To be successful at Football Gambling, you first need to learn the standard types of bets and understand how football gambling lines work. Next, you need to know the Football terms used at Sportsbooks, understand how to read lines and spot value, and learn the various football betting types. Below is the Handicapping Reviews football gambling fundamentals that will get you started with football gambling.
Football Gambling Odds
Betting Lines - Basic football gambling lines are lists the side and the total and there is 10% juice or vigorish with each wager. A typically football gambling line will look like this:
101 Dallas Cowboys -3
102 New York Giants 41
You are risking 110 for every 100 dollars wagered on either the side or the total. If you like Dallas Cowboys you must win the game by more than three points to collect your bet. If you like New York Giants you must either win the game outright or lose by less than three points to collect. If the Cowboys win by exactly three points you get a tie, or what is called a "push", and your money is refunded. The total number of points is 41 and you can wager the game to go over or under that amount. The next betting line you are likely to see is called the moneyline and looks like this:
New England -160
The moneyline wager is just a bet on who will win the game outright, no points involved. If you like New England you are risking 160 for every 100 dollars wagered. If you like the Dolphins and they win, you win 140 dollars for every 100 dollars wagered.
Betting on the side or total is the only recommended football betting for the smartest odds. Exotic bets, half-time bets and teasers are low percentage wagers and are not recommended for the professional football gamblers.
Football Gambling Money Management
Gamblers or prospective gamblers beware! Most gambling hype you read, see, or hear in regard to gambling sports is misinformed, erroneous or simply designed to take your money before you even place a bet. In order to be successful sports bettor, you have to have skills in money management, play selection, a good attitude, and reasonable expectations as to what you can expect to win if you are successful. Let me give you a method of money management as an eye opener:
|Size of Bet||Initial Bankroll|
| $20-$30|| $1,000 - $2,000|
| $40-$50|| $2,000 - $3,000|
| $100|| $5,000|
| $500|| $25,000|
Here is the important part - Never risk more than 25 percent to 30 percent of your bankroll on any week. In other words, if you like 5 pro games you will bet 6 percent of our bankroll on each game. On the best plays you will bet 8 percent and maybe 2 to 3 times a year you will find a game that's worth 10 percent of your bankroll. If you love a lot of action, simply drop your bet size (2 percent to 3 percent), but never risk more than 33 percent of your bankroll in one day. If you win one week, your bankroll is larger so you'll automatically increase your bets as you win and conversely decrease your bets as you lose. The purpose of the reserve is to re-capitalize one of your bankrolls if the season starts out cold and you hit an early losing streak. In a typical year you should be cautious weeks 1 - 4, be bold weeks 5 - 12, and then revert to caution until the play-offs and bowl games.
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