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Welcome to the Lootmeister sports betting tips section! Here you'll find sports betting articles devoted to giving you tips on how to increase your odds of beating the bookie. 97% of all sports bettors lose long term! You need to arm yourself with every possible handicapping tool and tidbits of information possible to be one of the 3%!

The following articles were were written by professional sports handicappers who lost their butts for many years before getting even a whiff of winning. Their wisdom will save you TONS of headache, trial and error, taking lumps and most importantly, bankroll! Check back often as we're constantly adding new articles for you to enjoy!

Common Mistakes of the Betting Public - Loot spells out the composition of a "square". This article exposes why most sports bettors lose. Did you know that 97% lose long term? By reading all of the articles on our site and playing our picks, you're well on your way to becoming one of the 3% that prospers!

Detecting Sucker Bets - In sports betting, there is an unspoken rule where if it looks too good to be true, it probably is! Loot gives some examples of such and gives tips on how to deal with these occurrences.

Don't Neglect Totals - Loot urges readers to consider giving over/under bets more attention. He points out that they're easier to beat, hence why bookies offer lower limits on these bets. They also pay less attention to these lines, so they're not as sharp, which makes them vulnerable to getting beat.

Common Handicapping Miscues - Many novice sports gamblers will bet on a game because a team's quarterback or point guard is out, thinking that they have some sort of advantage over the bookie. Great thinking, but this has already been factored into the point spread for the said event. Loot talks about other mistakes bettors make when trying to get one over on the bookie.

When Final Scores are Misleading - The only true way to gauge a game is by watching that game. At first glance, one team beating another by 2 or 3 touchdowns looks like a rout. What if the team that turned the ball over had three possessions where they were deep in the other team's red zone and gave up defensive touchdowns due to a fumble and a pair of interceptions? All the while, the other team never got past the other team's 50 yard line the whole game? Handicapping past matchups between teams is an astute variable that needs to be taken into consideration, but you need to look deeper to see the whole picture. Often times, the only way to get the full understanding is to actually watch the game.

Treating Your Money Responsibly - Many will see the title of this article and say "I don't need to read this!" when the truth is it's probably one of the most educational articles on our site. Take a few minutes to read this and solidify your approach to sports betting. You'll be so glad that you did! Be one of the 3% that win long term!

Bets to Avoid - There are a mind numbing number of sporting events to bet on each day/week. Loot urges readers to "stick to what they know" and gives some examples of things people bet on that offer no value and that can ruin your bankroll.

Avoiding Trap Bets - The Lootmeister site offers 100's of articles about sports gambling. If you're a busy guy who doesn't have time to read them all, we hope this is one that you'll take in. It revolves around a MAJOR weakness of most sports bettors, even the pros. Trap bets are the dangling carrot that most just can't resist. Always keep in mind that Vegas wasn't built on winners and that you may think you know a lot, but the books always know more! Take a pass on the dangling carrot or fade your own first opinion. Your wallet will thank you!

Money Management: How to Manage Your Betting Capital - Many people can pick winners long term. The real problem, and the reason most bookies drive nice Cadillacs is because the average Joe can't manage his funds properly. In this article, George gives solid bankroll management tips that will help even the score with sportsbooks.

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