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.

MMA ODDS

Date Matchup Money
UFC Fight Night - UFC APEX Las Vegas NV
Saturday,
May 30,
06:00pm EDT
Vince Morales vs -115
Chris Gutierrez -115
UFC Fight Night - UFC APEX Las Vegas NV
Saturday,
May 30,
06:30pm EDT
Louis Smolka vs +215
Casey Kenney -275
UFC Fight Night - UFC APEX Las Vegas NV
Saturday,
May 30,
07:00pm EDT
Brandon Royval vs +125
Tim Elliott -155

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ESPORTS ODDS

Date Matchup Money
Overwatch Contenders
Friday,
May 29,
08:00pm EDT
Second Wind vs -300
Saints +215
King of Glory. AOV - Road to APL
Friday,
May 29,
11:00pm EDT
Workpoint Fighting Fish vs +650
King of Gamers Club -1115

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2020 NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

2020 NBA Championship - Odds to Win
Monday, Jun. 15, 2020 08:00pm EDT
TEAM ODDS
Atlanta Hawks 9999-1
Boston Celtics 25-1
Brooklyn Nets 75-1
Charlotte Hornets 9999-1
Chicago Bulls 2500-1
Cleveland Cavaliers 9999-1
Dallas Mavericks 60-1
Denver Nuggets 35-1
Detroit Pistons 2500-1
Golden State Warriors 9999-1
Houston Rockets 25-1
Indiana Pacers 100-1
Los Angeles Clippers 5-2
Los Angeles Lakers 9-4
Memphis Grizzlies 250-1
Miami Heat 60-1
Milwaukee Bucks 12-4
Minnesota T-Wolves 9999-1
New Orleans Pelicans 150-1
New York Knicks 9999-1
Oklahoma City Thunder 150-1
Orlando Magic 1000-1
Philadelphia 76ers 40-1
Phoenix Suns 2000-1
Portland Blazers 500-1
Sacramento Kings 2000-1
San Antonio Spurs 1000-1
Toronto Raptors 25-1
Utah Jazz 40-1
Washington Wizards 9999-1

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NASCAR ODDS

NASCAR - The Supermarket Heroes 500 - Odds To Win (Others Available on Request)
Sunday, May. 31, 2020 03:30pm EDT
DRIVER ODDS
Alex Bowman 18-1
Aric Almirola 33-1
Austin Dillon 50-1
Bayley Currey 400-1
BJ McLeod 1000-1
Brad Keselowski 11-1
Brennan Poole 1000-1
Chase Elliott 15-2
Chris Buescher 125-1
Christopher Bell 50-1
Clint Bowyer 22-1
Cole Custer 80-1
Corey LaJoie 750-1
Daniel Suarez 200-1
Darrell Wallace Jr 250-1
Denny Hamlin 15-2
Erik Jones 22-1
Garrett Smithley 1000-1
Gray Gaulding 1000-1
Jimmie Johnson 20-1
JJ Yeley 1000-1
Joey Gase 1000-1
Joey Logano 7-1
John Hunter Nemechek 250-1
Kevin Harvick 7-1
Kurt Busch 11-1
Kyle Busch 13-4
Martin Truex Jr 6-1
Matt DiBenedetto 40-1
Matt Kenseth 28-1
Michael McDowell 750-1

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SPORTS BET BLOG

2020 NASCAR Cup Series:
Alsco Uniforms 500

2020 NASCAR Cup Series: Alsco Uniforms 500

May 28, 2020 by Marc Jerbs

The Alsco Uniforms 500 which was scheduled on Wednesday night was postponed as persistent rains dampened the tracks at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The race was rescheduled for Thursday at 7:00PM EDT.

NASCAR has implemented strict measure on how to protect the drivers and its crew before they decided to resume their season.

Every race will be held without fans. There will be no practice sessions and the starting grid will be decided by random draw.

Kevin Harvick still holds the top position in the driver's standings with 291 points.

He is followed by Joey Logano, Alex Bowman, Chase Elliot and Brad Keselowski to complete the top 5.

Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin are the only two NASCAR drivers who have won 2 races this season.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Kyle Bush as the driver to beat on Thursday night's Alsco Uniforms 500.


2020 NASCAR Cup Series:
Coca-Cola 600

May 21, 2020 by Marc Jerbs

NASCAR restarted its season last May 17 as it held the Real Heroes 400 at the Darlington Raceway which was won by Kevin Harvick. NASCAR revised its schedule for the month of May as they decided to put a midweek race as suggested by their race fans... read more »


2020 UFC Fight Night Jacksonville:
Overeem vs. Harris

May 14, 2020 by Marc Jerbs

On Saturday, UFC's third card over a seven-day period will feature the heavyweight match between Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris.

The last event that started in UFC 249 will be held again in Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida and with no fans in attendance. The sportsbook handicappers have installed Mark Harris as the favorite to defeat Alistair Overeem on Saturday's UFC Fight Night in Jacksonville, FL... read more »


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2021 SUPERBOWL LV

2021 Super Bowl LV - Odds to Win
Sunday, Feb. 07, 2021 08:00pm EST
TEAM ODDS
Arizona Cardinals 50-1
Atlanta Falcons 50-1
Baltimore Ravens 13-2
Buffalo Bills 27-1
Carolina Panthers 150-1
Chicago Bears 35-1
Cincinnati Bengals 300-1
Cleveland Browns 35-1
Dallas Cowboys 18-1
Denver Broncos 60-1
Detroit Lions 125-1
Green Bay Packers 20-1
Houston Texans 75-1
Indianapolis Colts 30-1
Jacksonville Jaguars 300-1
Kansas City Chiefs 10-2
Las Vegas Raiders 50-1
Los Angeles Chargers 50-1
Los Angeles Rams 50-1
Miami Dolphins 100-1
Minnesota Vikings 50-1
New England Patriots 30-1
New Orleans Saints 12-1
New York Giants 60-1
New York Jets 75-1
Philadelphia Eagles 18-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 30-1
San Diego Chargers 40-1
San Francisco 49ers 12-1
Seattle Seahawks 25-1
Tampa Bay Buccanneers 15-1
Tennessee Titans 50-1
Washington Redskins 250-1

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SPORTS VIDEOS

2020 ESL One Birmingham Dota 2 Highlights:
Evil Geniuses vs Quincy Crew

May 26, 2020

Watch Quincy Crew overpower Evil Geniuses, 2-0, in Group Stage action of the ESL One Birmingham 2020 - North America. Quincy Crew absolutely dominated game 1, 47-15, with YawaR as Ursa scoring 20 kills. Game 2 was a repeat as Quincy Crew handily beating Evil Geniuses, 23-7, with Quinn as Necrophos scoring 9 kills. Credits to the video owner.


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MAY SPORTS CALENDAR

Date Time* Event Venue
17 Sun 08:00
AM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 9: Belshina vs. Vitebsk Spartak Stadium
09:30
AM
German Bundesliga Matchday 26: FC Koln vs. Mainz 05 RheinEnergieStation
10:00
AM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 9: Dinamo-Minsk vs. Isloch Dinamo Stadium
12:00
PM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 9: Rukh vs. Smolevichi Yunost Stadium
German Bundesliga Matchday 26: FC Union Berlin vs. FC Bayern Munich Stadion An der Alten Forsterei
18 Mon 10:00
AM
Russia Liga Pro - Volleyball Russia
02:30
PM
German Bundesliga Matchday 26: Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen Wohninvest Weserstadion
05:00
PM
Russia MLBL Russia
19 Tue 10:00
AM
Russia Liga Pro - Volleyball Russia
05:00
PM
Russia MLBL Russia
21 Thu 10:00
AM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 10: Neman vs. Torpedo-BelAz Neman Stadium
22 Fri 10:15
AM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 10: Slavia-Mozyr vs. Gorodeya Yunost Stadium
12:00
PM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 10: Shakhter vs. Belshina Stroitel Stadium
01:45
PM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 10: Dynamo-Brest vs. BATE OSK Brestskiy
23 Sat 07:45
AM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 10: Smolevichi vs. Minsk Ozyorny Stadium
09:45
AM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 10: Slutsk vs. Rukh City Stadium
11:45
AM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 10: Isloch vs. RCOR BSU FC Minsk Stadium
01:45
PM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 10: Vitebsk vs. Dinamo-Minsk Vitebsky CSK
25 Mon 10:00
AM
Russia Liga Pro - Volleyball Russia
05:00
PM
Russia MLBL Russia
26 Tue 10:00
AM
Russia Liga Pro - Volleyball Russia
05:00
PM
Russia MLBL Russia
29 Fri 11:00
AM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 11: Torpedo-BelAZ vs. Smolevichi Torpedo Stadium
01:00
PM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 11: Gorodeya vs. Neman Gorodeya Stadium
30 Sat 08:00
AM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 11: Minsk vs. Slutsk FC Minsk Stadium
10:00
AM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 11: Belshina vs. Slavia-Mozyr Spartak Stadium
12:00
PM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 11: Dinamo-Minsk vs. Shakhter Dinamo Stadium
31 Sun 09:00
AM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 11: RCOR BSU vs. Vitebsk RCOP-BGU Stadium
11:00
AM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 11: BATE vs. Isloch Borisov Arena
01:00
PM
Belarusian Premier League - Matchday 11: Rukh vs. Dynamo-Brest Yunost Stadium

*Time shown is Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Basketball Bet

Basketball bets are easy to make. With over 12,000 professional and college games each season, basketball betting lines are available daily for regular season games, tournaments and playoff action.

Basketball bets are similar to football bets - point spreads are used to handicap the favorites and underdogs for each game. Over and under totals are popular in basketball betting as well. Sportsbooks usually require 43 minutes of play for action in the NBA while for college basketball, 35 minutes is needed.

Kinds of Basketball Bets

Money Line Bets
The team wagered on just has to win the game. The amount that bettors lay or take for each game may vary. The money line that is read at the time of the bet is the money line kept regardless of any line movement.

For example, a bettor could choose one of two bets on the following NBA match-up: L.A. Lakers -200 at Portland Trailblazers +180. If the Lakers win, the bettor who laid $200.00 wins $100.00. If Portland wins, the bettor who bet $100.00 wins $180.00.


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