DFS is fantasy sports on steroids. It's the domain of bitter rivals FanDuel and DraftKings, online juggernauts who turned a legal loophole into a billion-dollar industry by allowing sports fans to bet piles of cash constructing fantasy teams. By: Daniel Barbarisi , and others. Struggling to find success in betting on sports?
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With behind-the-scenes stories and no-holds-barred interviews with the legendary masters of betting, Sports Betting for Winners shows how, with the right information and a sprinkling of luck, you can capitalize on the numbers behind the numbers and take the bettor's game to the next level. I enjoy the story and some insight. Couldn't stop listening. A history course of sports betting. When making a baseball bet, you are betting team vs. You have the option to specify that either or both listed pitchers must start the game.
Since baseball odds are determined on starting pitchers, any late pitching changes often force an adjustment in the odds. This will increase or decrease the payout on a winning ticket. However, if you list starting pitchers, and your pitcher doesn't start, then the bet is refunded. To bet on basketball, tell the ticket writer the bet number of the team you wish to bet, with the point spread, and the amount you wish to wager.
The Point Spread: When betting on basketball, the team you bet on must "cover the spread. The point spread is always placed to the immediate right of the team that is favored. In this example, if you bet the Bulls, the Bulls must win by 4 points for you to win your bet. If you bet the Lakers, any of the following will declare you a winner. If the Bulls win by exactly 3 points then the wager is declared a push and all money is refunded.
Point spreads change constantly. The listed point spread the time you make your bet may be different from the point spread when the game starts. The point spread that is listed on your ticket is your official spread. It makes no difference which team covers the spread. Simply add the final score of each team.
You may combine several teams into one wager. Odds and the number of teams vary from casino to casino. The following are approximate odds:. Any game that results in a push reduces the parlay one team. A two-team parlay would become a straight bet. This increases the probability of winning your bet but decreases the odds of the parlay. Odds and the number of points available to "tease" vary from casino to casino.
To bet on boxing, tell the ticket writer the bet number of the boxer you wish to bet and the amount you wish to wager. Boxing odds are shown using a "Money Line. A "minus" - preceding the number indicates a favorite. Tyson is favored to win the bout. Boxing matches often feature money line proposition wagers on knockouts, draws, rounds and the duration of the fight.
Odds vary on each fight. To bet on football, tell the ticket writer the bet number of the team you wish to bet, with the point spread and the amount you wish to wager. The point spread: When betting on football, the team you bet on must "cover the spread.
If you bet the Dolphins, the Dolphins must win by 7 points for you to win your bet. If you bet the Jets, any of the following will declare you a winner. The listed point spread at the time you make your bet may be different from the point spread when the game starts.
In some cases, bettors have the option to discard the point spread and bet on which team will win. This is called betting on the "Money Line". Sports books offer a number of different cards, each one having different rules.
Rules for parlay cards are placed on the back of each card. Read them carefully before wagering. The cards are simple to fill out. Simply darken the boxes, or circles, that apply to the teams you wish to parlay. Then darken the amount you want to bet.
Sportsbooks offer bettors the opportunity to wager on the outcome of a season -- for example, which team will win the Super Bowl or the Stanley Cup or the American League East pennant. This is known as "futures book" or "future book" betting. As an illustration, let's look at Super Bowl futures. For example, the Ravens may be , the Redskins , the Cardinals , etc. It does not matter whether your team covers the point spread in the Super Bowl.
For the purposes of future book betting, the team has to win only the Super Bowl. When you make a futures bet, your odds are "locked in. Futures betting also is offered on the major events in horse racing, such as the Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup.
In horse racing futures, if your horse does not start the race due to injury or any other reason, you lose the bet -- there are no refunds. On the other hand, the odds on your horse racing futures bet also are "locked in," regardless of the horse's odds on race day. Some sportsbooks offer futures betting on unusual propositions, such as which major league baseball player will hit the most home runs in the regular season.
Note that in this type of wager, all bets are action regardless of injuries or other unforeseen events. This type of wager is typically found on pro football and major league baseball, and sometimes on pro basketball. If the Yankees go on to win 94 or more games, the "over" is a winner. If they win 92 or fewer games, the "under" is a winner.
If they win exactly 93, the bet is a push and tickets are refunded. Among Las Vegas gamblers, golf is considered one of the two fastest-growing sports to bet on auto racing is the other. The most basic form of golf betting involves picking the winner of a tournament.
Typically a sports book will list 30 or more individual golfers along with a field all others option, at various odds. Another popular form of golf betting involves matchup propositions, in which two golfers are paired against each other in a head-to-head wager, with a betting line on each golfer set by the oddsmaker. The golfer with the better lower score wins the matchup. If one golfer continues play in the tournament after his opponent misses the cut, the golfer who continues play wins the matchup.
For example, a matchup may pit Lehman minus against Jim Furyk plus Some matchups pit one usually very good golfer against two or more others. To determine the winner, take Woods' score and compare with to the best lowest score recorded by the three others. If he finishes first, second or third in the tournament, the "under" wins; if he finishes fourth or worse, the "over" tickets cash. Rules vary by casino, but usually your golfer must tee off in the tournament for "action" meaning once he tees off, you will either win or lose your bet.
If for some reason he does not tee off, this is usually considered "no action" and tickets are refunded. To bet on hockey, tell the ticket writer the bet number of the team you wish to bet and the amount you wish to wager. If your team covers the goal spread, you win. The payout is based on a "Money Line". When betting on hockey, the team you bet on must "cover the spread. The Red Wings must win the game by at least two goals to be a winner.
If you bet on the Sharks, you win your bet if: a The Sharks win the game. Note: The money line is used in conjunction with the point spread. All teams must win to win the bet. Hockey parlays are figured out by calculating the payout for the first game, based on the money line, then applying that amount to the next game and so forth. Thanks to satellite feeds from racetracks around the nation, Las Vegas is a sort of nirvana for horse racing bettors or "horseplayers," as they are sometimes called.
Because there are so many tracks to choose from, in Las Vegas race books it is usually necessary to identify which track you want when you place your bet. For example, tell the ticket writer, "Churchill Downs, eighth race, five dollars to win on No. Otherwise, betting procedure in the race book is the same as at the track: For you to collect on a "win" bet your horse must win the race, to collect on a "place" bet he must finish first or second, and to collect on a "show" bet he must finish first, second or third.
Betting a horse "across the board" is really three separate bets: one to win, one to place and one to show. Hitting an "exacta" entails picking the first two finishers in a race in the correct order; a "quinella" is the first two finishers in either order. A "trifecta" is the first three finishers in exact order; a "trifecta box" is the first three in any order.
A "superfecta" is the first four finishers in exacta order. A "daily double" is a wager that calls for picking the winners of two consecutive races. A "daily triple" entails picking the winners of three consecutive races. And a "Pick Six" calls for picking the winners of six consecutive races, an extremely difficult feat that is usually rewarded with an enormous payout. In Las Vegas, race books frequently offer promotions such as free contests with cash prizes, special house-banked betting pools that grow larger if no one hits them for a few days or horse racing tournaments.
Rules and details vary greatly by casino so be sure to shop around to find those that appeal to you. Nevada sportsbooks are not permitted to accept wagers on presidential elections, the Academy Awards or the winner of the TV show "Survivor. They are not real betting lines.
Before breaking it all down, remember to shop around before deciding on a bet. Just a few extra minutes of shopping around can win you big bucks. This page will serve as a one-stop-shop guide for betting on the NFC West, complete with a lookback at , a preview of , historical division results, and how to bet on the division.
None of their losses were by more than a single score and two were at the hands of serious Super Bowl contenders Seahawks, Ravens. And, up until the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, San Francisco was having a dream season. One inch kept Seattle from claiming the NFC West over San Francisco, where tight end Jacob Hollister was knocked just short of the goal on fourth and 1 of Week 17 and the final five seconds of the game expired.
It was one of the most thrilling endings to a football game ever, and the Seahawks fell just short of the NFC Championship Game for the fourth postseason in a row, this time at the hands of Green Bay. Seattle played in just four games decided by more than seven points where they went and Russell Wilson once again created wins out of nowhere.
Wilson, playing behind a bad offensive line, was sacked 54 times second most in the league. One of the finest examples of a Super Bowl hangover was on display in Los Angeles, where the Rams were trying to follow up a desperate championship effort in which they were held to three points averaged The offense tumbled down the charts to McVay was out-coached time and time again by Shanahan and ultimately was replaced as the young genius in the division.
The offseason hiring of Kingsbury with the Cardinals originally caused some head-scratching; the former Texas Tech head coach mustered a 0. Kingsbury installed a wildly successful and popular air raid system at Texas Tech, which ranked in the top 25 in scoring offense five of his six years twice in the top five despite losing records.
Kingsbury was brought on with Heisman winner and number one pick Kyler Murray , who seemed to be a perfect fit for the spread-it and gun-it system. The team still managed just five wins due to a defense that ranked 28th in scoring The only questions still surrounding Shanahan are his remarkable meltdowns in Super Bowls; could be worse questions, right? In place of Staley, the 49ers went and acquired Trent Williams in a trade with Washington.
Superstar George Kittle was given a historic extension and the rift with running back Raheem Mostert was ironed out quickly. For assurance, they signed talented but oft-injured Jordan Reed as their second tight end. Barring a Rams-esque Super Bowl hangover, the 49ers will once again be one of the most dangerous teams in football. The issue of pass rush 30th in sacks, 29th in QB knockdown percentage went largely ignored with the team choosing not to re-sign Jadeveon Clowney and letting other pass rushers go elsewhere.
Most sportsbooks give Seattle a modest win total of 9. Matches for top-flight football leagues, such as the English Premier League, will easily have more than markets. Their full list of sports is a large one. Tennis is probably a close second regarding betting opportunities.
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There are also entertainment and political markets. All markets are available in decimal, fractional, or moneyline odds. Pretty much any event that is available for pre-match wagering is also able to be bet in-play.
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They responded to our emails in just a few hours and live chat was available in a matter of seconds. However, they only offer support in English. Finding an option for depositing is probably easier at Winner Sports than at any other online bookmaker. They have just about every possible payment method online available for depositing and withdrawing, including local options for the countries and currencies they support.
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In , it was the Chargers and Rams. In , it was the Jaguars and Panthers. The Bills have a returning quarterback-coach duo, which might be the most important trait in a successful team in They also added star receiver Stefon Diggs , who was acquired in a trade with Minnesota in mid-March.
McDermott has proven to be an outstanding young coach, and because of that, the Bills have an expected win total of 8. If Allen can put his young mistakes behind him and play a bit more under control, the Bills could make a strong playoff push in Not only did Miami not have to tank, but they also landed Tagovailoa without having to trade up in the draft. They also brought in a couple rookie offensive linemen and electric defensive backs in Noah Igbinoghene Auburn and Brandon Jones Texas.
The Dolphins had one of the highest-rated draft classes this season and seem to be building the right culture since parting ways with ex-head coach Adam Gase. Flores has proven to be competent and a budding star coach, Tua will be mentored by Fitzpatrick, and the Dolphins are seemingly headed in the right direction. Despite that, the lack of a regular preseason could hurt the young team, prompting most sportsbooks to give them a 6. The Jets , who needed to have a stellar offseason, did everything but.
They drafted high-risk, high-reward tackle prospect Mekhi Becton Louisville over some more sure-fire tackles and lost captain and All-Pro safety Jamal Adams after a very public breakup. Their biggest offseason acquisitions included the likes of Robby Anderson acquired in a trade from Carolina , Breshad Perriman average receiving yards per season , and George Fant , who is projected to start. No one catches a worse break than the Jets in scheduling— they face the second hardest schedule in the NFL and an opposing win percentage of 0.
With hype trains leaving the stations left, right, and center, the AFC East is rampant with bets. Confidence in the Pats is at its lowest point since the turn of the millennium. To reiterate advice given here, shop around before diving headlong into the first bet you see; different outlets offer different odds and a minute or two of your time could result in some more money coming your way.
The first is the odds, which tells you who is favored lower numbers are favored and how much a successful bet would earn you. Next is the handle, which tells you what percentage of the total amount bet on the AFC North division winner each team commands. Last is the percentage of bets, which refers to the number of bets— not the amount— wagered on each team. AFC East odds. AFC East. NFC East. AFC North. NFC North.