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Sport Betting: Betting Odds

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Odds are simply a reflection of the chance or probability of a certain outcome in an event. In any event, every outcome has a chance or likelihood of taking place. Odds are simply an interpretation of those chances. The bookmakers form odds or prices to reflect those chances.

  • Betting odds tell you how likely an event is to happen
  • They also tell you how much money you will win

The first thing you need to understand is what basic betting odds mean.Let’s take odds of 2/1. This means that you need to bet one unit to win two back. Odds of 4/1 means that you bet one unit to win four back. Then you have odds-on prices such as 1/2. In this scenario, you would need to bet two units to win one back.

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The longer odds of 2/1 have less of a chance of winning, while the 1/2 odds-on price is more likely to happen but you would have to risk twice as much to get the same return as if the longer price won.

 ‘Odds Terms’

Fixed Odds Betting

When you place a fixed odds bet, you are staking a certain fixed amount of money against the bookmakers money to predict the outcome of the event.

Stake

When placing a bet, your stake is the amount of money which you risk or gamble.

Laying Odds

This is another term for a bookmaker taking bets.

Odds Against

Odds against is the term used to describe a bet where you will receive a return of more than double your stake. The profit on the bet will be more than your stake.

Even Money

Also known as EVS, this is when the return will be double your stake.

Odds On

Odds on is the term used to describe a bet where you will need to stake more than you will win,

Short Odds

This indicates that a selection has a good chance of winning.

Long Odds

This indicates that a selection has a poor chance of winning

 

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How To Be A Responsible Gambler

How To Be A Responsible GamblerGambling in one form or another has existed throughout history and to this day is an enjoyable pastime for people all over the world. Many see it simply as a form of entertainment or fun, while there are others that take it very seriously. There are even professional gamblers that make a living out of it.

Responsible gambling for individuals means:

  • They may gamble for pleasure and entertainment but are aware of their likelihood of losing and understand the associated risks,
  • They exercise control over their gambling activity, and
  • Responsible gambling occurs in balance with other activities in their lives and is not causing problems or harm for themselves or others.

Unfortunately, though, the nature of gambling means that it’s possible to become addicted or to lose control.

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Even if you think that you’ll never encounter a problem yourself, it’s a good idea to be aware of the importance of responsible gambling.

Tips for Safer Gambling

  • Don’t think of gambling as a way to make money.
  • Always gamble with money that you can afford to lose.
  • Never chase losses.
  • Set a money limit.
  • Set a time limit.
  • Don’t gamble when you are depressed or upset.
  • Balance gambling with other activities.
  • Gambling and alcohol are not a good combination.
  • Know Where & How to Get Help
  • Take Frequent Breaks
  • Keep a Record
  • Know the Game

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Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets

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The Cavaliers are in Charlotte on Wednesday night to take on the Hornets for the second of four regular season matchups in 2015-16. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The Cavs sit atop the Eastern Conference with a 35-12 record, which includes winning 11 of the last 12 games against the East (7-0 on the road over that span).

This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams. The Cavaliers won the first game 95-90. James played a big role with 25 points and 13 rebounds.

Cleveland has the best road record in the NBA since Dec. 28 at 10-1 (.909). Over that 11-game stretch away from home, the Cavs are winning by an average of 8.3 points (104.3-96.0).

Charlotte (23-25) enters Wednesday’s contest having won four of the their last six after defeating the Lakers, 101-82, in their most recent game on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

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Notes

  • Charlotte is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 5 games.
  • Charlotte is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 5 games at home.
  • Charlotte is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte’s last 8 games when playing Cleveland.
  • Charlotte is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland.
  • Charlotte averages 101.6 points per game (ranked 15th). However, Cleveland has allowed an average of just 96.5 points per game (ranked third).
  • Charlotte ranks 14th in the league with 103.5 points per home game. Cleveland allows just 95.1 points per away game (ranked second).
  • In its last game, Cleveland won by a 22-point margin. Charlotte is 6-2 in games decided by a margin of 18 points or more. Cleveland has a 7-2 record in blowouts.
  • When allowing fewer than 100 points, the Cavaliers are 20-6 on the season. When the Hornets score fewer than 100, they are a subpar 5-18.
  • The Cavaliers have a 12-6 record when they allow at least 100 points. The Hornets have also performed well when they register triple digits with a record of 17-5 in such contests.
  • The Cavaliers have the fourth-best offensive rating in the NBA (106.6). The Hornets are also in the top half of the league based on their defensive rating of 102.5 (ranked 13th).
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have one of the best field goal percentages this season, ranking 10th in the league with a FG% of 45.3%. When their opponents record a similar or higher FG%, the Charlotte Hornets have a losing 6-12 record.
  • The Charlotte Hornets and the Cleveland Cavaliers both rank higher in average effective field goal percentage when compared to their field goal percentages. Charlotte is 29th and 20th in the league for FG% and EFF% respectively, while Cleveland is 10th and sixth in these categories.
  • Charlotte makes an average of 21.3 assists per game (ranked 20th). Cleveland ranks higher in assists with 22.4 (ranked 10th).
  • Charlotte makes an average of 5.2 blocks per game (ranked 10th), while Cleveland makes 3.7 blocks per game (ranked 28th).
  • Charlotte is ranked 24th when it comes to offensive rebounding. Cleveland ranks 10th in defensive rebounds.
  • On average, Charlotte makes 7.2 steals per game. Cleveland has a winning 19-7 record when it allows at least 7 steals.

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What is Handball?

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Handball is a fascinating game played throughout five continents by over 180 countries and 19 million people all ages, worldwide.

Is a combination of Basketball, Soccer and Netball.   It is played indoors on a court about the size of two basketball courts.  At the each end of the court is a net which is 9 feet wide by 6 1/2 feet high.  The object of the game is simply to score more goals than the other team.

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Defenders may use their body to make contact with attackers to prevent them from having a clear shot at goal. Attackers attempt to break through the defence or shoot over the top of them to score a goal. Two teams compete with 6 court players and 1 goalkeeper playing per team at any one time. Substitutions can be made at any time. Each goal counts as 1 point and games regularly finish with teams having scored over 20 points.

The game is played on a court 40m long and 20m wide with with 2m high and 3m wide nets at either end. The game consists of two 30 minute time periods with a 10/15 minute rest in between. All players alternate between an attacking position and a defending position, depending on who has possession of the ball. The ball is usually moved around the court by passing and dribbling however, as in basketball, you cannot double-dribble. Players can hold the ball for a maximum of three seconds before having to pass or dribble and take up to three steps while holding it.

There are four types of players:
Goalies: Defend goal.  Not expected to stop as many goals as goalies in hockey or soccer.
Circle Runners:  Large players who block shooters and try to disorganize the defense.  They also are shooters, usually from close-in range.
Wings:  They are offensive players who shoot at odd angles, usually from the sides.
Big Shooters: They are tall, agile players who much like quarterbacks lead the offense.  They shoot from the backcourt over the head of defenders.

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Betting Horses to Show

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When you bet to show your horse must finish first, second or third in order for you to cash a ticket.

The problem with show betting is that while your risk is reduced (you cash a ticket if your horses finishes anywhere in the top three positions), the payoffs are often very small when compared to win or place betting. This is because the show pool (all money wagered to show on a race minus the track takeout) must be divided equally and paid out to the holders of show tickets on the first three finishers in a race.

Additionally, the payoffs on show bets are dependant on which horses finish in the top three positions. If the favorites run out of the top three positions the show payoffs will normally be higher than if the favorites finish in the first three positions.

There are a few situations however, when show betting can be either justified or just plain fun.

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The first situation occurs when a race includes one short-priced favorite and ALL other runners in the race are longshots. In this scenario the favorite will sometimes pay as much to place and show as it does to win.

The second situation in which show betting can offer a good payoff is when you really like a horse to win and you think the favorite or favorites can finish out of the money. In this case you have reduced your risk by betting to show while also having the opportunity for a decent payoff. In this scenario, betting your selection across the board (win, place and show) might also be a reasonable option.

One of the most popular low risk show wagering strategies (and the most fun), is to play a show parlay. Starting with whatever amount you are comfortable with, you play a horse to show. If your horse finishes in the first three, you take all the winnings and bet them back on the next race to show. You’d be surprised how quickly this can add up to a substantial amount.

For example:

In the first race of your parlay you bet a horse to show and it finishes in the top three and returns $3 for a $2 show bet. If you had wagered $10 to show, you would now have $15.

In the second race you bet your $15 to show and your horse finishes in the first three, returning $2.80 for a $2 show wager, and increasing your bankroll to $21 (7.5 * 2.80). You have now doubled your original $10 stake.

In the third race you bet your $21 to show and your horse finishes in the first three and returns $3.60 to show. You now have $37.80 (10.5 * $3.60).

In the fourth race you bet $37 to show and your horse again finishes in the first three. You’re on a roll! This time your horse pays $3 to show for a $2 wager and you have increased your original $10 to $55.50 (18.5 * $3). If you keep going it won’t be long before you have increased your initial stake of $10 to over $100.

The best way to play a show parlay is to set a reasonable goal of how much you want to win and to keep betting the show parlay until you get there. You then start over. If you don’t make it to your goal on the first try, you have only lost $10.

Show parlays are affordable, fun and can be lucrative. They give you action on every race at a very low cost and the closer you get to your monetary goal, the more the tension and excitement builds.

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A horse racing unlikely duo

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His jockey is 54-years-old and has never ridden in the Run for the Roses. His next Grade1 win will be his first. He hasn’t even won a Grade 2 stakes since 2009.

His trainer, John P. Terranova II, has started just one horse in the Kentucky Derby and that one — Falling Sky — finished 19th in the 2013 Derby.

The horse himself is not even his owner’s most highly regarded 3-year-old. And yet, after winning Saturday’s $400,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, El Kabeir re-positioned himself as a major contender to be at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.

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Last month, much of the luster fell off El Kabeir when he pressed the pace and finished a disappointing second in the Grade 3 Withers. But on the first Saturday in March, owner Ahmed Zayat’s safety valve for 2-year-old champion American Pharoah surely looked like Kentucky Derby material at chilly Aqueduct. The grey son of Scat Daddy showed off a new dimension by lingering in ninth in a field of 10 and then launching a strong 4-wide rally under veteran jockey Chucky “CC” Lopez to win the Gotham going-away by 2 ¾ lengths over promising second-time starter Tiz Shea D.

American Pharoah may be the Zayat horse with the Eclipse trophy on the mantle, yet the division’s reigning champ has yet to start at three and has not raced since September due to an injury suffered in the week leading up to the Breeders’ Cup. His dazzling recent works indicate he may be as good as ever, yet with no real margin for error on his path to Churchill Downs, one small misstep in the coming weeks could be enough to knock him off the Triple Crown trail.

Meanwhile, all El Kabeir does is turn out one solid effort after another.

The Grade 3 Gotham was his third graded stakes win in his last four starts and that lone setback, the Withers, was anything but a sour effort in Terranova’s estimation.

Whether El Kabeir would be able to carry his speed over a demanding 10-furlong mountain like the Kentucky Derby had been a big question mark hovering over Zayat’s “other” 3-year-old. Yet how the Gotham played out helped to erase at least some of those concerns. More will be known if all goes well and El Kabeir returns to the Big A on April 4 for the mile-and-an-eighth Wood Memorial on the oval’s main track, but now the Gotham and his strong closing kick were steps in the right direction.

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