Why Should NBA Bettors Take Large Contrarian Favorites?

When we discuss NBA contrarian betting, we include many strategies that can be used to extract value. Betting against the public is one of our cornerstone philosophies, but there are many ways that bettors can exploit public perception by buying on bad news. We often recommend picking teams on losing streaks, fading winning streaks, and taking the…

2016 NBA Playoffs: Zig-Zag Theory Betting System

The NBA Zig-Zag Theory is one of the most well-known sports betting systems, and the concept is quite simple — take whichever team lost their previous game during the NBA Playoffs. The logic behind this system is that teams will fight ever harder to make up for lost ground following a loss as they attempt to stave…

2016 NHL Playoffs: Undervalued Contrarian Favorites

One of our main philosophies is to bet against the public and take a contrarian stance in the sports betting marketplace. During the regular season this strategy includes buying on bad news and selling on good. Bettors should be taking teams that are being widely ignored, coming off a loss while ignoring the hottest teams that make nightly appearances on Sports…

2016 March Madness: Are Elite Defenses Undervalued by Oddsmakers?

A successful contrarian bettor typically questions conventional wisdom, and challenges widely-held beliefs. Sportsbooks are excellent at predicting where they’re going to get action each week, and they shade their lines accordingly. These shaded lines create additional value for bettors who dare to go against the grain and take an unpopular viewpoint. Squares — or casual…

Find Value Betting NCAAB Conference Tournament Unders

Last season we published an article which explained how bettors could build their bankroll by taking the under in early season college basketball tournaments. We already knew that the under had been historically undervalued and hypothesized that players would be particularly rattled by these high-pressure, nationally-televised games. Additionally, we speculated that the long travel schedule…