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Manage your bets based on knowing your teams

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

        Find out how College basketball betting differs from the NBA, and how to adjust your betting to suit this

College Basketball Betting
by Sebastien Veilleux


It’s all about March Madness. The rush of excitement. The thrill of victory. The crushing agony of defeat. However, first teams must play out a full season before being selected. In the grand scheme of things, only a handful of the college teams are selected to the big dance. Most get there by winning their conference or the championship tournament for their conference. I bring this up, because it’s important to know. A successful sports bettor needs to know what teams are motivated and what teams are just going through the motions.

It would be a grave mistake to assume that a team with an average record is playing for nothing. Many teams play hard throughout the season, because they have a shot at the NCAA tournament even if they are low in the conference. Another fallacy that kills sports bettors is betting NCAA basketball like it’s the NBA. You have to remember that NCAA basketball is comprised of young adults, typically 18-21. Most don’t possess the ability to perform at a high level, to think under pressure and to rise to the occasion against all odds.

While colleges fill their basketball teams with the best talent they have available, that does not mean the team will have even one really good player. Some programs out there are just plain bad. Only a small sample of players at the college level will be drafted by the NBA. Most are just street balers going through their college years. College basketball players are more susceptible to emotional swings than NBA players. For this reason, you must pay attention to any recent news and events swirling around the team.

For those that don’t already know, college basketball works on the spread system. For example, let’s say you have UCLA playing at Duke and Duke is -8. You have two options. You can take Duke and lay the 8 points, which means Duke must win by more than 8 for you to win—8 is a tie and only wins on some parlay cards. Your other option is to take UCLA and the 8 points. As long as UCLA win or does not lose by more than 7, you win. If they lose by 8, you tie.

College basketball betting also features the totals line. Not every game played will have a totals line at every sports book. The totals line is the total number of points scored by both participants at an event. For example, if the totals line was 130, you could bet the over or the under. Take the over and you want both teams to combine for 130 or more points. Take the under and you want both teams to combine for 130 or fewer points. Totals lines in college basketball can be both profitable and tricky at the same time.

College basketball can be extremely profitable. To be a long-term winner, it’s important that you not only understand the game of basketball, but the college scene as well. Spend time looking for news and information about the team and players. Is there a scandal at the school? Did the team just come off of a miracle win? Events can swing college basketball greatly. Players are more apt to be swung by emotions. Good luck on the hardwood.
The author is a respected sports betting editor at SportsGamblingReview.com, an online sportsbook review site. He also writes a daily blog on NCAA Basketball betting with up to the minute odds, news and picks.
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Betting in the USA is legal

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Betting on sporting events with friends is it legal or illegal in the USA?

I dont mean the kind of online betting, I mean like 2 guys that are friends and they place a $1000 bet on a game. Can I be arrested for doing that if cops found out about it? What I mean is like if you and a few of your friends got together in a bar and you each bet $100 on a sporting event. Can you be arrested for that?
I live in Ohio

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I need some sports betting advice

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

I need some sports betting advice. What is a good site for baseball wagering picks?

James R asked:
I had the darn Brewers tonight and lost again. I need some advice that knows something about baseball. I am a fan, but I can’t pick it to save my life.

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Sports betting in Vegas

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Sports betting in Vegas through a wesite?

Is there a good (legal) website to place sports bets in Vegas? I overheard someone talking about making Vegas NFL bets on a wesite. I didn’t think you could that.

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Sports Betting Rule for the NBA

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Sports Betting Rule for the NBA – an article by R. Gringer

Sports betting is a very exciting and thrilling activity. Some sports bettors do it for entertainment, some for money, and others for both. Regardless of the motivation behind sports betting, certain basic rules should be within the knowledge of a sports bettor. A sports following provides the basics of sports betting such as the manner of these types of bets.

In placing a bet in the NBA, a sports bettor must be familiar with these types of rules for the NBA. The first thing to be considered is the objective of the sports bettor. The common objective of a sports bettor is to win money. This can be done by beating the oddsmakers. An oddsmaker is a person who sets the betting odds. It is different from the sportsbook. A sportsbook merely accepts sports bets unlike an oddsmaker that provides for the betting odds.

The next consideration in this type of betting rule for the NBA is to select a team in a game which one wants to bet on. A good choice of a team is based on statistics and news and not merely on favoritism. Certain conditions are given emphasis in selecting a team to bet on. Usually, the players, the team performance, and the opponent of the team are considered. The odds of winning are higher if a team has recognizable advantages over the opponent team. Usually an advantage of a team is found on the players list, the home court, and the revenge factor.

After selecting an NBA team, a sports bettor needs to determine the amount of a bet. The amount of the bet must be synchronized with the easy to follow system that a sports bettor adopts. This is an important aspect in order for a sports betting system to work. Otherwise, one will be subject to money losses if the financial resources available are inadequate to support a sports betting system.

The next consideration after selecting an NBA team is the type of bet that a sports bettor will select. There are various types of bets. A common type of bet is the straight or single bet. In this kind of bet, a sports bettor, will place the bet on a team that wins at a given odd. Another type of bet is the point spread. The point spread bet allows a sports bettor to bet on a team that won a given odd and at the underdog team. This type of bet will work in favor of the sports bettor if the bet on a team that won a given odd prevails.

The sports betting rule for the NBA is an important guideline in placing a bet. It should be complied with by every sports bettor in the NBA. It allows an efficient and organized system in placing a bet. A sports bettor should always follow a rule in placing bets. Otherwise, chaos and mismanagement might likely occur. One can also consider hiring professionals in placing bat. Professionals will be the ones who will comply with the sports betting rule based on what is advantageous to the client.

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