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 SBO.net 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.

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NFL Buying Points

What Does Buying Points Actually Mean? Buying points or half-points relates to the NFL point spread or total. Most sportsbooks will allow bettors to buy a half point or more off the spread or total. For...

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NFL Totals

A Beginner’s Guide to NFL Totals Totals, or over/under bets, are easier to understand than point spreads and are simply just the amount of points scored in the game by both teams combined. This counts...

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Bankroll Management

The Importance of Bankroll Management We’ve met a lot of talented NFL handicappers over the years, many of them who were among the best at finding the most profitable markets on the board and predicting...

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NFL Lines

Who Determines NFL Odds? There is no simple answer to who makes the point spread, totals and money lines for each week of NFL action. Even football bettors who have bet for several years may have little...

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Wong Teasers

Who Is Stanford Wong? Nobody, really, the name is just a pen name for a series of sports betting books. However, Wong authored a book called Sharp Sports Betting in 2001, which has become one of the...

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Which Sports to Bet On?

Why You Should Focus on One or Two Sports 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...

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Arbitrage Betting

What Is Arbitrage Betting? Arbitrage betting - also known as arbs betting, surebets, miraclebets and surewins - is a technique in which you place bets with different online betting companies to...

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Asian Handicap Betting

A Beginner’s Guide to Asian Handicap Betting It is not surprising though that the ‘normal’ punter chooses not to use the Asian Handicap market. It is not the easiest of concepts to get your...

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Tote Systems

The History of the Tote The tote was first conceived in the 1860’s in France by Joseph Oller, whose concept the ‘Pari mutuel’ is still used for horse racing in France today. The operators of...

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Poisson Distribution

What Is Poisson Distribution? So what is Poisson Distribution? If you Google it, you get back a lot of scary definitions that are very difficult to understand, such as “Poisson distribution is the...

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The Hunt For Value In Sports Betting

How to Identify Value 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...

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Understanding Probability, Odds And Overround (Vig)

A Beginner’s Guide to Odds and Probability To fully understand how to make consistent profit from the bookies’, it makes sense to fully understand what all of the numbers actually mean when you...

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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...

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Sweetheart Teasers

  What Is a Regular Teaser? Before explaining a sweetheart teaser, let's quickly go over what a regular teaser is. A regular, standard teaser involves anywhere from 2-15+ teams, and is...

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Malaysian Odds

Sports Betting in Malaysia Malaysian sports betting is centered around soccer. Estimates run as high as 90% of all wagers placed in the country are bets on soccer matches. Although there are laws...

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Hong Kong Odds

Sports Betting in Hong Kong Sports betting in Hong Kong is very sophisticated and developed. There are many large syndicates that place huge wagers on everything from soccer to horse racing, all...

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Indonesian Odds

An Introduction to 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...

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Winning at Sports Betting

Ways to Win at Sports Betting Just as the old saying goes, "there are many ways to skin a cat." There are also many ways to win at sports betting. Let us examine some of these ways now. Line Shopping...

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Implied Probability

Implied Probability: Simple Example Let’s take a look at several examples of implied probability in action. We'll start with a simple example. Let's imagine you and a friend are flipping a...

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Exotic Bets

Types of Props There are so many types of props that one could write an entire novel devoted to them. Let me break them down into general categories of basic, intermediate, and advanced. These are...

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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...

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American Odds

What Are American Odds? American odds are simply one way to express odds. A pick em will be listed as "pk" or "pick" or "pick 'em" depending on your site. There are two basic types, favorites and...

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Future Bets

What Is a Future Bet? The most common types of future bets are often who will win the titles of various sporting leagues. Future bets on the NFL’s Super Bowl and the English Premier League crown...

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Lucky 15

Lucky 15 Bet Example An easy way to think of the bet is to imagine picking 4 teams, A, B, C, and D. Your Lucky 15 bet would then consist of these bets: Straight (single) bets on teams A, B, C,...

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Yankee Bets

Yankee Bet Explained: What Is a Yankee Bet? 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...

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Accumulator

Example Of An Accumulator Bet With Even Money Each Accumulator bet works like this: Your bet consists of four (or more) selections. These four teams are “linked” in that you either win...

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Teaser Bets

Learn How a Standard Teaser Works Many first time bettors view teasers as easy money, and it's easy to see why. After all, how often do games come in right on the spread, or darn close to it? A teaser...

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Moneyline Betting

What sports offer moneyline betting? Baseball, soccer, and ice hockey are mostly moneyline betting, since these sports do not have point spreads moneylines are the default way of wagering. Football...

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Line Shopping

What Is Line Shopping? Line shopping is similar to any other kind of shopping. When you’re looking for a new TV, you probably shop around a bit and see who has the best price. Line shopping...

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Parlay Betting Strategies

Correlated Parlays: Yes! One way to win using parlays is to find (and bet) a correlated parlay. This bet has been called the "holy grail" of sports betting, because, if you find a sports book that...

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Parlays in Sports Betting

Parlay Odds Okay, so we have explained what parlays are, let’s now figure out if they are profitable, and what kind of edge the bookmakers have on their bettors. The standard payoff from an online...

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Understanding Fractional Odds

How to Calculate Fractional Odds Fractional odds are extremely simple to calculate because well, they are given in fraction form. The denominator or 2nd number to the right is the amount bet and the...

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Explaining Decimal Odds

Understanding Decimal Odds Decimal odds take two seconds to calculate, they are simply your stake multiplied by the odds, which then equals your payout. A simple formula for decimal odds is: Your...

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