Betting Tips For Pakistani Punters

This week our essential betting tips are based on that most important section, a discussion of the various types of bets available. In order for any punter to make the serious money they deserve, a thorough understanding of the bets available is utterly crucial. Punters are welcome to cut, paste and keep this information for use at any time. Remember, Pakistan, our aim is to get you winning, and these betting tips are for you!

Straight Bets are wagers that are made against the spread. The spread, or line, is a number assigned by the bookmakers which handicaps one team and favours another. For example, in the IPL, when two teams play each other, one is perceived as being more likely to win. To make wagering on the underdog desirable, bookmakers will give them additional points. To determine who wins against the spread, the line is either added or subtracted from a team’s final score. This is the most common type of bet in sports.

Proposition bets are wagers made on a very specific outcome of a match. Examples include predicting the number of boundaries a batsman will achieve or whether a player will score in a football game.

Parlays involve multiple bets and will reward a successful bettor with a large pay-out. For example, a punter could include four different wagers in a four-team parlay, whereby he is wagering that all four bets will win. If any of the four bets fails to cover, the bettor loses the parlay, but if all four bets win, the bettor receives a substantially higher payout than if he made the four wagers separately.

A teaser bet allows the bettor to combine his bets on two or more different games. The bettor can adjust the point spreads for the two games, but must get all the games correct to win and recognizes a lower return in comparison to parlays.

An ‘if’ bet consists of at least two straight bets joined together by an if clause which determines the wager process. If the player’s first selection complies with the condition, then the second selection will have action; if the second selection complies with the condition, then the third selection will have action and so on.

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Combination Betting Tips

Future wagers. While all sports wagers are by definition on future events, bets listed as ‘futures’ generally have a long-term horizon measured in weeks or months; for example, a bet that a certain IPL team will win entire league. In general, most sports betting sites will appreciate this type of wager due to the low win-probability, and also the longer period of time in which the house holds the player’s money while the bet is pending.

Extra Betting Variety

In Head-to-Head bets, punters predict competitors’ results against each other and not on the overall result of the event. One example is Formula One races, where you bet on two or three drivers and their placement among the others. Sometimes you can also bet a ‘tie’, in which one or both drivers have the same time, drop out, or get disqualified.

2nd half bets are sometimes called halftime bets. This bet is placed only at halftime of a particular sporting event. This bet can be placed on the spread or over/under. The resulting bet that is placed is won or lost only on the points scored by both teams in the second half only.

In-play betting is a feature offered by some online betting sites that enables bettors to place new bets while a sporting event is in progress.

We hope these betting tips help punters understand the betting environment better, and that this leads directly to greater rewards. Good luck!