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Weighing the Odds in Sports Betting Paperback – July 25, 2007
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About the Author
I did enjoy the process of writing Weighing the Odds in Hold em Poker and decided to write about some of the things I learned about sports betting. In February, 2006, I submitted my first article to the Two Plus Two Internet Magazine. I enjoyed writing the article as it forced me to focus on a specific topic and explore it in-depth and from different angles. After a few months of writing articles, I started writing this book.
Top Customer Reviews
The first 99 pages are directed towards the technical fundamentals of winning at sports betting. While the mathematics are easy (requiring Algebra at a minimum), it is a component of nearly every analysis. Mastery of this material will teach you how to think like a winning sports bettor. The topics are diverse, including everything from EV (expected value) to evaluation of half-points in a sport. There is an in-depth analysis of hedging (which beginning sports bettors seem to misuse constantly). The quantitative analysis and methodology might make you feel like you are studying a book on stock investing (and in fact, there are a lot of similarities in stocks and sports betting).
The remainder of the book is intermediate material, which uses the principles taught in the first section. How do you determine a fair first-half line in NFL if you know the game spread? How do you determine the fair price on a prop like "Will the shortest TD in a football game be less than 1.5 yards?" There are many exercises that pose a gambling problem, presents research, and shows an analysis of the research to analyze a problem. The reader isn't likely to show an immediate profit from this material, but it WILL show you the thought process used by a winning gambler. If a person understands what they read, they can identify and analyze their own problems, which is the first step to profiting in sports betting.
The author does not give away any "secrets" that will cost him money.Read more ›
The book is essential reading if one is new to sports gambling and has not read Stanford Wong's "Sharp Sports Betting". It is especially nice that King Yao provides the reader with information such as fair betting lines for firts half (4.5 innings) baseball lines, as well as fair first half NFL lines corresponding to a full game line.
Overall, very good book and easily worth the money
That aside, it's a good read and useful resource in a genre where quality is hard to come by.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good book about sports betting if you are into such a thing... I bought this and several others a while ago as reference material for an IT project I was working on pertaining... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Kevin
Poorly written, but some interesting and good information is included if you can get past the style.Published 14 months ago by BB from Maine
Good math info and how to win. Hope it will help me when I go to Vegas. Well worth a read.Published 24 months ago by Paul Stanley
If your a rocket scientist that wants to learn complicated math to win sports bets instead of handicapping to bet sports you might be interested but if your not don't waste your... Read morePublished on December 28, 2013 by Jeffrey B.
This gives a little information on betting in all sports. It mostly teaches you how to profit or come out on top in the long run. No quick cash unless your starting with $100,000.Published on March 22, 2012 by Joseph
Probably not. But is it really worth buying this book? No. There aren't any good books on sports betting. Read morePublished on December 21, 2011 by Knight Song
I was told on 2+2 this was essential, w/ poker on the blink I wanted to get some baseball advice.
I was shocked, the baseball section was a complete joke. Read more
The focus seemed to centre on sports I was not prepared to bet on. Not enough strategy. Disappointed in the book. Read morePublished on March 12, 2011 by Roger La Brooy