nba picks, mlb picks, college basketball picks, nfl picks, college football picks
  A Reliant Sports Group Company


  About Us  |  Purchase Picks  |  Testimonials  |  Free Picks
"The Nation's #1 Sports Handicapping Service Since 1989"  

                                    Add Insider Sports Report to your Favorites listAdd Insider Sports Report to your Favorites list



Member Access
Member Login
 
Main Menu
Home
Free Picks
Why Insider Sports?
FAQ's
About Us
Testimonials
Sports Links
Site Map
Contact Us
NFL Tools
NFL Football
Scores
NFL Football
Odds
NFL Football
Matchups
NFL Football
Stats
NFL Football
Trends
NFL Football
Schedules
NFL Football
Standings
NFL Football
Picks
NCAAF Tools
NCAA Football
Scores
NCAA Football
Odds
NCAA Football
Matchups
NCAA Football
Stats
NCAA Football
Trends
NCAA Football
Schedules
NCAA Football
Standings
NCAA Football
AP Poll
NCAA Football
USA Today Poll
NCAA Football
BSC Poll
NCAA Football
Picks
NBA Tools
NBA Basketball
Scores
NBA Basketball
Odds
NBA Basketball
Matchups
NBA Basketball
Stats
NBA Basketball
Trends
NBA Basketball
Schedules
NBA Basketball
Standings
NBA Basketball
Picks
NCAAB Tools
NCAA Basketball
Scores
NCAA Basketball
Odds
NCAA Basketball
Matchups
NCAA Basketball
Stats
NCAA Basketball
Trends
NCAA Basketball
Schedules
NCAA Basketball
Standings
NCAA Basketball
AP Poll
NCAA Basketball
ESPN/USA Today Poll
NCAA Basketball
Picks
Baseball Tools
MLB Baseball
Scores
MLB Baseball
Odds
MLB Baseball
Matchups
MLB Baseball
Offensive Stats
MLB Baseball
Defensive Stats
MLB Baseball
Trends
MLB Baseball
Schedules
MLB Baseball
Standings
MLB Baseball
Picks
Sportsbooks
Sportsbook Reviews
Bodog
BetCRIS
The Greek
BetUS
JustBet
Bookmaker
Resources
Sports Betting Tips
Sports Betting 101
Gambling Terms
Gambling News
Sports On TV
Reliant Sports
The Sports Consensus
Elite Sports Picks
Discount Sports Picks
National Sports Service
Profit On Sports
You Pick 'Em
 
 
Welcome To Insider Sports Report!
How To Bet Point Spreads

For all of you just starting off in the world of gambling, here is an introduction course on how to bet point spreads.

So, your first question would naturally have to be, "What is a point spread?" The point spread is the amount of points a team is favored to win by.

For example, lets use a Philadelphia and Boston in the NBA as an example and the Sixers are favored to win by 5. This means that the Sixers must win by 6 or more points. If the Celtics loose by 4 and you bet the Sixers, you loose.

DEPOSIT $300 AND GET 20% EXTRA $$$ TO BET WITH! CLICK HERE

Same thing goes for Football. It's the reason why you see so many maniacs on the floor of sportsbooks loosing their minds even when the outcome of the game is already decided. If the Chargers are favored by 10 ½ over the Raiders in San Diego, that would mean that San Diego would need to win by 11 or more to "cover" that bet.

Football and Basketball, because of the high number of points scored in both sports, give the bettor the option of betting against the spread. Baseball does not offer up the same option because of the minimal numbers scored in games.

So how do you know what side of the spread to bet on, the favorite or the underdog? The truth is that most teams are usually right around 50 percent when it comes to covering the spread. Now understand that this can be either a team that is on a championship run or on their way to the corner store for a lottery ticket.

What you need to do is be adept at honing in on the right situations.

For example, there is an old adage that if you can find a home team that's playing as an underdog - often times called a "Home Dog" you might want to look into that game and lay some money down. Remember, a team doesn't have to win, only cover the spread.

When looking at the paper or the Internet for point spreads, you will usually see something like this: Sonics -3 Vs. Detroit. The -3 means that Sonics are GIVING three points to Detroit. Whichever team has the minus symbol in front of it is the favored team. In contrast, if you see: Detroit +3, this means that the Pistons are GETTING three points and are the underdog.

So how can you figure out who will cover the spread that night? Well, Doc's Sports has been studying this business for decades now and have their own formulas for success, but you can cook up a little brew as well. By doing your homework and taking a couple of dry runs, you will find what kind of point spreads you identify as "weak".

For some, football Sundays give one an entire week to analyze injuries, potential, weather - anything and everything. The lines (point spreads) in these games sometimes change from when they are set at the beginning of the week because of the amount of money being bet on either side. So, if you see a line that interests you when it comes out, if it seems extremely high or low, jump on it before it moves.

The same holds true for NBA betting. The first lines here are called overnight lines because they are set the night before the game. They change quickly, so stay on top of the lines to get the best action you can.

Before the proliferation of Internet information, most of these line moves were held within the secret smoky lounges of the Vegas big shot's, but in the modern world, you have almost as much information as they do. Be sure to take advantage of each piece of information available to you, because you can be sure the people setting the point spreads are doing the same thing.

Before you jump right in and try for real, take a week to practice how to bet point spreads. Pick five games a night and see if you can pick who will cover and who won't. See what patterns develop and what you're best at. Remember, doing it with money is no different other then the pressure you feel, so take the same strategy and nerves into your real betting world as you did in your practice realm.

Find yourself a team and follow it for a few weeks to see how they do against the spreads. If you can pick out a pattern and see a trap game looming for them, you could cash in because you did your homework and found the pattern.

Study which coaches like to run up the score, who were friends before they coached against each other, which games are rivalries, what happened the game before - everything and anything goes into making a spread.

It's up to you to find the information that will navigate you through the matrix and to the cashier's window.

Insider Sports Report Handy Links:
How to Bet the NBA
How to Bet Baseball
How to Bet the NFL
How to Bet College Football

FREE SPORTS PICKS FROM INSIDER SPORTS REPORT!
Sign up today for our email newsletter and get additional free picks from the Nation's #1 handicapping service. The Free Picks will include Free NFL & NCAA Football Picks, Free MLB Picks, Free NBA & NCAA Basketball Picks and late breaking exclusive sports handicapping information. You can feel secure in knowing that your email address will never be shared with anyone else.


 
Insider Sports Report Premier Picks® Packages
When you purchase an Insider Sports Report Premier Picks Package you get MUCH MORE than you pay for!
Unlike other services we will NEVER ask you to buy "extra picks". You get EVERY pick we release in EVERY sports during your subscription period.



You Get:
  • World Class handicapping that is unsurpassed ANYWHERE!
  • 3-6 Star Rated Picks/Day
  • Our Exclusive Money Management System
  • Unlimited 24/7 Customer Support
  • 24/7 Access to our Secure Members Area
  • ALL Of Our Picks - There are NO gimmicks and there Is NOTHING Else To Buy
  • Everything you need to start WINNING like a PROFESSIONAL instantly!


  •  Details:
    PayPal
    Credit Card
    Payment Plan
    1 Day of Premier Picks®
    Package includes ALL of our picks in EVERY sport for 1 day.
    (We handicap NFL & NCAA Football, NBA & NCAA Basketball and MLB.)
    Only: $20.00

    2 Days of Premier Picks®
    Package includes ALL of our picks in EVERY sport for 2 days.
    (We handicap NFL & NCAA Football, NBA & NCAA Basketball and MLB.)
    Only: $30.00

    3 Days of Premier Picks®
    Package includes ALL of our picks in EVERY sport for 3 days.
    (We handicap NFL & NCAA Football, NBA & NCAA Basketball and MLB.)
    Only: $40.00

    1 Week of Premier Picks®
    Package includes ALL of our picks in EVERY sport for 7 days.
    (We handicap NFL & NCAA Football, NBA & NCAA Basketball and MLB.)
    Only: $50.00

    2 Weeks of Premier Picks®
    Package includes ALL of our picks in EVERY sport for 14 days.
    (We handicap NFL & NCAA Football, NBA & NCAA Basketball and MLB.)
    Only: $85.00

    1 Month of Premier Picks®
    Package includes ALL of our picks in EVERY sport for 30 days.
    (We handicap NFL & NCAA Football, NBA & NCAA Basketball and MLB.)
    Only: $150.00

    2 Months of Premier Picks®
    Package includes ALL of our picks in EVERY sport for 60 days.
    (We handicap NFL & NCAA Football, NBA & NCAA Basketball and MLB.)
    Only: $250.00

    3 Months of Premier Picks®
    Package includes ALL of our picks in EVERY sport for 90 days.
    (We handicap NFL & NCAA Football, NBA & NCAA Basketball and MLB.)
    Only: $350.00

    6 Months of Premier Picks®
    Package includes ALL of our picks in EVERY sport for 180 days.
    (We handicap NFL & NCAA Football, NBA & NCAA Basketball and MLB.)
    Payment Plan Option: $150.00/month for 4 months
    Only: $600.00


    1 Year of Premier Picks®
    Package includes ALL of our picks in EVERY sport for 365 days.
    (We handicap NFL & NCAA Football, NBA & NCAA Basketball and MLB.)
    Payment Plan Option: $125.00/month for 8 months
    Only: $1,000.00


     
     
    Insider Sports Report
    Copyright © 1999-2007 Insider Sports Report
    Insider Sports Report is the sports bettors #1 choice for NBA picks, college football picks, NFL football picks, free college football picks,
    college basketball picks, college football predictions, free basketball picks, MLB Picks, sports betting information, free football picks,
    sportsbook bonuses, matchups, lines, odds, scores and more!

    Copyright © Insider Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. All Logos © Copyright of their respective agencies (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA) The information provided and sold at this site is for news, entertainment, and informational purposes only. Any use of this information in violation of any federal, state and/or local laws is prohibited. US Citizens: Read Disclaimer. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy are applicable to this site.