Read Part I

Not to fear sports fans, we have been betting this for real and will offer what we have found to work for us. This is an ever-changing landscape, so an intrepid sports bettor must stay on top of the changes, especially as more and more data rolls into the oddsmaker’s computers, which will be crunched to make more efficient lines. Read more

You faithful readers will likely notice I disappeared for a little while. Half of that was sulking over my Women’s World Cup Betting and Hedge Strategy, taking the ill-fated South Korea squad. Half has been handicapping the upcoming college football season and Half (shout-out to the late great Yogi Berra!) has been figuring out the best strategies for betting and hedging MLB in-game (or in-play) Live wagers. Read more

2019 Womans World Cup Futures

This is something I love to do and do it as often as possible – finding value in betting sport futures. Or, for the uninitiated, I like to bet on the outcome of sporting events or championships that may be weeks or months out. Why do I like to do this? One word…

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Rendering of Circa Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas, NV

The Circa sportsbook opened Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Golden Gate Casino Hotel in venerable downtown Las Vegas, NV. I am a huge fan of downtown and tend to avoid The Strip as much as possible. As you might expect, the new sportsbook opened to much hype and fanfare. Read more

El Cortez Hotel in Las Vegas

The sixth time is the charm, my friends. You faithful readers of this blog will recall the El Cortez has one of the best single deck games in Las Vegas, so long as you are a low-roller. For a refresher, read this initial post about the El Cortez Hotel. You will also recall they are chickenshit and are scared of players who know what they are doing. Read more

College Football Games of the Year 2019

To much fanfare, the Golden Nugget sportsbook in downtown Las Vegas, NV, released their much-anticipated college football Game of the Year Lines. This year, the Nugget released 100 lines, starting with the August 24, 2019 contest between “The U” and Florida, being played in Orlando, and ending with America’s Game, the annual contest between my beloved service academies, Army and Navy, being played December 14 in Philadelphia. Read more

We spend quite a lot of time here at the Educational Sports Betting Network explaining how things work. You may have heard of the Rollover Bet and if you have, it probably has not been explained very well. I will explain it in the context of a 7-game playoff series and show how it does – and does not – work. Read more

All sportsbooks in Nevada use the MLB stats sheet provided by Your sportsbook, no matter where you are in the States, likely provides the same sheet. I’m not plugging Covers, as the site’s real interest is selling picks provided by their never-ending stream of “experts.” If that is what you are looking for, I’m sure you will find something to spend your hard-earned money on at Covers. However, they do provide a service that is useful and is generally beneficial for those of us who do want to do our own work. Read more

Every Damn Day

Many bettors who wager on Major League Baseball games rely on trends. And many of these same bettors solely rely on trends. As we have discussed, handicapping every MLB game, every day, is a Herculean task. Hence, bettors lean on trends. And then they post these trends to social media or discuss them on the myriad podcasts and sports-gambling-related shows on YouTube and, increasingly, the major sports television networks. Read more

Many people think the new college football season begins with the annual publication and delivery of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. Among my group of college football fanatics, the Steele Preview is reverently referred to as The Steele Bible. According to the Steele site, publication and shipping are only about a month away as I write this – Christmas in June, my friends! Read more