Sports are a great way to make a little extra cash as long as you know what you are doing. This article will show you how to do exactly that, so that you have the skill, and knowledge to place winning bets on every sport. M LB Baseball There are many different types of bets when it comes to Baseball. The first and most obvious is the straight forward pick on a winner. If you are betting officially there will typically be an adjusted price depending on if your bet is for the underdog or the favorite with a higher payout if you bet on the underdog. One source explains it this way:”If team A is hosting team B,they could be listed as -120 favorites, indicating a wager would need to be $120 to win $100 if the team A win the game. Team B, on the contrary, could be on the board as +130 underdogs, thereby indicating betting $100 to win $130 if they beat team A.”The challenge for beginners is whether to go with the favorite or to gamble on the underdog.
This method is known as the Money Line. Another way to make wagers on baseball is by betting on Runs. Run Line betting is whether the favored/underdog will win by two or more runs. In this case, choosing the underdog may actually increase your odds of winning because by choosing that team you are saying that they will either win the game or only lose by one run, therefore it will generally cost you more than if you were to bet the underdog on the money line.lf you don’t want to bet on a particular team winning or losing, you can bet on totals. This simply means you are betting on the combined number of runs scored by both teams. The bookie will set the total and you bet over or under that number as to what the count of runs will be at the end of the game. NFL Football football you may place pregame bets, Quarter and First Half Lines (bets placed during those respective times), and Halftime lines (bets placed at halftime for the second half of the game). For halftime bets, the score is essentially set to 0-0 to make things simple.
Football betting is a bit more complex than baseball because of all of the different options and things to predict. First, and most familiar will be the money line bet. Again, this just means you are betting on whether the favored/underdog team will win. Again, bigger payouts for the underdog.A simple bet in football is betting over/under totals. You wager whether the totals of the game will be over or under the per-determined number.Finally there is the bet type known as the future. These are very straight-forward: you are placing a bet on a future event – most popularly, the Superbowl. You can place this type of bet on virtually any aspect of upcoming events. NBA Basketball Very similar to baseball there is the money line bet, and betting totals. Bettors can bet in the first quarter/half, and also during Halftime. Scores are set to 0-0 for betting purposes at halftime for simplicity’s sake. Basketball, like football also has Future betting. Soccer Betting in soccer is much more simple than any of the previous sports covered. Due to the fact that a game can end in a draw, the money line bet has a third option. You can bet that the favored team will win, the underdog will win, or that the game will end in a draw. There is also the standard two-way money line option available. All soccer bets are made for the Regular portion of the game, or the 90 minutes.
Overtime, therefore, is not counted. You may also bet totals in soccer. These work slightly differently than in other sports. Totals are shown in multiples of .25 goals. Sports insight.com explains it this way:”if you bet on the Over 2.25 goals, half your bet is placed on “Over 2. and the other half of the bet is placed on “Over 2.5″. If the game settles on 2, you lose half your bet (Over 2.5) and refunded the other half (Over 2). If the game settles on 3, you win both bets (Over 2 and Over 2.5).” Tennis Tennis has several different “markets” for betting. The most common is betting on the match winner. If you bet on these results you may run into different rule sets regarding how the bets are determined in the event of a match not being completed. Best practice is to only bet where the bet void rule is used This rule simply states that if either player retires the bet is off and all bettors receive their money back.Set Betting is the next most common option, however it is more precise. You are betting on the precise outcome of the match, in sets. Backing a favorite in this situation has a good chance of boosting your profits.
For example Player A could have odds on at 2/5 (1.40) to beat Player B, but for a straight sets 3-0 win, you’ll get the bigger price of 9/4 (3.25). Total Games is another option for betting. You simply bet under/over for the various totals regarding the games. The most common is the Total Games which as the name describes, is a bet on the total number of games played in that match.Handicap Betting is another possibility. It is divided into two types: Games Handicap (handicap is applied to results of game) and Sets Handicap (where the bet is on sets won by each player rather than number of games). Finally, there is Tournament Winner betting where you are betting on the tournament winner.
Golf Betting in golf can be broken down into three possibilities: betting on the winner, betting on the top three, or betting that one golfer will place higher than another. NHL Hockey Betting the puck line is the most common type of betting in the NHL. This type is very similar to the run line in baseball. Bettors can lay 1.5 goals with the favorite or take 1.5 goals with the underdog. Betting totals is also an option. A bettor will bet the total number of goals scored in a game. Generally, the sports book will post a number and the bettors will wager over or under for that game. The most popular bet type, favored by nearly all betting hockey fans is the Grand Salami. This bet allows bettors to place a bet on the total number of goals scored in each game on a given day. Now you have a basic knowledge of the bet types for each sport and how to bet.