What do I need to know as a very novice soccer bettor?
If you bet the moneyline and its tied you lose. Have to bet spread to push on a tie game.
So if game ends 2-0 you lose half your bet, other half is push.
If it ends 2-1 you win both.
Careful on Asian vs European Handicap, know which one you are getting if you are playing handicap
ALL SOCCER WAGERS UNLESS SPECIFIED BY YOUR BOOK, ARE GRADED 90 MINUTES + STOPPAGE TIME.
THIS WILL BE IMPORTANT FROM THE KNOCKOUT ROUNDS GOING FORWARD.
FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU HAVE THE OVER 2.5 IN A GAME IN THE KNOCKOUT ROUND AND AFTER 90 MINUTES IT'S TIED 0-0 AND THEN IT GOES TO EXTRA TIME FOR 30 MINUTES AND IN THAT TIME 3 GOALS ARE SCORED...YOU DO NOT WIN YOUR WAGER. SAME GOES FOR IF YOU ARE ON A SIDE AND YOUR TEAM GOES ON TO WIN THE GAME IN EXTRA TIME. YOU DO NOT WIN THE WAGER.
IF YOU WANT TO WAGER ON THE ENTIRE GAME, INCLUDING EXTRA TIME/PENALTY KICKS, YOU NEED TO LOOK FOR A WAGER THAT SPECIFIES "EXTRA TIME/ PENALTIES INCLUDED" OF IF YOU WANT TO BET A SIDE, THERE WILL BE A WAGER OFFERED "TO ADVANCE" MEANING THE TEAM YOU ARE ON CAN WIN IN REGULAR TIME, EXTRA TIME, OR IN PENALTIES.
Nate Silver is an awful starting point, guy is wrong....about everything.