Sports Information Lines Explained
No matter what sport you are betting on, you want to have the best chance possible at winning your bet. As we have said in other articles, part of successful sports betting (in fact, a BIG part of it) is math. The sports books use statistical information on different matches in order to come up with the spreads and lines you make a wager on. These statistics are based on everything from which side is receiving the most bets to which side has the best chance of winning based on points per possession, and so on.
There are two big problems for the average sports bettor
When it comes to the mathematics side of sports betting. The first is that, honestly, most of us lack either the patience or the brains to really come up with those calculations on our own. A quick search around the ‘net will result in lots of sites that make it sound as if these calculations are easy but trust us, they are NOT. If they were, the books wouldn’t be making all that money every year!
The second problem with mathematics in sports betting is that it really strips a lot of fun out of the action. Most of us like to wager on sporting events for the fun of it. We enjoy the in question, we have some knowledge of the game, and we like the chance to win a little money on the side. Concentrating on who is offering what odds and pure numbers can turn a fun pastime into something resembling a bad high school course.
Enter the sports information line
Fortunately for those of us who like to keep sports wagering fun, there are services set up which can take the math out of the equation for us. They are called sports information lines. Actually, the term sports information line is a bit of a leftover from a past age. It’s hard to believe now, but a decade ago it wasn’t as easy as going to Google to get the latest information about sports events for those who wanted to wager. You had to find a number of a service which offered sports information and then go through a tedious selection process, often paying money per minute to obtain the information you needed.