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FREE JUICE/NO JUICE SPORTS BETS
**Note that this article was written when Pinnacle Sports still accepted US customers. You can still do this with many books still taking US customers. An account at Matchbook.com wouldn't hurt.
The professional sports bettor has much more in his arsenal than just picking winners against the pointspread. As a matter of fact, I think it's fair to say that there are no pros who make their living strictly from straight bets. There are tons of opportunities for the sharp players, so today, we'll take a look at just one of those.
What will look at in this article, is taking a free shot.
What you'll need to accomplish this is -
1) An account at Pinnacle Sports
2) An account at another book offering a special such as a day where you can wager juice free or, for example, -102, which Carib has on Tuesdays.
The Pinnacle account is the key, and will not only enable you to do this, but will also enable you to explore various other money making opportunities in all sports.
Pinnacle is key, because they offer reduced juice, AND because they move the moneyline before they move the pointspread. For example, let's say a college football game has Miami Fla -6 over Fla St pretty much across the board at most books. Pinnacles line on this game would be -6 (-105) and +6 (-105), whereas most books would be -6 (-110).
If money starts coming in on Miami, Pinnacle will move the moneyline BEFORE they move the pointspread. So, instead of moving to -6.5, Pinnacle will move to -6 (-107) +6 (-103) .
So here's an example of taking a free shot.
On Tuesday, Carib Sports offers -102 on the NFL.
Pinnacle has dynamic live lines on their website. So simply bring up Pinnacles lines, and you can watch them change live.
Compare Caribs lines at -102 with Pinnacles lines.
Ultimately, what you're looking for here is a situation where you can lay, say, -6 (+102) on the favorite at Pinnacle, while taking +6.5 (-102) at Carib. This, is a free shot, as you can't lose a penny. Unlike traditional middling, where you're laying the juice for each middle attempt, this is FREE. A gift. You can bet as much as you can afford on each side of this game and break even. If the game lands on 6, you catch a side and win one of those bets free and clear.
You can do this on any number. It doesn't matter if it's a number that's not likely to fall, because this isn't costing you a dime. On numbers that are more likely to fall, such as 6, 7, 10, and of course the biggie, 3, you can lay a little juice on these attempts and still have it be worthwhile. (You can lay a lot of juice on 3's, but likely won't find many of those opportunities)
You would be amazed at how many opportunities there are like this, every single week during the football season. Sides, totals, college and NFL. You owe it to yourself to attempt a few of these this year. It can really make the difference between a good and a bad year. The pros do it, why shouldn't you? You don't have to be a rocket scientist to do this.