SMART PLAYER ESSENTIALS
SPORTS BETTING GUIDE AND TIPS FROM THE PROS
Whether you are new to this or a seasoned player, our team can help get you started and help you take winning it to the next level! Our Pros have taken the time to write out essential tips to help you become a better player. Improve your record immediately. We will help you win bets on basketball, football, baseball, soccer, golf, horse racing, hockey, boxing, tennis, UFC, MMA, and NASCAR.
WHAT TYPE OF PLAYER ARE YOU?
Whether you are betting for fun or betting for profit, everyone wants to win. In order to be successful you need to be able to be "smart" about betting and focus on fundamental analysis, analytics, systems and angles. Most people don't have the time or resources to do this properly and consistently. The best way to save time and build money is to work with professionals who are able to take the time to research each play properly and use a formula to predict the outcome. Unlike betting on cards, there are many variables in sports that cannot be predicted mathematically, so is a win guaranteed 100%? Even with the best information, no. However, it is possible to win consistently and make money on betting sports with the right formula and information on your side. That is where Platinum Sports is able to help every player increase their revenue. If you are interested in doing this for profit, you need to work with professionals to build a bankroll.
The point spread is the projected number of points that separate two teams in a sporting event. A game with a spread will have a favorite (the team expected to win) and an underdog or “dog” (the team expected to lose). A favorite “gives” points and is identified with a minus sign next to their point spread. The underdog “gets” points and is identified with a plus sign next to their point spread.
The 3-digit numbers to the far right are the listed prices for a bet. This is called the odds, vig, or juice. The easiest way to think of it is in $100 increments. Consider it the amount you must risk to win $100 on this wager. For example, if the line is set at -110 means you must risk $110 if you want to win $100. -110 is pretty standard, but you will find different options.
Betting the Moneyline-
To bet the “moneyline” is to bet on a team to win the game outright (without a point spread). The favorite will have negative odds, while the underdog will have positive odds. The difference is in the price or payout depending on which team you take. For example, if a “favorite” is listed at -240, it means you would need to risk $240 for a return of $100. Underdogs work differently. Instead of showing how much you need to risk to win $100, this line tells you how much you stand to win on a $100 wager. That means if the line says +220 and you bet $100 on the dog, and they win, you would win $220. If they lose, you are only out your original $100 wager.
Totals: What Over/Under Means in Sports Betting-
The terms “total” and “over/under” are synonymous when placing wagers. This type of bet is on the sum of the points scored by both teams in the game. The book sets the number for the total, and then you predict whether they will score more or fewer points than the set number. For example, let’s say the total is set at 44.5. If you project the combined score to be more than 44.5 points, you would place a wager on the OVER. If you think they will score less than 44.5 points, you would bet the UNDER.
BETTING ON TOP SPORTS
`NFL- In the NFL, oddsmakers offer the widest variety of action on regular season and playoff games. They also offer future bets. Some popular ways to bet the NFL include betting side, betting totals, futures betting, prop bets, and moneyline. Betting the NFL Preseason is definitely worth pursuing. The oddmakers will actually limit the amount high-dollar bettors can bet because pre-season carries a huge gambling advantage for bettor’s because of the high variance of information in the games.
`College Football- Betting on college football has become extremely popular, but there will be problems if you don’t have the right information. Keep in mind that all of the ranking and polling of teams is done by committees of people who don’t actually watch football but by a set of rules- of thumbs and decade-old norms according to long-time name recognition. When betting on college, focus on totals.
`NBA- When betting on pro hoops, we need to focus primarily on the offense because of how fast-paced the game is played. Odds notations in the NBA is identical to the odds notation of the NFL. You can bet on sides, moneyline, totals, etc.
`College Basketball- This can be a nearly year-round sport for bettors and a very profitable asset if bet the right way. There is pre-season, regular season and post-season conference play. The key to winning at college basketball is to find inaccurate public perceptions and bet against them. The public is going to flock to big conferences and inflate the point spreads from those schools. We focus on the underappreciated teams, get the right information and win consistently.
`MLB- Baseball is a stat heavy sport which offers advantages to bettors. There is no point spread and there is market efficiency (meaning there is no major area where the odds will systematically differ from the outcome.) The key on winning bets on baseball is to focus on the conditional starting pitchers and team streaks.
MISTAKES TO AVOID
`Don’t chase the “slumpbuster.” If you’re having a losing streak don’t fire hard on bad picks. Stay betting smart plays to try and never try and chase your money back. Stay consistent on how much you bet and only bet with the right information.
`Always keep track of your record so you know what is working for you and what is not.
Limit your options. Don’t increase bets based on being a fan of a specific team or player. Just buy a foam finger instead. We bet to make money, not to support specific teams or players.
`Don’t think yesterday’s game is today’s game. There are only two constants in sports betting 1: There are always profitable systems, trends, angles, and handicapping techniques. 2: All profitable systems and angles shift over time, so update frequently. Learn when to pass. Sometimes the only winning move is to not play, don’t ever force yourself to bet on a game.
`Paying for picks. Don’t buy into the “pay for individual play” scams. Real professionals, like Platinum Sports, know that it takes more than one game to build a bankroll. You won’t get rich overnight, but with consistently winning over time you will make money. Don’t let anyone convince you that one game will change your life unless, you’re willing to bet millions on one game. That could change your life.
`Be consistent with your bankroll. Know your limits and don’t fire outside of that. A professional can help advise you on the “rating” of information on a play, but only bet within your means.
`Don’t stay too focused on averages. Just because averages are predictive, it doesn’t make them descriptive. Averages are just numbers and there is much more to analyze in the story of a team. Beware of any handicapper that only pitches “averages” on his predictions.