Bet on the world's best football league! Check out our English Premier League guide here

Betting Strategies

If you’re serious about making consistent profit in sports betting, finding an effective betting strategy is key. Using your instincts can only get you so far, so it’s important to have a plan in place to take on the bookies.

Our aim at is to make it easy for you to make good bets and enjoy yourself. That’s why our expert team has compiled a list of the most effective sports betting strategies from around the world.

Take a look at our list below and expand your sports betting knowledge today.

Choose topic


...or search by keyword

Which Sports to Bet On?

Enter through the doors of the local betting shop, and take a look around. Invariably, there will be several locals betting on anything they can find, from the roulette machine, to greyhounds, virtual...

Read More Read More

Arbitrage Betting

Arbitrage betting – also known as arbs, surebets, miraclebets and surewins – is a technique in which you place bets with different online betting companies in order to cover all of the outcomes...

Read More Read More

Asian Handicap Betting

As the name suggests, betting on football using Asian Handicaps is particularly popular in the Far East, however it remains surprisingly less popular in other European countries. Ask any semi-pro or...

Read More Read More

Tote Systems

The tote (short for totalisator) is a betting system ubiquitous around the world. Different countries exhibit varying degrees of use of the tote, but it is by and large present in some form or another. The...

Read More Read More

Poisson Distribution

In previous articles, we’ve looked at odds and probabilities, then used this to understand the concept of value betting. Whilst discussing value, we touched on creating our own prediction model to...

Read More Read More

The Hunt For Value In Sports Betting

In a previous article, we looked at probability, odds and the overround (see here).  This gave the basics that you need to consider to fully get to grips with the topic of finding ‘value’ in sports...

Read More Read More

Understanding Probability, Odds And Overround (Vig)

Most people understand that the amount of winnings you get from a successful bet is dependent on the odds available and the amount you staked. But the majority do not fully understand or take into...

Read More Read More

Kelly Criterion

When it comes to making long-term profit through gambling, managing your betting bank correctly and finding the right staking plan is as important as identifying a winning strategy based on finding...

Read More Read More

Sweetheart Teasers

Sweetheart teasers, also called monster teasers at some books, are special types of bets designed by the books to lure players in with the illusion of easy profits. While these bets do win from time...

Read More Read More

Malaysian Odds

Malaysian Odds, or Malay odds, are one way to correspond the relationship between your stake and your potential profit on a given bet. These odds depend on local customs and are similar to a local...

Read More Read More

Hong Kong Odds

Hong Kong, or HK, odds are relatively easy to follow and express. These odds are simply yet another expression of the relationship between your initial stake and your potential profit. Different locations...

Read More Read More

Indonesian Odds

Indonesian sports betting is a sore subject in that country. Sports betting is technically illegal, making it very hard for fans to wager on their favorite teams and games. Of course, this ban on sports...

Read More Read More

Winning at Sports Betting

Winning at sports betting is very challenging indeed. With standard pricing at -110/-110 on most games, the house enjoys over a 4% edge on most bets. That is very hard to overcome, especially since...

Read More Read More

Implied Probability

Implied probability is an important concept in various market based transactions, including the stock, option, bond, futures, currency, and swap markets. It is also a crucial concept in sports betting,...

Read More Read More

Exotic Bets

Exotics, also known as "props" are great ways to get action. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of props available every day. These props, or propositions, range from the obvious and basic (which...

Read More Read More

Pleaser Bets

A pleaser bet is a bet that allows the player to move the line in the sports book's favor, in exchange for better than normal odds. It is similar to a teaser except the sports book is gaining the better...

Read More Read More

American Odds

American odds are primarily used by sites that cater to US sports bettors, also know as “moneyline odds” they are the odds most often used for moneyline betting for American sports bettors. American...

Read More Read More

Future Bets

A future bet is a wager that is placed on upcoming event that will take place in the coming weeks or months. The best online bookmakers sites will update these odds based on the results of the current...

Read More Read More

Lucky 15

A Lucky 15 bet is a series of 4 different selections, each of which pays out on its own pay table. The four selections are (4) single bets, (6) double bets, (4) treble bets, and (1) fourfold accumulator...

Read More Read More

Yankee Bets

A Yankee bet is a wager on four selections that includes 11 separate bets. At least two of the four selections must win for any money to be returned. It is similar to a Lucky 15 bet, only without the...

Read More Read More


An accumulator contains at least four teams. It can contain many more and can offer astronomical payouts, especially if a few heavy underdogs are involved. It is essentially an all or nothing proposition...

Read More Read More

Teaser Bets

A teaser is designed to be just that, a tease. This type of bet offers the player the chance to effectively buy points, in exchange for pairing at least two bets together. Both bets must win (as in...

Read More Read More

Moneyline Betting

Moneyline betting is a form of wagering where there is no point spread. You are simply picking the winner based on the outcome of the game, moneyline odds can vary wildly depending on the odds in each...

Read More Read More

Line Shopping

When you are betting sports, there are several factors to consider, if you want to show a long term profit (or at least minimize your losses). The most important factor to keep in mind is bankroll...

Read More Read More

Parlay Betting Strategies

This article assumes the reader is at least familiar with the bare bones basics of parlays. It is intended to be slightly advanced and will deal with various strategies and tactics that can be used...

Read More Read More

Parlays in Sports Betting

A parlay bet is a single bet in which two or more outcomes are dependent on all wagers winning. The reason parlay odds have an allure to sports bettors is because they offer higher payouts than conventional...

Read More Read More

Understanding Fractional Odds

Fractional odds, also known as UK Odds are most often used in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Originally used in horse racing, fractional odds are one of the oldest forms of odds for sports gamblers....

Read More Read More

Explaining Decimal Odds

Decimal odds are the most common way online bookmakers present their odds to customers. Decimal odds are often called European odds, as they are most commonly used by sports bettors in Europe, Australia,...

Read More Read More
1 What is your preferred device?
Desktop Desktop
Tablet Tablet
Mobile Mobile
Go back
Only Verified Betting Sites