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What is your favorite type of bet and sport to bet on? 

Post#1 » by bwgood77 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:12 pm

I was always best at the NFL (though you wouldn't be able to tell from how I have done through my overall picks through the first two weeks of this season)...and would bet with spread (as opposed to odds).

But I really like parlays, especially more recently since I have gotten away from gambling big money. I like doing like a 5 game parlay that pays like 20-1, because I don't bet enough to where if I lose it's no big deal but if I win it's a nice chunk of change.

It rarely wins, obviously, but I have won them enough (I think to where it pays off)...or sometimes I just would do 3 or 4 game parlays and bet my favorite bets straight up.

With the NBA, I think it is not good to bet on games....too many games come down to free throws, or a team being ahead by a lot and resting starters, or the team down by a lot just shooting 3s and closing the gap to a level that makes it look closer than the game really was.

In college we used to call different bookies and if we found like a 2 point difference in the threads we would try to land in between by like taking +5 for $500 on the underdog and -3 for the favorite for $500. You lose juice most all the time but on occasion will win that $1,000. I specifically remember a time we found those exact differences in a game at the last minute and didn't try and call it in and it landed at a 4 point victory in between, which sucked.
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Re: What is your favorite type of bet and sport to bet on? 

Post#2 » by MickeyDavis » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:33 pm

Football definitely is the most fun for me. I love analyzing the spreads and trying to figure out who to bet on. I prefer sides over totals. And I always do a couple of parlays. Hard to hit but fun when you do. In the pre internet days I remember walking up and down the strip in Vegas trying to find the best numbers on certain games. They were mostly the same at each casino but not always.

I also always make some future bets in the offseason. Super Bowl, World Series, etc... I pick 2-3 teams. Futures bets are posted very early in the offseason. Those can and do change quite a bit as it gets closer to the season with transactions, injuries, etc... 'll do some over/under on win totals in all sports as well.

I stay away from NBA and MLB games. Too hard IMO. I wrote some programs years ago to do sports betting. It was fun but overall it didn't really give me an edge.
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Re: What is your favorite type of bet and sport to bet on? 

Post#3 » by Pacers_Freak » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:54 pm

Football is my favorite by far. Prefer college because I've had a little more success there. I tend to gravitate towards totals but enjoy the spread as well.
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Re: What is your favorite type of bet and sport to bet on? 

Post#4 » by karkinos » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:01 am

used to be baseball but don't have enough time
nba is a total crap shoot imo

straight bets and teasers (2 team most profitable)

parlays are a waste of money for me, even two teamers
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Re: What is your favorite type of bet and sport to bet on? 

Post#5 » by azcatz11 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:21 pm

Parlays are a waste but honestly there's nothing more fun than betting a 3-4 parlay in Vegas with your boys and rooting on the last game...with drinks of course
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Re: What is your favorite type of bet and sport to bet on? 

Post#7 » by PT416 » Wed Dec 4, 2019 7:09 pm

NBA fantasy is my ish. No smith. I love the easy strategy options and being able to dissect the game from the individual players' perspectives. I hope it will help me get out the Hood. No rodney. Or at least lead to finding something else I Love. No kevin. But for now I'm cool with it just helping enhance how I watch Ball. No lonzo.
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