By following a few sportsbook wagering tips, you can greatly improve your picks and increase your chances of raking in money.
Here’s a brief guide to get you started:
Determine which type of betting suits you best.
There are numerous ways to place a bet but there’s no such thing as a “best” betting type; it all comes down to personal preference. Do you like money lines, spreads, parlays, totals? Feel free to experiment around with different bet types to see which you like and which you have the most fun playing.
Do your research.
You wouldn’t buy a house or car without doing an inspection or taking it for a test drive, would you? The same applies to sports betting. The factors that can affect the outcome of a game-injuries, matchups, weather, playing surfaces, past history, etc.-are limitless. Carefully researching your picks will greatly improve your chances of earning a win.
Don’t be a homer.
It may be fun to back your favorite team and, if that’s your prerogative, go right ahead. But if you’re serious about making money, you need to separate emotion from your picks. Otherwise, you might find yourself siding with your favorite team when it’s clearly not an educated decision.
Ask an expert.
Can’t figure out which way to go in a tight game? Try seeking some expert advice. There are hundreds of online handicappers to choose from.
Be aware of all betting rules.
This may seem obvious, but you don’t want to get burned because a baseball game only lasted four innings or a football game was considered a push. Knowing the rules will help you make your picks. You can check them out here, on our Sportsbook section.
Be wary of siding with the “in crowd.”
Generally, the public winds up losing more often than not, so it’s probably in your best interest to disassociate yourself from the crowd. Of course, this doesn’t mean betting against common thought in every instance, but just because a lot of people believe in something doesn’t make it the right call.
For more sportsbook wagering tips, check out our Wagering 101 article.
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