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Fine Tune Your Handicapping Skills at the Top Online Sportsbooks
Avid sports bettors probably think of their online sportsbook as an outlet to place their bets, but many of the top books in the Internet sports betting industry have also been able to establish their highly polished websites as an excellent source of information for a number of different aspects when it comes to actually betting on the games.
One of the best betting aids that some books provide is a comprehensive stats page that acts as a very handy reference tool when it comes to things such as past records both straight-up and against the spread, records on the total line, cash earned or lost on moneyline bets and a host of other facts and figures when it comes to just about every major sport that you can bet on. Some sites will go as far as to provide a full set of statistics that recap both team and player
performances for past seasons. Most of these will concentrate on leagues such as the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball. Having this type of detailed information concentrated at one central location can cut hours off the time that you might spend handicapping a game.
Online sportsbooks are also an excellent source of information when it comes to placing bets on games. Usually located in the ‘betting rules’ section of the site, you can get a detailed explanation of all the rules and guidelines for topics such as live in-game betting, game props, player props, overtime situations, and all forms of futures bets. These rules and guidelines are normally broken down by individual sports such as football, basketball, hockey, baseball and soccer as major betting venues followed by all the rules and regulations for betting on secondary sports such as golf, tennis, boxing and MMA fighting, motorsports and horse racing.
Along with the rules and regulations for betting on all of these sports, you can also find information on all the different types of wagers you can place. While most sports bettors tend to focus their energy on placing straight bets on sides and totals, anyone looking to expand their betting options can get a detailed explanation on how to place bets on things such as parlays, teasers and pleasers, if bets, reverses, round robins and point buying. You can also find
information on how to bet moneylines for all sports and more specifically on puck lines for hockey and run lines for baseball.
A number of online sportsbooks have added a blog section to their website that contains expert information and advice for a wide array of betting topics. The articles located in these blogs run the gambit when it comes to sports betting and best of all they are usually written from the perspective of a professional sports bettor. You might be able to find information on a sport that you never even thought about betting on or possibly a type of bet that you never thought about placing. Betting articles on any topic are meant to be food for thought and most times you can learn something new that can be used to improve your own sports betting strategy.
The next time you log into your favorite online sportsbook to check the current betting line for tonight’s big game or the odds for an upcoming betting event, take some extra time to search that website for everything else it has to offer. Today’s top sportsbooks are more than happy to take your money when you lose; however they are also doing their best to help you win every once and awhile.