Sports Betting 101- How to Bet Against Point Spread

Most novice gamblers end up losing their proverbial jersey year after year, most of the failures can be directly attributed to poor money management practices, but many more failures are also due to a complete lack of knowledge regarding how to handicap certain sports and the factors/situations that come into play this week. by week.

First of all “Point Spread” is defined as the number placed on an event for betting purposes and is often expressed in terms of the number of points which at must be seen by one side on the other as a means of night, playing field for both the favorite and the underdog, in most cases the money line is also attached to the same event so that one can easily bet on the favorite or the underdog to win without having to award points, keep in mind that it is usually football and basketball games that have a point spread.

If there is only a little advice you take from this article, I hope it is… Keep your eyes and ears open!! I bet you’re wondering “yes” right now aren’t you? When I say open your eyes and ears I am referring to local radio, TV and newspapers in your area, often local teams beat writers who gather information from team players or team sources and use the same information for their local radio or TV shows. or for articles they write for local newspapers, this same information can be invaluable to you as a gambler if you are able to dissect what is important and what is not and then act on the important information before the rest. the world does, this gives you what is referred to as an “edge”.

Get in the habit of having local sports talk shows on the radio while you’re driving or working at home on your computer, know what time local evening sports shows are on television in your area, pay special attention to the sports section of the local newspaper every morning over coffee or breakfast. The idea is to absorb as much information as you can throughout the week and before game time, find out who is returning from injury or who is treating a nagging knee or ankle injury that could slow them down, know if there are “clusters” of injuries along the offensive line or defensive team that can impact upcoming matches, know if your local team is playing at home and if there are any possible weather issues.

The crux of the matter is that you have a lot of information at your fingertips regarding local colleges and professional teams in your area and in most cases this information is accessible to you before the rest of the betting public learns about it and you can use this to your advantage, no I mean I’m saying to ignore the other teams in the league and don’t care what happens to them, what I’m saying is if you want to beat the posted points spread you have to look for the edge and often the edge can be found by concentrating on local information about local teams.

I recommend using multiple “outs” to place bets as a way to collect the best point spread on any game you wish to bet on, in this day and age a gambler has access to many offshore sportsbooks and it is a good idea to take advantage of at least three or more. four of them are for classifieds shopping purposes, but remember to do your homework before signing up with any offshore sports book, most are reputable but some are not.rinking buddies.