world cup betting

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  1. Ag bullet

    Ag bullet Well-Known Member

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    i know there's a few punters here and i've tried looking it up but can someone please tell me what the odds were in october 2017 of england making the world cup final?

    i had a 'gut' feeling they were due for a big tournament but since i've never placed a bet in my life, i simply didn't.

    perhaps i should have!
     
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    Ag bullet Well-Known Member

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    never mind.......now i remember why i don't bet
     
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    Gullintanni Well-Known Member

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    I was wetting myself laughing at the England defeat yesterday morning.
    It was not the same earlier as Russia got kicked out as if the Russians had won that match id have been one step away from $25k.
    Grrrr.
    That was France vs Russia final $500 @ 51/1 odds.
    I was f ing a we bit.
     
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  4. Roswell Crash Survivor

    Roswell Crash Survivor Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Odds offered on winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup, just before the first game
    England was paying in the vicinity of 75:1
    The no-hopers like Saudi Arabia were 500:1

    To reach the finals means being one of two teams to reach the final game, so I'd extrapolate if any bookmaker was offering odds at reaching the final England would be ~32:1.
     
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  5. Ag bullet

    Ag bullet Well-Known Member

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    rumour has it that the russian team is 'in camp' in siberia somewhere about now.
     
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    And the Croatians are going to gain another 11 kg of gold
     
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  8. Jack2233

    Jack2233 New Member

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    I know very little about sports betting.

    I live in a state where sports betting is newly legal. One of the books seems to be very slow at moving their lines with the national average. Everyday I scour all the lines looking for anything that seems off from the national average (I usually use Pinnacle as my baseline). If it is far enough off, I fire a unit. If it is extremely off, I fire 2 units. I also look for middle opportunities with other books (usually I would bet 5 units on each side). For a -110 bet, I have been pulling the trigger if Pinnacle has it at -128 or higher. Usually -140 or higher is my baseline for a double unit.

    My question is, how much of an advantage am I at? Do you think -128/-110 is a reasonable cutoff spread to fire a bet? My unit is $55 and my bankroll is up to $6,700 from $3,000.

    Thanks for you advice
     
  9. RBrowny

    RBrowny Guest

    Actually sports betting is not for the gambling addict but there is a lot of peple making a nice second income. Some take it a lot further and make a living from it but you do need experience with bookmakers rating and really know what your doing to make it work
     
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    Thanks for your reply! I really appreciate it.
     
  11. Eureka Moments

    Eureka Moments Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I think that the first sentence you have written is completely incorrect based on all of your subsequent sentences.
     

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