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Are There Trap Games in Sports Betting?

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One often hears gamblers say something along the lines of, “This game just seems like a trap.” Do oddsmakers truly try to bait you into betting the wrong side? Joe Duffy, America’s greatest sports handicapper breaks it down. He answers with examples and tells us how there is a powerful message in every point spread, especially in these so called “trap” games. Duffy is CEO of OffshoreInsiders.com

One often hears gamblers say something along the lines of, “This game just seems like a trap.” Do oddsmakers truly try to bait you into betting the wrong side? Joe Duffy, America’s greatest sports handicapper breaks it down. He answers with examples and tells us how there is a powerful message in every point spread, especially in these so called “trap” games. Duffy is CEO of OffshoreInsiders.com

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Are There Trap Games in Sports Betting?

  1. 1. JOE DUFFY, OFFSHOREINSIDERS.COM No, but there is a ton to learn from the lines
  2. 2.  Seems like oddsmakers baiting you to “bet them”  Bookies never intentionally set a line based on trying to get you to bet a side  There is always knowledge to be gained by line  To some examples…
  3. 3.  CFB: When oddsmakers tell you the lower ranked team is the better team, bet them o Lower ranked away teams not getting at least 3 points 12-2 SU and ATS since 2015 o HFA is 3 points o The square figures if a team is higher ranked, they are better  Odds are lead indicators, rankings/records lag indicators
  4. 4.  NFL favorite has four less wins than their opponent o Trap, you have to bet the dog? o Favorite despite four fewer wins or more are 40- 22 ATS  44-21 SU
  5. 5.  NBA away favorites despite a worse record  Trap, how can you not bet better team as home underdogs? o Away favorites in said situation 314-235-7 for 57 percent o Bigger favorite, winning percentage goes up

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