Sports Betting Strategy for 2017

Page updated January 1, 2017 by J.L Shroppe (Lines updated live)

This page contains sports betting strategy written by proven experts. Our primary author is Jim Griffin, also known as Prop and PropPlayer on betting forums. He is the moderator of the sports betting section of 2+2, a popular forum which hosts more than 40 million posts. Jim participates in almost every major betting forum, and is well regarded as an industry watchdog, moderator and professional sports bettor.

We truly feel this page provides you with something nobody else has and we are “ad free”. We are not paid nor affiliated with the sportsbook. Our official unbiased rating system of online sportsbooks provides insight on factual data as to what are the most bet at sportsbooks online. Our live line comparisons and articles can gain you further explanation to also mastering “The Art of Betting“. This art takes many years of knowledge and expertise to win at, but it is possible. We hope this page helps you understand this ‘sport’ in of itself.

US Online Sportsbook Real Rank™ – LIVE DATA

We believe the validity of a sportsbook can properly be measured in terms of size, and therefore popularity based on traffic ranking tools and a weighted formula to factor in the variables mentioned below. In our sportsbook Real Rating system you will find three tools to see how popular a site is. Each tool ranks sites using different variables, and ours collects the Real Rank™ of sportsbooks.

We believe our formula calculates an accurate and unbiased rating and within our experience with this industry for over 10 years, it aligns very well with those of us who monitor forum ‘chatter’ daily about where people are betting and who they find the best. We monitor SBR, TheRXforum, 2+2, Covers, and a handful of other forums for our data. Our formula provides you with a ‘Real Rank’. No more relying on advertisers who only list sites based on how much the sportbooks pay them to.

Real Rank” – The averaged rank of SEMrush, Alexa, and Compete x (weighted variables) = Unbias Real Rank. Weighted variables come from forum polls, player reviews, and historical operations; 15% to -15% is applied manually based on these positive/negative variables.

    Top Seventeen (17) Rated Offshore Sportsbooks

Sportsbook Real Rating Weight Compete Rank SEMrush Rank Alexa Rank Restricted States DepositOptions Withdraws Best For Site Age
Bovada 6896* 1 +15% 1,330 2,504 10,432 DE, MD, NJ, NV, NY, WA M.C., Visa 2-7 Days Trust/Live Betting 5 Years
Sportsbook 2 -15% 25,017 8,499 54,171 KY, LA, MD, MO, NJ, NY UT, WA Visa 3-6 Weeks Not Advised ATM. Slow Payouts 17 Years
Betonline 8838* 3 +13% 16,288 17,787 40,974 None Solo, M.C., Amex, Visa 2-6 Days Posting Lines First 19 Years
5Dimes 31163* 4 +13% 28,418 10,270 36,480 None Visa 2-6 Days Best Odds and Low Vig 15 years
BetDSI 7033* 5 +14% 6,078 48,138 42,202 MD Visa 3-7 Days Prop Selections 15 Years
BetUS 6 -9% 38,841 12,776 82,403 None M.C., Amex, Visa, Dinersclub 9-30 Days Futures Betting 19 Years
Bookmaker 8169* 7 +14% 60,703 22,980 88,664 WA M.C., Visa 2-10 Days Experienced Bettors 12 Years
Topbet 5002* 8 -7% 27,531 34,947 151,582 None M.C., Visa 5-9 Days Parlay Challenges 13 Years
SportsBetting 9 +3% 69,427 61,584 157,511 None Solo, M.C., Amex, Visa 3-7 Days Early Line Posting 14 Years
YouWager 10 +7% 171,308 24,138 203,735 None M.C., Visa 5-10 Days Live and Mobile Betting 19 Years
SportBet 11 +11% 118,612 144,876 257,299 None Solo, Visa 5-12 Days Parlay Odds 16 Years
GTbets 12 +5% 71,315 420,349 310,203 KY, LA, MD, MO, NY, OR, WA M.C., Visa 5-13 Days Horse Racing Lines 2 Years
WagerWeb 13 +1% 547,380 134,779 334,088 None Solo, Amex, Visa 6-13 Days Quarter Lines & Props 19 Years
JustBet 14 +11% 692,056 150,007 770,362 WA Visa 4-10 Days MLB & Hockey Lines 17 Years
Carbon Sports 15 -15% 3,387,948 1,211,600 0 KY, LA, MD, MO, NJ, NY UT, WA M.C., Visa 3-6 Weeks Not Advised ATM. Slow Payouts 2 Years
BetAnySports 16 +5% 1,986,267 730,248 1,027,156 None Visa 6-21 Days Reduced Juice Options 9 Years
CaribSports 17 +7% 2,045,821 249,360 2,620,070 None Solo, M.C., Visa 6-11 Days High-Stakes Bettors 20 Years
  • Data has been checked within the last 24 hours
  • Sportsbook ranking data may be skewed because of poker player traffic
  • This site is not recommended because of the recent or uncleared player disputes

    Top Three (3) Rated Real Money Fantasy Betting Sites

Betting Site Real Rating Weight Compete Rank SEMrush Rank Alexa Rank Restricted States DepositOptions Withdraws Best For Site Age
FanDuel 1 +13% 4,407 1,795 11,477 AZ, HI, IA, LA, MT, NV, WA All Credit Cards, Paypal 1-7 Days Largest Payouts & NFL Football 6 years
DraftKings 2 +15% 3,224 39,831 7,287 AZ, HI, IA, LA, MT, NV, WA All Credit Cards, Paypal 1-7 Days Biggest Sign-Up Bonus & MLB 3 Years
FantasyAces 3 +7% 90,557 362,786 225,431 AZ, HI, IA, LA, MT, NV, WA Paypal, M.C., Discover, Visa 2-10 Days Flex Salary Cap & Contests Offered 3 years
  • Data has been checked within the last 24 hours
  • Sportsbook ranking data may be skewed because of poker player traffic
  • This site is not recommended because of the recent or uncleared player disputes

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Our trending data compares six sportsbooks for the best lines at the given time. By clicking on the up/down arrow you will see the odds movement. In partnership with these sportsbooks, we have been given access to show who is betting on what team.

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