Sports betting

    • WinStrat
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      Joined: 20.12.2011 Posts: 138
      Many poker sites also have good sportsbooks to place bets.

      Which sportsbooks do you like the best?

      What sports do you bet on?

      Personally I like to bet on sports that have no draws as a possible outcome. (MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL, Tennis...)
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    • JCSeerup
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      MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL can all end as draws, but they will go into extra time, which gives a bit lower odds.

      I like to bet NCAAFB, MLB and NBA. But I also bet on all sort of other things.

      Btw. Logan Thomas and Virginia Tech is going to crush tonight! :)
    • Madavaster1
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      Joined: 20.09.2012 Posts: 1,147
      I used to bet only on NBA. Reasoning behind this choice went something like this:

      NBA -> high scores at the end of the game -> bigger gap between the results than in other sports -> lower variance / bigger edge
    • AArvanity
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      EV+ spots in sports betting doesn't exist for players
    • WinStrat
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      Originally posted by AArvanity
      EV+ spots in sports betting doesn't exist for players
      Yes they do if you bet the numbers and not your favourite teams.

      Sometimes a sportsbook will have a line that is +EV. But it is rare.
    • Necrophagist
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      Originally posted by WinStrat
      Originally posted by AArvanity
      EV+ spots in sports betting doesn't exist for players
      Yes they do if you bet the numbers and not your favourite teams.

      Sometimes a sportsbook will have a line that is +EV. But it is rare.
      It all depends on what you are looking for. I bet MMA and there are +EV spots on every single event, you simply just have to know what to look for. You need to know your stuff and study for every event as well.

      Your goal in sports betting is to beat the odds makers. If you are better at handicapping then they are then you will find +EV spots in their set lines.
      If you follow the correct betting mathematical model, known as the Kelly Criterion with your edge on the odds makers then profits are an inevitability.
    • TinciBAD
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      At the moment, Eurpoean basketball championship in SLovenia

      Bet and cheer for Slovenia we can not loose :D
    • martinBAD
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      Badminton and tennis
    • aboesing
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      I bet on tennis.

      But my great outcome was with darts... I go from $70 to $600, only see world ranking position.

      Now I am betting in MMA and tennis.
    • aboesing
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      Good spot to a bet

      Coritiba vs Nautico in Brazilian Soccer Championship.

      Nautivo is worst team. Only few points in championship. I bet in Coritiba pk, +0.5 for -106.
    • martinBAD
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      Good odds have also pineacle. Bwin has many live streams and also livebets...
    • aboesing
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      i bet in betonline. They fee $20 for withdraw in neteller!!! And not best odds, but the give a lot of freeplays and bonus.
    • aboesing
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      best live bets that i play are in tennis. Bet in winner of game. Player that are serving has huge advantage, and odds are very good. (except for top 4 in rank)
    • JCSeerup
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      Originally posted by aboesing
      best live bets that i play are in tennis. Bet in winner of game. Player that are serving has huge advantage, and odds are very good. (except for top 4 in rank)
      LOL

      So i guess you have seen at least one set. :D
    • martinBAD
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      Odds are very good for players which are serving???
      Where is that???
    • aboesing
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      Lets try explain.
      I live bet in a game like berdych vs simon.
      I know that berdych is a ace machine and lose few of his games when are in serve.
      I get about -400 odds to bet in berdych to win his game.
      If I take statistic, I see he win 80% of his games, It will be a +ev spot to bet.
      But it is difficult to get these spots, because you need a statistic "error" from guy or machine that gives odds in game.
      I saw games with nadal, where odds are -2500... No way to bet.

      Yesterday I bet in bellator 101. All favorites win... easy money?
    • martinBAD
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      What are odds in this example?
      Berdych-Simon on servis win??
    • TheLastNail
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      where are u guys betting? where do u recommend making big volume bets? or all of u are using 10+ platforms? which are safest regarding customer service (dont take ur money when u win a lot) ?
    • wasy8
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      Pinnacle is the answer to all your questions, really. 5dimes is a nice option due to the sheer volume of extra props and such, but Pinny is tops in the business.
    • 3prswins
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      I like using Betfair, usually best odds (although there is the 5% commission on winnings).

      Big volume bets would be possible, you're only restricted by the liquidity of the exchange, which in mainstream sports is usually pretty high.
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