1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

NFL betting site or app - NOT fantasy football

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by thestugot, Nov 24, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. thestugot

    thestugot Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Messages:
    273
    Location:
    Chicago
    Does anyone know of a site or app that puts up weekly spreads, over\under, moneylines, etc... that I can make choices on for practice and see the results of my picks? Maybe even provide some analysis on the wins\losses? Not fantasy football. Just straight up wagering on 2 teams.
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    6,850
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    Try Vegas Insider. It has up to date lines
     
  3. jamesxnj

    jamesxnj VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,091
    Location:
    FL
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    17
    Covers .com may have what you are looking for.
     
  4. undathesea

    undathesea Grandissimo

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2013
    Messages:
    1,664
    Location:
    Washington D.C.
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    I love the covers.com webpage. Their mobile site absolutely sucks a big ole donkey d**k.

    They have covers contest and consensus on their web site that does something like what the OP is describing and I believe it's all free.
     
  5. thestugot

    thestugot Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Messages:
    273
    Location:
    Chicago
    Covers.com is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
     
  6. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    5,749
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    14
    For what you want you could do all this by just going to an online sportsbook for the odds and lines and then keeping track of everything with a spreadsheet.

    That is what I did when I started and there are a few benefits:

    You can track results back as far as you want.
    When you want to see how you are doing you can go all the way back to the beginning, but more relevant would be how you are doing lately, and so you would be able to also just look at your last few entries (IE: I am more successful now at certain sports than I was back when I started, so looking at my day 1 results doesn't mean as much as how I have been doing the last 2 months)

    You can track/sort the data by sport.
    Most sports bettors have certain games they excel at and others they don't. For me I do great at US college basketball abd EPL soccer, I am OK at MLB baseball and NHL hockey and I suck at NFL football and US college football. NBA basketball I am a bit streaky on, but lately I've been doing pretty good at NBA over/under.
    By being able to look at your stats and results for different games you can identify your strengths and weaknesses if you bet multiple sports.

    You can keep notes.
    For a lot of my picks I make notes on why I made the pick that I did and then with the results if there was anything out of the ordinary that led to the result I will make notes on that as well.


    And although you did specifically ask about doing this with play money, you might look at real money betting: I started off the same way you are thinking, just doing it with play money and tracking results, but that only lasted a couple of weeks before it got boring. So what I did was I went to 7-11 and bought a $20 mastercard gift card and then to Bet365 where I put it all online (I did Bet365 because I had heard of them and their minimum buy in was $10 and minimum bet was 10 cents). Then instead of play money I was just betting 10-25 cents per ticket, which doesn't sound like much but really did help make it more interesting.
     
  7. joshk

    joshk Tourist

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    iPhone app "Scores & Odds by onside Sports" - lets you place hypothetical sports bets on all major sports. ML, O/U, ATS, parlays. Also shows you the records for teams w/ all those bet types
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.