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Sports Betting Tips and Strategies


Sports betting can be a challenge not familiar with how it functions. Through this article, we will discuss different strategies and tips.

Sports Betting Strategies

  1. Pick One Team to Focus On

    1. By using your resources with researching one team you are able to gain a more in-depth understanding on how a team functions. Focusing on one team helps create an where you only need to focus on the opposition. The importance of this is that you will only have to focus on one other team. This is important because decreasing factors in betting make a beginner look a lot more advanced.
  2. Place bets using Expected Value

    1. To understand the expected value you need to understand how probability functions. In basic terms, the probability is the chance a certain outcome happens. The expected value gives you the projected long-term outcome. Here is an example of it:
      1. The odds of Liverpool winning are 2.50, and they have a 35% chance to win at a 100 euro stake. This means they have a 65% chance to lose, but it also means that you have a chance to win a 150 euro profit. This means:
        1. (35% * 150) – (65% * 100) = 52.5 – 65 = – 12.5
          1. This is a bad bet when considering the long-term profit. It may win occasionally, but it is predicted to lose in the long run.   
  3. Another Important Tip is Patience.

    1. Being patient is important in sports betting. The best sports bettors go on both hot and cold streaks. Many teams that are projected to win-lose and vice versa. Having patience will allow you to focus on the long-term profit which is easier to earn.
  4. Don’t Always Bet on the Favorite

    1. Betting on the favorite, or following the crowd, can lead to losing bets. Betting on the favorite can lead to the odds to decrease. The combination of the possibility of favorites losing and low odds can lead to big losses.
  5. Understand the Timing and Environment of Games

    1. The understanding any variables that can impact a game is very important because it directly impacts the game. For example, in preseason players won’t play at their peak effort or in peak form. This can lead to favorites to lose and many more unseen outcomes
  6. Research

    1. Research is very important when betting on teams. By researching you are able to have the most up to date information on how the teams will function. This will allow you to gain an advantage as a better on what will happen on the pitch.
  7. Promotional bets

    1. Many websites offer promotions such as a bonus or free bets. This is important to take advantage of because it could lead to higher profits. But be wary when using these websites. Many have restrictions on the bet that may cause you to spend more money that you wanted to.

Here are some betting tips:

  1. Personal Bias

    1. Be careful that personal bias doesn’t take over when making bets. Everyone has their favorite team and would like for them to win the game and be the champions. Despite this thinking process it isn’t wise to always bet on your favorites.
  2. Bet objectively

    1. Betting objectively can be a challenge, but it is something that should be sought out. Betting with this thinking process would lead to smarter decisions and a higher chance of winning your bets.
  3. Passionately research

    1. Pay attention to what’s happening in the season. This can be done by keeping up to date on different teams through different sports websites and watching games. This will lead for you to gain information on different key aspects of the game. Such as performance levels, potential, style, and coaching influence.
  4. Research Good Sources

    1. Researching other sources that provide applicable information is important when betting. This can be done by analyzing social media, statistics, online forums, and major sports websites. This will give you a background on the environment on each team and each player.
      1. An example of this is weather statistics. Players efficiency and overall play may decrease when playing in specific weather conditions. An example can be seen by visiting this website.
  5. Look for the best odds

    1. A good way to go about betting is looking for what website/bookmaker offers the best odds. By doing this you are able to see what bookmaker has the best betting offer. Typically this doesn’t lead to a massive amount of difference in the amount of money but can save you a bit.


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