Sports Betting Blog

In case you didn’t notice, many of the “larger” underdogs (about 6 points or more) have been covering during this year’s NBA playoff season. Last night, the Knicks covered the spread vs. the Celtics (as they did in Game One).  The Knicks are down two games to none — but covered both losses in Boston….

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Miami opened as an 11-point favorite at Olympic and, according to Sports Insights’ Betting Trends data, is currently receiving 67% of spread bets and 63% of moneyline wagers. Even though the majority of public bets are falling on the Heat, the line has actually dropped to -10.5 at the market-setting sportsbooks. This reverse-line movement is an indicator that…

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The NHL playoffs started just a few days ago — and today, the NBA playoffs get underway.  The same goes for the NBA –as what we wrote about for the NHL playoffs: contrarian approaches work even better during the heavily-watched playoff seasons of major sports.  There is growing interest as the playoffs begin — which…

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The NHL playoffs have started and we believe that a combination of several factors will create contrarian value in the NHL playoff sports betting marketplace. There is generally more excitement during the playoffs.  More fans watch the games, and more casual bettors place bets.  This leaves more on the table for sharper bettors. Our data…

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Betting Against the Public has been a profitable strategy in Major League Baseball so far in 2011, with our MLB Square Plays +8.60 units. MLB Square Plays are included in our Premium Pro membership. We invite new customers to Try it Free for 7 days! The table below shows a breakdown of MLB Square Plays…

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Recently, the MIT business school (Sloan) had a conference on Sports Analytics — which included a session on “Sports Gambling: The Source of Sports Innovation?” ESPN’s Chad Millman, one of SportsInsights’ contacts, talked about contrarian value and sports betting.  Here are some excerpts from the conference website. Gambling has been instrumental in the evolution and…

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