Welcome to the OddsShopper Beginner’s Guide!
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Getting Started with OddsShopper
What is OddsShopper?
OddsShopper is a suite of sports betting tools that can help you make profitable bets in the long run. With OddsShopper, you can access a range of content and tools that will allow you to find the best +EV bets across multiple sportsbooks and sports. OddsShopper not only shows you which bets to take, but the best ways to bet with our Betting Beginner’s Guide.
What’s the best way to get started with OddsShopper?
We have three packages for you to choose from. Our OddsShopper Premium package gets you full access to all of the content and tools for sports betting and DFS Pick’em games like PrizePicks. Our OddsShopper Pick’em package gives you access to plays for Prizepicks and Underdog along with DFS Optimizers for each. Our OddsShopper ParlayBuilder+ package gives you access to our powerful Parlay Builder along with other helpful tools. Once you have OddsShopper, then sign up for as many sportsbooks and sites as your state allows, as the more places you play, the more +EV bets there are to make. Also take advantage of sign-up perks to boost your bankroll!
I have signed up for a few sportsbooks and now have these bonus bets and credits. How do I maximize those to start with a larger bankroll?
Head over to our Free Bet Converter, (which is free to use) where you can find bets to take that will allow you to convert those bonus bets and credits into cold hard cash. By constantly analyzing odds in real-time, we identify the two most advantageous bets to place, allowing you to convert your bonus bets into cash that can be withdrawn at a conversion rate upwards of 75 cents per dollar. Once you’ve utilized our free bet conversion tool to secure your guaranteed winnings, take advantage of our premium tools and packages to further grow your bankroll. If you’re interested in additional offers for bonus bets and credits to use our Free Bet Converter, explore other offers that sportsbooks are currently offering.
How does OddsShopper find the highest value bets for me to play?
OddsShopper calculates expected value across thousands of bets by using odds from the sharpest sportsbooks in the world to produce true odds. We then compare the true odds to our supported sportsbook’s odds to identify the best +EV bets for you to play.
What is EV Betting and what’s the best way to bet?
+EV betting is a strategy that has historically led to positive returns in the long run. EV stands for Expected Value and is defined as the difference between the true odds of something happening and the sportsbook’s posted odds. EV betting is about exploiting the lines and information sportsbooks are giving us to gain an advantage over the implied probabilities of bets. For a bet to be +EV, it means that the probability of cashing on the bet is higher than it is priced at the book where you are placing the wager. Conversely, if your wager’s shot at hitting is less than what you need to breakeven, then it’s a -EV play. Bankroll management is also an important concept in EV betting. We offer a bankroll field for you to enter the amount you want to spend and a Bet Size column to tell you exactly what dollar amount to bet. This will help you place bets for the proper amount to maximize your bankroll. For more detailed information about EV betting, check out this article.
I’m not finding success yet, am I doing something wrong?
It’s important to remember that EV betting is a long-term strategy, and there will be ups and downs along the way. However, if you stick to the strategy and use the tools and content offered by OddsShopper, you should see positive returns in the long run.
How do I incorporate Bankroll Management into my process?
OddsShopper includes a Bankroll field for you to input how much money you would like to spend on any given day. Once you have that value set, the Bet Size column on the table shows you exactly how much to place on each bet to maximize your bankroll. We calculate the bet size based on a fractional Kelly Criterion approach that leads to a reasonable balance of minimizing risk while maximizing potential reward. The rough steps:
Step 1: Decide on the amount you would like to bet and enter in the Bankroll field
Step 2: Determine the bets you would like to take
Step 3: Use the Bet Size column to place the perfect amount on each bet
How can I shop different sportsbook lines and odds?
Using our expandable bet row feature will quickly allow you to see additional sportsbook’s that have that bet and their lines available on both mobile and desktop tables.
Can OddsShopper help me with parlays?
Of course! Our fully-customizable Parlay Builder allows you to see recommended legs, but also build your own parlays and see in real-time the expected value and win percentages. If you love parlays and that sweat we have a package that puts a spotlight on parlays. Check out our OddsShopper ParlayBuilder+ package.
Can OddsShopper help me with PrizePicks?
Yes we can! Check out our PrizePicks Entry Builder, which gives you recommended plays on PrizePicks and allows you to create your own favorite entry.
Can OddsShopper help me with Underdog Pick’em?
Of course! Check out our Underdog Entry Builder, which gives you recommended plays for Underdog’s Pick’em game and allows you to create your own favorite entry.
Can OddsShopper help me with arbitrage betting?
You bet we can! Head over to our Arbitrage Betting Tool, where you can find all the possible arbitrage opportunities.
Can OddsShopper help me with the Odds Boost deals I’m seeing on my sportsbook?
Sure! Find the bets the book is offering as a package deal in our Odds Boost Evaluator and see if it makes sense to take the sportsbook up on their offer.
Betting Beginner’s Guide – Betting 101
Player Props are bets where you can choose whether a specific player will achieve a set number of statistics. For example, you can bet on LeBron James to score over or under 28.5 points.
Game Props are bets that have to do with the game or a portion of the game. Betting on the Chicago Cubs to score a run in the first inning or the Dallas Cowboys to score first are great examples of game prop bets.
Game Lines are bets that are related to the outcome of a game. For example, a moneyline bet is one where you can bet on which team to win a particular game.
Player Futures are bets that are for season-long player awards or season-long player accomplishments. Bets such as the league MVP or which player will lead the NBA in scoring fall into this category.
Team Futures are bets that relate to a team’s season-long performance. Bets such as Championship Winner or the amount of team wins in a season fall into this category.
A parlay is a singular wager in which two or more bets are tied together to effectively produce a larger potential payout. All of the included bets must hit for the parlay wager to be graded as a winner.
Odds Boosts are offered to customers of sportsbooks when certain bets have increased odds. Another example is when a sportsbook packages up a few bets together and give boosted odds for that parlay. Sportsbooks may also offer boosted odds on your own created parlays.
Check out our Betting 101 article series. We post articles across a variety of betting topics to help you bet smarter.
The Shop Bets pages use a market-based approach to help you quickly find the highest value bets. We calculate expected value across thousands of bets by using odds from the sharpest sportsbooks in the world to produce true odds. We then compare the true odds to our supported sportsbook’s odds to find the highest value bets. Head to our Shop Bets page to see the highest-value bets today.
OddsShopper’s parlay builder gives you the highest-value legs all in one spot for a specific sportsbook and calculates your odds, expected value and win percentage based on our market-based models. Pick your location, sportsbook, and league and you get a quick recommended top 5-leg parlay. If that doesn’t look perfect to you, build your own parlay with hundreds of other available bets and see the odds, expected value and win percentage change in real-time. Parlays are the ultimate sweat and build your own with our Parlay Builder.
Using OddsShopper, you will find that different sportsbooks offer different odds for the same game line or prop bet. In some cases, these differences are large enough that you can bet both sides and come out ahead, no matter the outcome. Find these bets on our Arbitrage Betting Tool.
PrizePicks Entry Tool
OddsShopper’s PrizePicks Entry Tool gives you the highest-value plays all in one spot for PrizePicks and calculates your payouts, expected value and win percentage based on our market-based models. Pick your entry type and see the top recommended picks for your entry. If that doesn’t look perfect to you, build out your own entry with hundreds of other available plays and see the payouts, expected value and win percentage change in real-time.
Underdog Entry Tool
OddsShopper’s Underdog Entry Tool gives you the highest-value plays all in one spot for Underdog’s Pick’em game and calculates your payouts, expected value and win percentage based on our market-based models. Head to the builder and see the top recommended picks for your entry. If that doesn’t look perfect to you, build out your own entry with hundreds of other available plays and see the payouts, expected value and win percentage change in real-time.
Odds Boost Evaluator
When you see a pre-packaged bet deal offered by a sportsbook or if you just want to see how your odds boost will change the expected value of your parlay, then check out our Odds Boost Evaluator. Add and find legs to add to the evaluator that are either part of the bet deal offered or you already have set for your parlay. Put in the odds that the book is offering or that are boosted by their odds boost and see in real time the real odds and your expected value and win percentage.
Where can I find more betting content?
We have plenty of content to get you ready to beat the books.
– Check out our expert sports betting articles
– Subscribe to our YouTube channel full of shows across the day
– Check out our expert sports betting articles
– Subscribe to our YouTube channel full of shows across the day
Do you have someplace where I can talk about sports betting with other avid bettors?
We have a great active OddsShopper community on Chalkboard just for you. Get the app for free on iOS and Android and join the betting conversation. Find the Chalkboard app here.
How do I cancel my subscription?
Go to your Account and find the Billing option. That will take you to your billing page where you can cancel your subscription.
How can I renew my subscription if it has lapsed?
Go to your Account and find the Billing option. That will take you to your billing page where you can renew your subscription.
How can I update my email preferences?
Go to your Account and find the Email Preferences option. There you can choose to subscribe or unsubscribe from any emails.
How do I reset my password?
Click Login on the header. Find the “Forgot Password?” link and follow the instructions.
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