Five intriguing wagers at the sportsbook 'buffet'
When it comes to betting, an online sportsbook is like the greatest Vegas buffet in the world. There's plenty to choose from. You might overindulge, you'll probably enjoy making all your selections and it could cost you a little bit of money, but you won't quickly forget the experience. Here are some of my favorite offerings from the gambler's buffet.
Team totalsI'm an "Unders" football bettor most of the time, and many times it is because of my opinion that an offense will struggle against a defense that overwhelms. Where you can find yourself burned with this opinion, however, is when that defensive dominance results in defensive touchdowns. Think Alabama football in 2017. By narrowing down my focus to only betting a team's total points, it feels like fewer variables are in play.
NBA team to score firstThis is for the real gamblers. Take a sport where hundreds of points are scored in a game, with the most important coming in the second half, and you have a recipe for randomness when it comes to this bet. And yet I like to try and analyze who I think will win the tip and then provide his team with the first shot of the game. The limits aren't very high, but neither is my tolerance for losing on this wager.