Beginner’s Guide to Sports Betting

Sports betting has come out of the shadows and into the open during the last four years.

The long-standing taboo against gambling swiftly vanished from American popular culture, creating the conditions for the vast, multibillion-dollar legal sports betting market. Millions of sports fans will be looking to enter the betting industry for the first time now that sports betting is legal in several areas.

Beginner’s Tips on Sports Betting

1. Favorites versus Outsiders

Decide which team should be the favorite and which should be the underdog before oddsmakers post a betting line for a game.

2. Moneylines

The moneyline is the second option to wager on a favorite or an underdog. A moneyline bet employs American odds to determine the payout and only requires you to select the game’s winner.

3. Betting Amount

You ultimately decide how much money you want to spend on a game, but a good rule of thumb is to never risk more than you can afford to lose. Gambling in sports is a marathon, not a sprint. There will be happy and unhappy days. Therefore, we advise using a flat-betting strategy.

4. Parlay

A parlay is a sort of wager in which two or more wagers are combined into one wager with a higher reward, but all the wagers must succeed. You can place a single $10 wager that will pay out more if all three teams win, as opposed to placing three $10 wagers on separate games. But you forfeit your $10 if even one loses.

5. Props

For most people, betting on spreads and totals is no longer sufficient. Any wager that is not a typical point spread, moneyline, or total is considered a prop bet.