OddsUSA aims to help American sports bettors get an edge on the competition with helpful resources to help you improve your chances of beating the point spread. Understanding odds — from who sets them to how they move during the week to the various factors that influence any given game — gives bettors an advantage over competitors and helps level the playing field between you and the multi-million-dollar sportsbooks.
OddsUSA covers sports betting for every major American professional sport as well as college sports and global soccer leagues. We dig deep to break down the factors surrounding each event and the betting odds and trends for each match. OddsUSA also seeks to help bettors find the best and most intuitive sports betting sites and markets, allowing you to shop around for the best odds that favor your picks.
Sports Betting Online: Which Sites Are Best?
OddsUSA features reviews of the major gambling sites in the United States to help guide readers in the exploding world of sports betting online. Because of the tenuous state of sports gambling in the United States, many sportsbooks are only available in certain states. Others only include certain sports that others don’t. Our reviews and guides are there to help you find the sports betting markets available to you and navigate the pros and cons of every major betting odds site.
NFL betting is the most popular sport among American gamblers, in large part thanks to its schedule. Each team plays 16 games per year and the games take place once per week. This gives bettors a chance to research games well ahead of time and use the ever-changing betting lines during the week to find the most favorable betting odds. The betting really picks up during the playoffs and in the Super Bowl, where millions bet not just on the game but various prop bets covering virtually every aspect of the event.
NBA betting is also becoming increasingly popular, largely thanks to the boom that sportsbooks have experienced since the Supreme Court lifted a federal ban on sports betting online and allowed states to set their own laws. The NBA season is much longer and more condensed than the NFL season, with 30 teams playing 82 games each. Sometimes teams rest for several while others play back-to-back games on consecutive days. The advent of in-game sports betting has also helped grow the popularity of NBA betting, allowing players to wager on a litany of different individual events that happen during the four quarters rather than just betting on who will win and by how much.
MLB betting is in a league of its own. The MLB season is six months long and teams play nearly every single day for 162 games. This means that the MLB season provides more opportunities than any to bet on games but it can be difficult to keep up with the pace of games since your time to research is limited. Another benefit of the MLB is its slow pace of play, allowing for even more in-game betting opportunities than football or basketball. You can literally bet on every individual at-bat, if you are so inclined. MLB betting odds also differ from other sports betting odds because it does not have a point spread. While NFL and NBA teams have to win by a certain margin to win the wager, all MLB “run lines,” baseball’s version of the point spread, are always set at 1.5 runs. Instead, wagers are done on the moneyline which determines the ratio of the payout to the initial bet.
NHL betting odds are similar to baseball because it also uses a 1.5-goal “puck line.” Otherwise it is very similar to the NBA, with 31 teams playing 82 games over the course of six months. Like basketball, the playoffs feature 16 teams and run on for over a month until the Stanley Cup finals. The betting really picks up in the playoffs but there is plenty of money to be made during the regular season.
When it comes to sports betting online, the NCAA action is typically limited to football and basketball, though college baseball and hockey playoffs can also be money-making opportunities. College football betting odds are very similar to NFL betting, although the point spreads tend to be much higher because the differences in team strength among the 129 NCAA Division I teams is much greater. NCAA basketball is among the hardest sports to bet on because it can have some of the most unexpected outcomes but March Madness, the college basketball playoffs, is among the biggest betting draw every year and there is a lot of money to be won in the tournament, which lasts into April.
Soccer continues to gain in popularity in the United States, both in terms of the MLS and international leagues. Along with the MLS, OddsUSA covers the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, the European Champions League, and the Europa League.