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Welcome to our page which will teach you how to bet on sports. I remember the first time I walked into a Las Vegas Sportsbook. About the only thing I understood was the team names! The big boards, all the lights, guys erasing numbers on dry erase boards and writing down new numbers. What did it all mean? Needless to say I was overwhelmed by it all and we understand if you are too. After reading this section, you should be a much more informed sports bettor and be ready to tackle it all.

We'll start off by saying that each sport has it's own set of wagering options. We'll cover some of the basics here on this page and then link you to sport specific articles which will teach you how to bet on each sport as well as what options are available to you.

How to Bet on NFL Football - We explain how to bet point spreads including directing readers where they can find reduced vig, moneylines, totals, parlays inluding sportsbooks that offer special increased odds payouts, teasers, pleasers, props and Super Bowl futures. We also list the best NFL sportsbooks and why we dubbed them as such.

How to Bet on College Football - We explain how the point spread works, moneyline bets, over/unders, parlays including progressive pars where you can lose some games and still have your ticket cash, teasers and where you can find them up to 20 points, pleasers, props and BCS futures.

How to Bet on NBA Basketball - We explain how hoops betting works and the wagering options most sportsbooks cover including going against the spread, moneylines, totals, parlays, teasers, pleasers, props and NBA Championship futures. We also list where you can find the best NBA sportsbooks on the web.

How to Bet on Baseball - Unlike most other sports, baseball is bet without using a point spread. We explain how to wager using moneylines, over/unders, runlines, props, parlays and futures including season wins.

How to Bet on Nascar Races - Nascar doesn't offer quite as many wagering options as most other sports however it's still a very popular sport to bet on. We talk about driver vs. driver matchups, odds to win the race, futures and props.

How to Bet on Golf - Like Nascar, there are very few wagering opportunities in golf betting however it remains a very popular sport growing in popularity each year. We talk about betting on a golfer to win the tournament and head to head matchups.

How to Bet on Horse Racing - Betting at the track is MUCH different than any other form of sports betting. We talk about win, place, show, exotics, quinellas, trifectas, exactas, superfectas, daily doubles and more!

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5Dimes - Biggest teasers and parlays found on the web! Bet on games at -105 odds instead of -110! Move the line 20 points in foots and 16 in hoops!

Progressive Parlays - You can lose a few picks and still get paid!

Featured Articles

Line Shopping - You price compare at the store? Why not for odds?

Increase Your Odds of Winning - Improve your odds of figuring out who will beat the spread by employing a few simple steps!

How Much You Should Bet on Games - You can never receive enough lessons about bankroll management!

Tips to Winning - Tracking, lack of discipline, playing too many games, chasing losses and not properly handicapping a game are just a few mistakes that novice bettors make.

What is Vigorish? - We have an answer for the much asked question.

How I Became a Professional Sports Bettor - The Crazy Snake talks about how he was born into gambling.

Gambling Quotes - Some of the more popular sayings you'll hear.