A Beginner's Guide to Sport's Betting
Why Sports Betting is Profitable
Sports betting appeals to the smart bettor because it is not a game with
a fixed house edge as are casino games. Sports betting takes more skill than
luck and that makes it similar to blackjack. It is a game of numbers rather than luck.
Dominator's Sports Service uses sophisticated software
and 25 years of winning to bring you a positive edge on sports.
You won't win every time you wager but the skilled handicapper has a huge advantage
over the recreational bettor. Before going into more detail you need to understand
how sports betting works. We will take a look at football where a point spread is
involved because we are into the second week of this football season.
The casino sports books make their money on sports bets by collecting a
commission on losing bets. This is called the vigorish or vig for short.
The most common odds are 11 to 10. This means that if you want to win $100
you are risking $110. For example, you place a bet on the Giants at the
casino sports book and pay $110. If the Giants win you collect $210
(your $100 win + your $110 wager) when you cash your winning ticket.
If you lose your bet you lose the $110 wager.
Ideally the sports book would like to have the same amount of money wagered
on the two teams playing. If the Giants are playing the Colts and they have
one player betting on the Giants and one player betting on the Colts they
would pay the winner $100 but collect $110 for the loser. This gives them a
$10 profit so they really don't care who wins as long as they have an equal
amount bet on each team. To accomplish this they assign a line or spread to
make the contest equally attractive for both sides.
The Point Spread
Many people believe that the point spread is the predicted margin of victory
by which one team will beat another team. This is not true. The line
is the handicapper's prediction of what number will be required to split
the wagering evenly on both teams. For this reason the line may change
from the opening line to the line at game time. The sports books
goal is to have the betting as even as possible.
If the public is swayed by sentiment to bet on a certain team then
the odds makers need to adjust the line to get some action on the other team.
Otherwise the betting would be heavily lopsided. The general betting public
reacts from the opinions of others. This is why you see so many people
"jumping on the band wagon" of a winning team.
For the sports books the line is flawed if it does not attract the same
amount of action on both sides. However from a smart handicapper's point of view,
the line is flawed when it does not compute to his predicted outcome of the game.
A weaker team can actually become the favorite if public sentiment is with that team.
When this happens the underdog presents a huge overlay for the seasoned handicapper
meaning that the odds are in his favor. For example: Team A should be a 3 point
underdog to Team B, however the public loves Team A and are betting on them and
the line moves to make Team A the one point favorite, then Team B becomes an excellent bet.
This is the contrarian principle and why many smart handicappers go
against the general betting public.
How Dominator's Sports Service Works
Dominator formulates his own opinions about the game with the help of his computer
partner expert Bill Burton and ignores most of the public sentiment.
We take information from numerous sources, assign weights and values to it.
Dominator Sports then makes our own power ranking and we predict what the
point spread should be without looking at the official line first, and
then compare our predictions to the line to look at discrepancies.
The large amount of data available via the internet and other sources means
that Dominator Sports has more information but it also means there is more
to sift through to find the gems, and boy do we find the gems. The use of
computer programs can help when searching through the data. At
Dominator's Sports Service we have the most powerful, sophisticated
programs to look at every game every minute of every day to give
us an analysis of who will win and why. These then are passed through
Dominator's brilliant sports betting acumen to give us our picks.
Why don't more people win at sports betting? Like any other endeavor it takes time,
patience and practice to become successful. A person of average intelligence
can become a winning handicapper if he has the desire. Based on the odds of
-110 for a straight football or basketball bet a handicapper only needs to be
right 52.38 percent of the time to break even. However many sports bettors
cannot achieve that percentage of winning over the long run.
Dominator's Golden Touch Sports Service has a proven track record
for picking the winners. Dominator has been beating the Vegas sports books
for over 20 years now and for the first time ever he is sharing his picks
with the select few who subscribe to our sports service. Dominator Sports
was 73-1 on our LOCK picks this past season in the NBA. We are 33-4 in our
lock picks in MLB this year! And Dominator Sports is winning at 83% this
NFL football season and 64% in College football! We are on fire and you
can be too by betting what we tell you to bet.
You will receive an email from us for football on Thursday, Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday providing there are games that day that meet our criteria. In that
email will be a link for you to enter our site with your password to view our
gazette with the picks. You then can place your bets with your local guy or use
an off shore company. We have companies that we recommend to you if you need
that we know are honest and payout your winnings without a problem!
So you say you don't know how to make a sports wager and have never placed a
sports bet... WE WILL HELP YOU!! At Dominator Sports we are committed to customer
service and with a phone call or email we will help you.
Feedback from Dominator's Sports Customers
Here are a few comments from happy customers from Dominator's Sports Service:
Such a stand up service
Chuco - 05:30pm Sep 14, 2009 PT
I got a personal call from the Dominator himself apologizing profusely for the error made this past weekend. That is the kind of mea-culpa and professionalism you can expect from this quality organization. Let's continue to kill it. Just want to advise that with the spreads I got the Dominator went 9-3-1 last and money account is growing.
Well done, Dom & Triad!
Timmer - 07:04am Sep 21, 2009 PT
Between MLB, NCAA and NFL, thanks for helping to make it a fun - and profitable - weekend...!!!
Well done, Dom and the Triad!
That was fun!
slowhand - 08:52pm Sep 20, 2009 PT
Had to sweat all the way to the last second, but that was sweet. A game that wins 3 ways... As the third bet of the progression with the points. As a late afternoon money line bet. And as the second half of a 2 game parlay (the first half of that parlay was a nearly last second win as well).
Way to go Dom and Bill (Burton)
Those are just a few of the accolades that Dominator Sports receives everyday from our customers.