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About Tim Johnson

Tim has been a sports fan for as long as he can remember. The Vermont native has lived in Las Vegas for the last two decades, and he uses his experience in the industry to try and give readers the best possible advice when it comes to betting on sports. Football is Tim’s primary area of expertise, but he also dabbles in other sports like horse racing and basketball. Tim uses his wealth of knowledge to try and make the reader a better bettor.

How to Avoid These 7 Professional Football Betting Errors

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If you’re a sports gambler, you probably love betting on the NFL. Data shows that it’s the American public’s favorite sport to bet on. Another data set shows it’s the most profitable sport for sportsbooks. Because football pulls at the general public emotionally, bad betting decisions are as much a part of the game as Read more…

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5 Reasons Why Bookmakers Always Win in Sports Betting

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You’ve probably heard the expression that the house always wins. This saying is true to an extent, because the house holds an edge over players in most types of gambling (e.g. casino, lottery). Sports betting differs from the average form of gambling. Bookmakers don’t maintain a house edge, but they do have some notable advantages Read more…

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4 Most Common Football Bets and How to Win Them

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Each September, millions of sports bettors can barely contain their excitement as America’s most frequently bet sport returns in all its glory. Saturday and Sunday mornings are now occupied by looking at the day’s odds, and countless financial choices are made on the couch. The only people more excited about football’s return than gamblers are Read more…

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7 Daily Fantasy Football Mistakes to Avoid

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You might think that the worst mistake in daily fantasy football (DFF) is drinking too much on Saturday night, then drafting hungover on Sunday. And this is no doubt a mistake. But the DFS world features far more blunders than just drafting the day after binge drinking. Your ability to avoid these gaffes will go Read more…

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3 Times Hedging Your Bets Might Be Smart

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Sports bettors are always looking for ways to improve their profits. Some bettors look for opportunities, and some look for exotic ways to hedge some or all of their bets. Others stick to advanced analysis and handicapping systems and techniques to try to find an edge. Because of this, there are several different types of Read more…

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7 Biggest Sports Gambling Upsets in History

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Experienced bettors will tell you that there’s a lot of value in betting on the underdog. Any time you can win significantly more money than you risk, it’s a play worth considering. While betting on your average underdog is something I’d recommend when the value is right, these underdogs aren’t average. In fact, the betting Read more…

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Sports Betting or Daily Fantasy Sports: What Should You Choose?

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You can gamble on sports in two distinct ways, sports betting or daily fantasy sports (DFS). Sports gambling has been around for centuries in some form or another. It’s been available in modern-day sportsbooks for decades. Daily fantasy is a modern entry into the gambling world that came about in the early 2010s. This industry Read more…

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Why You MUST Use More Than One Bookmaker (6 Reasons)

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You wouldn’t shop at the same grocery store or get gas at the same station if you knew that one down the street offered lower prices. So, why do so many sports bettors stick with one online sportsbook? The answer to this question is probably just a matter of comfort. Because every online platform differs Read more…

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A Guide to Betting on the NFL Preseason

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The arrival of autumn means the kids go back to school, baseball playoff races begin heating up, and of course, the NFL preseason. Regardless of what you think about the quality of play witnessed each year in the preseason, there’s no debating the significance of seeing football back on TV. Most sports fans live for Read more…

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The 5 Worst Prejudices Interfering with Your Sports Betting Results

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The excitement we feel when gambling is inherent in our human psyche. Unfortunately, there are other aspects of the human mind that make people more likely to end up losing money on betting in the long run. Call them psychological defects, philosophical fallacies, or just plain biases, but everyone is susceptible to these cognitive traits Read more…

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The Best 4 Pieces of Advice for Betting on College Football

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The sound of the band, the stadium decorated in school colors, and a -45.5 spread on the game… College football is truly a national treasure. Each fall, Saturday mornings become a ritual for fans and sports bettors alike. With 125 Division 1 FBS teams, there’s never a shortage of games to bet. These tips will Read more…

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5 Sports Betting Rules and Strategies Most Players Don’t Know About

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Sports betting appeals to so many gamblers precisely because it doesn’t feel like gambling. Everybody who follows their favorite team avidly considers themselves to be knowledgeable about the sport and league in question, so they have no qualms about risking a few bucks on the back of that knowledge. Unlike other forms of gambling in Read more…

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5 Advantages Las Vegas Sports Bettors Have Over Everyone Else – Part 2

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In part 1 of this series, you learned about many important advantages Las Vegas sports bettors have over everyone else. In part two I cover four additional advantages. 2 – A Competitive Market Means Competitive Odds One happy byproduct of the sheer variety Las Vegas bettors enjoy is how the confluence of competition produces the Read more…

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5 Advantages Las Vegas Sports Bettors Have Over Everyone Else – Part 1

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Between 1949 and 2018, the only place in the nation where Americans were permitted to wager on sports was Nevada. Blessed with a monopoly over the country’s betting action, the Silver State’s legal casino and sportsbook industry flourished over that span. By 2017, Nevada’s bookmaking operations accepted $4.87 billion in wagers while collecting $248 million Read more…

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List of States Offering Legal Sports Betting Continues to Grow

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America was fundamentally changed on May 14 of 2018, when the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in the case of Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The case originated in New Jersey, where both voters and lawmakers approved several attempts to legalize sports betting in the Garden State. But after then Read more…

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5 Reasons Why the Horse Racing Track Is Better Than the Casino – Part 2

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In part 1 you learned why the horse track is better than the casino because you get to experience the race in person and how you can avoid the temptation of slot machines at some tracks. Here in the second part, I explore three more reasons why the horse track is better than the casino, Read more…

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5 Reasons Why the Horse Racing Track Is Better Than the Casino – Part 1

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Spring is in the air, which means the month or so between early May and mid-June will see horse racing jockey it’s way back into the national consciousness. Starting on May 4 with the Kentucky Derby, followed by the Preakness Stakes on May 18 and the Belmont Stakes on June 8, casual fans and hardcore Read more…

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Examining the Specter of Fixed Games after the NBA’s Tim Donaghy Scandal

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For fans of the National Basketball Association (NBA), villains are all part of the spectacle. L.A. Lakers fans might have loved him, but Kobe Bryant was Public Enemy #1 in 29 other NBA arenas during his storied career. San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has become infamous for his icy staredowns during the halftime Read more…

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How to Bet Over Under (And Win)

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One of the most interesting bets offered by sportsbooks is the over-under bet. I thought it would be fun to write a post that was basically the biggest, most complete guide to how to bet over-under. I also thought it would be fun to include advice about how to win money placing these kinds of Read more…

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How to Bet on Basketball in Vegas

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If you want to gamble on sports in Las Vegas, and if basketball is the sport you love most, this is the post for you. It’s a complete guide to how to bet basketball in Vegas. And here are some Las Vegas sports betting basics: Some aspects of betting on basketball in Vegas are the Read more…

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