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Before every season, the team at Sports Insights publishes a series of Betting Against the Public articles which highlights the sweet spots for contrarian betting. The ideal range differs from sport to sport, however, for NFL betting we have frequently discussed the 80/20 rule which encourages bettors to take the most lopsided bet games on the…

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At Sports Insights we constantly preach two major adages: 1) Whichever team the public is loading up on, simply bet the other team. 2) Make sure to buy on bad news and sell on good These two contrarian philosophies may seem simple, but they are extremely valuable for exploiting public perception. The public tends to be very…

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The NHL season will be starting up shortly and we’ve already written about Stanley Cup Futures, Playoff Odds, Divisional Odds and Point Totals. However for the first time this off-season, BetOnline has released a series of prop bets regarding three of the biggest NHL player awards. Last season Penguins center Sidney Crosby (104 points) easily beat out Ryan Getzlaf (87 points) for the…

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In the past we’ve detailed how the Top 25 rankings are typically an inaccurate representation of the College Football landscape, and how sharp bettors are able to exploit the public’s perception of rankings. The truth is that oddsmakers actually watch far more football than the average Associated Press voter and have a much better gauge on the…

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