Three MLB betting tips to help you beat the heat - and books - in the Dog Days of Summer

Jul 9, 2019 - 2:07 PM ET

With the MLB schedule on the other side of the All-Star break, and temperatures as well as playoff races heating up, we’re delivering some helpful handicapping "How To's" right down the middle. Here are tips and tactics to follow for making the best MLB bets during the hot summer days at the ballpark.

How to find angles and edges when live betting tennis odds

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:53 PM ET

Live betting sports is one of the fastest growing – and exciting – markets, and tennis is tailor-made for in-game wagering due to the back-and-forth swings in momentum during a match. Covers Experts' Tennis Insiders helps you make the best live bets by providing some tips and edges to watch out for during the course of a tennis match.

WNBA odds are back! Top tips and best bets for the 2019 WNBA season

May 21, 2019 - 11:35 AM ET

WNBA betting doesn’t hold the same audience or excitement that its NBA brother does, but it sure as hell holds a lot more value. Like most small-market leagues, the WNBA odds are ripe for the picking simply because the league flies under the radar of both books and public bettors. 

Bankroll 911: How to dig yourself out of a MLB betting hole

May 9, 2019 - 1:25 PM ET

Surviving the first two months of the MLB season with your bankroll intact can be about as tough a task as getting Cooperstown to acknowledge Alex Rodriguez. If you’re among the many with their baseball bets on life support, we’re dialing 911 before it’s too late.

How do I bet on the Kentucky Derby? Popular picks, racing styles, and best betting tips

May 2, 2019 - 10:07 AM ET

The Kentucky Derby is the biggest horse race in North America and draws the attention of seasoned racing enthusiasts and casual fans alike. Come that first Saturday in May, there are plenty of folks new to the sport asking: How do I bet on the Kentucky Derby? Monique Vag is your guide through the roses.

Follow these Stanley Cup playoffs tips and tactics to make the best NHL bets this postseason

Apr 9, 2019 - 11:20 AM ET

The Stanley Cup playoffs are perhaps the most unpredictable postseason in all major sports, which is great for hockey bettors searching for value. With the puck dropping on the NHL playoffs this week, we give you some tips and angles to keep in mind when capping the quest for Lord Stanley.

Covers Experts' cappers tell you how to safely bet early-season MLB

Mar 25, 2019 - 4:54 PM ET

Navigating the early baseball schedule is one of the toughest tasks for sports bettors and in order to help you survive April and May we’ve asked some of Covers Experts’ sharpest MLB handicappers to share their best tips for betting early-season baseball:

Three basketball betting tips to help you cash in on NCAA conference tournament odds

Mar 8, 2019 - 3:37 PM ET

The madness is ramping up with college basketball conference tournaments tipping off across the nation, and Maddy Palmer has some simple betting tips and tactics to help you make that money this March and cash in on conference tourney time.

Follow these MLB betting tips and tactics to beat the baseball odds this season

Mar 1, 2019 - 1:58 PM ET

Spring has sprung which means it’s time to bet on baseball. If you’re looking to make money off the major leagues this season, Maddy Palmer has three simple tips and tactics to help you dominate the diamond and the MLB odds.

Five steps to safely bet MLB Spring Training odds

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:14 PM ET

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.

How NBA, NHL and NCAA basketball betting can help you bust the post-football blues

Feb 4, 2019 - 1:06 PM ET

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.

Six costly mistakes NFL fans make when betting the Super Bowl odds

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:03 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. Jason Logan points out these mistakes before it's too late.

Success Rate gives clarity in sea of stats when betting the NFL Divisional Round odds

Jan 10, 2019 - 10:48 AM ET

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.

Cash in on NCAA basketball odds in conference play with these sports betting tips

Dec 31, 2018 - 3:43 PM ET

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.

What are NFL bettors supposed to do with these wacky Week 17 totals?

Dec 28, 2018 - 10:24 AM ET

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.

What's worth more to NFL betting in Week 16: Season-long stats or recent results?

Dec 20, 2018 - 11:46 AM ET

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.

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.

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