Why bet on sports? Because you’re a fan

Most people are sports fans before they become bettors. They grow up rooting for a team, following a league or playing a sport themselves. The learned knowledge of a team or sport that comes with following offers the hope of financial gain in the form of betting. I grew up rooting for the Packers, so when it was explained to me that I could make money the next time they played the Lions, I was all ears. On college campuses [...]

Exacta box of the week: Belmont Park race 7 for Saturday, June 8

Belmont Park (Carson Dennis) Exacta Box of the day for Belmont Park Race seven on Belmont Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park is the one-mile, Grade 1 $700,000 Acorn Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. The race attracted a field of nine fillies in what looks like one of the best betting opportunities on the 13-race card. What makes the 2019 Acorn such an attractive betting race figures to be a red-hot pace scenario that could set he race up to [...]

How to Bet Based on MLB Stats

MLB Stats to Follow The 2019 Major League Baseball season is upon us! Check out three MLB stats categories that all baseball handicappers should follow. By paying attention to these four categories of stats, baseball bettors can find great success wagering on America’s pastime.  Starting Pitcher Stats Successful baseball betting starts with pitching. Yes, for MLB teams to win baseball games, they must score runs. Whether runs are scored in any baseball game depends on pitcher/batter relationships. Pitchers that have [...]

Handicapping Tips for Betting in January

Racing at Aqueduct on New Year's Day - Photo by Chelsea Durand/Adam Coglianese Photography January. Winter racing on cold days. You can’t get much farther removed from the glorious summer days at Saratoga and Del Mar, can you? While some tracks in warmer climes provide some semblance of the summer sport even during the doldrums of winter, the differences between racing in summer and racing in January extend well beyond a shift in average outdoor temperature. Actually, handicapping [...]