Betting Online Sports

There is no better feeling than betting on sports constantly online and winning. The world wide web makes it possible to bet on sports 24 hours a day 7 days a week from anywhere in the entire world. All you need is an internet connection and a few dollars to start with. Now, comes the fun part. It is time for 07 madness March Ncaa time leading in to 08 this year. Ncaa mens basketball picks are the most popular form of sports betting online. If you know the odds and study the game and lines, you can make some serious cash fast!

When it’s march madness time, its all about trying to guess the final team out of 64! It seems like an impossible challenge, but trust me it’s very possible. Ncaa mens basketball predictions that people usually pick for march madness is to NOT go with the number one team overall. It is very rare that the number 1 team overall takes it in march madness. It is the most exciting thing to watch and there are so many upsets it’s not even funny.

Ncaa odds of predicting all 64 teams correctly are 1 in over 5 million. You are guaranteed to get some picks wrong, you just don’t want to get them wrong in the later rounds.

The NCAA tournament is incredibly random. Who could have guessed last year that George Mason University – a No. 11 seed – would make the Final Four? Believe it or not 1,853 out of more than 1.5 million people who entered ESPN.com’s Tournament Challenge. This is why college basketball favorites die in march madness. What this tremendous unpredictability means is that you’ll never have a shot at winning your pool if you don’t pick a cluster of upsets.

Put it this way, don’t pick the higher seeds to win all the games. I think even most casual college basketball fans know better than to pick all the No. 1 seeds to make it to the Final Four. Even picking 3 number 1 team’s are risky! This is not guaranteed like daily nba picks where it is much more predictable to for see a winner. The last time 3 number one teams made it to the final four was 2001. I suggest you go with two No. one seeds and then some combination of twos, threes and fours for the last two spots.

When you begin winning you will be famous and you can give your college basketball free predictions out to others to share your greatness for the game. There is no better feeling than winning your march madness pool and impressing you friends. With some studying of the brackets and knowing the history of the brackets will put you on the right track. No person will correctly guess all 64 teams, if you do there are many sites that will offer you over a million dollars if you do, so if you are this good at guessing you are a million dollars or more richer! Good luck this year!

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How To Win More At Online Sportsbooks

Did you know that it’s possible for a losing Las Vegas sports bettor to be a winning online sports bettor? It’s true and I’ve seen it happen with my own two eyes. Sure, online sports betting is convenient, but there’s an even greater advantage online sportsbooks give to sports bettors that those brick and mortar sportsbooks don’t.

Just what in the heck am I talking about? It’s no secret anymore. Online sportsbooks frequently offer bonuses to new and returning players. These bonuses can turn you into a winner if you use them right. My first tip would be to sign up for more than online sportsbook. But wait! Don’t join any online sportsbook unless you can max out the bonus being offered.

The “join bonus” is a one-time event. The worst thing you can do is to perform a little or partial deposit and lose out on all that free money. So, if the online sportsbook is offering new players a 15% bonus with a $500 maximum deposit, wait until you can deposit $500or pretty darn close. In that example, your $500 deposit will lead to a free cash bonus of $75. Before you place your first wager, you’re ahead by $75.

Here’s another piece of advice. Some online sportsbooks are notorious for making you do far too much to earn your free cash bonus. Before you jump in bed with any online sportsbook, check out the details on the bonus being offered. See if their requirements sit ok with you. If not, find another online sportsbook.

Another item you want to check before sending cash to any online sportsbook is the reload bonus. Make sure the online sportsbook offers a nice reload bonus. If they don’t, find another online sportsbook. There are plenty of online sportsbooks out there that offer reload bonuses. Again, check the terms of the reload bonus.

A good rule of thumb is to look for online sportsbooks that offer reload bonuses of 10 percent or more. Additionally, many will offer cash-back bonuses on certain types of wagering, such as horse racing wagering. As for the initial cash bonus, look for an online sportsbook that offers at least 15 percent. Many will offer more, but the ones that offer less aren’t worth your time.

Online sportsbooks are a goldmine of free cash bonuses. This is something that you won’t find at a brick and mortar casino. Sure, sometimes they run special promotions, but they’ll never give you free cash just for making an initial deposit with them. These bonuses are all over out there, so take advantage of them and increase your bankroll today.

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Fraudulent Sports Books

It’s one thing to have to beat the odds; it’s another to have to beat the book. Betting sports online is a fun and entertaining activity, but danger looms around the corner. Most sports bettors constantly seek out new sportsbooks to play at and to use for line comparisons. However, not all sportsbooks are legitimateas you can imagine. How does one protect against being ripped off? That’s the focus of this article. You are about to learn some quick and important signs that will help you escape the potentially fraudulent sports book.

Online Sportsbook Bonuses

The sportsbook bonus is one of the most used tools for fraudulent sportsbooks. Many legitimate sportsbooks will offer deposit and re-load bonuses of 5-15% and usual cap the amount you can get. If you find a sports book, especially a newer one, offering insane bonuses of 30,40,50, or even 100%, it’s time to leave and visit another sports book. It’s also possible that a newer sports book is not looking to rip people off when offering bonuses like thisthey are just inexperienced. In the end, they will realize their mistake and close downyou will be left out in the cold.

Who Are They?

In the real world, you can physically walk into a sports book and see who the people are. For example, when you walk into a Las Vegas sports book, you know who owns the place and can physically see them. In the online world, this just is not possible. Take the time to do your research before spending money with anyone. Do they have a phone number to call? Have you emailed them and received a timely response? Does the company have other business websites? These are all questions you need to find answers to before you even begin to think of playing at an unfamiliar sports book. Another tip is to visit the three major search engines (Google,Yahoo and MSN) and type in the property name to see what comes up. Do the same for the company name and so forth. You may find info from current or former players that shed light on the establishment.

The Big Deposit and Depositing Methods

One quick way to eliminate potentially bad sportsbooks is to look at how they take deposits. All solid sportsbooks take deposits from a wide range of methods. Stay away from any sports book that only takes deposits via cash, check, money order, bank wire and Western Union. This could be a sign of fraudulent activity. Also, if they are not organized (and large) enough to have many depositing methods, they don’t deserve your business.

Another tip is to avoid sportsbooks that force you to make a large initial deposit. Any sports book worth playing at will gladly take a small deposit. Bet on sports on your terms not theirs. If the sports book won’t take a small deposit (sub-$100), then they don’t deserve any businesseven if you are a larger player. Fraudulent sportsbooks need larger scores, because their life cycle is very limited.

In the End

While there are fraudulent sportsbooks online, just like there are crooks in the real world, that should not stop you from enjoying the entertaining activity of sports betting. Follow these steps to help you weed out potentially harmful situations. The Internet is loaded with secure and honest sportsbooks that will gladly do business with you and earn your trust and respect. Good luck with your sports betting adventures.

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Sports And Sports Betting: The Quotes And The Quotable

From an NFL player alleged to be so cruel to dogs it should make you cringe, to an NBA referee who went on a sports betting binge, to a Tour de France rider with a syringe, it’s been an interesting few months in the world of sports and sports betting.

To be sure, this stuff matters to both sports bettors and online sportsbooks. Gamblers who bet on the Falcons in a myriad of different future books with their sportsbooks face the realization that their team probably will have to win without quarterback, Michael Vick, who was charged with a federal indictment on dog fighting and dog gambling.

Just how many NBA games were tainted due to the actions of referee Tim Donaghy remains unclear to all those except Tony Soprano.

And if you wagered with your favorite sportsbook on which rider would win the Tour de France, you can rip up your tickets on 5/2 favorite Alexandre Vinokourov and overall leader Michael Rasmussen, 60/1, each of whom was bounced from the event for substance abuse violations.

If there is a silver lining to these abuses it is that these sordid revelations have inspired journalists, athletes, administrators and just plain ordinary folks to be witty, innovative, humorous and, in some cases, just plain silly.

See for yourself.

“Now, granted he (Michael Vick) might have been to a dogfight a time or two, maybe five times, maybe 20 times, may have bet some money, but he’s not the one you’re after. He’s just the one who’s going to take the fall.”

–Former Cowboys great Emmitt Smith, offering his view on the Vick allegations

“If O.J. (Simpson) get can get away with murder, Michael Vick can get away with a few hurt dogs.”

–Maal Clayton, who identified himself as a graduate of the same high school as Vick

“Had the weirdest dream last night. Dreamt that Pacman Jones was bitten by Michael Vick’s dog while trying to steal Tank Johnson’s gun.”

–Greg Cote, the Miami Herald

“Greed is still central to the human condition and legalized gambling now is as close as the corner store or the nearest computer. Our growing cultural tolerance for games of chance has effectively blurred the boundaries separating entertainment from vice and avocation from addiction. In an age when professional sports franchises freely forge sponsorship deals with casinos, and team logos appear on state lottery tickets, it does not require much of a logical leap to wonder whether the games those teams play are completely above board.

“To describe Tim Donaghy as an isolated case, then, is optimism bordering on naivete.”

–Tim Sullivan, The San Diego Union-Tribune

“By trying to sneak doping practices past cycling officials, the riders are playing Russian roulette.”

–Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France after Vinokorouv and Rasmussen were eliminated from the race. For the record, neither Vinokorouv (Kazakhstan) nor Rasmussen (Denmark), are from Russia.

Speaking of syringes:

“He’s a little midget man who absolutely knows jack shit about baseball, who never played the game before.”

–SF slugger Barry Bonds, after broadcaster Bob Costas raised suspicions that Bonds had used steroids

“As anyone can plainly see, I’m 5-6 1/2 and a strapping 150, and unlike some people, I came by all of it naturally. I regard Barry as one of the greatest players of all time who got an inauthentic boost and then became a superhuman player.”

–Costas, answering Bonds

“How do you know?”

Bonds, demonstrating why you should never argue with people who buy ink by the barrel, responding to Costas saying that he came by his physique naturally.

“On at least three occasions (in strip clubs), fights have broken out with other patrons and employees, and on two of those occasions the end result has been gunfire. All I know is what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas, sometimes for several years in a prison cell.”

–Scott Ostler, the San Francisco Chronicle, on the possible fate of Titans cornerback Pacman Jones

“The weirdest part is probably that they were back-to-back-to back. I mean, there was a distinct time between all of them but there wasn’t a musician thrown in there.”

–Actress Alyssa Milano, telling SI.com about her one-time dating rotation of pitchers Carl Pavano, Barry Zito and Brad Penny

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Sports Betting: Bet On Both Sides And Win

It seems like a dream or a fantasy. Can you really bet on both sides of a sports contest and come out a winner? How about a big winner? The answer is a surprising yes. It’s something that is not talked about too much, but it exists. This article is going to explain how you can win at sports betting by betting both sides of an NBA game. The concept is very easy to follow and you will be able to go out and use it in just a minute or two from now. Are you ready? Here we go.

Line Movements & the Basics

The concept is based off the fact that the NBA line normally moves up and/or down with each NBA game. For example, a team might open as a 2 point favorite and close as a 2 point favorite, but during the day, the team might have been up to a 5 point favorite. The totals line in the NBA is always full of movement. A game might open at 192 and close at 196. Line movements on the totals line of 3-4 points are a normal occurrence.

To perform this sports betting maneuver, you are going to bet each side at different times. Not all games are viable options for this strategy, because not all games have movements. As mentioned before, the totals line moves for most games. There are four main rules to follow:

1.If you bet the favorite, you need to bet the underdog when the line goes up.
2.If you bet the underdog, you need to bet the favorite when the line goes down.
3.If you bet the over, you need to bet the under when the line goes up.
4.If you bet the under, you need to bet the over when the line goes down.

Now that we have the general rules and concepts in place, let’s look at an actual NBA totals example.

Betting Example

Our example consists of the Miami Heat, who is a 3 point favorite, playing at home against the N.Y. Knicks. The over/under for the game is at 168 and the line just opened. You will be making $110 wagerssince it’s easy, mathematically, to see how things work.

You make an initial bet on the OVER 168 for the game for $110. Through monitoring the line off and on during the day, you notice the line has moved to 173. You decide that a 5 point swing is good enough and make a $110 on the UNDER of 173. You now have two tickets in play and here are the possible outcomes.

1.The game can end at 169 or 174. This is a push and you only lose your vig on one ticket.
2.The game can end at/over 174 or at/under 167. This is a push and you only lose your vig on one ticket.
3.The game can end at 168 or 173. You pushed one ticket and won the other. You have won $90. ($100 minus vig)
4.The game can end at 169,170,171 or 172. You win both tickets and receive $190.

In our example, the worst that can happen is you lose $10. The best-case scenario has you winning $190, which is 19 times your risk.

The Catch

So what’s the catch? You need to know which way the line is going to move and if it will move at all. Let’s say you bet that OVER 168 and the line did not move. You are now playing the OVER 168. If you like this bet, there’s no problem at all. However, if you bet just hoping it would move, you now have a bet you don’t care for.

Next time you make a NBA basketball bet, pay attention to the line moves. You just might find a way to capitalize on it without risking much.

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