How can someone guess the betting lines for a sporting event?
April 6, 2010 7:13 AM Subscribe
How does one guess sports betting odds, or determine at what point to place a bet on a sporting event?
I'm a huge fan of Bill Simmons on ESPN. Every NFL season, he and a friend named Cousin Sal will do a weekly podcast where they guess the lines on NFL games. I'm mystified as to how they make educated guesses on what the lines will be.
What sorts of factors would go into consideration in guessing the odds for sporting events, and is there a model that can predict when a person should or should not bet on a sporting event?
BONUS QUESTION: Can someone explain in a simple fashion how to bet using a money line?