By moving the line, sportsbooks can influence how the public bets on a particular game. If we’ve done that, we’ve done our job.”
What Is the Line Trying to Accomplish?
The last step in the line-making process for each oddsmaker is taking one final look to determine whether or not the line “feels right.” This is where common sense and past experience with how games are bet enters into the picture.
For example, if the pointspread on a game is 7 and most of the money is coming in on the underdog (taking the +7), sportsbooks will then move the number down to 6 ½ to try and attract money on the favorite.
Since the oddsmaker’s ultimate goal is equally dividing the betting action, public perception and betting patterns must be taken into account.
Oddsmakers can also change the line depending on various event-related factors such as player injuries or weather.
Moving the line is the oddsmaker’s effort to balance betting action, and often times such moves can have a major impact on a bettor’s decision.
Oddsmakers at LVSC are professional sports junkies who love what they do and would probably do it for nothing if you asked them, but they do get paid for it. Mike Seba is a Senior Oddsmaker at LVSC and has been making lines for the last six years.
“You either have a passion for it or you don’t,” Seba said.
The purpose of these adjustments, like all line adjustments, is to more equally divide the betting action.
Once betting begins, sportsbooks can adjust the line at any time. By necessity their approach is very research-oriented and concise, since with millions of dollars at risk there is little margin for error. Examples of non-game factors that would require an adjustment to a team’s power rating are key player injuries and player trades. Stated another way, they want to create a line that half the people find appealing to bet one way while the other half find it appealing to bet the other way (known as ‘dividing the action’). Obviously, if the line comes out a week ahead of the event (which is the case in football), there is much that could happen during the week leading up to the event that could affect the line. That is not the case at all – their intent is NOT to evenly split the ATS result between the teams; rather, their goal is to attract equal betting action on both sides. In our extended interview, Seba explained that there are 4-5 oddsmakers assigned to make lines for each of the major sports (pro & college football and basketball; MLB, NHL, boxing, golf). In doing so they attempt to make more attractive the team that is getting less action.
How the Opening Line Is Made
Once the opening line is released by LVSC, the individual sportsbooks decide if they want to make any adjustments before offering it to the public.
Experts working for the individual books having a strong opinion on the game
. If an oddsmaker comes up with a preliminary line of USC -7, then an adjustment up to -7.5 or -8 would be made in response to the public’s expected USC bias. “We’re not trying to pick the team that covers the spread, we’re trying to make it a coin flip, a tough decision (for the bettor). Each of these oddsmakers bring unique opinions, strengths and weaknesses to the process.
Power ratings are the oddsmaker’s value of each team and are used as a guide to calculate a “preliminary” pointspread on an upcoming game. Reasons for such adjustments include:
“The #1 thing for us is to make a line for each game that creates good two-way action. People think it’s much more complicated, but it’s not.”
Divided action means the sportsbook is guaranteed a profit on the game because of the fee charged to the bettor (called juice or vig – typically $11 bet to win $10).
Las Vegas Sports Consultants (LVSC) is the world’s premier oddsmaking company and the most respected authority on making the lines.
The opening line is the first line created by the oddsmakers, which is then sent out to sportsbooks.
Once a game’s power rating based pointspread is determined, the oddsmaker will make adjustments to that line after considering each team’s most recent games played and previous games played against that opponent. Why the Line Changes
A round-table discussion among the 4-5 oddsmakers involved in making the line for each sport is then conducted and a consensus line is decided upon by the Odds Director before it is released to the sportsbooks. Of course there is an entire method to the madness on how the opening line is created. The power ratings are adjusted after each game a team plays. For example, the public might have heavy betting interest week after week on a popular college football team such as USC. Oddsmakers have to determine if any changes are necessary and send out an “adjusted line.”
Individual books having players who consistently bet with certain tendencies (such as an extreme bias toward favorites or toward a certain popular team like USC)
There is a common misconception that point spreads represent the oddsmakers’ prediction of how many points the favorite will win by. We do this by drawing from past experiences and applying them to current situations. Seba explained that it all starts with each oddsmaker creating a line on each game based upon their own personal approach.
“The main objective is that our clients get equal action on both sides,” Seba said. This usually includes having up-to-date power ratings on each team. Also, adjustments are made after reading each team’s local newspapers to get a sense of what the coaches & players are thinking going into the game. Of the 4-5 oddsmakers, generally the 2 most respected opinions are weighed more heavily by the Odds Director before he decides on the final line
They are a great way to spend time with friends and family offline. Board games are not only great exercise for your brain but encourage communication, test your strategic skills and can be a great form of friendly competition.
Are you looking for the Best Adult Board Games for 2014? Then you have come to the right place!
Board games are not just for kids, in fact in this technology obsessed age board games are still widely played among groups of adults.
Below are a selection of the best board games for adults, some are traditional games that you already know and some are new. Next time you are having people over, pull out a board game and get playing and you will soon realize that playing in person is so much more fun than playing online.
Many adults enjoy spending time away from computers and other distractions playing games like scrabble and monopoly among others.
Quiddler great Board Game for Adults image courtesy of amazon.com
Of course nowadays you can play most of these games online against strangers and while this is also a good way to play nothing beats sitting around a table enjoying a drink or snacks and real human company.
This is the least expensive option to start an online gaming business. Usually the gaming software provider has payment processing (merchant account providers) already set up for a fully turnkey operation. In addition, no royalties are paid out to a gaming software development company. The potential of online gaming business is too big to ignore. The internet eliminated all the obstacles. In China and Malaysia, there are twice as many online gamers as there are Internet shoppers. The average licensing fees are around $150,000 (this usually includes marketing costs). 3) Most Affordable – Become a Sublicensee of an existing Licensee. However, you will have full control of your gaming site, and full knowledge of the source code of your gaming software.
Date: June 7, 2007. The sublicensee is responsible for all the marketing and receives a smaller percentage than a full licensee (2), because royalties paid to the licensee are much higher.
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There are 3 ways to start an online gaming business:
Revenues in online gaming business rose from only $800 million to over $2 billion in 1999! By year 2006, it is estimated that online gambling industry will top over $14 billion in revenues! London-based Merrill Lynch analyst Andrew Burnett says online gambling could generate more than $150 billion in revenues by 2015. You will also need to obtain a gaming license to run your online gaming business, which requires approval from most governments. This is a far less expensive option and the client receives all the gambling software and sometimes even the equipment necessary. Now is the perfect time to get onboard. It is also the most popular option for both licensed land-based establishments as well as entrepreneurs. The popularity of online gaming is increasing rapidly and this year has seen significant growth in Europe and Asia.
Until recently small entrepreneurs had no chance of getting into the gambling industry, because of huge capital investments, gaming license acquisitions and legal red tape. Costs range from $30,000 to $350,000.
Did you know that online gambling business is currently one of the fastest growing business categories in the world? In fact, the gambling industry in the United States alone generates more annual revenues, than the Hollywood movie industry, music industry and video game industry sales combined! Americans spend over $54 billion on gambling annually. In most cases a royalty is paid to the gaming software provider as a percentage of the monthly “take” or “drop” (gross profit). You can now own and promote your own online casino, sportsbook and multiplayer poker room gaming business and generate revenues you’ve only dreamt about.
2) Average – Become a Licensee of an Online Gambling Software Provider. Around 43% of Chinese Internet users play games online, while just 16% report that they shop online.
1) Most Expensive – Design and implement all gaming software for an online casino, sportsbook and multiplayer poker room which could cost you millions of US Dollars. Costs range from $5,000 to $60,000
Cast: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B. Coleman, Jamie Hector, Glynn Turman, Clark Johnson, Tom McCarthy, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Neal Huff, Jermaine Crawford, Tristan Wilds, Michael Kostroff, Michelle Paress, Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
Created By: David Simon
“Natural causes, Tom. They’re just polite liars.”
Cast: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips, Makenzie Vega, Alan Cumming, Josh Charles, Christine Baranski
Created By: Robert King, Michelle King
Some critically acclaimed TV shows from the drama genre are given below:
Game of Thrones
“The one of you who bids nearest to the actual retail price of your own showcase without going over will win it. I am the danger. A guy opens his door and gets shot, and you think that of me? No! I am the one who knocks!”
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks
Created By: Vince Gilligan
“I’m a doctor and nothing gets in the way of that. Next thing I know I’m in a court of law where I’ve got to propose to you or go to jail. Makes a change for Midsomer, but there you go. G. Nothing.”
Cast: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle, Eriq La Salle, Julianna Margulies, Gloria Reuben, Laura Innes, Maria Bello, Alex Kingston, Kellie Martin, Paul McCrane, Goran Visnjic, Michael Michele, Erik Palladino, Ming-Na, Maura Tierney, Sharif Atkins, Mekhi Phifer, Parminder Nagra, Linda Cardellini, Shane West, Scott Grimes, John Stamos, David Lyons, Angela Bassett
Created by: Michael Crichton
? Under Cover
? The Shield
? The Killing
? Prison Break
? Agatha Christie’s Poirot
? Prime Suspect
? Life on Mars
? Crime Story
? Cold Case
? NYPD Blue
? The Mentalist
? Pretty Little Liars
? Veronica Mars
? The Closer
? Law & Order
“Attention all personnel. Williams, Michael K. Novak, Ed Helms, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, Angela Kinsey, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nunez, Craig Robinson, Phyllis Smith, Zach Woods, Amy Ryan, James Spader, Catherine Tate, Clark Duke, Jake Lacy
Created By: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
The Simpsons. ‘Course I am the result of my parents having stayed together so ya never know.”
Cast: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander
Created By: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld
“You clearly don’t know who you’re talking to, so let me clue you in. I need a bath, some chow and then you and me sit down and we talk about who dies.”
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Michael Stuhlbarg, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza, Michael Kenneth Williams, Anthony Laciura, Paul Sparks, Jack Huston, Bobby Cannavale, Gretchen Mol
Created By: Terence Winter
“The irrationality of a thing is not an argument of its existence, rather, a condition of it.”
Cast: Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A. Also, it’s next to impossible to watch everything that has been aired on the television; and you can’t just announce some shows as “the best ever” if you haven’t seen even half of the shows out there.
Friday Night Lights
As it happens, there are several good shows, and I did my best to fit them into a specific genre and include them in a single list. Especially on the kids. I cannot stand it. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Paget Brewster, Joe Mantegna
Cast: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Sean Bean
Developed By: David Benioff, D. Novak
? Slattery’s People
? NET Playhouse
? Run for Your Life
? Judd, for the Defense
? Marcus Welby, M.D.
? Lou Grant
? China Beach
? The Westerner
“Sorry, gotta dash, I think I left my riding crop in the mortuary.”
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Rupert Graves, Andrew Scott, Una Stubbs, Louise Brealey
Created By: Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss
“Divorce is always hard. We basically are married, even if the law refuses to recognize it. Zuiker
The Oprah Winfrey Show
“You don’t look at her and think ‘top model’ off the bat, but by the second glance you see, wow, she’s got it.”
Judges: Tyra Banks, Kelly Cutrone, Rob Evans, Janice Dickinson, Kimora Lee Simmons, Nigel Barker, Nolé Marin, J. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodriguez, Mathew St. Weiss
Cast: Rob Lowe, Alan Alda, Stockard Channing, Moira Kelly, Kristin Chenoweth, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina, Mary McCormack, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Jimmy Smits, Martin Sheen
Created By: Aaron Sorkin
? Just Shoot Me!
? Mad About You
? Murphy Brown
? The Wonder Years
? Living Single
? The Nanny
? Modern Family
? Parks and Recreation
? The League
? It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
? Curb Your Enthusiasm
? Everybody Hates Chris
? The Honeymooners
? All in the Family
? Raising Hope
? Two and a Half Men
? The Big Bang Theory
Some critically acclaimed TV shows from the crime or thriller genre are given below:
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer
Created By: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
“He’s the kind of guy you don’t know is drunk until you see him sober.”
Host/Presented By: Jay Leno
“I never want to hear that song again. Food
? Destination Truth
“You’re in my will, I’m in yours. Cathey, Chad L. “Amazing how the sight of blood can clear a room.”
Cast: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Jorja Fox, Gary Dourdan, George Eads, Paul Guilfoyle, Eric Szmanda, Robert David Hall, Louise Lombard, Wallace Langham, Lauren Lee Smith, Laurence Fishburne, Liz Vassey, David Berman, Ted Danson, Elisabeth Shue
Created By: Anthony E. D. It’s the classic American love story.”
Cast: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto, Rhea Perlman, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer, Kirstie Alley, Bebe Neuwirth
Created By: James Burrows, Glen Charles, Les Charles
“We can tell him his mother is dying. And midnight has been canceled.”
Cast: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit, Larry Linville, Gary Burghoff, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Jamie Farr, William Christopher, David Ogden Stiers
“Peter Marshall: Paul, why do Hell’s Angels wear leather?
Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.”
Host/Presented By: Peter Marshall (1966-1981), Jon Bauman (1983-1984), John Davidson (1986-1989), Tom Bergeron (1998-2004), Peter Rosenberg (2012-present)
Created By: Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley
The Amazing Race
“Separate rooms, I’ll arrange that by tomorrow, but today I can’t fix it, unless you kill a guest.”
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, John Hawkes, Jim Beaver, Brad Dourif, Paula Malcomson, William Sanderson, Kim Dickens, Robin Weigert, Dayton Callie, W. Jordan, Matt Lauria, Jurnee Smollett, Madison Burge, Grey Damon
Created By: Peter Berg
Some critically acclaimed TV shows from the comedy genre are given below:
The West Wing
“I’ve played this game four times. I am not in danger, Skyler. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. You say no, I say fine, I never wanna see you again. Can’t have everything.”
Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Jason Hughes, Fiona Dolman, Tamzin Malleson
Created By: Caroline Graham
The Price Is Right
Cast: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Jared Harris, Bryan Batt, Michael Gladis, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Maggie Siff, Kiernan Shipka, Jessica Paré, Christopher Stanley, Jay R. I guess it all evens out.”
Cast: Peter Krause, Michael C. Ferguson, Robert Morse, John Slattery
Created By: Matthew Weiner
The Good Wife
? Face Off
? 30 Days
? Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
? Man v. But then again, I refuse to recognize most of the Bush Administration. Due to a lack of casualties, today’s midnight movie will be shown at 9:00 in the morning… B. But if you’re the winner and are $250 or less away from the price of your showcase, we’ll have the pleasure of giving you *both* showcases!”
Host/Presented By: Bob Barker (1972-2007), Drew Carey (2007-present)
Created By: Bob Stewart, Mark Goodson, Bill Todman
“No one said winning a million dollars would be easy.”
Host/Presented By: Phil Keoghan
Created By: Elise Doganieri, Bertram van Munster
“Gentlemen, the hopes and dreams of an entire town are riding on your shoulders. Marshall
Created By: David E. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link
? I’ll Fly Away
? The Practice
? Northern Exposure
? Grey’s Anatomy
? House, M.D.
? Big Love
? Downton Abbey
? The Newsroom
? One Tree Hill
? Band of Brothers
? Gilmore Girls
Of course this list is bound to spark off a lot of debates with stuff like why I didn’t include this show and how ‘X’ show is way better than any one which I have mentioned in here. Patrick, Rachel Griffiths, Jeremy Sisto, James Cromwell, Justina Machado
Created By: Alan Ball
America’s Next Top Model
“I don’t criticize you! And if you’re worried about criticism, sometimes a diet is the best defense.”
Cast: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter
Created By: Mitchell Hurwitz
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Cast: James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Lorraine Bracco, Steven Van Zandt
Created By: David Chase
“To me, our relationship makes perfect sense. Williams, Corey Parker Robinson, Reg E. Alexander, Paulina Porizkova, André Leon Talley
Created By: Tyra Banks
“Well here’s an extremely radical thought…shouldn’t the issue be what the patient has to gain?”
Cast: Mandy Patinkin, Héctor Elizondo, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Barbara Hershey, Christine Lahti, Peter Berg, Mark Harmon, Thomas Gibson, Rocky Carroll, Adam Arkin, Lauren Holly, Jayne Brook, E. You drive me nuts telling me you want me to propose again, I do, you turn me down. Sometimes it sets my teeth on edge, other times it helps me control the chaos.”
Cast: Michael C. These are the shows that made watching the television even more pleasurable, and given a chance, I’d gladly watch their reruns too! This list does not follow any particular order.
Some critically acclaimed TV shows from the reality TV and game or talk show genre are given below:
“There are three things you can never have enough of in life, Lieutenant: chocolate, friends and the theatre.”
Cast: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Tom Bosley
Created by: Peter S. You may never matter again in your life as much as you do right now.”
Cast: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Gaius Charles, Zach Gilford, Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki, Taylor Kitsch, Jesse Plemons, Scott Porter, Aimee Teegarden, Michael B. Lee, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, James Remar, Julie Benz, Erik King
“Operator! Give me the number for 911!”
Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer
Created By: Matt Groening
Larry King Live
Murder, She Wrote
? The Late Late Show
? Real Time with Bill Maher
? Chelsea Lately
? MasterChef Australia
? 16 and Pregnant
? Bad Girls Club
? Deadliest Catch
? Jersey Shore
? Wife Swap
? Man vs. Do these guys not realize that? I can pretty much predict what these guys are going to do and say before they do it.”
Host/Presented By: Jeff Probst
Created By: Charlie Parsons
“I’m going to be killed by a fictional character!”
Cast: Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, David White, Dick York, Dick Sargent
Created By: Sol Saks
? New York Undercover
? 21 Jump Street
? Without a Trace
? Sons of Anarchy
? The Fugitive
? Miami Vice
? Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Cast: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Wood Harris, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Andre Royo, Sonja Sohn, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, Clarke Peters, Amy Ryan, Aidan Gillen, Jim True-Frost, Robert Wisdom, Seth Gilliam, Domenick Lombardozzi, J. Earl Brown, Powers Boothe, Keith Carradine
Created By:David Milch
Host/Presented By: Larry King
Created By: Larry King
“Your future’s so bright it burns my eyes.”
Host/Presented By: Oprah Winfrey
Created By: Oprah Winfrey
“People aren’t mean. J. You want me to propose to you, I propose to you. But hey, then again we all have our favorites, don’t we? You can let us know which are the best TV shows according to you, in the comments section below.
I Love Lucy
“Ever since we said “I do”, there have been so many things that we don’t.”
Cast: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley, Keith Thibodeaux
? How I Met Your Mother
? Sex and the City
? Will and Grace
? Hot in Cleveland
? Malcolm in the Middle
? Dharma & Greg
? The Thin Blue Line
? Home Improvement
? That ’70s Show
? Everybody Loves Raymond
? Perfect Strangers
? Full House
? Family Guy
? Cougar Town
? Get Smart
? The Golden Girls
? 30 Rock
? 3rd Rock from the Sun
Host/Presented By: Criss Angel
Created By: Criss Angel
Six Feet Under
“We’ve been on the road for 18 hours. I’m allergic to it.”
Judges: Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen Degeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler
Created By: Simon Fuller
Reality TV/Talk Show
“From the point of view of the criminal expert, London has become a singularly uninteresting city.”
Cast: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Edward Hardwicke, Colin Jeavons, Eric Porter, Rosalie Williams
Created By: Michael Cox
…Reality TV/Talk Shows
The telly’s been around for a while now and it is a herculean task to try to compile a list of the greatest TV shows ever made
We tracked the top five books for each of the pointspread sports for the last two years, as as you can see, this strategy has been profitable in every sport. All of this will be fun to follow (not to mention profitable) when every sport except baseball are going on simultaneously during the winter months.
prosportsonline.net. The huge problem with this is that the nfl line, ncaaf line or nhl line may have moved too much by that time, and all of the value has been sucked out of the unpopular side.
So what exactly is reverse line movement? RLM takes place when a large majority of bets are on one team, yet the line moves in the opposite direction.
The proper way to make a sports bet using reverse line movement is to place your bet as soon as there is an RLM of one full point (or 10 cents in MLB and NHL) off of the opening line. To illustrate, let us say that San Diego Chargers open at -7 over the Miami Dolohins, and over 70 percent of the sports bets placed on the game are on San Diego. Keep in mind that NCAAB was the most liquid sport in terms of top-five sportbooks however, with not a single sportsbook making the top five both years. Keep an eyes on the top five sportsbooks at Sports Insights though, as NCAAF sports betting has been very liquid in that regard, with only one sportsbook (believe it or not, Bodog) finishing in the top five both years.
To back this up, our friends over at Prosportsonline.net have tracked the records for games where over 60 percent of the public has been on one side, yet there was reverse line movement of at least one full point from the opening number at the top sportsbooks in NFL, NCAAF, NBA and NCAAB. It should be noted that many fewer MLB games have qualified so far this season (is the whole world using RLM now?), but smaller profits is still profit.Again, these records are for Money Lines only and do not include totals.Finally, NHL sports betting has picked up 148.49 units in two years, and unlike MLB, NHL had four sportsbooks out of the top five gain double-digit units this past season. Another important recommendation is to use a slow moving (but reliable) sportsbook. Sure, using this approach leaves open the possibility of the line turning around and moving back against you, but as you will see in bit, betting as soon as an RLM qualifies has been profitable in every major North American sport such as the last two seasons, so if one line turns around, so be it. Note that these records are for sides only and do not include totals.
The NFL sports betting is generally considered the toughest sport to beat, yet blindly following this method produced an exceptional 59.2 percent win rate last season, improving the two year record to 328-249-12, 56.8 percent, +59.06 units. College Basketball sports betting was not too shabby either, with a two-year mark of 492-356-22, 58.0 percent, +91.96 units. This is where an important word of caution is in order though. Keep a close eye on Canbet here, as that Australian sportsbook cracked the top five both years.
Now do the sharps win every single time? Absolutely not! However, they are right more often than they are wrong, so being on the same side as the sharps is a prudent strategy over the long run, and again, the best thing is that there in absolutely no conventional sports handicapping necessary..
By: Manny G
Thus, following reverse line movements is the same thing a following the smart money. However, instead of the line rising as you might expect, it instead drops to Chargers -6. This may enable you to get the stale more favorable sports betting line at the time the reverse line movement hits at the triggering Sportsbook. The records quoted below are based on the bets being made at the triggering books, so beating the move by a half-point or a few cents now and then would actually make your record even better.
Also, games where over 60 percent of the public are on one side, yet there is reverse line movement of at least 10 cents on the Money Line from the opening number at the top five sportsbooks in MLB and NHL sports betting has also been profitable. Quite a few RLM followers watch the moves until almost game time, and then bet accordingly. Last year was a good RLM season for NFL sports betting (45-29, 60.8 percent, +11.91), but two sportsbooks that were in the top five in NFL RLM in both seasons.
NBA sports betting has the lowest two-year five-book RLM winning percentage among the 11/10 sports, but then again, every gambler in the world would kill to go 382-301-9, 55.9 percent, +48.90 units, and the 57.5 percent win rate this past season is nothing to sneeze at. This would make Miami +6 the RLM play.
So what causes RLM when the aim of most sportsbooks is to get as close to balanced action on both sides as possible? The answer to this is quite simple: the sharp bettors; the one’s who give sports betting advice. RLM takes place when more money/ sportsbook picks are bet by the small percentage of bettors that are on the unpopular side (the sharps) than is bet by the huge majority of players betting the popular side (the squares). Furthermore, they list the RLM records for many individual sportsbook, making it easy to spot which books this system is working at and which books it may be best to ignore.
So what we recommend is to only use the top five each season for each individual sport (in terms of units won). Carib ruled the roost season at 93-66-9, 58.5 percent, +18.55 units after ABC held the penthouse spot in the 2007-08 season.
The highest two-year winning percentage using RLM from the top five books belongs to College Football, which went 480-341-10, 58.5 percent, +95.10 units
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To avoid scams, forget unknown or untested sites with big promises. Advice runs the gamut from solving puzzles to answering questions on set subjects. Zaarly.com offers a similar service. They offer points and rewards for taking wide-ranging opinion surveys.
But don’t expect big paydays. Signing up is free.
Pitching other people’s products is one of the Internet’s best-paying gigs.
“In the worldwide marketplace of today, your skills can be used for anything, including mapping,” Mokey says. If it isn’t, you lose money.
Also, keep a clock running so you can maximize your income without wasting your time. “Others put $50 down and hold their shares. More than 200,000 tasks are listed there to make money online, with varying pay and work requirements. Though savvy experts can make money online, don’t give up your day job.
You should be warned that you can lose your entire investment, Wolfenden says. But they can add up to steady earnings over time.
Take an online survey
Can you make accurate predictions?
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“Some power users buy thousands of shares at a time,” says Carl Wolfenden, exchange operations manager at Dublin-based Intrade.com. At kgbanswers.com and JustAnswer.com, you become an expert after taking a brief test. Once a task is completed, payments are deposited in your Amazon Payments account.
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To find a job, head to websites such as MindFieldOnline.com, GlobalTestMarket.com or ZoomPanel.com, Mooradian says. At fiverr, workers fulfill tasks starting at $5 per job. The reason: You’re listed along with 62,000 other experts. If your prediction is accurate, you make money. And with some sites, you can start to make money online immediately. It’s a lot of fun.”
Another site, eJury.com, will pay you for being part of online mock juries, Mooradian says. EJurors review the facts of the case and answer questions, each clicking a “submit verdict” button upon completion.
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The attorney prepares the case submission, which consists of facts from the perspective of each party. But others also are popping up, such as taking online surveys or even predicting election results.
On the downside, some ClickBank products can be of poor quality, says Bethany Mooradian, owner of QueenoftheRandomJob.com. Payouts can be small but steady.
You can offer your services online at task marketplaces such as fiverr.com or Zaarly.com. Most of these gigs are small, steady streams of cash. And you can choose from more than a million products, including gift cards or computers.
There are several to choose from to make money online. Introduced by the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 2008, binary options are financial contracts that let you earn money by predicting the rise or fall of financial assets