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Old 12-28-2005, 04:13 PM
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Default Sports Handicapping Books

I have been a long time sports bettor. I usually have winning seasons (not a lot of winnings).

I have been lookin at amazon.com for Sports Handicapping books and there are a ton...

What books do you all like? I really only bet Football, Basketball, and some baseball (no track sports).

Thanks...
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:01 PM
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Default Re: Sports Handicapping Books

From the FAQ:

What are the best books to read?
Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong is a good introduction to thinking like a sharp. David Sklansky’s chapter on sports betting in Getting the Best of It provides a good explanation of the math behind betting. Roxy Roxborough’s book Sports Book Management provides a good view of how sportsbooks operate.

that's pretty much it as far as I'm concerned. Wong's book is pretty much the Super System of handicapping.
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:04 PM
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Yeah I saw thoes 2, guess I will see if any book stores around here have them tonight, if anyone of you all have any other suggestions please post...

I hope one of these books talks about calculating winning probabilities.
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: Sports Handicapping Books

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Wong's book is pretty much the Super System of handicapping.

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IIRC Wong's book doesn't really go into handicapping. It points out the basic trends (home dogs are good, tease through 3 and 7, etc) and shows you most of the math you need to know, but it doesn't actually give you much info on how to handicap a game.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:49 PM
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you should give this site a look-see, too:

http://www.gamblersbook.com/
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