NBA Playoffs Tip-Off Tonight

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…

What is Sports Investing?

Here is an excerpt from Sportsinsights’ latest article.  Please click on the link at the bottom of this blog post for the entire article. “Sports investing” is an academic approach to the sports betting marketplace.  SportsInsights uses data — and studies sports marketplace indicators — in an attempt to determine value in point spreads and…

NFL Over / Under Betting Trends

We often get a lot of questions about Over/Under picks and why Sports Insights does not offer more of them.  The short answer is because the data for totals does not show the profitability that the data for spread wagers does.  For our philosophy of betting against the public, it just doesn’t work.  Here is…

Money Management and Betting Size

As a sports investor, betting size is an often overlooked tool which can be very beneficial to the investor if done properly. Controlling the percentage of money placed on each game depending on bankroll can help the bettor survive the slow times, and capitalize on the inevitable good times. Depending on the sport, and preference of betting the point spread…

Selectivity and Sports Investing

As a sports bettor, the focus is obviously on picking winners. However, this is just one of the key factors to making money as a sports investor. Another important component to success as a sports investor is to minimize the vig. The “vig,” or “juice,” is what sportsbook’s collect from bettors on each individual bet placed, win or…

Betting Like the Smart Money

One of the features offered to Premium Pro members are the Smart Money plays derived from the unique betting system data offered by Sports Insights. Smart Money moves are triggered whenever the betting line moves in the opposite direction of the betting percentage data. Read our smart money information article to understand what causes a…