Putting Your Sports Bet On Steroids

Or to put this another way, this is all about maximizing the value of your sports bet. Think about it even for a little bit and you will understand how this is most definitely a strategy that makes perfect sense. After all, you are putting your hard earned money on the line. Don’t you want to get the best value possible on the sports wagers you make?

The obvious answer is an emphatic yes. With that in mind, it is now time to reveal an area of sports wagering that the average person placing a sports bet will never even consider much less use to best advantage.

That strategy is taking apart the half point and taking the time to do a bit of number crunching. As you already know if you spent any time at all comparing the various online sportsbooks, the point spread as well as the price are literally all over the place.

Of course when you are faced with a choice of a +5 or a +5.5 that are priced exactly the same you will take the extra half point there in the +5.5. That’s the easy one. But that sort of example rarely, if ever shows up in the real world.

Instead, what you are faced with is having to decide what to do when the choices are not so easy. As in one sportsbook offers you +5 at -110 yet another sportsbook offers +5.5 at -103. Now what do you do?

This is the point where you reach into your desk drawer and pull out your trusty calculator or perhaps the calculator on your smartphone. Anyway, what you will are looking for is to figure out how many times you will have to win at -103 to reach a break even position.

Once you are clear on what the exact percentage is, now you will need to go back and figure out the real value of that half point. If you are starting to get the feeling that this sort of math is getting a bit more complicated than you had in mind you will be quite pleased to learn that this sort of thing is widely available online.

In fact a simple GOOGLE search for the term “Moneyline Converter” will provide you quite a number of sites with this sort of online calculator available at no cost. Now all you have to do is to plug in the numbers to the online moneyline converter.

Get this: now that you have made it to the end of this article you can pat yourself on the back. At this point you already know quite a bit more than the typical sports betting fan.

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