How to Get Started with Sports Betting

You’ve opened an account at an online sportsbook and you’re ready to get started. Or you’ve arrived in Las Vegas ready to take on that city’s four dozen sportsbooks. This post will help you learn how to get started with sports betting. I also aim to demonstrate how to bet on sports and win. This is meant to be a complete guide to sports betting for beginners. Here, I cover all the steps to placing a sports bet. I give an example of a real bet I placed a few months ago. I’ll track Read more […]

How Does Online Gambling Work?

Betting online with real money is still new enough that I frequently find myself answering the question “How does online gambling work?” Online gambling has been a going concern since the mid-90s, though the landscape of the industry has changed many times over the past quarter-century. This is especially true in America, where laws and regulations regarding online betting are still evolving. This post is meant to clear the air about online gambling in all its forms. I cover the basics Read more […]

How Does Sports Betting Work?

Have you ever though, how does sports betting work, really? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans are waking up to new legal ways to bet on sports. With these new options in place, people are curious about how sports betting works. This post explains the basics of sports betting, from the simple concept of betting on sports to the more complex ways to wager on real sports action. The information here can prepare you to place your first legal sports bet or offer a brush-up on skills Read more […]

How Do Baseball Odds Work?

Baseball odds are different from the other big pro sports betting markets. Baseball offers a few different ways to wager, and MLB betting requires different kinds of research compared to basketball or football. If you’re wondering, “How do baseball odds work?” then you’ve come to the right place. Baseball odds are numbers set by oddsmakers to create a betting market. These odds show what a bookmaker thinks about the outcome of a particular baseball game and allows bets based on that prediction. In Read more […]

How Do Football Odds Work?

I like to start these posts by thinking of what question my reader might be asking themselves. In this post, I’m assuming you’re asking. how do football odds work? Football odds are the tools used by oddsmakers to create betting markets. Betting odds are displayed in standard formats and use numbers and symbols to identify betting opportunities for their customers. Learning to read betting odds is easy; making successful bets consistently is difficult. This post outlines the common ways Read more […]

How to Hedge Bets

Hedging bets is a strategy designed to limit a bettor’s downside. Put in the simplest terms, gamblers hedge bets by wagering on both sides. Other more complicated forms of bet-hedging exist. Sports bettors and casino gamblers generally hedge bets for two reasons – to reduce risk or to take advantage of an arbitrage situation. This post explains how to hedge bets, what smart gamblers do to limit their risk, what arbitrage is, and how to make it all a part of your betting strategy. Hedging Read more […]

Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Solid Betting Pick

Justin Fields makes the fifth start of his career in the Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers match-up, while Tom Brady also makes his 306th career start. Fields have thrown two touchdown passes in his career. Brady has 598 and is looking to become the first player in NFL history to reach 600. Chicago Bears (+13.5) It is not fair to compare Justin Fields to Tom Brady. It is not fair to compare the Chicago Bears to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Las Vegas seems to agree, and they have made the Read more […]

Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs Betting Preview

Here’s my Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs preview and prediction. Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs storylines have changed since we first got excited about these two teams on the schedule. Buffalo’s defense has looked like the ’85 Bears, while Kansas City’s defense has them looking more vulnerable than they have in three seasons. The teams look slightly different from when we saw them play in the AFC Championship Game, but the ultimate stakes between two Super Bowl contenders remain the Read more […]

Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Preview

The last time the Steelers played the Seahawks, Russell Wilson threw for 300 yards, and Ben Roethlisberger left the game with a season-ending injury. Now it’s Wilson facing a long-term injury, and Roethlisberger is coming off his best season game. Seattle Seahawks The last time someone other than Russell Wilson started at quarterback for Seattle was in 2011. And that was only because Wilson was still in college in 2011. Since coming into the league, he has started 149 of a possible Read more […]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots Betting Preview

NFL officials would have walked over broken glass to have this matchup last year. But waiting a season actually benefits the intrigue, as now Tom Brady, safely ensconced with the defending Super Bowl champions in Tampa Bay, faces Mac Jones, his heir apparent in New England. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-6.5) Some of the bloom is off the rose after Tampa Bay was beaten soundly by the Rams last Sunday. Instead of giving the Patriots the opportunity to hand Tom Brady his first loss, it will be a chance Read more […]