2017 NHL Playoffs: Zig-Zag Theory

The 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. As part of our contrarian strategy, we constantly advocate buying on bad news and selling on good news as this enables bettors to capitalize on market overreactions and take…

2017 NBA MVP Odds

Last season Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry averaged 30.1 points, 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game en route to the first unanimous NBA MVP in league history. This was the second consecutive MVP Award for Curry, who had the second-best odds (+650) before the start of the season. The table below displays the…

MLB Game of the Week: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers

Throughout the season, we will utilize the tools available to Sportsbook Insider subscribers to analyze the most interesting MLB line moves across the sports betting marketplace. By examining sharp money indicators like steam moves and reverse line movement, we will be able to identify which games have been hammered by well-respected bettors and pinpoint the top value…

2017 Masters Prop Bets

The 2017 Masters Tournament will begin tomorrow, running from Thursday through Sunday. Held at the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters has the smallest field of the four major golf championships. Last year Danny Willett (+12500) came through as the longshot winner after Jordan Spieth’s historic collapse. This year, Speith (+725) is listed with the third-best…

Fade the Public in Sunday Night Baseball Games

Always fade the public. It’s Sports Insights’ contrarian, yet highly profitable betting strategy. Whenever the public zigs, we zag. Past research has proven that fading the public is an effective strategy and our annual MLB Betting Against the Public Report details the ideal threshold. Although we wouldn’t recommend blinding betting the public, this basic strategy…

How Does the Number of Bets Impact MLB Contrarian Betting?

At Sports Insights, we constantly advocate the importance of implementing a contrarian betting strategy. By going against the mainstream narrative and taking unpopular viewpoints, bettors have been able to capitalize on market inefficiencies and exploit public perception. Casual bettors love betting favorites and overs, so sportsbooks will shade their opening lines to account for the…