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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. 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.
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.
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Thus, following reverse line movements is the same thing a following the smart money. 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. Quite a few RLM followers watch the moves until almost game time, and then bet accordingly. 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. 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.
So what we recommend is to only use the top five each season for each individual sport (in terms of units won). 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. Another important recommendation is to use a slow moving (but reliable) sportsbook. This is where an important word of caution is in order though. 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.
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..
. 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. Keep a close eye on Canbet here, as that Australian sportsbook cracked 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. 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). 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. However, instead of the line rising as you might expect, it instead drops to Chargers -6. College Basketball sports betting was not too shabby either, with a two-year mark of 492-356-22, 58.0 percent, +91.96 units. 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.
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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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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 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. 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
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Elder men perform circumcision to teenage boys who have attained the age for adulthood.
Maasai warriors “jumping” dance
Maasai have been cattle keepers in terms of wealth and they control large chunks of arid and semi-arid lands in Kenya and Tanzania due to their pastoralism way of life. Maasai men always carry a wooden club (o-rinka) as a symbol of protecting their community.
The Maasai economic activities involves livestock keeping. The Maasai control large chunks of land.
This generation is mostly made up of boys and young men between age 12 and 25 years who have reached puberty. Each young man is supposed to kill a lion before he is circumcised, although this activity of killing a lion has now been banned. The best known is the warrior “jumping” dance, where young Maasai warriors (morans) leap into the air from a standing position, in order to demonstrate their strength and agility.
Circumcision in Maasai is an important rite of passage to adulthood and the ceremony is performed for both young men and girls. Circumcision in Maasai is done according to generation of 15 years or so where a new and individually named generation of Morans (warriors) will be initiated.
For the Maasai women, the head is shaven almost all the time and if not, then their hair is kept short. Maasai also depends on cattle for building of their homes. Bead working has a long history among the Maasai, it is done by women who use it to articulate their identity and position in society through body ornaments and body painting.
Bead work plays an essential part in the ornamentation of their body as both men and women wear ornaments. This does not mean that Maasai do not cherish their hair. The Maasai speaks the Maa language which is an Eastern Nilotic language, Maasai means “My people” in Maa language.
The ability to graze their cattle over large territories has diminished considerably in recent years. However, the supply and use of blood in their traditional diet is waning due to the reduction of livestock. Two days before the boys are circumcised, their heads are shaved. Due to an increase in Maasai population, loss of cattle populations to diseases, and lack of available grazing range lands due to government park boundaries, the Maasai were forced to develop new ways of sustaining themselves.
These new Maasai lands were already occupied by other original ethnic groups who were forcibly displaced by the incoming Maasai while many others were assimilated into Maasai society.
Maasai and Cattle
Blood is very rich in protein and is good for the immune system. Due to the diminishing livestock and land for grazing, many Maasai people have begun to cultivate maize and other crops, a practice that is viewed as negative culturally.. Clothing varies by age occasion and location.
Maasai and cattle.
On their way, they fought and pushed aside other pastoralists. This is due to increased urbanization and the demarcation of the Masai Mara and Serengeti game reserves, which were all formerly Maasai grazing lands.
Teenage girls during one of the Maasai rituals
Despite this upward urban trend, many urbanized Maasai men will still shun the urban clothing when they go back home and wear a “shuka”, hand made sandals, carry a wooden club (o-rinka) and feel at ease with themselves and the world.
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Maasai people value blood and they drink blood on special occasions and rituals. with a population of less than one half million people.
Despite of the modern civilization, the Maasai people have largely managed to maintain their culture and traditional ways of living, although this has become more challenging each year due to external factors.
Another famous ceremony that was performed during marriage is where a Maasai moran was required to kill a lion before getting a wife. This is done until when the warriors go through another rite of passage called the Eunoto to become elders, when their long plaited hair is shaved off.
A lot of Maasai range lands have been reduced since then while other have been converted to national parks and modern conservation areas. After circumcision, the young warriors grow their hair again and spend a great deal of time styling it.
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During this circumcision period, the newly circumcised young men will live in a “Manyatta,” a village built by their mothers. Maasai loves visitors.
Following decades of natural disasters (called Emutai in Maa language) that killed Maasai population and their cattle, the Maasai also lost much of lands they occupied. This was as a consequence of a string of natural and historic calamities including drought, smallpox, and cattle pest.
Maintaining a traditional pastoral lifestyle has become increasingly difficult due to outside influences of the modern world. Elgon.
Maasai people welcoming tourists. There are numerous traditions and ceremonies that are performed by Maasai men. For example; blood is given to a circumcised person (olesipolioi), a woman who has given birth (entomononi) or the sick (oltamueyiai).
Although the Maasai do not have a history of how they migrated to their present lands, probably due to their exodus being a long process that took many years, it is certain that they were guided by the Kerio River from the Rift Valley until they reached the watered range lands just east of Mt. At the height of their ascendancy in the mid-18th Century, the range lands that they occupied included the fertile volcanic lands in the Great Rift Valley, an area of more than 400,000 km sq.
Many Maasai have moved away from the nomadic ways of life to attain great success and achievements in education. Mamy educated Maasai men and women have acquired positions in corporate and government sectors.
Maasai young morans.
Maasai women love beads ornaments.
Head shaving is a common practice in Maasai as it signifies different rites of passage. You’ll be charmed by the different combined faces and cultures of the world.
Maasai young morans. Maasai is Kenya’s most well-known ethnic tribe, they are Nilotic semi-nomadic people located in Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania. This has led to some fatal altercations with other neighboring tribes over centuries when the Maasai attempt to reclaim their “stolen possessions”.
Today you will find young Maasai men and women in major Kenyan towns and cities selling, not just goats and cows, but also beads, grains, charcoal among other items. They arrived into southern part of Kenya and central part of Tanzania occupying vast lands between 17th and 18th century.
Maasai warriors “jumping” dance
The plaited hair is often dressed with animal fat and ocher, and parted across the top of the head at ear level. Notice the plastic shoes.”/>
Maasai are now engaged in farming, business of selling traditional medicine, milk products and women are involved in selling of embroideries.
In early years, the Maasai used cow hides and skin as their clothes but since 60′s they have adopted fabric clothing. Shuka is the Maasai Maa word for sheets traditionally worn wrapped around the body.
The young boys are not supposed to moan or make any noise during the cut. A child will be shaved upon reaching the age of three years when he/she is being named. Their reputation as fierce warriors came from their spiritual beliefs that their rain god (called Ngai) gave all cattle to them, and therefore anyone else who possesses cattle must have stolen from the Maasai. The huts of the Maasai dwellings (Kraal) are built from dried cattle dung.
It was estimated that due to these natural disasters, 90 percent of cattle and half of wild animals perished from Rinderpest while Maasai people were hit by numerous diseases including smallpox.
Red is the preferred color in Maasai attire, however, blue, black, striped, and checkered cloths are also worn. Certain Maasai sacred rituals involve drinking of cow blood.
Maasai Warriors (Morans)
Circumcision for teenage girls is performed by elder women but girls are permitted to cry. Despite the Kenya government efforts to stop this female ritual the attempts have failed, primarily due to the fact that it is the Maasai women who defend the practice and often the ritual is done in secrecy.
These disasters were made even more worse as this period coincided with droughts where rains failed completely in 1897 and 1898. By estimates, two-thirds of the Maasai died during this period. Maasai are also involved by the Kenyan government in wildlife conservation and their wildlife sanctuaries are some of the best managed and productive conservation areas to visit in Africa.
The Maasai people uphold their traditional rituals up to today. Today, the Maasai people occupy a total land area of less than 160,000 km sq. Their economy is almost exclusively based on animal stock, from which they take most of their food: meat, milk, and even blood. The plaited hair is dressed with animal fat and ocher, and parted across the top of the head at ear level.
In those early years, the Maasai were considered fierce warriors, feared by many tribes. The Maasai control large chunks of land.”/>
A vacation to Kenya is more than just wildlife and scenery. The Maasai shoes are simple hand made sandals, which were until recently made from cowhides although they are now soled with tire strips or plastic. The head is shaven almost all the time or the hair is kept short.”/>
Maasai women. They are cattle and goat herders. The manyatta has no encircling barricade for protection, emphasizing the warrior role of protecting the community.
The Maasai People and Tourists
Maasai lands in Kenya were reduced further when British colonialists evicted them to make room for settler ranches, subsequently confining them to their present lands south of Kenya. Over the years that followed Kenya’s independence in 1963, more land was taken to create wildlife reserves and national parks.
The best way to understand another culture is to experience it firsthand. With laws aiming at protecting wildlife, this practice has stopped, although there is evidence that it still continues in more remote regions of Kenya.
One tribe in Kenya called the Maasai, which is among the 42 Kenyan tribes, has defied the odds of civilization and still upholds their ancient cultural and traditional ways of life
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In order for a stakes race to be graded, it must be run under the same conditions for a minimum of two years. A Grade 3 race will often feature horses on the rise with Grade 1 aspirations, or horses that have already proven in their careers that they are a cut or two below the very best. The idea of assigning grades to various stakes races, which is administered by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, was designed to provide breeders with an easy reference to compare the relative class and ability of a racehorse.
“Because, to improve the breed, to upgrade a broodmare band, to select a stallion, to understand a catalogue page, to evaluate a family–one must be able to recognize racing class.”
In 1973, horse racing in North America entered a new era when the concept of “graded stakes” races became a reality. Grade 1s, which include races such as the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic, are considered the most prestigious of all North American Stakes races and carry the biggest purses. For example, the Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita is followed a month later by the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap.
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A Grade 2 race, which is one step down from a Grade 1, must have a minimum purse of $150,000.
“Why bother? Why try to remember which race is better than, or inferior to, another?” Kent Hollingsworth, the longtime editor-in-chief of the influential trade publication Blood-Horse Magazine, wrote in 1973. You can find articles regarding Horse racing industries and interesting facts about the understanding of online racing games.To know more about horse racing games online and related information log on to www.horseracegame.com.
A Grade 3 race, the lowest level of graded stakes races, must have a minimum purse of $100,000. . The better the horses that compete, the higher the grade. Stakes races with a purse of at least $75,000. Often, a Grade 2 race will precede a Grade 1 race on the racing schedule. A minimum of six committee members would have to be on board in order for a race to be downgraded.
In order for a race to be upgraded, it must be approved by at least eight members of the committee. The committee assigned Grade 1 status to 112 races, (24.1 percent), Grade 2 status to 151 races (32.5 percent) and Grade 3 status to 202 races (43.4 percent).
Grades are determined and assigned by TOBA’s American Graded Stakes Committee, which consists of six members of TOBA and five racing officials. To be eligible for Grade 1 status, a race must have a minimum purse of $250,000.
Grade 1 races are expected to attract the best racehorses in training and potential champions.
For 2012, the American Graded Stakes Committee reviewed 659 unrestricted U.S. That’s why many of the new races in the Breeders’ Cup over the last few years were not initially graded. The process of assigning grades is somewhat convoluted, but in essence what the committee does is look at the relative strength of a race over a five-year period.
Stakes races can be assigned one of three grades–Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3
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Some people enjoy stakes. That enjoyment is what brings them to the world of online gaming. No matter what time of year, there is virtually a sport for everyone. Today, any online sportsbook with reputable standing will have these issues worked out. Beware Western Union, especially when placing bets in another country from your own. But some are not satisfied to sit idly by from the sidelines of life and let the teams, coaches, GMs, and other organizational personnel have all the fun. How to choose an online sportsbook begins with asking these five questions:
5. What bookmaker bonus codes do they offer? More online sportsbooks than ever before are now allowing you to play longer on their money by offering flat-rate bonuses or adding a percentage to your account whenever a deposit is made. Still, others are attracted to odds. Some people like to bet on straight winners and losers. Take time to do the legwork and get satisfactory answers to your questions now to avoid regrets later.
2. How easy is it to wager? This is an easy one. 3. How proficient is the transaction process? Before you place a bet with an online sportsbook, it is important that you make sure they take trustworthy forms of payment, so your deposits will be protected from criminal mischief.
4. What lines can you bet? If the online sportsbook is reputable, it will also allow you to have choices in the bets that you choose to place. If the online sportsbook seems to run a quality operation, then you will be able to tell by how many years they have spent in business, the satisfaction of their customers, and general reputation. Any successful company will not try to stifle their customers.
1. How capable is the online sportsbook of delivery? Investigate any stranger, who may have control of your money. . Traditional credit cards and Paypal are huge pluses because they seek to protect the consumer and have, in fact, built successful companies based on this outlook. This is a huge confidence builder!
Finding the right online sportsbook is not a decision to take lightly. When the world of online gaming first caught on, the interfaces of various websites were difficult to maneuver and control. Others bet points. It is a service too easily taken advantage of, and if that is all a site will accept, your warning bells should be going off. The important thing is that the online sportsbook shows you enough confidence by allowing your bet to actually be your bet. The world of online gaming should be no different.
The sporting world is a perpetual paradise to most men and a lot of women. If you are utterly confused and don’t know where to go after about fifteen minutes of checking their site out, then the online sportsbook in question may not have it together.
But online gaming can be a dangerous world to your privacy, pocketbook, and health, if you do not do the necessary research and pick the right online sportsbook. One good thing about weeding out the chaff is that any online sportsbook that does not pay out will not be in business for long
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I spend my time knowing the Southern California race tracks
While there is no guarantee that anyone will win consistently by betting on horse races, recent developments in computer software and handicapping methods have reduced the amount of financial risk. In addition, I suggest using a system that has been proven. You will find the “Daily Racing Form” available at most newsstands, at horse racing venues and by direct-mail subscription as well as online downloads.. You will also need to know how each horse performs in a variety of weather and track conditions and whether there is a synergy between the horse and a particular jockey. In addition, track the performance of each horse and knowing whether the performance of the horse is improving with maturity or declining with age. In addition, I suggest that you concentrate on only one or two race tracks every horse betting season. By handicapping the horses and race conditions and studying the various mathematical models, you may make money betting on horse racing.
Finally, use online resources, such as TwinSpires, to make bets online and receive free tips on handicapping
In addition, I suggest that you review all race results on a regular basis by studying copies of the “Daily Racing Form.” This newspaper can be instrumental in teaching you how to handicap properly and win more money. I use “How to ‘Place Bet’ on Favorites for a Living” by Mohammed Ali. You will find that most horse racing blogs are moderated and maintained by experts who have developed reliable handicapping systems and are more than willing to share secrets with subscribers. You might also read online blogs about horse racing in order to make money by betting on horse racing. I do not use a computer software to make money on betting on horse racing. In addition, many of these blogs feature online-discussion forums on which you can swap information about effective betting methods and systems.
Make money betting on horse racing by learning how to handicap the horses properly by reading the articles on this site
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“Others put $50 down and hold their shares. If your prediction is accurate, you make money. It’s a lot of fun.”
The good part: You don’t have to pay a dime. If it isn’t, you lose money.
“In the worldwide marketplace of today, your skills can be used for anything, including mapping,” Mokey says. Also, ChaCha rates are pretty slim, ranging from 1 cent to 20 cents per task. Though savvy experts can make money online, don’t give up your day job.
To avoid scams, forget unknown or untested sites with big promises. “Payouts are only pennies to a few dollars per survey.”
One method is being an affiliate at a mega-site such as Amazon.com, where commissions are up to 25 percent. They offer points and rewards for taking wide-ranging opinion surveys.
You should be warned that you can lose your entire investment, Wolfenden says. On the winning side, your money-making potential is unlimited.
Also, keep a clock running so you can maximize your income without wasting your time. Payouts can be small but steady.
Then predictive sites are for you. And you can choose from more than a million products, including gift cards or computers.
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You can offer your services online at task marketplaces such as fiverr.com or Zaarly.com. The reason: You’re listed along with 62,000 other experts. So some products are easier to pitch than others. EJurors are paid $5 to $10 per verdict.
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The attorney prepares the case submission, which consists of facts from the perspective of each party. Follow these rules, and you’ll find the Internet awash in moneymaking opportunities.
Brainiacs are also welcome at ChaCha, which pays you small amounts of money for completing guide tasks. At these websites, a customer asks a question and receives an answer from an “expert.” At kgbanswers, answers come via your smartphone. More than 200,000 tasks are listed there to make money online, with varying pay and work requirements. Once a task is completed, payments are deposited in your Amazon Payments account.
Monetizing your expertise — whether in social networking or transcribing — is one way to make money while sitting at your computer at home. But others also are popping up, such as taking online surveys or even predicting election results.
At ClickBank, commissions are even higher — up to 75 percent — and there are more than 50,000 products to choose from. 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. EJurors review the facts of the case and answer questions, each clicking a “submit verdict” button upon completion.. Anytime anyone buys a product you’re pitching, you get a cut. “Surveys are good for making pocket change,” Mooradian says. However, you’re also competing against people in developing nations who are willing to work for pennies, he says.
If you’re an information junkie, this gig is for you.
Another site, eJury.com, will pay you for being part of online mock juries, Mooradian says. Zaarly.com offers a similar service. Most of these gigs are small, steady streams of cash. At kgbanswers.com and JustAnswer.com, you become an expert after taking a brief test. At fiverr, workers fulfill tasks starting at $5 per job. It has launched its first storefront in San Francisco but has workers performing tasks all around the U.S.
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Or, even better, head to Amazon Mechanical Turk, or MTurk.com, says Mokey. But they can add up to steady earnings over time.
It pays to cast your financial net online, where possibilities abound.
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On the downside, some ClickBank products can be of poor quality, says Bethany Mooradian, owner of QueenoftheRandomJob.com. You can predict hundreds of events — such as presidential election results or Academy Award winners — by buying shares if you think the event will happen or selling shares if you think it won’t happen. Advice runs the gamut from solving puzzles to answering questions on set subjects. One solution is to buy the product ahead of time to assess its quality, she says.
Pitching other people’s products is one of the Internet’s best-paying gigs.
To maximize earnings, evaluate tasks carefully.
Building a following on ChaCha is the hardest part, though, Mooradian says. You can buy them at binary option brokers.
There are several to choose from to make money online. “Find out if the site is legitimate,” says Nick Mokey, associate editor of DigitalTrends.com. Both offer subscription and per-question alternatives.
The website Intrade is another twist in prediction-making. EJury converts the attorney’s case submission into an HTML format and posts it to a secure location on the website where only eJurors can access the case. “How long has it been around? And what are they asking you to do?”
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To find a job, head to websites such as MindFieldOnline.com, GlobalTestMarket.com or ZoomPanel.com, Mooradian says. Signing up is free.
“Some power users buy thousands of shares at a time,” says Carl Wolfenden, exchange operations manager at Dublin-based Intrade.com. At JustAnswers, answers come via email or text message.
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Oddsmakers have to determine if any changes are necessary and send out an “adjusted line.”
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). Seba explained that it all starts with each oddsmaker creating a line on each game based upon their own personal approach. We do this by drawing from past experiences and applying them to current situations. People think it’s much more complicated, but it’s not.”
There is a common misconception that point spreads represent the oddsmakers’ prediction of how many points the favorite will win by. 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. If we’ve done that, we’ve done our job.”
Why the Line Changes
“The #1 thing for us is to make a line for each game that creates good two-way action.
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. Each of these oddsmakers bring unique opinions, strengths and weaknesses to the process.
Las Vegas Sports Consultants (LVSC) is the world’s premier oddsmaking company and the most respected authority on making the lines. The purpose of these adjustments, like all line adjustments, is to more equally divide the betting action.
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. Examples of non-game factors that would require an adjustment to a team’s power rating are key player injuries and player trades. The power ratings are adjusted after each game a team plays. In doing so they attempt to make more attractive the team that is getting less action. Reasons for such adjustments include:
How the Opening Line Is Made
What Is the Line Trying to Accomplish?
Oddsmakers can also change the line depending on various event-related factors such as player injuries or weather.
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.
Experts working for the individual books having a strong opinion on the game
Since the oddsmaker’s ultimate goal is equally dividing the betting action, public perception and betting patterns must be taken into account. By necessity their approach is very research-oriented and concise, since with millions of dollars at risk there is little margin for error. 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).
The opening line is the first line created by the oddsmakers, which is then sent out to sportsbooks. This usually includes having up-to-date power ratings on each team. For example, the public might have heavy betting interest week after week on a popular college football team such as USC. “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).
Once betting begins, sportsbooks can adjust the line at any time.
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.
“The main objective is that our clients get equal action on both sides,” Seba said. By moving the line, sportsbooks can influence how the public bets on a particular game. Mike Seba is a Senior Oddsmaker at LVSC and has been making lines for the last six years.
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)
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. 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. Of course there is an entire method to the madness on how the opening line is created. 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’).
“You either have a passion for it or you don’t,” Seba said. 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. 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.
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.
. 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.
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.
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
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Not to mention adding an additional level of excitement to the weekend’s college and NFL games. So why not combine the two for twice the fun and excitement?
Using this table, a sports bettor making a wager on a five-team parlay would win $20 for every $1 bet if all of the games or totals win. One loss is all it takes for you to lose.
Parlay payouts vary from sportsbook to sportsbook, but typical Las Vegas parlay cards involving point spreads and totals are similar to these:
What are point spread parlays?
Parlay cards offered by most Las Vegas casinos and sportsbooks are point spread parlays. Good Luck!
3 teams 6-1 (read as 6-TO-1)
4 teams 10-1
5 teams 20-1
6 teams 40-1
7 teams 75-1
8 teams 150-1
9 teams 300-1
10 teams 600-1
What is a parlay?
Parlays are an extremely popular type of sports bet. For a beginner’s guide to football betting and an introduction to totals and point spreads read this article: How to place your first football bet at a Las Vegas sportsbook like a pro .. They offer the potential for a big payoff from a very small wager.
During your next trip to Las Vegas, put your NCAA and NFL football handicapping skills to the test and play a $2.00 – 10 team ‘ties win’ parlay card at your favorite casino for a chance to win $1,200 (or more).
Do you enjoy the thrill of risking the occasional dollar or two on a lottery ticket? Do you like pro and college football? Of course you do. A parlay is a collection of two or more teams (sides) or events (over/under) that you place a wager on and ALL must win in order for you to win. Can you see why parlays are so popular?
What to look for when selecting a parlay card:
Watch for payouts shown as 10-for-1 as opposed to 10-to-1. ties lose.
Look for $2.00 minimums. Not only must your chosen teams win, but they must also beat the spread. A $10 parlay winner at 10-for-1 odds would receive $100, while at 10-to-1 the payout would be $110.
Look for ties win vs. As a recreational gambler you are playing parlay cards for fun and risking small amounts of money that you can afford to lose
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If you want to get in shape but your daily schedules and appointments don’t hit the gym, find ways to make yourself at least up and active. Proper Diet – Right food Selection
* Frequent Jogging, easy and free exercise.
* Biking, one great way to work out and get you expose outside.
Get Active. The following exercise is recommend for you to have well-fitted body.
* Do the swim, a great way to work out your body’s respiratory system.
Routine Exercise – Do it Smart!
Avoid sugar, salt or any unhealthy foods on your diet. Minimizing the amount of these foods in your diet will definitely contribute in keeping your body in shape. It would be best if you can calculate your daily calorie consumption, and plan how to maintain your target calorie consumption.
Do aerobic exercise. If you are longing to have a perfect body shape, food preparation is necessary to maintain the balance of your diet. Aerobic exercise will really help increase your heart rate up the most. The following tips will help you start your workout program that will definitely enable you to continue even at times you are not in condition to go to gym.
* Find a buddy! Research shows, having a partner that will push you and come with you in your daily exercise will make your track much easier than going alone.
* In office or at home, use an exercise ball instead of a chair.
Consistency, getting in shape needs an effort and some daily activity every day. This will handle body stability against physical exertion that will definitely make you healthier. This means that you will eat fewer calories than what you’re normal weight requires, causing you to burn fats. Say for example,
* Do some squats while waiting for your meal.
* When going up to work or home, consider taking the stairs as it would help you heat up the body bloods circulation.
Create a calorie deficit, a necessity in losing weight is the gradual reduction of calorie in your daily regimen. If you want to lose weight, aerobic exercise will really do help, if that is your target. Instead, eat more fruits or any foods healthy fats like Omega 3.
Best Tips to Get in Shape – Workout Program
Balance your meal. Have a definite and follow it.. Always take note, a balance meal always lead to a balance and healthy body.
Many people really want to get their body well-fitted and in-shape, but having a hard time maintaining on what diets to pick that would work for them. There is no result for people who aren’t consistent with their work. There are plenty of ways to do this and they don’t consume much time that would disturb your working schedules