Sports Betting Strategy for 2018

Page updated January 1, 2018 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 7370* 1 0% 1,330 2,504 5,864 DE, MD, NJ, NV, NY, WA M.C., Visa 2-7 Days Trust/Live Betting 5 Years
5Dimes 32480* 2 +13% 28,418 10,270 22,256 None Visa 2-6 Days Best Odds and Low Vig 15 years
Sportsbook 3 -15% 25,017 8,499 47,558 KY, LA, MD, MO, NJ, NY UT, WA Visa 3-6 Weeks Not Advised ATM. Slow Payouts 17 Years
Betonline 9118* 4 +13% 16,288 17,787 29,763 None Solo, M.C., Amex, Visa 2-6 Days Posting Lines First 19 Years
BetUS 5 -9% 38,841 12,776 88,300 None M.C., Amex, Visa, Dinersclub 9-30 Days Futures Betting 19 Years
BetDSI 7159* 6 +14% 6,078 48,138 73,815 MD Visa 3-7 Days Prop Selections 15 Years
Bookmaker 8310* 7 +14% 60,703 22,980 81,876 WA M.C., Visa 2-10 Days Experienced Bettors 12 Years
Topbet 5154* 8 -7% 27,531 34,947 183,149 None M.C., Visa 5-9 Days Parlay Challenges 13 Years
SportsBetting 9 +3% 69,427 61,584 114,237 None Solo, M.C., Amex, Visa 3-7 Days Early Line Posting 14 Years
YouWager 10 +7% 171,308 24,138 203,114 None M.C., Visa 5-10 Days Live and Mobile Betting 19 Years
WagerWeb 11 +1% 547,380 134,779 124,685 None Solo, Amex, Visa 6-13 Days Quarter Lines & Props 19 Years
SportBet 12 +11% 118,612 144,876 858,651 None Solo, Visa 5-12 Days Parlay Odds 17 Years
GTbets 13 +5% 71,315 420,349 721,440 KY, LA, MD, MO, NY, OR, WA M.C., Visa 5-13 Days Horse Racing Lines 2 Years
JustBet 14 +11% 692,056 150,007 1,205,741 WA Visa 4-10 Days MLB & Hockey Lines 17 Years
BetAnySports 15 +5% 1,986,267 730,248 492,586 None Visa 6-21 Days Reduced Juice Options 9 Years
Carbon Sports 16 -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
CaribSports 17 +7% 2,045,821 249,360 11,445,421 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 9,886 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 6,115 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 12,857,668 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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