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    Sports Betting Books

    Can you recommend me some books about sports betting? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomuser View Post
    Can you recommend me some books about sports betting? Thank you.
    Somebody here should be able to help you out ?

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    Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong is good, but it's also old and some of the tables on things like key numbers in football are outdated because they predate extra points being moved back.

    The New Gambler's Bible by Arthur Reber is also old and has only a portion of it dedicated to sports betting. The sports section is basic, but also worthwhile if you want an intro on how to find profitable spots betting.

    The Odds by Chad Millman is a good read, but it's about personalities as opposed to a sports betting instruction manual.

    Those are the only good sports betting books I have read. I've read a couple of others, but they were not worth the paper they were printed on. I've heard the books by Elihu Feustel (former SBR mod Justin7) are good, but I haven't read them.
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    Gambling wizards is awesome.

    Adventures in probability is a tough read but very good.

    The smart money is a good read.

    According to Doyal is a very fun read.

    There are a few more I can't remember off the top of my head, will check in when I remember.

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    Sharper by Poker Joe.

    Sports betting models in excel 1 & 2 by Andrew Mack

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    20/20 Sports Betting is a great read! But am I bit biased....as I wrote it. But check it out, I think you will like it. Geared toward recreational bettors, I write about how I have made a living betting on sports over the last 20 years.

    Logan Fields (20/20 Sports Betting: Think Like a Pro) - available at Amazon.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.ed View Post
    20/20 Sports Betting is a great read! But am I bit biased....as I wrote it. But check it out, I think you will like it. Geared toward recreational bettors, I write about how I have made a living betting on sports over the last 20 years.

    Logan Fields (20/20 Sports Betting: Think Like a Pro) - available at Amazon.com

    We've added your book to the SBR Store Mr Ed.

    https://www.sportsbookreview.com/for...-like-pro.html

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    Thanks Opti! If readers would like to get a taste of what is inside, Amazon gives you the first 25 or so pages free.

    https://www.amazon.com/20-Sports-Bet...s%2C721&sr=8-2

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    I've ordered a copy through SBR and look forward to reading it. It looks like we have similar backgrounds, joining offshore Books in the late 90's. I also enjoy betting golf as well as nascar and think they're easier to beat than the major sports. Horse racing, due to the large track takeouts (15-25%) is virtually unbeatable IMO--but you can make a profit betting fixed odds when offered. At least that's been my experience. Anyway, congrats on your book Mr Ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HedgeHog View Post
    I've ordered a copy through SBR and look forward to reading it. It looks like we have similar backgrounds, joining offshore Books in the late 90's. I also enjoy betting golf as well as nascar and think they're easier to beat than the major sports. Horse racing, due to the large track takeouts (15-25%) is virtually unbeatable IMO--but you can make a profit betting fixed odds when offered. At least that's been my experience. Anyway, congrats on your book Mr Ed.
    Thanks, Hedgehog! I agree about horse racing and I wrote in the book I don't believe anyone can win the daily grind with such a large hold. But I also discuss there are opportunities with fixed odds and mandatory payout days at various tracks.

    I also stated that Nascar is one of the better options if you are looking to make money at sports betting but you really need to devote a lot of time following the sport, such as watching practices..etc, which I don't have any interest in doing as I'm not a fan of racing at all. I tried to beat it early in my career and got beaten to a pulp as I didn't know the sport and was handicapping based on practice times, which is just embarrassing. But lines were so bad in those early years across all sports and I thought Nascar was no exception and I could win there too. I still take occasional cracks at it, such as underdogs at restrictor plate tracks, but I'm not heavily into it at all.

    Basically, seems we are on the same page about a lot of things, and I'd like to know what you think of the book once you get through it. Thanks for the order!

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    Nascar is very difficult unless you are a great situational handicapper. It is very unpredictable and therefore hard to beat just using past race data.

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    Hey Logan,
    I'd like a copy. Happy to order it through Amazon, or directly through you if that is better. Let me know. I always like hearing/reading what works for other professional gamblers. I always learn something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbobets View Post
    Nascar is very difficult unless you are a great situational handicapper. It is very unpredictable and therefore hard to beat just using past race data.
    I agree 100%. So much changes from year to year with car set up's, drivers switching teams...etc, so historical spreadsheets on driver performances are pretty much worthless. But I think if you love racing and invest the time into it you can win and it may come easier than other sports. I am not interested in putting in the time required to be successful, so it's pretty much off my radar unless I get a hot tip from a Nascar-loving friend.

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    Thanks, Ace! Doesn't matter to me where you order it, whether using points here or at Amazon. The publisher (HuntingtonPress.com) is offering the book at a cheaper price ($20.20) than Amazon. Appreciate your support!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbobets View Post
    Nascar is very difficult unless you are a great situational handicapper. It is very unpredictable and therefore hard to beat just using past race data.
    The problem with NASCAR is the variance. It is beyond the imagination so hard to know if anything you think is real actually is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.ed View Post
    Thanks, Ace! Doesn't matter to me where you order it, whether using points here or at Amazon. The publisher (HuntingtonPress.com) is offering the book at a cheaper price ($20.20) than Amazon. Appreciate your support!
    Ordered it off Amazon

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    I personally Golf is similar to Nascar in that situational handicapping is important, past results are not indicative of current odds and/or form

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    For example, if you base your handicapping solely on tour or race rankings respectively, you're in for a world of pain

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