By Tony George
A word to the wise sports bettor, SHOP YOUR LINES BOY’S! Tony George here and I can assure you that the vast majority of you are losing 5 to 10 units a MONTH by not having more than one outlet to shop your lines. Plain and simple.
I see numerous posts on the Internet and right here at this site about a 3 game card that was posted a winner at 2-1 ATS, when in fact you may have went 1-2 ATS. I feel bad when that happen’s, and in the old days it use to happen to me occasionaly, BUT you have every opportunity to INCREASE your odds of winning by having 2 to 3 outlets to shop your lines around at. How many guys still use a local book? YOUR NUTS! First of all it is illegal, and second of all these guys manipulate lines so bad it is insane, especially if you are from a big city and like the local team, I ASSURE you that you are paying a premium for points if you are laying a number. Why would you do that? Do you not like money? Do you want some local guy driving a BMW while you are driving a broken down Ford Tarus?
There are MANY options with offshore books. Lets say one book has a game at -2.5 and another has it at 4. You are laying a play at -2.5, they win by 3 and you cover. If you have the book that was at -4 you lose. How many times do you lose a game by a half a point or one point, during a months time? Numerous, as Hoops lines are sharp and especially in games under 5 points. Why not have the outlet opportunites to shop for the best lines? It WILL MAKE YOU MONEY. I can assure you that a $100 ploayer can gain $500 a month with a 58% win percentage simply by shopping lines and betting early. Fact and not fiction.
Baseball is upcoming, and why play with a book that has 20 cent lines when other book has 15 cent or even dime lines avaliable, say up to -150 on the money line? I would love to have 5% or 10% of YOUR bankroll in MY pocket, send it on over boy’s, because that is what you are doing if you do not shop for legit offshore, legal books that have those types of money lines. Baseball is easy to win money at, I have been ranked #1 in the regular season the last 2 years and make 65% of my bankroll each year in baseball. Why do books want a money line at 12/10 odds versus 11/10 odds? Becasue sharp players KILL them in baseball, ask anyone in Vegas who runs or has run a book there! Why leave money on the table, even if you are winning?
Maximize your profits and minimize your losses with pointspread opportunities through line value. It requires extra time, but it is worth the money, and a smart player does so each day.
Tony George can be seen daily at www.sportsaudioshows.com or contacted at 800-562-1017 for inquires about this article or his winning wares.