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How to bet the pointspread

Covers Sep 5, 2018 - 3:52 PM ET
Betting against the pointspread is one of the most common ways to wager on sports like football and basketball. Oddsmakers will handicap a game by determining how many points one team should beat the other team by.

How to bet totals

Covers Sep 5, 2018 - 3:51 PM ET
Betting on totals – also known as the Over/Under – is one of the most common ways to wager on sports. Oddsmakers determine the total amount of points scored by both teams and set that number as the betting total.

How to bet parlays

Covers Sep 5, 2018 - 3:36 PM ET
Parlay betting involves tying two or more different wagers together but all wagers must be correct in order to win the parlay. The more bets that are parlayed together, the larger the potential payout. However, with each bet added to the parlay the chances of winning become smaller.

Four tips and tactics to bet college basketball betting odds like a sharp

Covers Apr 3, 2018 - 4:22 AM ET
College basketball is a betting market ruled by the wiseguys. For the most part, the betting public doesn't get involved in NCAAB odds until March but these tips and tactics can help you get a jump on the bookie in the early workings of the college hoops season.

Villanova routs Michigan in title game, capping perfect ATS tourney run

Covers Apr 3, 2018 - 4:13 AM ET
The Villanova Wildcats overcame a slow start and blew past the Michigan Wolverines to capture their second national title in the past three years, covering the spread in the process and completing a perfect 6-0 ATS NCAA Tournament run.

Way too early odds and picks to win the 2019 college hoops national title

Covers Apr 3, 2018 - 4:13 AM ET
Just because the college basketball season is over doesn't mean you have to stop betting on the sport. Many sportsbooks already have their odds posted on who'll cut down the nets in 2019. Ashton Grewal surveys the odds and makes his favorite picks to win the college hoops' national championship a year from now.

Sharps and squares lining up on same side for national championship game

Covers Apr 2, 2018 - 9:10 PM ET
The college basketball season has 40 minutes remaining – unless, of course, tonight’s national championship game goes to overtime. Covers checks in on the action and line movement for the NCAA Tournament final, with insights from Will Bernanke, lead analyst for CG Analytics in Las Vegas, and Mike Jerome, lines manager for offshore sportsbook TopBet.eu.

National Championship Game betting preview and odds: Michigan vs Villanova

Covers Apr 2, 2018 - 2:02 AM ET
Villanova is looking for their second national championship in three years while the Michigan Wolverines haven't won the tournament since 1989, losing in the championship game in 1992, 1993 and 2013. We break down all the betting angles to help you handicap the 2018 national championship.

Early Villanova money driving up NCAA Championship Game spread

Covers Apr 1, 2018 - 6:34 PM ET
The Big Dance is down to the last dance, with the field of 64 whittled down to the final couple. Covers checks in on the opening line and early action for Monday night’s showdown in San Antonio, with insights from Dave Mason of BetOnline and Nick Bogdanovich of William Hill US in Nevada.

NCAA Tournament's biggest betting mismatches: National Championship

Covers Apr 1, 2018 - 4:29 AM ET
What started as 68 teams is down to two. Two of the nations hottest programs do battle as Michigan meets Villanova for the national title. Monty Andrews is here to break down some of the underlying betting mismatches for the college basketball national championship game, giving you an inside edge when handicapping the games.

Villanova opens national title game as a big favorite over Michigan

Covers Apr 1, 2018 - 3:50 AM ET
The Villanova Wildcats have opened as healthy favorites for the 2018 NCAA national championship game and after the throttling they gave the Kansas Jayhawks in Saturday’s second national semi-final, they left little doubt as to why.

Sharps trying to middle this Final Four line, books cheer for the Under

Covers Mar 31, 2018 - 3:55 PM ET
Final Four Saturday is finally here, with two huge national semifinal showdowns on the board. Patrick Everson gets in story behind the betting action, talking with bookies in Las Vegas and online about the biggest bets, wiseguy wagers, and where the lines could move before tipoff for the two Final Four tilts.

The Sharp 600: Final Four betting primer and picks

Covers Mar 30, 2018 - 8:39 PM ET
The end of the college hoops season is upon us. With just three games and four outstanding coaches remaining, Joe Fortenbaugh turns to former Santa Clara head coach Kerry Keating for a primer on how best to attack Saturday’s Final Four showdowns, as well as what could possibly shake down come Monday night in San Antonio.

Sharp money divided on eve of Final Four matchups

Covers Mar 30, 2018 - 8:16 PM ET
One day out from the Final Four, there’s been plenty of back-and-forth betting on both of the NCAA Tournament’s semifinals. Covers checks in on the action and line movement, with insights from D.J. Fields, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu.

NCAA Tournament Final Four betting preview and odds: Villanova vs. Kansas

Covers Mar 30, 2018 - 6:57 PM ET
In the late game top-seeded Villanova are chasing their second NCAA championship in three years, while Kansas is back in the final four for the first time since 2012. The winner advances to Monday's championship game.

NCAA Tournament Final Four betting preview: Loyola-Chicago vs. Michigan

Covers Mar 30, 2018 - 6:57 PM ET
Michigan is hoping for another chance to win their first NCAA championship since 1989, while Loyola-Chicago is looking for their first appearance in the finals since 1963 when the teams meet in the national semifinals Saturday night.

Final Four stage too big for mid-major Cinderellas like Loyola-Chicago?

Covers Mar 30, 2018 - 1:31 AM ET
Loyola-Chicago is just one win away from playing in college basketball's national championship game but the Final Four has made a habit of ending the Cinderella stories for mid-major programs. Ashton Grewal looks at one reason why the bright lights and the 72,000-seat Alamodome could overwhelm the Ramblers.

Final Four betting profile: Best ways to wager on Villanova odds

Covers Mar 29, 2018 - 5:21 PM ET
The Villanova Wildcats are the favorite to win the NCAA tournament and a 5-point chalk versus Kansas in the Final Four. Andrew Caley has followed the Wildcats all tournament and sizes up the best ways to wager on Villanova's spread, Over/Under total, and props for Saturday's NCAA semifinal showdown.

Final Four betting profile: Best ways to wager on Loyola-Chicago odds

Covers Mar 29, 2018 - 11:33 AM ET
The Ramblers might be from a small conference but they play big in the closing moments of close games. Are they really this good or just really lucky to be in the Final Four? Ashton Grewal tells you everything you need to know about Loyola-Chicago before they play Michigan on Saturday in the national championship semifinals.

Final Four betting profile: Best ways to wager on Michigan odds

Covers Mar 29, 2018 - 11:26 AM ET
The Wolverines are the champs of the West Regional and ride a 13-game winning streak into a Final Four matchup with Loyola-Chicago, having covered the spread in 10 of those 13 contests. Jason Logan has owned the odds in the West Regional and profiles the best ways to wager on Michigan in the semis.