Category: Betting Articles

The Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Sports Betting
Anyone has the potential to be a sharp sports bettor with the right info. That’s why SBD put all the fundamentals into our introductory series for new bettors: Sports Betting.
Learn about the types of sports bets you can place, how to read odds, and how to manage your bankroll to get the most value out of your wagers.

We’ll break down some confusing terms you might encounter while getting started and walk you through some basic considerations to think about before placing a sports bet online.

Let’s get started!

23
Jan
2021

What Is Courtsiding?

Courtsiding might sound like something Jack Nicholson does at Los Angeles Lakers home games. But to sports bettors and bookies, the term has a completely different meaning.

23
Jan
2021

What Is Strength of Schedule?

What Value Does Strength of Schedule Bring?

23
Jan
2021

What Happens with a Push?

Wondering what a push is and how it will affect your sports bets? Quite simply, a push is what happens to your bet when the event you wager on results in a tie.

23
Jan
2021

Using Key Numbers

Key numbers in sports betting can help you gain an edge over the sportsbook. You just need to know which ones to look for.

23
Jan
2021

Understanding Expected Value & Variance

Expected Value & Variance in Sports Betting Expected value is the mathematical foundation of any smart sports…

23
Jan
2021

Pleasers vs Teasers

Teasers vs Pleasers: What’s the Difference?

23
Jan
2021

Practice at Free Online Betting Sites

Free Online Betting Sites and Pick ‘Em: Sharpen Your Skills

23
Jan
2021

What Are Betting Exchanges?

Just like sportsbooks, betting exchanges allow bettors to wager on the outcome of games, seasons, and generally all of the same propositions offered by sportsbooks. Indeed, betting exchanges are basically the same as sportsbooks, except for a couple of key differences.

23
Jan
2021

What Is Self-Exclusion?

Everything You Need to Know About Self-Exclusion

23
Jan
2021

Season Win Total Betting

Understanding Betting Season Win Totals

23
Jan
2021

What Is An If Bet?

When you’re sifting through the betting options in your sportsbook account, you might come across “if bets.” It’s a great option for bettors hoping to diversify from the usual spread bets, moneylines, and totals.

23
Jan
2021

Dead Heat Betting

There are many times when sports betting seems like the easiest form of gaming. With sports betting, it’s just one side wins or the other, right? While that’s mostly the case, there are some rare occasions where ties (pushes) come into play. In sports betting parlance, these are called dead heats.

23
Jan
2021

Why Can’t I Access My Sportsbook?

With each passing day, sports wagering is becoming more accessible to bettors. Whether at a casino, from your desktop or through a mobile app on your phone, bettors have plenty of ways to get some action on their favorite sport. But sometimes, you may have a problem trying to place your bet at an online sportsbook.

23
Jan
2021

Dual Lines

What are Dual Lines? Learn a Tactic Sportsbooks Use to Stifle Sharp Bettors

23
Jan
2021

Three-Way Moneyline Bets

For many bettors, placing a moneyline wager is the simplest way to make a bet. This type of wager is as straightforward as they come, asking bettors to determine the straight-up winner of a game or match.

23
Jan
2021

What Is Action / No Action?

As a sports bettor, you’ve likely heard the term “action” thrown around at your sportsbook.

23
Jan
2021

Why Was My Bet Cancelled?

If you’re placing a bet with your online sportsbook, it’ll probably treat your mutual betting agreement with more integrity than if you place a bet with a friend or relative. However, sometimes both your friend and your sportsbook have the same shortcomings. Sometimes, just like a friend might renege on your bet, sportsbooks can cancel your bet for mysterious reasons.

23
Jan
2021

Large Market Sports vs. Small Market Sports

If you’re new to betting, you may have heard the terms “large” and “small” markets. If this leaves you scratching your head in confusion, don’t worry! We’ll walk you what constitutes a large and small market sport, as well as the difference of betting on each. Read on to get the best tips and tricks to make the most of both.

23
Jan
2021

Where Does the Point Spread Come From?

How the Point Spread Is Formulated The point spread. The “great equalizer.” Just how do sportsbooks come…

23
Jan
2021

Where Do Sports Odds Come From?

The way that sportsbooks manufacture their odds and betting lines has changed drastically over the years. The sports betting industry was once dominated by old-school Vegas oddsmakers, but much has changed since the advent of online sportsbooks, as well as the fine-tuning of sports betting software and algorithms.