SPORTS BETTING 101

The Basics

  1. Find an online sportsbook that works in your country and state. A quick google search will turn up the best option for you depending on location. Setup an account on the site and deposit the amount of money you want to use to bet. (Popular options include Bovada, betonline, youwager, bet365 & 5 Dimes)
  2. Choose one of our VIP packages from our site listed here: https://kylecovers.com/shop/ and make payment for it.
  3. Once purchased, you will be able to go to the “Membership Picks” tab on our website and view all the plays for the package you bought (make sure you’re logged into your account to access this page).
  4. Use the picks from our site on your betting account following our bankroll system and profit once they win! Each play will have a different payout depending on your wager size and the game odds.

 

Unit – A players bet size. Determined by your bankroll and unit system.

Straight Bet – A straight bet is a single bet placed on its own bet slip.

Spread – A number determined by oddmakers to create an active and balanced market for both sides of a wager. This means that the favorite of the game needs to defeat their opponent by more than the point spread in order for the bet to win.

Push – A push occurs when the final score lands on the exact spread or total so neither side of the wager wins. In this case the wager is returned to you for no loss or gain.

Pick ’em – When a game is a Pick ‘em, it means that there is no favorite or underdog.  Odds-makers believe that neither team has an advantage over the other.

Parlay-  A parlay is when a bettor combines two or more bets on the same bet slip. This earns a higher payout if all of their picks win, however, If one of the bets loses, the whole parlay loses.

Over/Under-  When betting on an over/under, you are betting on the final score of the game.  For example, if you bet on Braves/Marlins Over 9, you win the bet if the teams score over 9 runs in the game.  

Moneyline-  Betting on the moneyline means you are betting purely on the team to win straight up.  There are no spreads with money line bets.