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Betting 101: How to time markets

Betting 101

Betting 101

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In the fourth episode of our Betting 101 series, Sara Perlman and Warren Sharp explain how to best time a given betting market in order to make the most out of your wagers.

In this week’s video, Warren Sharp answers these questions:

How important is market timing in sports betting?

Who are you really going up against when timing the market? (Hint: It’s not the sportsbooks)

What are you giving up when you bet early?

Does it make most sense to wait until after the public comes in, or to follow the sharps?

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All Betting 101 clips are on our YouTube channel.


You can check out the third episode of this series -- How to make parlays -- right here: WATCH NOW

A different Betting 101 video will be rolled out each week over the course of eight weeks. These videos are great for novice bettors as well as seasoned veterans because viewers receive betting strategies, tips and advice from Warren Sharp on top of learning the basics for beginners.

The topics that will be covered in these videos include: futures, market timing, getting the best number, betting in derivative markets, teasers, totals, player value to spread, parlays, line moves and buying points.

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