Sports handicappers and sports investors are strongly encouraged to have more than one sports gaming source in order to shop for online values. This simply means taking the most advantageous position on every sports investment opportunity. Today there are numerous offshore sportsbooks, providing the opportunity to obtain multiple sports odds, and thus increasing the potential for a positive return.
Posted pointspreads can differ by a point or more on the same game, because lines are intended to evenly divide the wagering public’s opinion and, thus, their money. When a sportbook begins to receive more money on one side of a game than the other, they will likely move their line; however, due to the fact that there are so many gambling sportsbooks now, some houses may not receive as big of an imbalance of money as others, resulting in different lines for the same game.
Simple mathematics can easily establish the importance of “line shopping” or finding the best sports odds, as it can ultimately provide the difference between a profitable or losing week, month, or season. Random selections on 100 games should theoretically yield 50 wins and 50 losses. Assume for demonstration’s sake that 1 unit was wagered on each game. The result would be a net loss of 5 units due to the “vigorish” service fee taken by sportsbooks on each wager; however, if just FIVE of the defeats were within a point or two of the wagered line, and could have been won simply by finding a better pointspread, the result would be a 55-45 record and a net profit of 5.5 units. This is a reversal of more than 10 units on just a small number of events and with very conservative wagering. Even a half-point can be the difference between a win and a push or a push and a loss. Extrapolate the numbers over the course of a season with a more aggressive money management strategy and the gains are compounded dramatically.
Checking sports gambling odds at several sportsbooks is an absolute necessity and can be done much more quickly now than before the days of the Internet. PRO INFO SPORTS provides multiple live lines on the Handicapping Services – Sports Odds, Scores & News page.
As with any industry there are unscrupulous types to watch out for. Most of the offshore countries where sportsbooks are located require certain terms be met before they grant a license. Also, some countries are now beginning to legalize and regulate online gaming, the same as they do for other industries. Take your time in deciding who you will sign up with. Do your research on the various sportsbooks rules, promos, etc., to see if they meet your needs, and keep up to date with the latest sportsbook news.
Once your sportsbook accounts are funded, you are ready to find the best sports odds and put our handicapping and money management strategies to work for a rewarding and enjoyable sports investment venture with our Sports Handicapping Services.