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Understanding Online Sports Betting

Welcome to OddsShark 101: your one-stop-shop for expert sports betting advice.

While you may have heard of terms such as “fade”, “zig-zag theory” and “ATS trends”, you may not understand what they mean and how they can help you win your bet.

Here, we’ll cover all the basics and even give you a few more advanced strategies so you will have an advantage on game day.  

So, take a look around! Learn money management practices that will help preserve your bankroll, understand when the moneyline is a better deal than the point spread, and discover how you can save money by shopping for the best line. 

  • Video

    Point Spread Betting

    OddsShark StaffFri, Sep 11, 12:00pm

    New sports bettors often wonder what all the numbers and symbols mean when they look at an oddsboard. While most bettors and sports fans in general...

  • Over/Under Betting

    OddsShark StaffFri, Sep 11, 12:00pm

    OVER/UNDER odds, or ‘totals’ betting, is growing in popularity and is often the best wager you can make on a game. Let’s face it – some games are a...

  • Betting Against the Public

    OddsShark StaffSat, Sep 5, 12:00pm

    One of the most popular sports betting systems is the ‘contrarian method’ of going against whatever side the public is backing. The idea behind this...

  • Video

    What Does -110 Mean?

    OddsShark StaffSat, Aug 22, 3:45pm

    The magic number in sports betting is -110 because it defines the amount required by a sportsbook to earn $100 on either side of most wagers. A...

  • Video

    Betting on the Moneyline

    OddsShark StaffMon, Aug 17, 12:00pm

    Sports fans who enjoy wagering on baseball and hockey can sometimes be confused by the numbers and symbols commonly used by oddsmakers on the betting...

  • How Live Betting Works

    OddsShark StaffSat, Aug 15, 3:45pm

    Live betting is the latest and greatest wagering option available at many sportsbooks now. Those books that still do not have live betting simply do...

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    Parlay Betting

    OddsShark StaffFri, Aug 14, 12:00pm

    Parlay betting is one of the most popular forms of sports wagering. With parlays, bettors can bet that two or more point spreads, OVER/UNDERs, or...

  • Best Live Sports Betting Strategies

    OddsShark StaffWed, Aug 12, 3:45pm

    As live betting continues to become a much bigger phenomenon in the United States featuring more and more American sports after Europeans made it...

  • What is a Sports Betting Middle?

    OddsShark StaffWed, Aug 12, 12:00pm

    Betting the middle, or middling, as it is also known, is a betting strategy that can earn high profits without high risk. Sometimes it happens by...

  • Best Sports Betting Strategies

    OddsShark StaffTue, Aug 11, 3:45pm

    If you talk to any bettor at a sportsbook, they will have their own wagering tips that they use to win money. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don...

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