Italy Serie A Betting News
The top Italian football league features three of the world’s top soccer clubs and players that are known around the world. Plus, you have enough betting markets to keep you busy. So, where do you begin?
Here at Odds Shark, we think you should have everything you need to make educated bets. For this reason, our Italian Serie soccer betting section has odds, betting info – basically the things you’ll want in your back pocket when you’re ready to visit a soccer sportsbook.
How to Read Soccer Odds
From August to May, you have numerous betting options (and that’s not counting Coppa Italia and Champions League). Before you place your wager, it’s important to understand how the odds work for this football league.
When you check out a soccer-centric betting site, you’ll see odds displayed like this:
AC Milan -121
We use American odds but you can select Decimal (1.20) or Fractional (1/5) style. Where you live will usually dictate the type of odds you’re used to. Bettors in the U.K. prefer fractions, whereas people in Australia and Europe use decimals. In the United States and Canada, you can guess what style is most popular.
The team with the minus sign (-) is the favorite. The team with the plus sign (+) is the underdog. The draw is neither a fave nor a dog but simply a third betting option. At -121, oddsmakers believe that Milan has a 54.8 percent chance of winning. At +130, Juve has a 43.5 percent shot and there is a 24.6 percent possibility that the game will end in a tie.
Let’s say you want to make a moneyline bet. This requires you to pick a team to win. If you like the fave and bet $100 on them, you’d get a payout of $182.64 – your original money is returned along with your prize of $82.64.
You can use our Odds Calculator to see what you’d win based on the amount you bet and the offered odds.
How Do Italian League Free Betting Picks Work?
Besides odds and news, we give you free picks. No matter if you’re trying to decide which side to take for the Serie A title or a regular-season match, our Super Computer gives you the predicted score against the spread (ATS), forecast totals and other details like the time and date of the matchup.
There may be times when you want to bet but are undecided on the type of wager to make and which side to back. Think of it like a weather report. You want to know if you need an umbrella before leaving the house.
What is the Consensus and how is it Different from a Free Pick?
The betting public can be used as a way to give your bets an edge. Knowing which way other bettors are leaning on a certain game can help you decide which club to select.
Pretend you’re on the fence about the totals for Napoli vs Inter Milan and oddsmakers have set the line at 1.5 goals. You’re unsure if you should take the OVER or the UNDER because this particular match is even in terms of offensive and defensive talent. If you visit our Consensus page, you’ll see which way the public is going.
Let’s pretend that 92 percent of bettors believe the combined score will be more than 2. That could give you the momentum you need to take the OVER. Conversely, if the numbers were reversed and 92 percent of the public is backing the UNDER, that can help cement your bet too.
The difference between consensus data and the info our Super Computer pulls is that the former gives you predictions based on past matches, and the latter lets you know which side the public is backing.
Whether you’re making a correct score bet on Lazio vs Parma or placing a prop on which team will score first after the half, the goal of this page – see what we did there? – is to give you the tools you need to handicap your bets so you can become the Paolo Maldini of Serie A betting.