How to Win with Betting Trends Data
Monitoring betting trends data is one of the most vital betting tools used by successful, professional handicappers to find value within the sports betting marketplace. You’ll know which teams the Public is chasing and the Sharps are pounding. Below, we cover two simple betting systems that take advantage of our unique betting trends data to produce consistent winning results.
How to Use Betting Trends (Betting Percentages) to Win:
Betting Against the Public
Betting Against the Public (contrarian betting) is one of the most popular and simplest “how to win” betting strategies using our unique Betting Trends data. The logic is simple: always bet against the public. Whichever team the public is loading up on, simply bet the other team. SportsInsights pioneered the use of betting trends (betting percentages) analysis to unlock value in the sports betting marketplace. When the Public loads up on one side, the sportsbooks are forced to move the line to attract money on the other team to reduce their risk. The massive influx of Public money causes the betting marketplace to act irrationally. The sportsbooks are knowingly leaving money on the table for you to grab. You’ll always get an extra 1-2 points every time you make a bet. This will increase your winning percentage by 3-4%. Betting Against the Public works for all major US sports.
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Reverse Line Movement
The reverse line movement betting strategy looks for betting line movement that contradicts the public betting trends percentages. For example, Indianapolis Colts -14 vs. Oakland Raiders +14. SportsInsights is telling members that 80% of the bets being placed are going on Indianapolis, but the line moves against Indy to -13. This is a sure sign that “smart money”, large wagers made by a single individual or a betting syndicate, has come in on Oakland. You would immediately search for a sportsbook offering Oakland +14 and quickly get down. This method is enormously successful, but requires patience and quick timing.
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Craig Michaels10/07/2010 at 9:30 am
Okay, but what about recognizing “Steam Moves”. We all know that this is late money on one side, but what are the parameters when using your website?
Dan10/07/2010 at 10:29 am
We track and alert members to Steam Moves. But we do this a little different. First we track and record which sportsbooks triggered the steam moves. This allows us to know which sportsbooks have stronger moves. For example in MLB, 5Dimes, Pinnacle, and ABC steam moves are clearly the ones you want to follow. They are a combined +68 units on the year. (which means a $50 bettor would be up $3400 for season)
If you’re interested learning more about betting against the public. I’d suggest reading one of our Bet Against the Public reports which are publish at the beginning of ever season. It provides more details like the optimal thresholds to bet against the public.