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Why You Shouldn’t ONLY Bet on Sports You Like (NBA, NFL, etc..)

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I understand the notion for sports bettors to only want to bet on sports that they know or that they watch because it can be fun to sweat out your bets as you are watching the game.

But, with that said, if you want to be a profitable sports bettor, then you need to be betting on other sports. The two most popular sports to bet on are the NFL and NBA, of course, but you need to broaden your horizons.

One reason for this is because significantly more people are looking at and betting on NFL and NBA lines, which means there is less opportunity to find a market discrepancy. NFL markets are much, much more “efficient” than any other sport, which means the lines themselves are tighter.

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Sportsbooks also watch NFL and NBA lines more closely since they know that they are the most popular leagues to bet on, which means that in the off chance that a profitable bet does exist, it will not be available for a long time.

Another reason, and probably the most important one of why you should bet on other sports, is because of emotion. If you are a huge NFL and NBA fan, you are more likely to bet with emotion than with math/data. Emotional betting is a very easy way to lose money sports betting.

Lastly, when it comes to sports betting, value is value, and it doesn’t matter what sport that valuable bet is with. The same profitable strategies apply across all sports, not just the sports you like.

I’ll be honest with the readers here, I don’t know a single thing about tennis, but the data speaks for itself. This screenshot comes from a verifiable bet tracker that syncs directly with your sportsbooks, so there is no fudging these numbers.

In the year 2023 alone, I have a 62.77% ROI when betting on tennis. Now, I’m not saying that this type of success is going to continue, because, quite frankly, 62% ROI is absolutely absurd, but if I was avoiding tennis bets because I don’t know anything about tennis, then I would be missing out on over $1K of profit.

I had similar success betting on the WNBA last season. These smaller sports that don’t see a lot of action mean you can find some insanely profitable bets, just by taking advantage of sportsbooks that don’t accurately price smaller markets.

This is why having a tool like the OddsJam positive expected value tool is so valuable, because it provides you with an edge across all sports. It doesn’t care if you are betting on table tennis or the NFL, an edge is an edge, and OddsJam will find it.


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