If you're tackling NFL teasers, make sure you're moving through these key betting numbers

Dec 6, 2018 - 12:12 PM ET

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' are more myth than moneymaker when betting the NFL pointspreads

Nov 29, 2018 - 3:21 PM ET

"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.

Stats say the hottest NFL bets can often be the worst wagers week to week

Nov 23, 2018 - 10:16 AM ET

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.

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

Nov 5, 2018 - 9:36 PM ET

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.

The one bet sportsbooks don't want you to make

Nov 5, 2018 - 9:36 PM ET

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.

How turnovers are making and breaking your NFL pointspread bets

Oct 25, 2018 - 12:46 PM ET

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.

Five winning tips for betting NBA basketball odds

Oct 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM ET

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.

Which football facets are helped most by home-field advantage when betting the NFL Week 7 odds?

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:09 AM ET

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.

Do early-season NFL ATS and Over/Under results predict future performance?

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:58 AM ET

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.

How to make the most of your MLB Playoff bets this October

Oct 6, 2018 - 10:49 AM ET

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.

Night of the Living Dead... Numbers! Should NFL bettors beware these pointspreads?

Oct 3, 2018 - 8:25 PM ET

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!

Understanding NFL Expected Points Added (EPA) and why running the football doesn't matter

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM ET

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.

Forget what you think you know about home-field advantage when it comes to NFL betting

Sep 20, 2018 - 8:46 AM ET

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.

Three tips to help you cash in on the early-season college football betting odds

Aug 29, 2018 - 11:37 AM ET

After a long offseason, college football is back on the betting board. If you’re sizing up the early-season NCAA odds, here are some betting tips and tactics to follow in the first few weeks of the schedule.

How to handicap the soccer odds

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:53 AM ET

If you're looking for an edge when betting soccer odds, Covers Experts' Soccer Authority points out some helpful handicapping tips and tactics to help you win big when betting the "Beautiful Game".

The best ways to smartly - and safely - bet on the NFL preseason odds

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:36 AM ET

Are you starving for football? While the NFL preseason can be wildly unpredictable there is value to be had - if you know where to find it. Jason Logan breaks down the best ways to handicap the NFL preseason odds and hopes you don’t lose your shirt – and pants – by the time Week 1 rolls around.

How to beat the heat - and the books - in the 'Dog Days' of the MLB season

Jul 4, 2018 - 1:33 PM ET

With the All-Star break on the way, and temperatures as well as playoff races heating up, we’re delivering some helpful handicapping “how-to’s” right down the middle. Here are some tips and tactics to follow when betting those hot summer days at the ballpark.

How to handicap MLB umpire betting stats

Jun 27, 2018 - 1:49 PM ET

One of the best kept secrets among sharp baseball bettors is using MLB home plate umpire stats when researching their daily wagers. And Covers is one of the few outlets to find these certain stats – especially as they pertain to the MLB betting odds.

Three ways you can wager on the NBA Playoff odds like a wiseguy

Apr 14, 2018 - 9:33 AM ET

The NBA Playoffs tip off this weekend and present a different challenge to basketball bettors than the regular season grind. Here are some handicapping tips and tactics to help you turn a profit this postseason, including fantastic favorites, the best NBA trend around, and how to cash in on the in-game odds.

The one basketball betting trend you have to know for the NBA Playoffs

Apr 11, 2018 - 11:00 PM ET

As the NBA Playoffs tip off, basketball bettors will want to keep their eyes peeled for one of the most lucrative spot bets of the past decade. Jason Logan explains how desperation is producing a 67 percent ATS winner when teams fall behind 0-2 in their NBA postseason series.

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