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    Sports Betting Books to Read?

    Are there any good books out there that any of you would recommend regarding sports betting?

    Iím trying to get my way around Good Teams Win, Great Teams Cover, but wanted to see if there were any other good ones out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayaman886 View Post
    Are there any good books out there that any of you would recommend regarding sports betting?

    I’m trying to get my way around Good Teams Win, Great Teams Cover, but wanted to see if there were any other good ones out there.
    '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.

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    Search Elihu D. Feustel on Amazon

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    The logic of sports betting is supposed to be good.

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    SHARPER

    You will find me mentioned in this entertaining and educational read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post
    Search Elihu D. Feustel on Amazon

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    This should get you started and is by no means complete
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post
    Search Elihu D. Feustel on Amazon
    or read some of his work when he used to grace these forum pages as Justin7

    man i miss that guy

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    Got to lose that R book, Python 1000x better. R is old news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post
    Search Elihu D. Feustel on Amazon
    Yes. Another great book is by Brock Landers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Believe_EMT View Post
    or read some of his work when he used to grace these forum pages as Justin7

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    Dont overthink it, the average person doesnt have the slighest clue what constitutes statistical significance or have access to the programs to run meaningful sims. Youre better off understanding select teams or conferences very well.

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    Wow. Hubie, I have (& read) 5 of these books. The overlap is crazy.




    Quote Originally Posted by hubie69 View Post



    This should get you started and is by no means complete

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    Reading without application isnt worth much, not being disrespectful to anyone. No clue how any of you bet. But it kills me when people look for books to read or talk about how theyve read certain things and retained and applied nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iBetSo View Post
    Reading without application isnt worth much, not being disrespectful to anyone. No clue how any of you bet. But it kills me when people look for books to read or talk about how theyve read certain things and retained and applied nothing.
    I agree. But, I also believe someone new has to start somewhere to learn the basics, build a foundation.
    Kind of like progressing through school. You don't start with a PhD.

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    Winners do not write books

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    Got to disagree with you on this one JJ. I've learned more about what NOT TO DO from reading books than what I SHOULD DO while betting.

    I would agree with you on one point though.... Anyone publishing a book about a new system that is "successful" is full of it. They're just selling books w/ BS.
    Last edited by Tanko; 09-20-19 at 08:15 PM.

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

    Failed gamblers do
    LOL...I don't know if it's true but it made me laugh.

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    My all time favorite (and one 100% recommended for beginners) is Stanford Wongís Sharp Sports Betting. Itís still a classic book for serious sports betting. The math portions are very well written and easy to understand. Some of the content is outdated, but for the most part, it's still a very useful book.

    Another one I truly got a lot of info out of, is Matthew Hilgerís The Poker Mindset. Not directly related to sports betting, but the mindset aspects discussed in the book (such as focusing on long term performance rather than short term results), are relevant for sports betting as well.

    I after those you want to find more, I recommend you checking amazon reviews. Do a search like "betting books" or something like that:

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=betting+b...f=nb_sb_noss_2

    Also check these couple of links, those sites list breakdown of what those books are about and mention a few more books on the topic

    https://www.gamblingsitesonline.org/...ports-betting/

    https://www.payperheadhost.com/sports-betting/books/

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    JJ

    when is your book due out ?

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys, i'll be sure to check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hubie69 View Post
    Please say you're making an extra 50k a year effortlessly after reading these books.

    If not... it's a bust.

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    what's the difference between those seidel books? same subject. one is huge. the other quite small.

    a couple that haven't been mentioned,

    Chad Millman. name escapes me but he follows 3 people through vegas sports bettting. one was alan boston... great book

    probably more than one book but any book about the Donaghy (name?), the nba referee who was fixing games..... the actions of his partner-in-crime, who was basically a load (his sole role trying to get as much money down on x game as possible), were fascinating.

    not sure it's exactly in the same vein, but Wizard of Odds about disgraced NBA player Jack Molina (Molinas?) was a very entertaining read. kinda old on the gambling though. but alot of gambling. getting $500k down on a Dayton basketball game in the late 50's LOL

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    i agree that Stanford Wong is the gold standard.

    i see Ed Miller has written a sports betting book....... he's a little too self-congratulatory for my liking. and he'll probably try to stretch it into a 10 book series, meaning the first book will be real basics that we mostly know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hubie69 View Post



    This should get you started and is by no means complete
    that's is really impressive book collection man
    have you learn anything useful for sport betting though?

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    Any books written by Justin will work for you. He was a hero on SBR!

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    bump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post
    JJ

    when is your book due out ?
    Sammy soon..the title bet recreationally or LOSE YOUR LIFE

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