Even if you have no bet at all for the game as a whole, you can often make a bet at the half when you feel that you have an advantage over the linesmaker.
As a professional handicapper, I find myself 'on the fence' about some games almost every day, where I have a sports betting line that just isn't strong enough to make a bet on a particular side or total.
But after watching the first half, my original betting line looks to be leaning towards the right side. I've watched the first half for free, and now I'm ready to make a sports wager.
Halftime betting allows basketball bettors that option.
What follows is a brief primer on how the halftime bet can be used, how it can be extremely profitable, and what things to look for when making a halftime bets can increase your sports betting profits dramatically.
Betting on basketball games at halftime or after the first half has been played. The books offer a line based entirely on action that occurs in the 2nd half.
Numerous examples will follow, but basketball bettors should understand the concept of the halftime lines are not for the entire game – only the action that occurs after halftime will count for their basketball wager.
Bookmakers offer this betting opportunity to bettors for a number of different reasons. The primary reason, of course, is to get more basketball action. Since bettors must lay 11-10 on standard halftime bets, much the same way they do on full game wagers,
sportsbooks have a built in 4.5% advantage. The more action they can create, the better off that they are, because sportsbooks make most of their profit through sheer volume. Increasing volume is the goal of any online sportsbook.
But that isn't the only factor that encourages bookmakers to post this halftime number for sports bettors to wager upon.
Sportsbooks theoretically desire balanced action on games to ensure their profit. But in reality, most games don't have spilt action, with equal money on both sides so that the bookmakers profit is ensured.
Rather, they have too much liability on one side or the other, meaning a nice profit if the bettors lose, but a big loss if the side the bettors have wins.
So, sportsbooks use the halftime line as a way to hedge their own potential losses when they don't get balanced action.
College basketball is definitely a treat to watch. Athletes that soar above the basket rim to score and pulsating games that keep you on the edge of your seats- that is the stuff college basketball is made of.
Some of those games seem like they are almost a lock. College basketball betting is not as difficult as many people may think. An intelligent bettor should be able to avoid the pitfalls with experience. F
or beginning halftime bettors, I would strongly recommend that you keep your wager size below that of your normal standard wager. There is a steep learning curve, and not much time to make decisions.
Once you have become more proficient and you begin to win at halftime betting on a regular basis, you can increase the size of your bets.
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