SportsInsights is pleased to review a sports betting book classic, Stanford Wong’s “Sharp Sports Betting.” Many sports bettors — as well as various sources and internet websites — refer to this book as the “Bible” of sports betting. Previously, SportsInsights.com reviewed Michael Konik’s “Smart Money.” SportsInsights also has an area where it lists recommended books. Please send us a list of some of your favorite sports or investment books. The information on this site is for entertainment and educational purposes only. Use of this information in violation of any federal, state, or local laws is prohibited.
The author, Stanford Wong, put himself through grad school by playing blackjack. In this book, he applies his statistical and probabilistic background to the world of sports betting. This book is most suited for beginning and intermediate sports bettors — although advanced sports investors will also be able to obtain some good statistics/charts from this book.
“Sharp Sports Betting” starts out with the basics so that novice sports bettors shouldn’t feel intimidated. Beginning and intermediate sports investors can review the various types of bets — as well as obtain a better understanding of odds. This is a thick book of almost 400 pages, so it is chock full of information. In particular, Wong looks at sports gambling from a mathematical standpoint and focuses on football.
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What other “juice” can you squeeze from the “bible” of the industry? Here are some highlights:
“Sharp Sports Betting” belongs in the libraries of most sports bettors. It is a “classic” chock full of info.
We do not guarantee that the trends and biases we’ve found will continue to exist. It is impossible to predict the future. Any serious academic research in the field of “market efficiencies” recognizes that inefficiencies may disappear over time. Once inefficiencies are discovered, it is only a matter of time before the market corrects itself.