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    juvunits
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    Best book for Ncaa Football and NFL

    The season is near and I'm looking for the best book for NCAA Football and NFL with in play wagering. Anything other than Bet 365 as they have mysteriously banned me. Your advice is muchly appreciated.

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    Pinnacle + 5Dimes should get you all the Bet365 options and higher limits.

    Pretty much any of the top 10 on this list are good for both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Pinnacle + 5Dimes should get you all the Bet365 options and higher limits.

    Pretty much any of the top 10 on this list are good for both.
    Thanks for the input

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    My local. Slow to adjust with nice limits lol

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    If your not betting over 500 dollars a game you should use betonline before the sharper books like Heritage and 5 Dimes for college football and the NFL. Betonline is the only book that always has all the early openers in College football and the NFL and many of these lines will moved 2-5 points or more in 2-3 hours after they are put up. 5 Dimes and Heritage are great books but hitting the openers early in the season when the line moves quickly and significantly is very important.
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    Thanks for the advice. I'm gonna check it out.

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    I've tried bookmaker, betdsi, 5 dimes and bovada and i think Bookmaker is my go to bookie for NFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomorino View Post
    If your not betting over 500 dollars a game you should use betonline before the sharper books like Heritage and 5 Dimes for college football and the NFL. Betonline is the only book that always has all the early openers in College football and the NFL and many of these lines will moved 2-5 points or more in 2-3 hours after they are put up. 5 Dimes and Heritage are great books but hitting the openers early in the season when the line moves quickly and significantly is very important.
    thomo... Do you recall what time Betonline begins rolling out the college football openers on Sundays? (At 5Dimes it's typically around 6:30pm Eastern time.)

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    I've seen them posted at times by 1:00 pm ET

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70CoupeDeVille View Post
    thomo... Do you recall what time Betonline begins rolling out the college football openers on Sundays? (At 5Dimes it's typically around 6:30pm Eastern time.)
    I don't but they are out early, betonline also sometimes has games of the year you can bet weeks or months in advance - again the limits are low.
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    Gotta admit I like 5dimes alot for college football. Like the normal platform and their live lines also the 3rd party platform. You can get some good live lines off both platforms.

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    Thanks for all the input guys

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    is matchbook a viable option for NCAA football and the NFL?
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    If you are a serious player matchbook is the best. The don't offer parlays and teasers and their lines go up late, but the juice is miniscule. My opinion is that other books lay off on matchbook when they are saturated one side. You will typically be laying -101 or -102 which can change higher/lower according to the public demand. In highly liquid markets like the NFL within an hour or so of game time there will be a .01 spread, so if team A is -3, -108 then their opponent team B will be +3, +107. I believe now they take 1 percent off the top of each wager.....something like that, so it is similar to a casino operating a poker table,....they get their rake based on the amount bet and what happens with the winners and losers after that is inconsequential to them.

    If a big part of your game is getting in early and you can read line moves, then this book will NOT be for you. If you want to be able to parlay and/or tease then this book will NOT be for you.
    If you want to bet team totals, quarters and other exotic wagers, matchbook doesn't offer them.

    Otherwise what you will save in juice will be of value over the long-term and will trump any bonus that other books have to offer. I'd rank matchbook first ahead of pinnacle and then all the other books in a pile below them, but I don't tease and very rarely parlay.

    The biggest advantage of them is.......if you win, they don't care, because they are an exchange and you are matching wagers with someone taking the opposite side. It is a brilliant business model because they have no risk whatsoever. There's none of the mamby-pamby-crapping-in-their-pants-that-you-have-won that other books have, which will get you banned or restricted in every other book besides pinnacle, if you win consistently or a lot. I've been banned from 4 books and they weren't huge amounts of money that I won, but this is life in modern day risk-averse bookmaking that the British books seem to have developed into a science.

    Their liquidity in the NCAA football markets are ok, but certainly it is not as big as their NFL business, so the spreads might be bigger. It gets better every year as more and more bettors see the advantage of them, so there are more bet offers, which drives their business.

    They allow you to watch the matched bets in action so if you are dubious you can tune into their site to see the amount of usage they have before you'd fund an account with them.
    If you are from the USA I don't know if matchbook allows your business, you'd have to check that out.
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    For sure Pinnacle

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