If you want to be a profitable online sports betting enthusiast no matter the particular sport, then ‘line shopping’ is an absolute must.
While it’s true that no bettors can influence the results on the field, getting the best line possible is an absolute must.
Sports Betting Strategy Line Shopping
You see, while the vast majority of sports gamblers simply log into their favorite sportsbook account and take whatever line is being offered, looking for the best line possible is a great way to both, save – and make – money.
Some bettors might not even consider line shopping while others will pass on a better line at another sportsbook simply because they don’t have an account there.
This can be a massive mistake that costs you big-time in the long run.
Or instance, let’s say you want to bet on the Golden State Warriors as a -4 pick at +110 while another book offers the Dubs at the same -4, but at -100. The better price is clearly -4 (+110) so bettors that are on top of their game will go with that line. However, some will still play the Warriors at (-4) -100 while thinking, ‘What’s an extra $10 bucks?’
Well, here’s what $10 bucks can mean over the long haul.
Let’s say you make that wager 100 times that year while forgetting about line shopping. This would cost you $1,000 in profits in each year (100X10=$1,000). The player who chose to line shop is going to be gaining $1,000 in extra bankroll each year.
Keeping records and analyzing your results is all fine and well, but before you ever wager, make sure you line shop for the best line possible.
On sure-fire way to get better lines is to have accounts at multiple sportsbooks. Research indicates that continually getting an extra 0.5-point to 1.0-point every time you bet will increase your win percentage by 1-3% and that can be the difference between a winning and losing season.