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Monday, August 15, 2016

My Top Sportsbook for the 2016 Football Season

We are now in the NFL Preseason and today is the start of the 2016 NFL Preseason Week 2.  I dont usually do a lot of NFL preseason picks but here is one that I am fairly confident about, take Texans over Saints at -3 on 8/20/2016.

Now that this is out of the way, every football season, I choose 3-4 online sportsbooks that I will be using for the football season.  I actually keep some books only for the certain sports that way, I stop playing with a book once the season is over and once it starts again, they will usually give me a nice sportsbook bonus to start betting again with them!

So without further ado, here is my list of sportsbooks I will be using
P.S. these are not a sportsbook reviews, these are just there just my own opinions.

BetOnline.agBetOnline, is once again making the cut for my list of top football betting sportsbook.  Year after year they have not let me down as no matter how much I win with them, they always treat me right.

Their bonus is not that big but competitive enough to drop a couple of dimes with them every year.

I am also adding Bovada this year.  They didn't make my last last year but that is because I had replaced them with 1Vice.  However, this year 1Vice didn't make it, ever since it got bought by Robbie of Americasbookie they have cut my limits, cut what I can bet on and are slow as hell with my payouts.  So this year, I am sticking with a known and trusted book for football.

Bet on Sports at CRsportsBet.agFor the big bonus sportsbook, this year I am going with  Last year I played with them for a short period of time since it was their first season.  This year, its on my list with their 100% Cash Bonus as they have proven themselves to me that they can give a big bonus and give me fast payouts.

And last, this year I am also adding BetOWI.  Oddly enough, I had never heard of them until earlier this year and when I tried their service during the NBA finals, I was blown away.  They are giving away a 100% bonus, good service, decent lines and good banking.

If anyone has any suggestions for what my 5th and last book to use for the 2016 football season, leave me a comment!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Follow Up on

So it has been about a month now since I had opened an sportsbook account with and I thought that it was time to write a follow up about my experience with them.

So I ended up losing my ass in the beginning of the NBA playoffs and ended up making a new deposit with them for $500.  This time however, I got a pretty decent deal as I had made a deposit on Monday which according to the sportsbetsonline promo page is cash Monday.  So I got a 50% cash bonus and a free $100 bet on game 5 of the NBA finals.

So I finally started building my bankroll over the past 3 weeks with them and actually got me 2 payouts.  One for $500 and another for $300 via WU.

My account balance with them is currently $100 and Monday I will see how I do on my free bet for game 5 of the NBA finals.

So right now, they have been paying despite being the slow season and I am confident that they will keep paying their payouts until the end of the 2016-2017 football season as they seem to have the financial backing to hold out throughout the slow season but I will still be cautious and keep my balance with them at a minimum.

If you are interested in opening an account with SportsBetsOnline click Here

Monday, May 9, 2016

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Over the weekend I received an email from saying that I was invited to a by invitation only sportsbook offering me up to 200% free play bonus.

Sounds too good to be true?  It probably was as I have never heard of this sportsbook before so I thought that I would do a bit of investigative work about this place since I am always on the lookout for a good deal.

However, I have been around for a while so I am certainly not gonna throw my money away unless I get some decent feedback.  Unfortunately, I was only about to find one review about which was done very recently by but a good site that I have been visiting for over a year and it usually has pretty solid information.

In short, they said that the book started as a credit shop and this year decided to accept post-up players by invitation only.  Now, we all know about credit shops going from credit to post-up and most ended up going broke like Lazerwager back in 2008.

So this book is on my risky but doable list as long as I make sure to keep a small balance there( that means getting a payout every time I get ahead!) and make sure to take most of my money out before the end of the March Madness.

So I signed up and immediately, received an email from Alan telling me that on Monday, players get a 50% cash bonus with an 8x rollover when they deposit $500 or more.  Since its the beginning of the slow season, I figured that I would forego the cash bonus and just deposit $300 and get a 100% Free play bonus instead.

So I got the usual WU name and just now gave them my control number and so far so good.  The betting interface is nothing to brag about but at least it works.  So as soon as I start making some money there and get my first payout I will keep you update.

If you are looking for somewhere to bet on the NBA playoffs and are unlike me and not willing to take a risk for a big bonus, you should try or Bovada as they are both great books that have been around for decades with a great reputation.

Friday, February 19, 2016

NBA Betting: NBA Trade Deadline Rumors

There are a ton of NBA trade rumors that have been discussed this past week, including some notable names that could be moved in the next 48 hours. What teams do at the NBA trade deadline – whether they upgrade, downgrade, or even stay the same can have an impact on the team’s NBA Future odds, as well as change a team’s momentum as they come out of the All-Star break.

There are basically three reasons an NBA team would be involved in a trade. First, the teams that are definitely contenders are looking to add that one piece that can give them an edge towards making a postseason run (think Cleveland). Second, a team could be looking to blow up their current roster in the midst of a season where they didn’t reach expectations, and they have no hope of competing in the near future (think Atlanta). Third, a team could be looking to add draft picks and keep a salary-friendly roster (think Philadelphia).

As of this writing there have already been two trades completed, and while there isn’t a guarantee of a big name being moved, it would be surprising if there weren’t a few headlines made by Thursday night.

It’s no secret the Houston Rockets are trying to get rid of Dwight Howard, but what would they be willing to take in exchange for one of the best centers in the NBA? Howard and James Harden do not mesh well, and after a rocky relationship with the Lakers, Howard is viewed by some as a locker room cancer. It will be interesting to see how the online sportsbooks view Houston’s chances of winning the Western Conference if and when a deal is made.

Another big name that was been rumored to move for the last few weeks is Kevin Love according to several sports betting online sites. The power forward has put up big numbers despite being the third scoring option behind LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland – a team that has been leading the Eastern Conference for the better part of the season.

Love likes to play on the perimeter, however, and the Cavs are looking for a more physical big man. Love had been rumored in trades that would send New York’s Carmello Anthony to the Cavs, and another trade with Cleveland getting Ryan Anderson from New Orleans. Not sure if either one of those deals will work out. Love staying put with the Cavs isn’t out of the realm of possibility either. This is one of those situations where a team NOT making a move could have an impact on their NBA Futures odds – both in conference as well as overall.

Boston and Chicago seem hell bent on making some type of move, so keep your eye on those teams throughout Thursday. Remember, Chicago faces Cleveland on Thursday night, so if one of those teams takes the court with a shortened roster, it may be wise to fade that team.

Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 NBA Betting Tips – NBA Betting Update

It was a good week for the frontrunners in both the Eastern and Western Conferences, with the first-place Cleveland Cavaliers entering Friday riding a five-game winning streak, and both Golden State and San Antonio also went undefeated last week. Golden State has won four straight while San Antonio has won six games in a row. Cavs and Warriors maintained their small but comfortable leads in the standings, with Cleveland 2.5 games better than second-place Chicago and Golden State three games better than the Spurs.

Division standings aren’t mentioned often, as most of the attention goes to standings within each conference. However, there are two divisions that are doing far better than the rest in terms of top-to-bottom quality. In the Eastern Conference, the Central Division has four teams currently slated in playoff position, and all four of those teams have at least 20 wins (just three teams in the other two conferences with at least 20 victories).

Over in the Western Conference, the Southwest Division also has four teams that are currently in line for a postseason berth, with the other two division having just two playoff teams each. This is an important piece of information to use when handicapping NBA games, as teams in the weaker divisions tend to look better than they really are. Likewise, a team like Detroit that is in fourth place in their division looks weaker than they really are – as they are still better than other teams that are in second place in their division. It’s no surprise then that the Pistons are the sixth-best ATS team in the league, going 20-15-1 at the betting window.

Betting on basketball has much to do with public perception – you’re not going to find many chances to get good line value backing one of the elite teams like the Warriors, Spurs, Cavs, or Thunder. And more than any other sport, the NBA’s betting lines are driven by individual star players more so than the team. For example, if LeBron James was going to sit out a game for rest purposes, the line could move five points or more. These line moves are usually an overreaction, and some star players carry more weight than others.

Kobe Bryant is in the downside of his career, although you wouldn’t know it by his All-Star votes. But because Bryant is still a star player, the Lakers have not had good line value this season even with their poor straight up record. LA is one of the worst ATS teams in the league this year, going 16-21 against the spread for a total loss of 7.1 units overall.

The Spurs have surged to a commanding lead as the best ATS team in the NBA this season, going 26-11 ATS for 13.9 units of profit. That’s an insane 70% ATS winning percentage, and they have earned more than double the profit of second-best Golden State (6.7 units of profit). Expect this online sportsbook to make it even harder for the Spurs to cover the spread, and for San Antonio’s ATS winning percentage to drop in the near future.
We’ll be back next week with another NBA betting update.