Whatever your hobby, job or task, there is one goal for everyone: To get better. It is not unusual to bet on sports. It is possible to start betting on sports to have fun or to make more money. You will eventually want to go higher in sports betting, as with all things. We will be discussing what the next level is, what it means and what you can do to get there.
See the lines and spread
We discussed a lot in our article for beginners sports bettors about the point spread and the money line. These are the most popular types of sports betting bets. If you don’t understand what we mean, go back to the beginners section and wait at minimum a year before taking the next step in your betting career.
Intermediate level: You need to know more than the definitions for the point spread or the money line. Understanding what each means in terms the amount of money you are likely to win or lose is essential.
Keep in mind that the point spread as well as the money line reflect betting action and not the skill of a team. This means that the odds of the bookmakers favoring the underdogs are more favorable for those who have placed more bets on one team.
Let’s use an example of a regular-season baseball game between the Atlanta Braves & the Florida Marlins. The books will release a line two days before the game.
Atlanta Braves –110
Florida Marlins +100
Over the course the next two days, everyone discovers that the Braves have made a change to their starting pitcher. The best pitcher is now the starter. The Marlins’ top hitter is also out due to an injury to his thumb. These are the lines now:
Atlanta Braves gabungsbo –130
Florida Marlins +110
There have been a few changes made by the bookies. They are now charging anyone who bets on the Braves to add $20 per $100. For every $100 they bet, they will offer $10 to those who bet on the underdog Marlins. This is a $30 difference.
This is due to the fact that the Braves are getting more attention from the public after news about the pitcher and the batter who was injured. The bookmakers are trying to equalize the action by decreasing the price of a Braves bet. Similar strategies will be used for the point spread in other sports.
Anyone who wishes to move up in sports betting must know this value. You will be able to pass the reworked lines if you consider yourself to have the next value. Why? Why? While the Braves may still win, you shouldn’t risk $20 more for every $100 that you want to win. It’s not a good return. You don’t want to lose the game to the Marlins.
Many types of bets
Intermediate sports betting is a different kind of betting. You can not only pay more attention to the spreads and lines, but you also have to be aware of the new options available.
Understanding lines and spreads was probably the most time-consuming part of your initial experience. You are now ready to take on more action and understand the spreads and lines. It is time to explore other sports betting options. These are just a few of the options available to you:
Parlays: You can bet on multiple teams to win with a parlay card. Parlay cards allow you to bet on up to 12 games, but each team must win to receive your money back and the payout. Parlays can be risky if you don’t know enough about your sport. They generally have a lower payout for less money.
o Teasers A teaser allows you to bet on two teams at once. You can also take points from one team and transfer them to another, making the spread more favorable. Although you will receive a lower payout, good manipulation will increase your chances of winning than if the original points were taken.
Futures: If your game is truly understood, you may consider future bets. These bets can be placed at the start of the season or during the playoffs. It is possible to bet that a team will place first in their conference or division. There are more teams trying to place (e.g., there are fewer teams trying to win the American League than there are who are running for the World Series trophy). This means that you will get a higher payout if your prediction is correct.
Higher levels of understanding usually translate into more money wagered. Remember to monitor your bankroll. You may want to increase your bets at the intermediate level, but you should not exceed the limit that you have set at the start of each season.