Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Giants Odds Week 9


The New York Giants managed to salvage a sixth big win of the NFL season this past Sunday and will look to take an even wider lead in the NFC East when they hit the ground against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9. Coming off a title at Super Bowl XLVI, New York’s NFL odds are once again some of the most intriguing in football.

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With Eli Manning serving admirably as the two-time champion quarterback he is, and the rest of his stacked Giants carrying the remainder of the load, few opponents have had what it takes to really threaten the reigning Super Bowl winners when push comes to shove.

Bovada sportsbook currently have the Giants listed as 3½-point favorites versus the Steelers, while the game's total is sitting at 47.

With wins over San Francisco, Washington and now Dallas already this season, the looming date with Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers is far from imposing. Although Pittsburgh has won two straight of their own, they’re caught up in a competitive AFC North with strong competition for the top spot.

According to Bovada’s oddsmakers, not all is lost for the Steelers, they hold surprising 16/1 odds of winning the Super Bowl. The Giants, with the XLVI success and their 2012 division lead and all, sit just slightly higher at 7/1.

Weigh in on the critical Week 9 showdown today.

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Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Kansas State Wildcats Odds


Dominant K-State Leaps to Forefront on College Football Moneyline

Let’s get a round of applause here for a little consistency. The Kansas State Wildcats have not only done an admirable job of coming up big when asked to on the college football betting line, they’ve thoroughly and meticulously handled every hurdle thrown their way. Bet on the No. 2 ranked contender in time for Week 10 today.

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Having already downed the likes of No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 13 West Virginia and No. 14 Texas Tech this season, Kansas State’s Saturday showing against No. 24 Oklahoma State is far from an intimidating one. Still, the Cowboys are capable of dealing damage of their own and won’t be underestimated by Bill Snyder’s crew come the weekend.

Bovada currently have the Wildcats listed as 7½-point favorites versus the Cowboys in the college football odds, while the game's total is sitting at 66.

Although the Wildcats have 7/2 odds of winning the BCS this season, they didn’t get there by taking opponents lightly.

Led by standout quarterback Collin Klein whose 12 passing touchdowns are topped only by his very own 16 rushing touchdowns, the sky is the limit for the Big 12 threat. Considering that preseason favorites Oklahoma has been exposed on several occasions thus far this season, the Wildcats have emerged as the de facto team to beat.

Don’t let the Sooners’ struggles, however, take away from Kansas State’s impressive success. They deserve every step they take up the college football moneyline, the nation’s confidence in them growing with every top-ranked opponent they knock off.

Bet on the Oklahoma State Cowboys if you think they can be the first to stop them short.
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An Introduction to Sports Betting


Sports betting has a mixed reputation worldwide, and it’s important to figure out where your country stands before you try to become an online bookmaker. In the United States, bookmaking is illegal. Betting on sports still happens, of course, but you can’tlegally accept wagers in the US. 

In European nations the rules vary, but in general bookmaking is regulated instead of regarded as an illegal activity. In the UK for example it’s pretty common to find bookmaking agencies operating in brick-and mortar establishments, and betting face to face can be easy and convenient. In some locales bookmakers are less common but still allowed to operate—for people in these areas it may be more convenient to bet on the internet.

Online bookmakers and their online bookie software must operate in countries where it’s legal to provide the service, though bookies may offer their services to clients all around the world. Becoming an online bookie is an increasingly trendy start-up business for entrepreneurs in countries where it is legal to do so. The role of a bookmaker, or “bookie,” in sports betting is to act as a market maker for wagers on sports games and races.

In the past, sports wagers were pretty simple. They were binary in nature, since most of them were simply on whether a team was going to win or lose. With the aid of online bookie software, however, bookies now have the capability to take on more mathematically complicated bets. So a gambler may also choose to bet on how many goals a team will score for example, or how many fouls will be called. There are numerous different variations on sports bets depending on the sport or race in question. Bookmakers profit when bettors lose, but may also profit or break even when bettors win if the spread they have charged is enough to compensate for the loss. Since it is typical to receive bets on different outcomes for the same event from various bettors, the spread is a key element in bookmaking success.

It is estimated that bookies typically hold an advantage of 11-10 over their clients. This means the odds are in the bookie’s favor, although not be a huge amount. As such, the bookie is poised for success, but only with the application of good bookkeeping and budgeting. It is easy to see why charging the appropriate spread is so important when the margins of success based on wins and losses alone are so slim. Since the bookie is technically betting as well by accepting wagers, the spread or fees which are charged are the only sure profits in the business. Customers who are searching for a new bookie will look for one which charges low spreads and fees, and makes them clear to the client. Bookies who offer sports betting online have the challenge of meeting client expectations for affordability while still drawing a profit.

The spread in online betting is different from the spread which a broker charges a trader in a market. It’s important not to confuse the two, although their goal is the same. Just as the spread is a major part of how a broker profits from traders, the spread is a major part of how a bookie profits from clients. Let’s say in a game between team A and team B, team B is perceived as a the underdog. Most bettors are going to want to put their money on team A, but as a bookie you know you’re obviously more likely to profit if they put their money on team B since that team is most likely to lose.

If you’re the bookie in this situation, you can offer a spread or line for each team whichhandicaps them. If your spread is: team A: -4 and team B: +4, that means that when the final outcome is calculated after the game is over, you will subtract 4 points from team A’s score and add 4 points to team B’s score. You will then determine whether a bettor won or lost based off of the calculation with the spread. In order to be profitable, you have to set sports betting lines which favor the team which is likely to lose enough to induce people to bet on that team, but not enough to actually make it likely that the bettors will win and you will lose. You also may decide to charge fees in association with bets in order to collect more money.

These days it is increasingly popular to bet online because of the convenience it offers as well as the wide variety of games which are available. That’s why it’s a good time to think of becoming an online sports bookmaker. There are a ton of potential clients out there, both in your local area and around the world!


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