How to Bet Baseball: Take Underdogs With High Totals

In the past, when we have written about how to bet baseball, we explained how underdogs with high totals have been profitable for sports bettors, but until now had not offered any evidence to support this assumption. The theory is very basic: high totals lead to more unpredictability and that volatility benefits the team receiving…

Monday Night Football Betting Trends

Chaotic. That’s the most fitting way to describe yesterday’s slate of NFL games. Although a vast majority of the discussion this morning has surrounded the ineptitude of the replacement officials, let’s look at the thrilling match-ups that we were lucky enough to witness. Back-up quarterback Shaun Hill led the Detroit Lions to a 14-point comeback in the final…

NBA Betting Trends: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics

The best rivalry in the NBA will be renewed tonight as the Los Angeles Lakers (14-11) travel to Boston to take on the Celtics (14-10). This game is a rematch of both the 2008 and 2010 NBA finals, although neither of these teams look to be title contenders in the early season. Although the Celtics…

Super Bowl Opening Line Report

The Green Bay Packers will meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in Dallas for Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011.  The sportsbooks have started taking action on the Super Bowl – and SportsInsights has a very early report on the opening lines. Pinnacle had an early “feeler” line of pick’em, with Green Bay “Packer backers” paying…

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…