A GAME OF SKILL

Placing a sportsbet is a game of skill. The challenge is to gather and analyze as much information as you can about a game, weigh the probabilities of each team winning, and subsequently compare your opinion to the oddsmaker's.

While luck may be a deciding factor in the outcome of any single game, and will inevitably go against the bettor on occasion, it will balance out in the long run.

Being a consistent winner in sports betting is not about luck but whether the bettor is prepared to invest the time and effort to become knowledgeable about the sports he bets on, whether he can weigh all the factors in a cool, objective fashion, and whether he adopts a consistent, disciplined, long-term approach to betting.

The bookmaker is simply a middle-man who operates on a small profit margin and, ideally likes to see half the money wagered on one team and half on the other, assuring a profit.

If too much of the money goes on one team, the bookmaker will move the line or point spread to encourage bets on the other team in an effort to balance his book. The person the bettor is attempting to beat is the oddsmaker, and the oddsmaker's views on each team's chances.

Just by flipping a coin, bettors will be right 50% of the time. At odds of 10/11, only 52.4% of the bettor's bets have to win for him to overcome the bookmaker's profit and break even, so he only needs a very small edge to become a winner.

So bettors must do their homework and bet selectively. 55% winning bets is definitely achievable and 60-65% is a realistic target. At those levels, the sports bettor will have an extremely profitable and enjoyable hobby.

LIVE MLB ODDS

Date Matchup Money Spread
Friday,
Aug 07,
07:35 pm
Toronto Blue Jays at +101 1.5 (-185)
Boston Red Sox -111 -1.5 (+160)
Friday,
Aug 07,
08:05 pm
Minnesota Twins at -139 -1.5 (+110)
Kansas City Royals +129 1.5 (-130)
Friday,
Aug 07,
08:10 pm
Cleveland Indians at -129 -1.5 (+120)
Chicago White Sox +119 1.5 (-140)
Friday,
Aug 07,
08:10 pm
Cincinnati Reds at -110 -1.5 (+140)
Milwaukee Brewers even 1.5 (-160)
Friday,
Aug 07,
08:15 pm
Chicago Cubs at -118 -1.5 (+130)
St. Louis Cardinals +108 1.5 (-150)
Friday,
Aug 07,
08:15 pm
Chicago Cubs at -115 0.0 (-115)
St. Louis Cardinals -115 0.0 (-115)
Friday,
Aug 07,
09:05 pm
Los Angeles Angels at -172 -1.5 (-115)
Texas Rangers +157 1.5 (-105)
Friday,
Aug 07,
09:10 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks at +116 1.5 (-175)
San Diego Padres -126 -1.5 (+155)
Friday,
Aug 07,
09:10 pm
Houston Astros at +113 1.5 (-175)
Oakland Athletics -123 -1.5 (+155)
Friday,
Aug 07,
09:40 pm
Colorado Rockies at +113 1.5 (-190)
Seattle Mariners -123 -1.5 (+165)
Friday,
Aug 07,
09:40 pm
San Francisco Giants at +230 1.5 (+125)
Los Angeles Dodgers -280 -1.5 (-145)
Saturday,
Aug 08,
04:05 pm
Detroit Tigers at -105 0.0 (-115)
Pittsburgh Pirates -115 0.0 (-115)

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MMA ODDS

Date Matchup Money
UFC Fight Night
Saturday,
Aug 08,
06:05pm EDT
Ali Al Qaisi vs +150
Irwin Rivera -185
UFC Fight Night
Saturday,
Aug 08,
06:30pm EDT
Peter Barrett vs +325
Youssef Zalal -450
UFC Fight Night
Saturday,
Aug 08,
06:55pm EDT
Justin Jaynes vs -105
Gavin Tucker -125

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ESPORTS ODDS

Date Matchup Money
League of Legends NA Academy
Friday,
Aug 07,
08:00pm EDT
CLG Academy vs +225
Cloud9 Academy -320
CS:GO. ESEA MDL Season 33 North America
Friday,
Aug 07,
08:00pm EDT
Team One vs +900
Triumph -1700
League of Legends LCS Summer
Friday,
Aug 07,
09:00pm EDT
Cloud9 vs -700
Dignitas +450

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NBA GAME LINES

Date Matchup Money Spread
Friday,
Aug 07,
08:05 pm
Washington Wizards at +280 8.5 (-110)
New Orleans Pelicans -360 -8.5 (-110)
Friday,
Aug 07,
09:05 pm
Boston Celtics at even 1.5 (-110)
Toronto Raptors -120 -1.5 (-110)
Saturday,
Aug 08,
01:05 pm
Los Angeles Clippers at -115 0.0 (-115)
Portland Trail Blazers -115 0.0 (-115)
Saturday,
Aug 08,
03:35 pm
Utah Jazz at -115 0.0 (-115)
Denver Nuggets -115 0.0 (-115)
Saturday,
Aug 08,
06:05 pm
Los Angeles Lakers at -115 0.0 (-115)
Indiana Pacers -115 0.0 (-115)
Saturday,
Aug 08,
07:35 pm
Phoenix Suns at -115 0.0 (-115)
Miami Heat -115 0.0 (-115)
Saturday,
Aug 08,
08:35 pm
Milwaukee Bucks at -115 0.0 (-115)
Dallas Mavericks -115 0.0 (-115)

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SPORTS BET BLOG

2020 PGA Tour:
PGA Championship

2020 PGA Tour: PGA Championship

August 06, 2020 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the PGA Tour moves to the TPC Harding Park for the PGA Championship.

The PGA Championship is one of the four majors on the golf calendar and it is only major left as The Masters, US Open and The Open Championship were cancelled due the pandemic.

This will be the 102nd edition of the PGA Championship and a total of 156 entrants have qualified for the only major tournament this season.

The field will consists of the top players in the World Golf rankings, former champions and thirty of which are first-time participants.

Back-to-back champion Brooks Koepka will start his quest for three-in-a-row PGA Championship title at 8:11AM EDT together with Gary Woodland and Shane Lowry.

The trio of Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Justin will follow them at 8:22AM EDT while the group of Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will tee-up at 8:33AM EDT.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Brooks Koepka as the man to beat on Sunday's final round of the PGA Championship at the TPC Harding Park.


2020 NBA Season Restart:
Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans

July 23, 2020 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the NBA will restart its 2020 season after it was suspended last March 11 after Utah's Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 before their game against Oklahoma City. From that scenario, then NBA decided to stop the season. The restart will feature 88 games and will have 22 teams... read more »


2020 MLB Opening Day:
NY Yankees vs. Washington Nationals

July 23, 2020 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the 2020 MLB season officially starts with the opening three-game series against the defending champion Washington Nationals. Game time is set at 7:08PM EDT and will be played at the Nationals Park... read more »


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SPORTS VIDEOS

NBA Restart Full Game Highlights:
LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns

August 04, 2020

Watch Devin Booker fake out Kawhi Leonard then knock down a turnaround jumper over the outstretched arms of Paul George as time expired to give the Phoenix Suns a 117-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Tuesday. The Suns have won three straight in the bubble as they chase a playoff spot. Credits to the video owner.


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LIVE NHL ODDS

Date Matchup Money Spread
Friday,
Aug 07,
08:08 pm
Toronto Maple Leafs at -150 -1.5 (+170)
Columbus Blue Jackets +130 1.5 (-200)
Friday,
Aug 07,
10:45 pm
Vancouver Canucks at -105 1.5 (-250)
Minnesota Wild -115 -1.5 (+210)
Saturday,
Aug 08,
01:00 pm
Vegas Golden Knights at -105 1.5 (-250)
Colorado Avalanche -115 -1.5 (+210)
Saturday,
Aug 08,
01:00 pm
Winnipeg Jets at -115 0.0 (-115)
Calgary Flames -115 0.0 (-115)
Saturday,
Aug 08,
01:00 pm
Montreal Canadiens at -115 0.0 (-115)
Pittsburgh Penguins -115 0.0 (-115)
Saturday,
Aug 08,
01:00 pm
Chicago Blackhawks at -115 0.0 (-115)
Edmonton Oilers -115 0.0 (-115)
Saturday,
Aug 08,
01:00 pm
New York Rangers at -115 0.0 (-115)
Carolina Hurricanes -115 0.0 (-115)
Saturday,
Aug 08,
01:00 pm
Philadelphia Flyers at +115 1.5 (-210)
Tampa Bay Lightning -135 -1.5 (+177)
Sunday,
Aug 09,
01:00 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets at -115 0.0 (-115)
Toronto Maple Leafs -115 0.0 (-115)

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MLS GAME LINES

Date Matchup Money Totals
Thursday,
Aug 06,
08:00 pm
Orlando City SC 2.25 O: 2.5 (1.83)
Minnesota United 3.07 U: 2.5 (1.91)
TIE 3.50

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AUGUST SPORTS CALENDAR

DATE TIME* EVENT VENUE
07 Fri 6:30
PM
NBA Primetime Game: Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers HP Field House
9:00
PM
NBA Primetime Game: Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors The Arena (WWOS)
9:05
PM
MLB Primetime Game: Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers Oakland Coliseum
08 Sat 1:00
PM
NBA Primetime Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers HP Field House
3:30
PM
NBA Primetime Game: Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets The Arena (WWOS)
4:00
PM
FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway
4:05
PM
MLB Primetime Game: Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates PNC Park
6:00
PM
NBA Primetime Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers HP Field House
8:30
PM
NBA Primetime Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks The Arena (WWOS)
09 Sun 1:05
PM
MLB Primetime Game: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Citizens Bank Park
3:00
PM
NBA Primetime Game: San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans HP Field House
4:00
PM
Consumers Energy 400 Michigan International Speedway
6:30
PM
NBA Primetime Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trail Blazers VISA Athletic Center
7:08
PM
MLB Primetime Game: Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals Busch Stadium
9:00
PM
NBA Primetime Game: Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Clippers The Arena (WWOS)
10 Mon 6:05
PM
MLB Primetime Game: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Citizens Bank Park
6:30
PM
NBA Primetime Game: Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks HP Field House
9:00
PM
NBA Primetime Game: Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers The Arena (WWOS)
11 Tue 6:30
PM
NBA Primetime Game: Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies HP Field House
7:10
PM
MLB Primetime Game: Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians Progressive Field
9:00
PM
NBA Primetime Game: Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings The Arena (WWOS)

*Time shown is Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).


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