Finding live horse racing long shots by studying the morning line odds

Feb 14, 2018 - 10:16 AM ET

With spring on the way and the Triple Crown season on the horizon, many new bettors are turning to horse racing. If you're sharpening your horse capping, let America's Best Racing give you the betting basics including how to spot live long shots by studying the morning line odds.

Get a jump on your March Madness brackets with these NCAA tournament tips

Feb 10, 2018 - 11:00 PM ET

“Bracketologists” are closely studying the potential field of 68 teams trying to figure out which NCAA programs have what it takes to crack the opening weekend of the Big Dance and go deep into the tournament. If you’re trying to get a leg up on your bracket pool this March, here are some facts and figures to look out for before Selection Sunday.

Holding a futures ticket on the Eagles or Patriots' Super Bowl odds? Here's how to guarantee profits

Feb 2, 2018 - 11:00 PM ET

The Philadelphia Eagles were 40/1 to win the Super Bowl last offseason and there are some Philly fans out there holding potential paydays should the Eagles win. If you've got a Super Bowl LII futures ticket on the Patriots or Eagles, Covers explains how to properly hedge your bet and guarantee yourself a winner Super Sunday.

Five things you didn't know about Super Bowl betting

Jan 21, 2018 - 11:00 PM ET

Super Bowl is one of the rare times on the sports calendar that everyone – gambler or not – knows the pointspread. But there are plenty of things most people, even seasoned Vegas veterans, don't know about the Big Game and all the betting action around it. Jason Logan clears up some of those common misunderstandings.

Six costly mistakes Super Bowl bettors make

Jan 21, 2018 - 10:33 PM ET

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. Our Jason Logan points out these mistakes before it's too late.

Four tips and tactics that will have you betting college basketball conference play odds like a sharp

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:00 PM ET

We’re into 2018 and that means conference play for college basketball. The next two months will shape the field of 68 for the NCAA tournament and deliver huge daily slates of NCAA hoops for sports bettors. Here are four tips and tactics to help you bet on college hoops conference clashes like a wiseguy.

Four money-making New Year's Resolutions for the sports bettor

Jan 3, 2018 - 10:06 AM ET

It’s 2018 and with it comes a bunch of hollow New Year’s Resolutions that won’t make it two weeks. Instead of hitting the gym or swearing less around the kids, why not try some resolutions that will actually make you some money? Here are some New Year’s Resolutions for the sports bettor as we celebrate 2018.

Covers' College Football Bowl Betting Bible: Book V - Bowls were built for live betting

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:06 PM ET

College football bowl season was made for live betting. Jason Logan gives your his fifth and final Book of the Bowl Betting Bible, breaking down the right way to wager on in-game odds and what to look for while watching games to get the most from your live betting bankroll.

Covers' College Football Bowl Betting Bible: Book III - The Waiting Game

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:46 PM ET

One of the biggest challenges for college football teams during bowl season is staying focused during what can be a month-long hiatus between games. Jason Logan continues his Bowl Betting Bible with Book III, handicapping how time can help and hurt your bowl bets this month.

Covers' College Football Bowl Betting Bible: Book IV - Tackling Travels

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Everyone hates to travel over the holidays, even college football bowl teams. Jason Logan turns in another Bowl Betting Bible, this time looking at how travel distance and home-field advantage can play into your NCAA football bowl game wagers this month. Check out Book IV: Tackling Travels.

Covers' College Football Bowl Betting Bible: Book II - Make money from motivation

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Motivation is a huge key to handicapping college football bowl season. You have some teams out to prove themselves, some ripe for a letdown, and others that couldn't care less about their postseason performance. Jason Logan continues his Bowl Betting Bible with Book II, helping you make some money off of motivation this month.

Covers' College Football Bowl Betting Bible: Book I - Capping Thy Coaches

Dec 11, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Bowl season presents some unique handicapping angles for college football bettors that just aren't there during the regular season. Jason Logan has written the Bible on betting bowl games, and Book I is all about capping the coaches. Find out which programs could be impacted most after swapping out coaches before their bowl games.

Four tips and tactics to bet college football bowl game odds like a sharp

Dec 3, 2017 - 11:25 PM ET

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: bowl season! The top teams in college football matchup in a near month-long NCAA football betting frenzy, starting on December 16 and rolling right into the National Championship on January 8. If you’re betting bowl games this winter, here are some tips and tactics to follow while handicapping these contest.

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

Nov 27, 2017 - 12:21 PM 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.

The one bet sportsbooks don't want you to make

Nov 10, 2017 - 9:41 AM 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 to handicap NFL teams coming off a bye week

Nov 3, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Could the NFL bye week be the most overrated factor when it comes to handicapping the NFL odds? We talk with Las Vegas oddsmakers and professional gamblers, who give their two cents when it comes to bye weeks, as well as highlight the right way to factor the bye into your weekly NFL wagers.

Pythagorean expectation is the sharps' secret weapon for cashing in on NFL season win totals

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:14 PM ET

Joe Fortenbaugh let's you in on a little secret that handicappers and stat-heads have been wise to for years. If you're sizing up NFL season win totals in the weeks before kickoff, you'll want to get familiar with “Pythagorean expectation", especially as it pertains to these three teams and their 2017 season win odds.

Football bettors should follow this simple check list to get ready for NFL season

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:06 PM ET

The NFL season is almost here. Football bettors should follow this simple check list before the schedule kicks off to prepare themselves for going one-on-one with the bookmakers.

All Systems Are Go: Covers user shares his successful MLB betting strategy

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Every other week, we will dive into the Covers Community ‘Systems & Strategies Forum’ looking for the most interesting and profitable betting systems to feature and share. This week we look at an MLB betting system that produces wins but requires discipline from those who employ it.

NFL preseason is a sports betting market dominated by the Vegas wiseguys

Aug 1, 2017 - 12:18 PM ET

Preseason NFL action opens this week and sportsbooks in Las Vegas are bracing for a one-on-one battle with Sin City wiseguys, who look to beat bookies to the punch when it comes to info on starters and quarterback rotation. We talk to Jeff Stoneback about the challenges of booking NFL preseason games.

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