2024 NCAA Tournament Odds – Who Is Favored to Win the Final Four

Jump to Current Past Champions Picking the Winner Below are the most recent odds to win the 2024 NCAA Tournament. We will be back to look at the odds at several points throughout the season, so be sure to check back often.  Our college basketball lines pages let’s you compare the live numbers from several… Read More »

2023-24 NCAAF Playoff Odds: Betting Favorites & Future Predictions

Jump to Current Lines Past Champions Preseason Futures Title Game Line History The College Football Playoff is the most coveted tournament in college football, and every year, fans and bettors alike try to predict which team will win it all. One way to do this is by looking at the odds to win the College… Read More »

Heisman Betting: Odds to Win This Year, Predictions & Past Winners

We go into each college football season trying to figure out what teams are favored to win the national championship, which teams are going over or under their season win totals, and also which players will be in the running for the Heisman Trophy. Trying to figure out which player is going to emerge is… Read More »

Free NFL Teaser Pick – Best Bets & Numbers to Tease for Week 3

Jump to Best Available Odds Teaser of the Week Past Results Each week of the season I’ll be providing readers with what is known as my best free NFL Teaser Picks of the Week (below).  These have been very profitable for me as I’ve made money on these bets in six of the last nine… Read More »

Best Last Man Standing NFL Survivor or Suicide Pool Picks for Week 3

Jump to Strategy Recap Best Available Top Value Play Team to Avoid NFL survivor pools are becoming more and more popular every season and we have a list of popular contests you can enter. While “Survivor” is the most commonly used name for this contest, several will refer to it as a Knockout, Elimination, or… Read More »

Super Bowl 58 – Current Lines & Favorites Predicted to Go and Win

This page is all about providing you a detailed look at the odds to win the Super Bowl. As soon as the previous season is in the books, we turn our attention to the future lines for all 32 teams for the next year.  If you want to know who has won the most NFL… Read More »

How to Sell Sports Picks Online as a Business

If you understand how to bet on sports and are good at predicting winners you might be interested in becoming a professional tipster.  It can be a nice career where you make a living betting on games, and get a steady, supplemental income by offering your picks to fellow bettors. In this guide I’ll walk… Read More »

Beginner’s Guide to Betting on College Football Games

College football betting is a fun and exciting way to add to the entertainment of watching the games.  If you are new to betting on CFB, or just want to learn more so you can increase your chances of success this guide is for you. What This College Football Betting Guide Covers: Understanding how to… Read More »

How to Read the Betting Odds: How to Bet Sports Explained

Learn About Online Betting Vegas Sports Betting Reading Lines Points Spreads Moneylines Totals The Supreme Court’s 2018 decision to overturn the federal ban on sports betting has led to a surge in the popularity of wagering in the United States.  This landmark ruling paved the way for individual states to legalize betting on sports which… Read More »

Asian Handicap Explained: A Comprehensive Guide to Soccer Betting

Are you tired of losing bets on soccer games that end in a draw? Do you find traditional betting options too limiting? Asian handicap betting might be just the solution you need! This exciting form of betting, popular in Asia and gaining traction in Europe, levels the playing field between two teams by giving a… Read More »

Round Robin Bets Explained: Are They Worth It

In the world of sports betting, there are a number of strategies gamblers have come up with in search of ways to increase their winnings over the sportsbooks. One strategy that has gained in popularity has been round robin betting. Let’s take a deep dive into understanding what a round robin bet is, including its… Read More »

What a Run Line is in Baseball Betting: MLB Spreads Meaning

Jump to Example Different Options Strategy If you are going to bet on baseball then it’s vital that you know all of the different options.  Run line betting is a popular alternative to straight money lines and an important option to have in your MLB wagering toolbox.  This article will cover the means and basics… Read More »

What Does the Puck Line Mean in Hockey Betting?

Jump to Example Different Options Strategy If you want to get the most out of your hockey betting then it’s important to understand the nuances of different betting options.  One of the most popular options for the NHL is the puck line bet.  This article delves into the meanings and basics of puck line betting… Read More »

Conversion Chart for NFL Point Spreads to Percentages or Money Lines

For those of you who aren’t familiar with betting the money line in the NFL, it’s simple.  You are essentially wagering on who you think will win the game.  There’s no point spread involved.  There is just an increase in the juice based on the percentage of chances of a team winning outright. For example, the money line… Read More »

Money Line to Win Percentage Calculator & Conversion Table

Have you ever wondered what the chances of a team winning were based on the money line for the game?  How to convert the odds to probabilities is 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… Read More »

NFL Week 1 Hangover? Handicapping Last Year’s Super Bowl Teams

When Week 1 of the NFL season arrives bettors are looking for any edge that they can find.  One possible angle is to look at if there is a Super Bowl Hangover.  How do the winners and losers of last season’s championship games fare in their first game of the year? So much attention is… Read More »

How Much Do College Basketball Head Coaches Make in NCAA D1?

Head college basketball coaches have high salaries in NCAA’s D1 programs. In addition to their base salaries, coaches often receive additional compensation for bonuses, endorsements, and other incentives. Many coaches also receive additional income from television and radio shows, as well as speaking engagements. At the lower end of the pay scale, many D1 head… Read More »

2023 NFL OROY Betting Odds, Favorites & Contenders

There isn’t much that can get an NFL fan base excited than to get a star offensive skill player in the draft.  That is why the books are pretty quick to post odds right after the draft on which players will take home the OROY award by the end of the season. I’m not sure… Read More »

2023 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds & Betting Favorites

The NFL season is fast approaching and with it comes all kinds of NFL futures for bettors to take advantage of.  It’s not just the Super Bowl odds or NFL season win totals that gets the gambling world excited. As soon as the draft is completed the sportsbooks go to work on putting up player… Read More »

2023-24 Stanley Cup Betting Odds: Vegas Favorites to Win NHL Finals?

The Stanley Cup is the most prestigious trophy in professional hockey, and every year, fans and bettors alike try to predict which team will win it all. One way to do this is by looking at the current Vegas odds of winning the Stanley Cup. What Are Las Vegas Stanley Cup Betting Odds? Stanley Cup… Read More »

Current Odds on Favorites & Predictions to Win the 2023 MLB World Series

Jump to Odds: World Series Past Winners The World Series is the most prestigious sporting event in North America, and every year, fans and bettors alike try to predict which team will win it all. One way to do this is by looking at the odds to win the World Series. It’s normally scheduled to… Read More »

NBA Finals Betting: Odds to Win the 2023-24 Championship

Thinking about placing a wager on who is going to take home the NBA Finals this year? You have come to the right place. Each year I take a detailed look at the future odds for every team to win the championship. Not only does this page look at who will win it all, I… Read More »

NCAA Football Over/Under Season Win Total Lines & Betting Guide

The countdown is on! With summer finally here, that means we are inching closer and closer to the start of another college football season. In fact, we are less than two months from opening week. Oddsmakers are quick to release their NCAAF Championship Odds. Those are out basically the day after the title game. Even… Read More »

Updated 2023 NFL Win Total Numbers, Projections & Past Results

One of the most popular types of wagers when it comes to NFL futures are win totals.  The 2023 season is fast approaching and the sports book have started to release their over/unders for each team.  You can use this information in a variety of ways, even if you don’t want to make an actual… Read More »

List of Top Head Coach Salaries for NCAA Football in 2023

This article takes a look at how much each head coach in college makes on a yearly basis. We don’t just cover the guys at the top of the list. We go looking for the salaries on all 130 FBS teams. Unfortunately, the private schools don’t have to make this information public. Unless it shows… Read More »

Key Numbers for Betting NCAA Football Totals: Most Common Scores

The key numbers for betting college football totals let you use the most common scores to decide if there is value in the over-under.  You can compare the latest CFB lines to see if there are sharp books with a point difference from a square book, and possibly use that to get an edge with… Read More »

How Many Points Is College Football Home Field Advantage Worth?

Which college football teams really have the best home-field advantage? Most sources try to generalize the upper hand into a simple number that can be applied to every team and every game. The fact of the matter is, that there is no magic number that applies universally (the national average is just over three points,… Read More »

WNBA Handicapping: Strategies & Systems Used by Experts

The WNBA is one of my favorite niche sports to follow. It’s not mainstream like the MLB.  It’s not even as popular as the PGA Tour. But this means there are plenty of opportunities.  The books do not spend as much time on the WNBA odds each day as they do the MLB. They aren’t… Read More »

Beginner’s Guide on How to Bet on the WNBA

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a fast-growing sport that takes place from the beginning of May until the end of October. If you have been watching the games and want to cash in on your knowledge you might want to try betting. During the summer months, you don’t have a lot of wagering… Read More »

Why Selling Sports Picks is Profitable for Pro Bettors

Professional sports bettors lead a stressful life. They depend on their wins and losses to earn enough profit to make a decent living for themselves, and often times, for their families as well. Some of these cappers make the decision to sell their picks, but a lot of people look down on the tout industry.… Read More »

NFL Key Numbers for the 2023-24 Season: Most Common in Football Betting

SUMMARY We can identify key numbers in the NFL by looking at historical score margins. Using the frequency of each margin, we can give an expected ROI for buying a half point at different price points. Key numbers for the first and second half are similar to full game key numbers, with some crucial differences.… 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 the top MLB cappers use when breaking down MLB games. Advanced Starting Pitching… Read More »

Percentage of Bets Needed to Win to Break Even

One of the common misconceptions amateur bettors have is that they need to hit 60% to 70% of their bets to show a big profit. While it’s within reason to hit that high of a percentage over a short period of time, it’s not a sustainable rate over the long run. The question you should… Read More »

What are Key Numbers in Sports Betting?

When it comes to betting on sports, knowing about key numbers is absolutely essential to having success.  First and foremost, what exactly is a “key number”?  For the uninitiated, key numbers are those numbers that show up most often as the final margin of victory or as the final point total in a given game… Read More »

Why Betting Exchanges Haven’t Came to the USA: A Deep Dive

The world of sports betting has seen significant evolution over the years, with betting exchanges being one of the most innovative developments. Popular in regions like the UK and parts of Europe, betting exchanges allow punters to bet against each other rather than against a bookmaker. However, despite their popularity abroad, betting exchanges have not… Read More »

Basics of Betting Exchanges: Winner’s Guide to Mastering the Market

Sports gambling is constantly evolving and one of the recent changes has been the emergence of betting exchanges.  They offer a fresh perspective on traditional wagering methods. Unlike the conventional bookmaker system, betting exchanges provide a marketplace where punters can bet against each other. This shift from the traditional model has brought about a new… Read More »

How to Create & Run Your Own NFL Survivor Contest

NFL Survivor Pools, often known as “Knockout”, “Eliminator”, or “Last Man Standing” pools, have become one of the most popular contests for groups of people to enjoy the pro football season.  The concept is so simple that anyone can get behind it, all you have to do is survive by picking teams that win their… Read More »

2023-24 NBA Rookie of the Year Odds & Predictions

The 2023-24 NBA season will be here before you know it and something I always have an interest in is the Rookie of the Year (ROY) race. With a fresh batch of talent entering the league, something both professionals and casual fans alike are eager to wager on is who will emerge as the top… Read More »

How to Win Your NFL Football Survivor Pool

NFL survivor pools, also known as knockout, eliminator, or last-man standing pools, have become a popular way for fans to have skin in the game during the pro football season. In these pools, participants are required to pick one NFL team each week. If the chosen team wins (or sometimes ties), the participant moves on… Read More »

Comprehensive Guide on How to Handicap Sports with Strategy & Methods

My goal at Boyd’s Bets has always been to help clients make money by following my picks.  But, I also want every one of my visitors and clients to gain knowledge about beating the books. Sports handicapping is the art and science of predicting the outcome of sports events. It involves in-depth research, analysis, and the… Read More »

Popular NFL Survivor Pools You Can Enter

NFL survivor contests are one of the best ways for the general public to enjoy the football season. They provide week-to-week entertainment and give everyone a chance to win significant prizes. And best of all we have our survivor pool picks each week to help you get an edge over the field! If you want… Read More »

Unlocking the Secrets of Weather Handicapping for NFL Betting

If you’re aiming for a winning streak in your bets this football season, it’s crucial to leverage every possible advantage. One such factor that can significantly sway the outcome of a game is the weather. This article serves as your comprehensive guide on how to incorporate weather conditions into your NFL handicapping strategy. Decoding the… Read More »

How to Handicap NBA Basketball: Tips & Tools to Beat the Sportsbooks

Having a hard time building your bankroll betting the NBA? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Consistently Picking winners on the pro hardwood is no easy task. The biggest problem I see with amateur bettors is they don’t take full advantage of the information that’s available to them. That’s why I have put together the ultimate… Read More »

Ultimate Guide to Golf Betting Explained – Bet Types & How to Win

Follow @boydsbets Learn About Why Bet It Beginners Guide How to Handicap My Process My job as a handicapper is to take advantage of any edge we can find, not just bet on primetime games on my favorite sports.  Which is why I love golf, it is a sport that is easy for bettors to… Read More »

Your Ultimate Guide to Using an Odds Calculator for Sports Betting

How to Use the Odds Calculator Enter the odds in your preferred format and instantly view how they are converted into other popular types.  You may also manually adjust the bet amount in USD to calculate what your payout would be based on the odds provided.  Just hit the reset button if you’d like to… Read More »

Amount Bet on the Super Bowl & How Much Vegas Won

The Super Bowl brings in a lot of betting action across the globe.  The Nevada Gaming Commission reports the total amount of wagers taken on the Super Bowl at the state’s sportsbooks each year.  Here’s a hint, it is nearly as much as the amount wagered for the entire NCAA tournament. This is the most accurate way… Read More »

Derby Payouts & Historical Look at How Much You Would Win on $2 Bet

The 149th running of the Kentucky Derby is in the books. This year’s winner of “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” was Mage, ridden by Javier Castellano. Mage went off at 15-to-1 and won by a full length over second-place finisher Two Phil’s. On the morning of the race Forte was the odds-on favorite… Read More »

How to Win NCAA Tournament Bracket Pools & Contests

There are many different strategies to winning an NCAA Tournament bracket pool.  But, no one strategy covers everyone in every situation.  The strategy you’ll see leading up to the tourney is on situational and historical statistics. Strategy to Help You Win NCAA Tournament Bracket Pools & Contests For example, you should generally take teams that are favored by the… Read More »

Tips for Betting March Madness in Conference & NCAA Tournament Games

There’s no better time of year than March for betting college basketball. Are going to be betting on conference tournaments or any of the postseason tournaments? Do yourself a favor and read this article before it’s too late. There are ton of factors that go into handicapping college basketball during this time of year. How to… Read More »

March Madness Betting: ATS Results by Seed Ranking & Round

Nearly the entire country will be focusing on picking a perfect bracket this week. It’s reported that 40 millions Americans participate in March Madness by entering some kind of tournament bracket contest. However, some people like to put down some action on the games. The NCAA Tournament brings a lot of gamblers to the window… Read More »

March Madness Trends & Historical NCAA Tournament Bracket Statistics

Do you want tournament bracket trends that will give you an edge when filling out your bracket this year?  Lucky for you I’ve done the research so you don’t have to. I’m sure you know to have a No. 12 picked to beat a No. 5 in your bracket.  I’m sure my upset predictions will have one or… Read More »

NCAA Tournament Betting: Final Four Point Spreads History

I’ve taken some time to put together a history of the points spreads for every Final Four matchup and NCAA Championship Game.  This data goes back to when the field expanded to 64 teams back in 1985. I’ve included the seeds of each team, the spread and the ATS winner for all games where a line was accessible. We… Read More »

2023 NCAA Basketball Tournament Pro Bracket Help: Boyd’s Expert Picks

The field has been set and there’s just a few days to get your picks in before the games start. If you are a picker who is struggling with filling out your bracket, I’m here to help. Not only am I one of the best predictors around, but each year I give out my expert recommendations on the… Read More »

Download & Print Your March Madness Bracket & Schedule

The field of 68 for the 2023 men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament has been set. If you are looking for a blank bracket to print out to keep track of your picks, just click on the button below.  The file is in PDF format.  Head to Adobe for a free PDF reader if you don’t have… Read More »

Picking NCAA Tournament by Seed: Records, Results & Chances of Winning

The NCAA Tournament is one of the most exciting times of the year.  More than 40 million Americans fill out over 70 million brackets. That is a lot of competition. Our goal here is to help you be better than average.  We want to help you fill out more winners and increase your chances of winning.… Read More »

Lowest Ranked Team to Make NCAA Championship Game & Win Tournament

One of things that makes the NCAA Basketball Tournament so special, is the unpredictability of it. You just never know when a a Cinderella story will unfold. It’s why so many can’t wait to fill out their tournament bracket each year. Most of the big upsets come in the early stages of March Madness. These… Read More »

Breaking Down the Seeds: How Far Each Has Advanced in March Madness

Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of how far each seed has advanced in the NCAA Tournament.  We are focusing on the modern era, meaning when the tourney expanded to 64 teams from 1985 on. Look at the Farthest Each of the Top Seeds Has Gone in the NCAA Tournament #1 28 National Championship games have featured… Read More »

NCAA Tournament Player Fantasy Draft Pool Rankings

Quick Downloads ➡️ 2023 Player Rankings 2023 Play-in Player Rankings EVERYONE fills out brackets, but there are also other pools and contests you can get into to participate in March Madness. Personally, I’ve been doing an individual player fantasy draft for the tourney.  It’s a live draft in which we go through and pick individual players.  The scoring is… Read More »

Super Bowl 57 Prop Bet Results

Super Bowl 57 is in the books. The Chiefs outlasted the Eagles in a offensive shootout. Each year we put together our own Super Bowl prop betting sheet for you to use. Here’s a look at the results you can use to grade any pools you might have ran. Coin Toss Heads Tails Result: TAILS… Read More »

List of Available Prop Bets for Super Bowl 57

Be sure to follow Jimmy Boyd on Twitter for all of his Super Bowl props! Chances are you’ve heard about people betting on Super Bowl props. These prop wagers are becoming more and more popular each year. Sportsbooks know people love to bet on the big game any way they can. They certainly don’t disappoint,… Read More »

Super Bowl Tickets Prices – Average Cost & How They Are Distributed

Super Bowl Ticket Prices: How Much Would It Cost to Go to the Big Game The Super Bowl is one of the most highly anticipated sporting events of the year, and tickets to the big game are some of the most sought-after items in the sports world. But as the game has grown in popularity… Read More »

Super Bowl Winning & Losing NFL Head Coaches with Most Appearances

The ultimate goal for almost every player in the NFL is to win a Super Bowl. It’s no different for the head coaches. It’s an equally challenging feat. Especially with how short of a leash these guys are on now a days. This table takes a look at the head coaches that have guided their team… Read More »

List of Quarterbacks With Multiple Super Bowl Starts

The NFL is a quarterback driven league. No player’s performance has a bigger impact on whether they make it to the Super Bowl or not. For the most part, elite signal callers tend to run the show. However, we have seen multiple game-managers find their way into the big game. The big difference between those… Read More »

Super Bowl Party Games: Block Pool & Prop Bet Sheet

Most people don’t have the luxury of making the trip to the big game. Those that can’t go will attend a party or hit up the local bars to watch the last NFL game of the season. Not a bad alternative, especially if you are involved in a pool of some kind.  We’ve included our favorites… Read More »

Historical Super Bowl Lines: Past Las Vegas Point Spread & Totals

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest events in sports, and the point spread is an integral part of the betting process. Let’s take a look at the history of the point spread in the Super Bowl. Biggest Point Spread: The biggest point spread ever in the Super Bowl was 18.5 points in Super… Read More »

Most Super Bowl Wins: List of NFL Teams with the Highest Number of Rings

The success of an NFL franchise is measured by a lot of things. None more so than the number of Super Bowl wins they have complied and how many rings are on their fingers. This article takes a closer look at what teams have owned the record books. Top Six Teams with the Most NFL… Read More »