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    No one has mentioned Trading Bases...

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    Beating the pro football pointspread.....Alan Pesin

    Old school.....still the best

    Biased.....he's my dad.

    Won the old castaways contest and many others. Also was on the old Lee Peete Show at the Stardust with Jim Brown Every Saturday night....good times
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    Love
    these guys that things books help

    Lol


    The only people that make money with books is the publisher and author

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Love
    these guys that things books help

    Lol


    The only people that make money with books is the publisher and author
    Ya, jj

    Books and spelling are so overrated. 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Read a book on how to be successful not lose money gambling
    Man all I do is teach
    Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

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    not feeling the love for jj here lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by funnyb25 View Post
    The Bible

    Pray
    I LOL’d. Good one.

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    I consider Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong a must read.

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    My suggestion to everyone would be: Antifragil. It's not about sportsbetting per se, but the represented framework is very helpful in any decision making process.

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    Shop for good numbers is the best thing you can do

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    Quote Originally Posted by hubie69 View Post



    This should get you started and is by no means complete
    is all this sht any usefull?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curry2211 View Post
    My suggestion to everyone would be: Antifragil. It's not about sportsbetting per se, but the represented framework is very helpful in any decision making process.
    Great book for running a business, investing, or sports betting.

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    Chad Millman - The Odds

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    good books, read nearly all of them. of course none of them are the blueprint to a money machine, but fundamental ideas are there. The rest is up to you. How can you take what you learn and apply it to a new problem or angle? That is how you go from recreational to something more than that.

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    i personally enjoyed Seidel's books quite a bit, although to me they were a little less quantitative than I had hoped originally. Justin's book was good I thought. Mathletics is the same old tired crap from this forum honestly, skip that one. A couple others I hadn't read though. I'll check them out.

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    This is interesting enough for $10 on kindle/amazon cloud reader. No book is going to help you win most books will tell you how fking hard it is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oilcountry99 View Post

    what about it_
    did you tried it and made profits?

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    Mr East's small amazon kindle books are good. use sports database to find winning angles (from the past, of course).

    i can't believe the denigration of books and reading in general...... it's a great way to learn. and frankly, you could learn something about betting reading old russian authors or dickens. you learn human nature from those books.

    learning via doing and street smarts is good too.

    these things are complementary

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    You not gonna learn anything from the books. Remember your college days. Did you truly learn something there? All you got is worthless paper. You can only learn by firsthand experience.

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    The Bets to Riches by Michael Jack Corbin.

    Excellent read

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    You’re basically reading books how to give your money away

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    Quote Originally Posted by nivi1 View Post
    what about it_
    did you tried it and made profits?
    I learned some skills for modelling sports which is the goal of the book. Making profit in sports betting is extremely hard. You're not going to open a book and follow it to the end of the rainbow to the pot of gold.
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    Gotta love jj discouraging people from reading and learning. Why would anyone take advice from a banged up, bald, snaggletoothed, 50 something incel with the IQ and EQ of the village idiot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natedog View Post
    No one has mentioned Trading Bases...
    This is the worst book on sports betting I've ever read. He admitted to losing money. And it's no wonder why, he modeled a team's annual performance (i.e. predicted total wins) and then just made an "adjustment" for things like who the starting pitcher was. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Shop for good numbers is the best thing you can do
    jj already gave the best advice for 99.99% of posters. And Grits n Gravy criticizes him.
    Hey Grits, what's your advice? Work for the book for minimum wage instead of beating the book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curry2211 View Post
    My suggestion to everyone would be: Antifragil. It's not about sportsbetting per se, but the represented framework is very helpful in any decision making process.
    Most here would do themselves a favor by reading Taleb's other book, Fooled by Randomness. It's almost like he wrote half of it with Player's Talk in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilcountry99 View Post
    I learned some skills for modelling sports which is the goal of the book. Making profit in sports betting is extremely hard. You're not going to open a book and follow it to the end of the rainbow to the pot of gold.

    thank you for the answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grits n' Gravy View Post
    Gotta love jj discouraging people from reading and learning. Why would anyone take advice from a banged up, bald, snaggletoothed, 50 something incel with the IQ and EQ of the village idiot?
    you nailed it

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    The mental game of poker part one and two

    Swings in poker and sports betting can be so insane, winning players lose 15-20 bets in a row, mental part is very overlooked. This month is brutal for me -140u, i was betting mostly basketball and soccer, games are beatable, but variance is real.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Baraldsson View Post
    'Free Money' by Declan Lynch is a very entertaining read.

    You won't learn anything useful about strategy etc but you'll definitely recognise some of the mistakes we tend to repeat over and over again. Not to mention the lies we tell ourselves.

    More of a 'How Not To' book than anything else but well worth a read.
    ...The way I see it,the most important thing about handicapping is not to chase !!........And you must have an angle for that wager.......................gl

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Winners do not write books

    Failed gamblers do
    My book should be out early in 2020.

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    I've read three worthwhile books on gambling, maybe four if you count The Book. Two of those books weren't even bound, and they were about sharp money management. The third one I had to order from the no-longer-printed Amazon stash. A very cool book about horse racing by some little known author.

    Sports betting has changed tremendously over the last 20 years. If newbies knew the kind of computer programs they are up against these days, - not 'models' - programs -, most wouldn't bother and run for the exit.

    Books are about ideas. The problem is that even if you had a hundred great ideas, you couldn't possibly remember them all. But a program remembers them instantly, all at the same time.
    Last edited by Thunderground; 12-30-19 at 01:32 AM.

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    If you are just starting out and want to be serious about this, I would start out with "sharper" and "sharp sports betting"

    "weighing the odds in sports betting" and "how the professionals beat the pro football point spread" are good

    "The logic of sports betting" is probably the best sports betting book to date, and can give you a step by step guide on how to win in today's sports betting world

    I would also strongly recommend decision type books by authors like Daniel Kahneman, Gary Klein, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

    A good starting book for decision making is "Thinking in bets"

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