For most people out there, sports are a way of making a little money hand over fist. It helps if you know a little bit about the sport you’re betting on, but most of us aren’t really experts. It helps if you can read the books on team standings or player trades, but we all know that’s not going to help us very much.
There are, however, a whole lot of reasons why people enjoy sports, so it isn’t wrong to enjoy them. You enjoy being with your family, your friends, or friends at a game, or watching the game at home. You know the coaches, or at least you think you know them. You might have a little pocket money saved up, just in case. Maybe you just want to have a reason to sit around with your buddies on a Saturday night, or to bet on a football game.
Whatever the reason, you can bet on sports. Bookies make a lot of money through sports betting, whether it is in Vegas, or in some other place where sports betting is legal. Still, you can make a little extra, and have a lot of fun doing it. Betting on a college game is a lot of fun, especially if your bet wins and you now have a little extra money in your pocketbook.
There are certain things to think about when you are betting on a sports game. The first thing is whether you are taking some sort of risk, or you are just throwing some money into the pot. If you are betting with some risk, like an over/under, or point spread, you might think you are doing just fine. However, the way to tell if you are doing things the right way is to pay close attention to the first thing that you do – check the odds.
Most books (or whoever is putting up the odds) will tell you that the team is the favorite. At -110, that may tell you they are the favorites, but they could be giving out false odds in an attempt to balance the action on both sides. In other words, they could be about to get their asses kicked out. What you want to do is to look for the +110, or the over/under.
A positive number indicates a team is a significant underdog, if they are -110 you are about to lose about -110 as well. Alternatively, a negative number indicates a team is a significant favorite, if they are +110 you are going to win about +110 as well. Over/under is expressed as a percentage, and football is a 90% sport so things work out quite well. If the team is about to lose, betting on the over would be a smart thing to do. If the team is the favorite, betting on the under would be a smart thing to do.
The most common time to see a -110 is late in the week, when most football fans are putting down big money on their favorite teams. At that time many will put in a big play on one side or the other, depending on the previous week’s results. However, if such things were the case, then everyone would soon be rich! Such thinking is flawed, but you can’t win on Sunday, so it’s best to wait for the more predictable odds to come in.
If you can’t wait until the lines come out, you can easily place a bet on the internet. Many sportsbooks offer a special “mega88” that will increase your wager slightly whichever way the game goes. This is a great way to make extra money, if you know your stuff.
Mitch, Flutie, Mariu, Fey and many others were early symbols of the sport of football. Big names in the game today are Brian Urlacher, Tony Rivers, Terrell Owens, and probably even Vince Young if he stays healthy.
The game of football has a long and checkered history and it should not be looked at as a monetary advantage system, but more of a respect and respect for the sport. The old-guard quarterbacks of the NFL are more pressured to hang up their caps every year to the point that they can’t pick a foot to throw. It’s a countless story, but to hear about one really, really big name athlete pause and re-think his endorsement deal is brutal.
gered millions with his decision to test the free-agent market this spring, Young could be heeled into shape this summer and have a deal in place by August. That would leave plenty of time for the ever-injuries-will-wiven-up starting Dolphins to find a starting job for the season. Young played well for the Dolphins in their final three games of the 2006 regular season and has not hinted that he might be siting out the first few weeks of this postseason to let it all sink in.