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Betting on MLB Spring Training is right up there with eating week-old pizza and lending your car to that girl you met at the bar last night: bad move. However, if you've been starving for baseball action since the fall and can't help but take a swing at spring odds, Jason Logan has five rules to follow.
Now that football is through, sports bettors will swing their attention - and action - to NBA, NHL, and NCAA hoops. Jason Logan weighs the pros and cons of those three major betting markets, helping you choose what to bet on over the next two months.
The bigger the game the bigger the action - and unfortunately, the bigger the bloopers. Whether you're a seasoned sports bettor or wagering for the first time, the Super Bowl has a unique set of pitfalls to look out for. Jason Logan points out these mistakes before it's too late.
There's no shortage of statistics for those handicapping the NFL playoff odds. Steve Paul teaches us how to use "Success Rate" to quiet the noisy data and get a clearer evaluation of teams and players, especially as it pertains to these two Divisional Round pointspreads.
With the New Year here and football coming to a close, sports bettors are dipping their toes in the college basketball betting markets for the first time this season. If you’re hitting up the book for some NCAA hoops action, here are some tips to help you cap conference play – which gets into full swing once the calendar rolls into 2019.
The season finale is one of the toughest weeks of NFL football for bettors to figure out. Sunday's slate of Over/Under totals are especially tricky, with numbers ticking well below what we've seen in the highest-scoring NFL seasons ever. Steve Paul helps us out with these Over/Unders.
Week 16 can be a challenge for NFL bettors sizing up the stats. Should we bank on season-long numbers or lean into recent results? Steve Paul digs into the digits and betting returns, revealing how you should treat teams' and their long and short-term performances.
Teasers have become one of the most popular plays on NFL Sundays, with books giving you six points to add or subtract from any spread or total – but with the hook that you have to string two or more plays together. Steve Paul breaks down the numbers and tackles the best ways to "tease" spreads and totals.
"Must-win games" might sell tickets but they don't cover the spread - at least not as much as you'd think. Steve Paul blows up the "must-win" myth and discovers the best situations to bet on - or against - teams desperate for a victory in the final weeks of the NFL schedule.
Nothing is more tempting for NFL bettors than jumping on a red-hot winning streak. Steve Paul is here with some cautionary stats, saying that often the best bets against the spread can quickly lose their value while bad teams hold much more ATS value.
NCAA 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.
Every great and powerful foe has one small weakness. The Gremlins had bright lights, the Wicked Witch of the West had water, and sportsbooks have early-season college basketball totals. Jason Logan uncovers the one bet books don't want you to make and how to exploit these soft numbers early in the season.
You can do all the stats analysis and handicapping the odds you want before placing a NFL bet: turnovers will turn those predictions on their ear. Stat head Steve Paul takes a deeper look into turnovers, how much they’re worth and how their unpredictably can skew a team’s results.
The NBA is back, giving bettors a nightly action option on the hardwood. Here are some simple tips and tactics to help you slam dunk on the sportsbooks this basketball season.
Home-field advantage is a real thing, especially when it comes to betting on the NFL pointspreads. But which facets of a football team are helped most by familiar surroundings? Steve Paul looks into home-field factors and isolates the hidden value in these Week 7 matchups.
When a NFL team starts a perfect 5-0 ATS, are they a good bet the rest of the season? What about those teams that constantly top the totals: will they keep playing Over? Steve Paul looks at how the market reacts to the best ATS and Over/Under plays and why Week 6 is such pivotal part of the schedule.
It’s October which means postseason baseball. If you’re betting on the MLB playoffs, here are some simple tips and trends to follow on the road to the Fall Classic.
Halloween is coming up and what better to scare the crap out of football bettors than to talk about "dead numbers". Steve Paul explains what a dead number is and why those shopping around for the best NFL pointspreads should always keep them in mind. Boo!
We knew the NFL was a pass-happy league, but sizing up the EPA numbers (Expected Points Added) Steve Paul shows that being able to run the ball or stop the run is no longer the key to winning football games - and is far from effective when it comes to covering the NFL pointspreads.
Home-field advantage is worth three points to the NFL spreads, right? Right? Right?! Wrong. Stat head Steve Paul digs into the best and worst - and most overrated - home-field advantages, and looks at how those numbers could open up betting value for Week 3 of the NFL season.