Submitted by Jim Hurley on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM
While it’s great that sports betting is finally gaining acceptance across the country, the mainstream media has still fallen back into the bad habit of treating everything like a horse race. This isn’t politics! And, politics shouldn’t be treated that way to begin with. But, JIM HURLEY wants you to know that understanding how sports betting markets work is a lot more complicated, and INTERESTING than finding out if the public won today, or the house won yesterday, or whatever.
Yes, the general public had a huge Sunday this past week in the NFL. Many of their most popular betting teams won easily. Since those popular betting teams are also used in parlays and teasers…that really magnified the damage done to brick and mortar casinos. You may not be aware that sports books make most of their money off “parlay cards” that offer the dream of riches at less than optimal returns. Squares (industry parlance for the general public) didn’t care if they were suboptimal because all of their bets were winning!
Did you see any reports on WHY the top betting teams had been undervalued? WHY the New Orleans Saints were an underdog on a great home field to an opponent that hadn’t ventured East of the Rockies all season? WHY Tom Brady was laying such a cheap number to an opponent with a questionable defense that was flying cross-country for its second straight road game against a league power? WHY Tampa Bay’s defense was supposed to hold Carolina below 30 points when it was letting everyone else move at will?
Those questions don’t ever come up in “sports betting journalism” because writers and broadcasters only want to find out whether sports books or bettors won that day. Or, they want to look for “bad beats” so they can show a few clips then laugh at anyone who suffered a heartbreaking loss. You know who DOESN’T do that? REAL BETTORS! Everyone knows what it’s like to lose a toughie. Everyone knows those will wash out in the long run if you know what you’re doing.
At the beginning of the season, many betting “insiders” were worried that increased media coverage would take away some edges. Wouldn’t networks be reporting information that swung the markets? Wouldn’t they be talking to experts who could explain the secrets to winning? Wouldn’t they be reporting injuries before you could even take advantage?
The good news for all of us who want to win is that this has no chance of happening. To the media, it’s all just a horse race…and they’ll sit back comfortably in their seats then tell you who’s ahead. Digging deeper would take diligence, research, analysis. Why bother with that when you can call an odds making “personality” to see how his shop is doing?
Sports books are ahead for the season. Bettors are ahead for the month of November. None of that matters to us. It’s JIM HURLEY’S job to make sure his clients are always ahead! He knows the difference between smart money and dumb money. He knows the difference between a meaningful trend and trivia. He knows the difference between an indicator stat and one that just looks good in fantasy football. That’s why he’s a PROVEN WINNER and has been for three decades.
Are you flush with cash after last week? You caught oddsmakers (and the so-called sharps) napping with Kansas City at an affordable price vs. Cleveland. You jumped in on Pittsburgh before the line moved against them at Baltimore. You said to yourself “there’s no way Nathan Peterman is going to get anything done against the Chicago defense,” and you were right.
Don’t let it go to your head. Those lines were soft because oddsmakers had let their success go to their heads! They were overly confident taking “positions” against good teams in great spots to succeed. They will learn from that mistake, while making new ones elsewhere on the board.
JIM HURLEY has been several steps ahead of the sports books for years. The fact that it’s now “legal” to bet in New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, and Delaware doesn’t change any of that. We always attacked the Vegas lines for people who could bet against Vegas lines. All of those new states are just copying Vegas anyway. Join the fun!
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The mainstream media is still YEARS behind when it comes to understanding what’s REALLY happening in our world. Let them worry about day-to-day horse races that nobody will remember down the road. JIM HURLEY will worry about getting you to the winner’s circle. Thanks to the exclusive TEAM HANDICAPPING approach that uses sources, scouts, statheads, computer programmers, and Wise Guy connections in all the places that matter, you’re going to GET THE MONEY with BIG, JUICY WINNERS from JIM HURLEY’S NETWORK!