Sports Betting Explained - Guides, Videos, Tips

Written by: Richard Janvrin
Updated July 10, 2024
4 min read

There’s nothing like the feeling when your team not only wins, but you cash in big thanks to a smartly-placed bet. It’s a rush.

And because we love it so much, we designed this online sports betting strategy section to help you experience that feeling as often as possible.

In the pages below, our sports gambling experts give you the benefit of years of real-world experience. We explain all the different kinds of bets you can make, all the odds and lines, the most popular sports and leagues plus the most powerful betting strategies.

In short, everything you need to know to crush it when betting sports.

We offer you some extra help with our sports betting tools such as an odds calculator and a parlay calculator.

This page is a hub for all our sports betting resources including articles, guides, and videos and it’s the most comprehensive library of its kind available anywhere.

If you’re new to sports betting, read our easy-to-understand introduction below and continue down the page for more detailed information. If you already know the basics feel free to jump to the good stuff now.

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Introduction to Online Sports Betting

It wasn’t that long ago that if you wanted to bet on sports you’d have to physically go to a casino or sportsbook, or access the underground black market of bookies and less-than-reputable characters.

Those days are long gone. Now there are lots of great options for betting on sports on the internet.

Sports-gambling online allows you to bet big or small on major sports including the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and lots more.

Getting started is easy. All you have to do is choose the best sportsbetting site for US players, sign up for an account and make a deposit. The best sites offer big bonuses when you sign up which will give you a shot at winning big right away.

The next step is choosing the sport you want to bet on and the kind of bets you want to make. You can bet the moneyline, over/under, futures, props, parlays, point-spreads, accumulators and much more.

If sportsbetting lingo is overwhelming at first, don’t worry. Everything’s easy to learn and we’re going to explain it all step by step.

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Richard Janvrin

Sports Betting Analyst

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After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.
Nationality: American
Education: Bachelor of English/ Journalism
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