Sports Betting Guides
If you are new to sports betting, it can be overwhelming to see how much there is to sift through, even just to learn the basics of betting.
Whether you want to bet on a specific event like the Super Bowl, or you are a college basketball fan who wants to start betting on the teams and games that you follow throughout the season, there is a lot to learn.
- Where can I place bets?
- What kind of bets can I place?
- How do I read betting lines?
- What should I look for in a sportsbook?
- How do bonuses and promotions work?
These are just a few of the questions that you make ask yourself and then ask Google as you try to get your feet wet.
That’s where we come in. In addition to the array of daily content that we provide to help you bet on specific games, we also have an ever-expanding section of guides that answer those questions and many more.
These guides may help novice bettors the most, but they are designed to help new bettors and experienced bettors alike.
Where Can I Place Bets?
In this section, learn about legal sports betting, where sports betting is currently legal, and the top legal sportsbooks.
Types of Bets
There are many types of bets you can make, but in this section, we cover the basic types of bets and the basics about those types of bets.
What is the Difference Between Moneyline & Spread Betting?
Most sports that you can bet on have some form of both moneyline and point spread betting.
There are some differences from sport to sport in how spreads are presented, but moneyline and spread bets are two of the three common types of bets that you can make on the outcome of an event.
What are moneylines and spreads? How does moneyline betting differ from spread betting? Is one better than the other? We answer those questions and more here.
Over/under betting, also known as total betting, rounds out the three most common bet types across most sports.
While moneyline and spread betting involve the direct outcome of an event, over/under betting focuses on a part of the outcome.
Find out more about over/under betting here:
Over/under betting is a popular part of prop betting, which is a way to bet on an event beyond betting on the moneyline, spread, or over/under for the event.
There are prop bets in many sports, but you will find the most prop betting options with the NFL and NBA. Many props are serious, but events like the Super Bowl have fun props that you can bet on.
Futures bets allow you to take action on an outcome that will be decided later.
For example, the 2023 MLB season is still months away, but you can already place a bet on who you think will win the 2023 World Series.
Parlays & Teasers
Are you interested in combining multiple bets to maximize your potential winnings? Here, you can learn about parlays and teasers.
- Explanation of Parlays and Teasers
- What is a Same Game Parlay?
- Best Sportsbooks for Same Game Parlays
How Can I Bet on a Specific Sport?
While you place most of the same types of bets on many sports, there are some differences.
This section will explain those differences and teach you about the specifics of betting on the major sports.
Sportsbook Bonuses, Promotions & Perks
Everyone loves rewards and free stuff, right?
Here, we go over the kinds of bonuses, VIP and rewards programs, boosts, and other perks that sportsbooks may provide.
Other Sports Betting Guides
- How To Use Middling Bets
- How to Read Sports Betting Odds
- When Should You Hedge Your Bets?
- Common Betting Mistakes Made by Beginners
- How To Win at Sports Betting
- Sports Betting Glossary
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