers game. I think most handicappers would agree that no sport requires more knowledge of stats than baseball. I’ve taken some time to put together a list of some of the most popular stats that handicappers use when breaking down MLB games. Advanced Starting Pitching Stats For Handicapping… Read More »

How to Win More Bets With our MLB Parlay Betting System & Strategies

Understanding How to Bet & Handicap Winning Parlay Picks in Baseball How Parlays Work Most of you reading this article are likely already familiar with how parlays work.  But, I wanted to take a quick second and explain it for anyone who isn’t familiar with this type of wager. A parlay is a single bet… Read More »

MLB Betting Explained: Understanding the Vegas Gambling Odds

If you are just getting into betting on baseball, then you need to have a basic understanding of the different types of bets you can place. Each baseball season I am flooded with e-mails asking about the basics of how to wager on this sport. This article serves as a great beginners resource for learning how… Read More »

Money Line to Break Even Win Percentage Conversion Table

Have you ever wondered what the chances of a team winning was based off of the money line for the game?  That’s a key part of understanding money line bets. First, we have a simple calculator that you can use to plug in any moneyline (American style odds) and quickly get the fair market probability… Read More »

Top March Madness Upset Picks & Predictions for Each Region

The field for the 2017 NCAA Tournament has just been announced. It’s time to start breaking down the matchups and figuring out which teams are on upset alert. Top 3 Upset Predictions for Each Region of the 2017 NCAA Tournament This is an essential part of any good bracket. I’ve compiled a list of my… Read More »

NFL Scoring by Quarter: Highest & Average Per Game

I’ve been doing a little bit of research into NFL handicapping and I thought of comparing the scoring of first and second halves. The reason is to further understand the sport and also to see if there are any weaknesses in these lesser bet lines that I can exploit.  I went back over the last… Read More »

5Dimes Sportsbook Review, Signup Bonuses, & Payouts

Jump to Highlights Bonuses Customer Service Payouts & Deposits Odds Teasers Pleasers When it comes to writing a review of 5Dimes sportsbook, it isn’t hard to find a lot of positive things to say.  This company is as financially stable as they come so you never have to sweat a payout.  They havea great customer… Read More »

Vegas Spread Preview: Packers vs Cowboys Line & Betting Predictions

This Sunday the Dallas Cowboys will host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round. Kickoff is set for 4:40 EST at AT&T Stadium and will be televised on FOX. Oddsmakers have Dallas as a 4-point home favorite with the total at 52 points. Click here for a complete look at the NFL betting… Read More »

What is Home Court Advantage Worth in the NBA?

What is the home court advantage really worth in the NBA?  If you’ve looked around, you’ve probably heard a lot of different answers.  The problem with most of those answers is that they are taking a cumulative look at the advantage a team gets when playing at home (the league average is about three points). … Read More »

Best Home Court Advantage in College Basketball by Points

What is the advantage of home court in college basketball?  Ask that question to five different people and you will get five different answers.  Almost all of them are likely to give you a number between 3 and 6 points. The truth of the matter is that there is no simple answer to your question.  The… Read More »

Vegas Spread Predictions: Giants vs Packers Betting Odds & Game Pick

The Green Bay Packers will play host to the New York Giants on Wild Card action this Sunday. Kickoff is set for 4:40 EST at Lambeau Field and will televised on FOX. Oddsmakers have Green Bay as a 4.5-point favorite with the total set at 44.5 points. Giants vs Packers Vegas Betting Preview New York… Read More »

Vegas Spread Predictions: Dolphins vs Steelers Game Line & Free Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play host to the Miami Dolphins this Sunday on Wild Card weekend. Kickoff is set for 1:05 EST at Heinz Field and will be televised on CBS. Oddsmakers have Pittsburgh listed as a 10-point favorite with the total at 47 points. Dolphins vs Steelers Vegas Spread Preview Miami (10-6) finished up… Read More »

Vegas Betting Preview: Lions vs Seahawks Game Odds & Free Spread Pick

The Seattle Seahawks will host the Detroit Lions in the nightcap on Wild Card Saturday. Kickoff is set for 8:15 EST at CenturyLink Field and will be televised on NBC. Oddsmakers have Seattle listed as a 8-point favorite with the total at 42.5 points. Lions vs Seahawks Vegas Odds Preview Detroit (9-7) had a chance… Read More »

Houston Texans vs Oakland Raiders Game Vegas Betting Line & Free Pick

The Houston Texans are set to host the Oakland Raiders in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Kickoff is set for 4:35 EST on Saturday at NRG Stadium and will be televised on ESPN/ABC. Oddsmakers have Houston listed as a 3.5-point favorite withe the total at 36.5 points. Preview of Vegas Spread & Over… Read More »