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.

NBA GAME LINES

Date Matchup Money Spread
Wednesday,
Sep 30,
08:30 pm
Miami Heat at -115 0.0 (-115)
Boston Celtics -115 0.0 (-115)
Wednesday,
Sep 30,
09:00 pm
Miami Heat at +170 5.0 (-110)
Los Angeles Lakers -200 -5.0 (-110)
Friday,
Oct 02,
09:00 pm
Miami Heat at -110 0.0 (-110)
Los Angeles Lakers -110 0.0 (-110)
Friday,
Oct 02,
09:00 pm
Los Angeles Lakers at -115 0.0 (-115)
Miami Heat -115 0.0 (-115)

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NCAA FOOTBALL GAME LINES

Date Matchup Money Spread
Friday,
Oct 02,
07:00 pm
Campbell at -115 0.0 (-115)
Wake Forest -115 0.0 (-115)
Friday,
Oct 02,
09:00 pm
Louisiana Tech at +1000 23.5 (-110)
BYU -2000 -23.5 (-110)
Saturday,
Oct 03,
12:00 pm
South Carolina at +800 18.5 (-110)
Florida -1300 -18.5 (-110)
Saturday,
Oct 03,
12:00 pm
East Carolina at +115 2.5 (-110)
Georgia State -135 -2.5 (-110)
Saturday,
Oct 03,
12:00 pm
Missouri at +300 11.5 (-110)
Tennessee U -380 -11.5 (-110)
Saturday,
Oct 03,
12:00 pm
Baylor at -140 -3.0 (-110)
West Virginia +120 3.0 (-110)
Saturday,
Oct 03,
12:00 pm
NC State at +450 14.0 (-110)
Pittsburgh U -600 -14.0 (-110)
Saturday,
Oct 03,
12:00 pm
Arkansas State at -150 -3.0 (-110)
Coastal Carolina +130 3.0 (-110)
Saturday,
Oct 03,
12:00 pm
TCU at +390 13.0 (-110)
Texas -500 -13.0 (-110)
Saturday,
Oct 03,
12:30 pm
UTSA at +900 20.5 (-110)
UAB -1500 -20.5 (-110)
Saturday,
Oct 03,
01:00 pm
North Alabama at -115 0.0 (-115)
Liberty -115 0.0 (-115)
Saturday,
Oct 03,
01:30 pm
Abilene Christian at -115 0.0 (-115)
Army -115 0.0 (-115)

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LIVE MLB ODDS

Date Matchup Money Spread
Tuesday,
Sep 29,
02:00 pm
Houston Astros at +150 1.5 (-145)
Minnesota Twins -165 -1.5 (+125)
Tuesday,
Sep 29,
03:00 pm
Chicago White Sox at -119 -1.5 (+130)
Oakland Athletics +109 1.5 (-150)
Tuesday,
Sep 29,
05:00 pm
Toronto Blue Jays at +165 1.5 (-125)
Tampa Bay Rays -190 -1.5 (+105)
Tuesday,
Sep 29,
07:00 pm
New York Yankees at -105 1.5 (-235)
Cleveland Indians -105 -1.5 (+197)
Wednesday,
Sep 30,
12:00 pm
Cincinnati Reds at +121 1.5 (-170)
Atlanta Braves -131 -1.5 (+150)
Wednesday,
Sep 30,
03:00 pm
Chicago White Sox at -115 0.0 (-115)
Oakland Athletics -115 0.0 (-115)
Wednesday,
Sep 30,
04:00 pm
Toronto Blue Jays at -115 0.0 (-115)
Tampa Bay Rays -115 0.0 (-115)
Wednesday,
Sep 30,
07:00 pm
New York Yankees at -115 0.0 (-115)
Cleveland Indians -115 0.0 (-115)

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NFL GAME LINES

Date Matchup Money Spread
Monday,
Sep 28,
08:15 pm
Kansas City Chiefs at +150 3.5 (-115)
Baltimore Ravens -170 -3.5 (-105)
Thursday,
Oct 01,
08:20 pm
Denver Broncos at -155 -3.0 (-105)
New York Jets +135 3.0 (-115)
Sunday,
Oct 04,
01:00 pm
Indianapolis Colts at -140 -2.5 (-110)
Chicago Bears +120 2.5 (-110)
Sunday,
Oct 04,
01:00 pm
New Orleans Saints at -200 -4.5 (-110)
Detroit Lions +170 4.5 (-110)
Sunday,
Oct 04,
01:00 pm
Arizona Cardinals at -180 -3.5 (-110)
Carolina Panthers +157 3.5 (-110)
Sunday,
Oct 04,
01:00 pm
Jacksonville Jaguars at +150 3.0 (-105)
Cincinnati Bengals -170 -3.0 (-115)
Sunday,
Oct 04,
01:00 pm
Cleveland Browns at +185 4.5 (-110)
Dallas Cowboys -220 -4.5 (-110)
Sunday,
Oct 04,
01:00 pm
Minnesota Vikings at +165 3.5 (-110)
Houston Texans -190 -3.5 (-110)
Sunday,
Oct 04,
01:00 pm
Seattle Seahawks at -290 -6.5 (-115)
Miami Dolphins +240 6.5 (-105)
Sunday,
Oct 04,
01:00 pm
LA Chargers at +280 7.5 (-110)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -360 -7.5 (-110)

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SPORTS BET BLOG

2020 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 4:
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets

2020 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 4: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets

September 24, 2020 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the Denver Nuggets will face the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals.

Tip-off is set 9:00PM EDT at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Los Angeles Lakers will try to take a commanding lead in Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets.

Winning Game 4 will give them a 3-1 lead in the series and a game away from the 2020 NBA Finals.

Handling the ball well and fouling less is what the Lakers needed to win Game 4 after absorbing their first loss in the series.

The Denver Nuggets would want to level the series in Game 4.

In their last two playoff series against the Jazz and Clippers, they fell behind 3-1 but won each series by winning four straight games.

Playing with a relaxed mindset and aggressive defense have brought out the best for Nikola Jovic and Jamal Murray.

It helped them win their previous playoff series and this could also be the case against the Lakers.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Los Angeles Lakers as the favorites to against the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Thursday night.


2020-21 PGA Tour:
120th US Open Championship

September 17, 2020 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the PGA Tour will host its 2nd major tournament of the season, the 120th US Open Championship. The four-day tournament will be played at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York... read more »


2020 NFL Season Week 1:
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans

September 10, 2020 by Marc Jerbs

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SPORTS VIDEOS

2020 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 3:
Denver Nuggets win against Los Angeles Lakers

September 22, 2020

Watch Jamal Murray (28 points, 12 assists, 8 rebounds) lead the Denver Nuggets past the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-106, in game 3 of their best of seven series at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Tuesday night. Denver’s Jerami Grant had a career night with 26 points while Nikola Jokic added 22. The Nuggets led by as much as 20 points at the 10:36 mark in the 4th quarter but the Lakers mounted a comeback to cut the lead to just 3 with 5:26 to go. But Murray made buttery smooth jumpers to seal the win for Denver. Credits to the video owner.


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LIVE NHL ODDS

Date Matchup Money Spread
Monday,
Sep 28,
08:05 pm
Tampa Bay Lightning at -175 -1.5 (+157)
Dallas Stars +155 1.5 (-180)
Wednesday,
Sep 30,
08:05 pm
Dallas Stars at -115 0.0 (-115)
Tampa Bay Lightning -115 0.0 (-115)

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MLS GAME LINES

Date Matchup Money Totals
Sunday,
Sep 27,
08:00 pm
Minnesota United 1.91 O: 3.5 (2.30)
Real Salt lake 3.50 U: 3.5 (1.57)
TIE 4.00
Sunday,
Sep 27,
08:30 pm
FC Dallas 2.30 O: 2.5 (1.65)
Orlando City SC 2.85 U: 2.5 (2.25)
TIE 3.60
Sunday,
Sep 27,
09:00 pm
Colorado 2.55 O: 2.5 (1.61)
Kansas City 2.60 U: 2.5 (2.25)
TIE 3.50
Sunday,
Sep 27,
10:00 pm
Vancouver Whitecaps 6.75 O: 3.5 (2.05)
Portland 1.38 U: 3.5 (1.74)
TIE 5.25
Sunday,
Sep 27,
10:30 pm
Los Angeles Galaxy 2.55 O: 3.5 (2.30)
Seattle 2.50 U: 3.5 (1.57)
TIE 3.70

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SEPTEMBER SPORTS CALENDAR

DATE TIME* EVENT VENUE
26 Sat 12:00
PM
Top 25 College Football - Week 3: Florida vs. Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field
Top 25 College Football - Week 3: Kansas St. vs. Oklahoma Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Top 25 College Football - Week 3: Kentucky vs. Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium
3:30
PM
Top 25 College Football - Week 3: Mississippi State vs. LSU Tiger Stadium
Top 25 College Football - Week 3: Texas vs. Texas Tech Jones AT&T Stadium
4:00
PM
Top 25 College Football - Week 3: Georgia vs. Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
7:00
PM
Top 25 College Football - Week 3: Alabama vs. Missouri Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field
7:30
PM
Top 25 College Football - Week 3: Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M Kyle Field
Top 25 College Football - Week 3: Tennessee vs. South Carolina William-Brice Stadium
8:05
PM
MLB Primetime Game: Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals Kauffman Stadium
27 Sun 1:00
PM
2020 NFL Season Week 3: Bears vs. Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium
2020 NFL Season Week 3: Los Angeles Rams vs. Buffalo Bills Bills Stadium
2020 NFL Season Week 3: Washington Football Team vs. Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium
2020 NFL Season Week 3: Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium
2020 NFL Season Week 3: Las Vegas Raiders vs. New England Patriots Gillette Stadium
2020 NFL Season Week 3: San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants MetLife Stadium
2020 NFL Season Week 3: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
2020 NFL Season Week 3: Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field
4:05
PM
2020 NFL Season Week 3: New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium
2020 NFL Season Week 3: Carolina Panthers vs. Los Angeles Chargers SoFi Stadium
4:25
PM
MLB Primetime Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Denver Broncos Empower Field at Mile High
2020 NFL Season Week 3: Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals State Farm Stadium
2020 NFL Season Week 3: Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field
7:00
PM
NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs - Round of 12: South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
8:20
PM
2020 NFL Season Week 3: Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome
9:00
PM
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa UFC APEX
28 Mon 8:15
PM
2020 NFL Season Week 3: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium

*Time shown is Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).


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