I wish I read at least one of the best sports betting books ten years ago. That was when I placed my first bet with a friend on an English Premier League match. The bet was for a pack of Bud Light.
Nowadays, I occasionally place a bet on a Sunday match with my close friends or colleagues from work. We are not gamblers but rather sport enthusiasts. We like to place a small bet to increase excitement during a game.
Don’t be like me, if you consider yourself a serious bettor, below is a list of the best sports betting books for the professionals.
1. Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong (2001-09-06) Paperback – 1783
Sharp Sports Betting is a nice overview of sports gambling with a heavy emphasis on American football. It is one of the older books in this list but it is still valuable for today bettors. There is a recurring emphasis on mathematics, which any solid gambling book should have.
2. The Logic Of Sports Betting Paperback – May 17, 2019
The Logic of Sports Betting teaches concepts of how to win. In addition to the process, this book teaches about the markets. The authors explain how the business actually works from the bookmaker’s and bettor’s point of view.
3. Weighing the Odds in Sports Betting Paperback – July 25, 2007
Weighing the Odds in Sports Betting is for people who are good with math and numbers The reading is full of good tips for converting percentage into money lines and vise verse. It contains some very useful knowledge on the financial aspects of sports betting.
4. Fixed Odds Sports Betting: Statistical Forecasting and Risk Management Paperback – December 1, 2003
Fixed Odds Sports Betting helps you identify ‘value’ bets. It does not show you a particular system to follow but rather encourage you to find a system that works for you. It is definitely a must have book for any serious bettors out there.
5. The Man With the $100,000 Breasts And Other Gambling Stories Hardcover – June 1, 1999
This book was ranked #2 on the Wall Street Journal’s list of the 5 best books on gambling.
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