The logic is simple: always consider betting against the public. Whichever team the public is loading up on, simply bet the other team. There is a reason why sportsbooks are in business.
Is it smart to fade the public?
The best time to incorporate a "fade the public" angle into your handicap is with the games that draw more public action. These spots include almost all primetime NFL games, March Madness and the NBA, MLB and NHL postseasons. While the strategy of "fading the public" is simple and sound, it's often misused or overused.
What is the best time to place a bet?
For those who place bets on daily matches, be it single games or multi-bets, betting as early as possible is the best option. This is because betting companies adjust the value of their odds towards kick-off - odds are bigger in the mornings than the afternoons or evenings, depending on kick-off times.
Do Sharp bettors bet early or late?
Sharps Bet Early With Their Own Models Of course, there are outliers, but sharp bettors almost always wager before the general public, especially with a week between events.
What is the smartest way to bet?
Hedging bets is by far the most successful betting strategy. This is where you're able to place multiple bets to cover all possible results and still make a profit regardless of the outcome of the game.
Is it better to bet with the public or against?
Pre-internet and in the many years that followed, there were countless “experts” who said, “Contrarian thinking was to go against the public.” There was and still is truth in that statement. The betting public more often than not does lose, and especially so in the long run.