At the end of the day, the bookies are out there to take your money. That doesn’t mean that you can’t make big wins and get some healthy profit from your sports betting. Ultimately, sticking a little bet on can make watching the games or following the leagues a bit more exciting for the average punter and it’s now easier than ever as betting sites offer tips and an odds calculator. But you know what they say, when the fun stops, stop. So to avoid losing and maximise your winnings when sports betting you should have a look here.
It’s important to note from the outset within this article we are going to be going over sports betting in the newly opened up American market, and as such we will be using examples from the American sporting leagues.
Now with any bet you have to start with the basics. Odds on betting are the most crucial part. Knowing how the odds work and how to manipulate your bet with good odds to get the best result is a trick of the trade many casual gamblers fail to acknowledge. For a worthwhile bet you are going to want to find good odds on your selection but also still have a realistic chance at winning. Indeed, favourites do not always win in sports betting and more often than not there are underdog upsets. This is where you have a chance to pick up good odds for teams that can cause an upset. College Football in America is the best place to find this betting harmony. With so many teams and no professional players, there are consistently upsets or underdog wins as external factors play a huge role in these games.
Picking the right betting selection to get bang for your buck is key to maximising your winnings. This more often than not will mean avoiding popular selections of odds-on betting, special promotions or highly popular fixtures. For example, you are more likely to get better winnings at lower level NFL season games than you are in the Superbowl. Indeed, this is true of most American leagues and is valuable knowledge to carry. Betting on the more obscure teams and leagues that have less pressure or following will allow you to get a favourable ratio of bang for your buck with higher odds and more probability. For this more rogue delve into American leagues you will want to look at less favourable leagues with no big names in it. Additionally, to seek out better odds via more obscure roots, you will also need to do your research. Finding out form, specific conditions such as injuries or weather and also whether its a home or away game are all important factors to consider. The home advantage is apparent in many American sports leagues games from the NBA to NHL. That crowd cheering on their team can make or break the result and consequently win or lose you money. For even better results you should look past the ‘big four’ leagues and try your hand at less popular things like UFC or college basketball where, with the right research, you should be able to find good odds and more profitability.
As America becomes more liberal towards sports betting, the market is going to increasingly saturate. This means that when you are making your selection it is increasingly important to find the right bookmaker for you. This will involve a bit of shopping around but when you find the right odds you will be thankful you scoped it out. Once you have found out the right market you want to make sure you have made the right bet. Regarding this we would always recommend going for a single or a double over any accumulator. These accumulators are the devil when it comes to gambling. Hooking you in with the lure of winning big, but with the catch of so many different results needing to go your way. You are better to stick with your surefire single or double and put more money down to reap your rewards.
As sports betting opens up legally within America there will soon be much more activity towards the American leagues than there already is. They are poised to be bet one, you just have to know what you are betting on and how to maximise your winnings when betting on sports!