Selection Sunday is just three days away, and while the majority of the country will soon fill out their brackets, many hoops fans will use the tournament as a platform to put their handicapping skills to the test for the first time.
Sportsbook Review houses all of the tools and resources that you need to become a “Better Bettor” and this article serves as a guide for first-timers looking to test their sports betting abilities.
To start, basic knowledge of sports betting terms is required. What are odds and how do I read them? What are the differences between Moneyline odds, Totals and Spreads? When is the best time to bet the futures odds, and how do I hedge my choice?
If you find yourself asking any of these question, do yourself a favor and head to the ‘How to Bet on Sports’ section. Here you will find everything you need to know to read and understand the betting odds that you will see on a daily basis.
Now that you are able to make meaning of each game’s betting odds, you can visit SBR Odds to compare the different lines on offer for every event.
The page is set up in a way that allows you to easily compare the odds offerings from a variety of online betting sites so that you can locate the best price for the particular side that you are backing.
Are you expecting a high scoring game and wanting to back the ‘Over’? Simply head to the odds page and find which sportsbook is offering the lowest number to give you a better shot of winning. Are there a few sites offering the same total? Well, who has the best payout price?
Any experienced sports handicapper will tell you that betting is a marathon and not a sprint, and for that reason line shopping becomes even more important. Overtime, the ability to select odds from different sites can make a big difference in your winnings, so sharp gamblers make sure to have more than one option available at all times.
It helps to handicap what you know, and many first time NCAA cappers look to research games that feature teams they are familiar with. Given that the tournament often times pits together teams with little to no head to head experience, this may not always be an option.
Sportsbook Review’s posting forums give you access to some of the sharpest minds in the business, as both the Handicappers Think Tank and Sportsbook & Industry forums have become daily stops for many bettors looking for information. League specific forums also exist to help you narrow down your search, as well as offer a platform for you to propose your own questions to the community.
SBR Picks gives you access to full game previews from a panel of respected cappers. Here you can browse through the top picks of the day, watch in-house breakdowns on the day’s biggest events on video or even participate in one of the daily live shows.
Try Your Luck
So now you know what you are doing and are ready to give your skills a test. The Sportsbook Review virtual sportsbook lets you do just that without having to risk a single penny. By joining SBR, you not only have become a member of the largest sports betting community online, but you also have the ability to accumulate Betpoints.
Betpoints are digital loyalty points used at SBR to allow players to sharpen their sports betting skills; using live odds and most wagering options found at traditional online sportsbooks, you are able to place bets on most sporting events and watch your point total grow.
Regular handicapping contests are always taking place, giving you a chance to go head to head against the community, so be sure to look out for upcoming contest start dates.
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