Sports were made for TV. It’s well known by now that live sports is one of the few things that are keeping customers engaged and not cutting the cord. After all, there’s few things better than watching your favorite team play or watching a sports bet that you made as it happens. It creates excitement and energy. This is especially true right now, with the Women’s World Cup going on. Can the US Women’s Team continue their historical dominance, or will an upstart challenger steal the show on the world’s biggest stage? It makes for wonderful drama and great betting opportunities. Which is exactly what the Sportsbooks want you to do.
It’s no secret that well known sporting events draw crowds and betting. However, it also draws the attention of the Sportsbooks. In general, the more high profile an event is, the sharper the lines will be from the Sportsbooka. The sharper the line, the more confident Sportsbooks are to take your bets. There’s a reason that people every single year bet 6 and even 7 figures on the Super Bowl, yet betting limits are far stricter for regular season MLB or NBA games. Sportsbooks are that much more confident in certain lines. The same is true for the World Cup. Millions of fans are watching and talking about it. Another issue is that it’s hard to be up to date on all of the teams in the event. It’s hard enough falling the teams in the major sports, let alone staying up to date on New Zealand Women’s Team!
At the end of the day, there’s no guarantee you’ll be successful as a sports bettor. However, we can put ourselves in better positions to be successful by sticking to sports we know, and not betting on high profile sporting events just because they’re on TV. There will always be another game to bet on!