Sports Betting 101: How To Find The Best Lines/Odds

Sports betting is complicated and it can be intimidating as a new bettor. We’re here to help.

The odds for each game are very similar at each sportsbook, however, there are sometimes small differences, such as a half-point on a few games. That’s because a particular sportsbook will adjust their own numbers based on action they’ve already taken. So, as a bettor, it is advantageous to shop around and try to grab the best number for a wager you like. Many professional bettors, or “sharps”  have accounts at several books. Over time, you will learn the benefit of laying 3.5 points instead of 4, and -115 instead of -120. It all matters.

I remember my first bet, too. Now, it’s time to play.

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