How to make money betting on the Overs and Unders markets in the NFL

As Johnny ‘Money’ Manziel prepares for the coming season with the Cleveland Browns, we give you several ways to live up to the NCAA record breaker’s nickname in the betting department
As Johnny ‘Money’ Manziel prepares for the coming season with the Cleveland Browns, we give you several ways to live up to the NCAA record breaker’s nickname in the betting department
With the new NFL season now just over a week away it is likely that many gamblers across the US – and across the world for that matter – are beginning to sit down, assess the match ups and wager their bets in a bid to seek some opening day profit. Now for many of those people, their attempts will simply end in failure, but for a minority, their luck just might be in that day and they could be basking in a neat little side pot. If you would like to be part of that minority, then here are some tips surrounding the Overs and Unders betting markets that could swing the tide in your favour come game day.

With this market, you aren’t betting on a result, you are simply betting on the amount of points that will be scored in the game. This makes the game easier to read from a betting perspective and team line-ups will likely have a more of an effect on the result. Take the quarterback position for example, if you know that a starting quarterback is injured then it may be likely that his replacement cannot fill his boots and the Unders market would be a strong bet. You can find the latest news at all the best NFL sports sites and top bookmaking sites in order to check team news before placing a bet.

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BetBright vs. Betfair – Bookmaker Odds vs. Betting Exchange Odds

betbright vs betfairIf you’re a regular of the various local betting shops and online bookies, then chances are that you have noticed that bookmakers’ odds are priced less than the ones available at betting exchanges.

Curious about the reason, I raised the question to Mike, a friend at Bet Bright, and he was so kind to give me an extensive explanation.

– While you might find the whole situation as an attempt to lower user profit margins, you might be surprised to learn that this is due to the fact that bookmakers also feature backing for the outcome. Essentially, each time you place a wager with the operator, you earn the possibility of an arbitrage transaction at the same time.

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Betfair Trading Ladder

betgizmo-ladderBetfair trading requires absolute concentration. You don’t need to be distracted with questions like “what direction is the market about to go?” or “what just made the price move?”.

To remove these mental distractions and reduce the loading on our poor brains, one way to proceed is enhancing the Betfair trading ladder. For instance former Betgizmo software added visual bar graphs that clearly represented amounts and Betfair market depths.

This may look like a trivial change, but if you downloaded Betgizmo software in the past and tested the Betfair trading ladder you soon realised just how much easier Betfair trading became. You could visualise market movements without staring at a bunch of numbers that the other “trading ladders” offer.

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A Chip Off the Old Block

chipsThe atmosphere inside the walls of a casino is unreal, at times surreal. Very few, especially older casinos, have windows that allow day light in and none have clocks in view. The idea is to block out reality and allow patrons to forget whether it’s night or day, or what time of the night or day it is.

And the tinkering with reality doesn’t stop there. Gambling in a casino means turning in your real currency for a time and using a substitute currency while you are there. What we call chips or checks/cheques or even tokens date back to the early 19th century and there a many reasons why they are still used today. Most of the reasons are for the casino’s benefit, of course.

The primary characteristic of casino chip is its uniformity. While each casino may emblazon their chips with their own distinct decoration (casino name, location, emblem, or logo) they all are of uniform shape (round), size (about the size of an old half-dollar), and weight (lighter than a silver coin but heavier than a modern one). Clearly stamped on each chip is its denomination – $1, $5, $25, and $100 – for the vast majority of chips in play. Other higher denominations are available and the highest values may even be larger or in a completely different shape than the common ones.

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Making the Switch from Online Poker to the Casino

Different people get interested in poker at various stages of their lives. And wherever you started your poker career, it is more than likely the first match you ever played would have been either a live game or on a computer.

These are the most popular ways to play, whether it is a friendly game over the weekend with friends or a slice of competitive play online over the weekend.

And if you really want to become a well-rounded poker player, you are better off trying to master playing on both mediums and not just sticking to your own play.

The problem in, making the transition. Live poker can be very different to playing online, but it is a switch that many people find necessary in order to become a better player.

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