The Logic of Sports Betting
How do sportsbooks make their lines? Which types of bets are the best? Can you beat the house?
The Logic Of Sports Betting answers all these questions and more with a dash of humor and a whole lot of real talk about how it all works. Peek behind the counter and learn how sportsbooks operate. Combine that insider knowledge with why-didn’t-I-think-of-that sports betting logic, and you have the winning formula.
WHY BUY THIS? As a former bookie “Mo” use to warn to his patrons while hanging out in a Jersey diner, “You’re going to be handing me an envelope of money far more often than I’ll be handing you one.” So true. We look at sports gambling as a form of entertainment. That is, to make a game between two bottom feeders more interesting. If you think you are going to make a living from gambling, then you should move to Vegas. Otherwise, simply budget an amount you can afford to lose every month, and leave it at that. Hey, if you buy a pizza oven, you will eventually save money on ordering pizza delivery, which will allow you to budget more money to sports gambling.
Still, this book is a must-have for your Man Cave, since at the very least, it explains things such as how does a Sportsbook generate a line for a given market? And why it is nearly impossible to win at NFL betting 30 minutes before a game starts, and which markets are easiest to beat. You can also get Picking NFL Winners: A Statistical Handicapping Primer. Oh, and you may want to get a journal titled The Bookies Pay Me in order to keep track of your sports bets. Good luck.