Need Help Understanding Online Sports Betting?

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You have seen the odds and numbers in the newspaper but need help because you don’t quite understand what they mean and which team is the favorite. You have heard terms like ‘fade’ and 'zig-zag theory' and ‘ATS trends’ but aren’t quite sure how they can help you win your bet.

Call this your sports betting 101 tutorial. We help break down basic information on how to read a point spread and how a teaser works, while introducing you to intermediate betting theory that you can apply to your handicapping. Take a look around, learn money management practices that will help preserve your bankroll, learn when the moneyline is a better deal than the point spread and see how you can save money by shopping for the best line.

  • Pro-Line vs. Online Sportsbooks

    Hayley SullivanMon, Feb 1, 9:26am

    Many Canadian bettors believe that the only legal way to bet on sports in the country is through Pro-Line. This is far from the truth; there are...

  • 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 odds board. 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...

  • 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...

  • Betting on the Money Line

    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...

  • 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...

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