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2024 Academy Awards Picks
With the NBA, PGA, NHL, and MMA all occupying our attention, one area outside of betting is overlooked this time of year — The Oscars.  Today, I’m predicting predicting all winners and highlights his favorite values ahead of Sunday’s 96th Academy Awards.    Oppenheimer leads all motion pictures with 13 nominations and has had a dominant awards season that should […]
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North Carolina Sports Betting
Is Sports Betting Legal in North Carolina? March 11, 2024, is the date targeted for sports betting online in the state of North Carolina. Multiple sportsbooks are lined up to get a license. North Carolina sports bettors have multiple options.    When can I bet in NC? You can now bet online in the state […]
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Everything to Know About an FTN Bets Subscription
FTN Bets has everything you need if you want to become better at sports betting today. All of the tools, research and tips needed are available to you with an FTN Bets subscription. Let’s break down everything FTN Bets has to offer. FTN Bets Subscriptions You can get two tiers of subscriptions at FTN Bets: […]
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Kentucky Sports Betting
Kentucky, meet online sports betting. Online sports betting, meet Kentucky. As of September 2023, online sports betting is legal in the Bluegrass State, and KY residents and visitors alike can place legal bets without taking the drive over the state line to Indiana. Whether you’ve had this day marked on your calendar or are brand […]
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FTN Bets Podcasts
FTN Network hosts multiple podcasts for the sports betting enthusiast. They cover the major sports year-round, including NBA, MLB, NFL, PGA, CBB, CFB, NHL and will have special guests to break down major events in MMA, tennis, horse racing and soccer.    The podcasts cover topics relevant for sports bettors. What bets have the best […]
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2023 Academy Awards Picks
With the NBA, PGA, NHL and MMA all occupying our attention, one area outside of sports is overlooked this time of year — The Oscars.    Below, I’m predicting all winners and highlights his favorite values ahead of Sunday’s 95th Academy Awards.  Everything Everywhere All at Once leads all motion pictures with 11 nominations and has had a dominant awards […]
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Check out These 5 Things on FTN Bets
People often ask me, “What is the best way to use FTNBets.com?” It’s a trick question, because there is no right answer. If you have never placed a bet before in your life, I would start with the Betting 101 section.    The majority of you probably found your way here while looking for some kind of […]
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How to Use the Same Game Parlay Tool from FTN Bets
In the sports betting world, same-game parlays have emerged as a tantalizing way to maximize potential winnings. But building an SGP can quickly become overwhelming and confusing, which is why FTN Bets built the Same Game Parlay Tool to help you win big parlays more often.   Our SGP tool uses live, up-to-date lines and […]
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Sports Betting 101: What Is A Point Spread?
Betting 101: What is a Point Spread? We’ve already talked through opening lines and underdogs ,but what is a point spread regarding sports betting? In a handful of sports, like the NBA and NFL for example, the point spread is the primary way to bet a side, since the moneyline might be too juicy to wager […]
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2023 Academy Awards Betting Guide
With the NFL, NBA, PGA, NHL, MMA and EPL all occupying our attention, there’s one betting area outside of sports overlooked this time of year. Oscars season began Monday morning with nominations for the 95th Academy Awards. The selections brought the usual snubs and surprises, some of which we’ll discuss here.    Last year, Coda’s surprising late-season push for Best Picture […]
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Sports Betting 101: What Is Sharp Money?
Betting 101: What is Sharp Money? Sportsbooks and bookmakers in the gambling world do not respect all money equally. It all depends on who specifically is risking that money. Sharp money occurs when a respected bettor or betting group with a winning track record places a wager on an event. Money coming in from a […]
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Sports Betting 101: What Is An Opening Line?
Betting 101: What is an Opening Line?  The initial posting of a betting line is known as the opening line. Bookmakers open a line for wagers with lower limits (lower max bet) than you’ll see closer to game time.   It doesn’t take much to move a line shortly after it opens, given bookmakers aren’t […]
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Sports Betting 101: What Does ‘Off the Board’ Mean?
Betting 101: What Does Off the Board Mean? There are times when bookmakers will stop taking wagers on a particular side or event, removing the bet from the betting board, this is referred to as “Off the Board.” There are a few reasons bookmakers might take an event “OTB,” but more often than not it’s […]
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Ohio Sports Betting Offers and Sportsbooks 2023
The state of Ohio passed legislation in December 2021 to legalize online sports betting throughout Ohio. This bill, HB29, passed both chambers of the Ohio Legislature in December and was signed by the governor of Ohio.  As of January 1, 2023, online sports betting is legal on Ohio, and several sportsbooks were live from Day […]
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Sports Betting 101: What Is Live Betting?
Betting 101: What is Live Betting?  Live betting is when you place a bet on an event or game after it has already begun. Keeping an eye on the live market is a fun way to watch a game or a big event you’re interested in. It is important to know the pregame line history […]
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Sports Betting 101: What Is A ‘Hedge’?
Betting 101: What is Hedging Bets?  Hedging a bet is when you bet the opposite team or outcome of your original bet, to either limit your risk on a specific event/outcome, or guarantee yourself profit. To be able to hedge pregame (before the match begins), your initial bet must see significant market agreement and movement. […]
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Sports Betting 101: What Does ‘Handle’ Mean in Sports Betting?
What Does Handle Mean in Sports Betting? The handle is simply the total amount of money a sportsbook has accepted in bets on a game or period of time from bettors. This isn’t the book’s revenue on a given game or event, the handle represents the total dollar amount wagered.  Sportsbooks also release the specific […]
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Sports Betting 101: What Does -200 Mean in Sports Betting?
Betting 101: What does -200 mean in Sports Betting?  Seeing a line listed at -200 implies that the team/side is a decent-sized favorite. If you bet a line at -200, you will profit exactly half of what you risk on your wager. Meaning, if you risked $100 on a line listed at -200, then you’ll […]
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Sports Betting 101: What is an Edge in Sports Betting?
Betting 101: What is an Edge in Sports Betting?  An edge in sports betting is simply when a bettor has an advantage over the sportsbook or vice versa. The edge is simply the difference between the probability/price of an event happening and your actual or perceived probability. An exact edge, or perceived edge, can be […]
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Sports Betting 101: What is an Underdog?
Betting 101: What is an Underdog? When bookmakers set a spread between two teams, one team is expected to win (the favorite), while the other team is expected to lose (the underdog). The underdog will be listed at plus-money (example: +120) or plus-points on the spread (example: +2.5). Let’s say the Browns are underdogs against […]
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Sports Betting 101: What is a Closing Line?
What is a Closing Line? A bookmaker’s opening line is the bookmaker’s best estimation for the outcome of that specific event. Lines open at lower limits to help bookmakers get information with wagers, moving the number closer to true odds as they take more bets. As books get more money (information) from the market, they’ll […]
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Sports Betting 101: What is a Unit?
What Is a Unit in Sports Betting?  I’m sure you’ve heard the word “unit” thrown around when people talk about betting on sports. We already discussed what a bankroll is in sports betting, but what about a unit? A unit helps you determine the amount of money you’re going to risk on a wager. Since everyone’s […]
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Sports Betting 101: What is a Bankroll?
What Is a Sports Betting Bankroll?  A bankroll in sports betting is the amount of money you’re willing to lose before calling it quits or taking a break. It’s money you’ve specifically designated to bet on sports, risking only what you can afford to lose. If you deposit $100 into your favorite sportsbook, you shouldn’t be […]
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Sports Betting 101: What is a Backdoor Cover?
What Is a Backdoor Cover? I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Good teams win, great teams cover.” But what does it mean when bettors celebrate a backdoor cover? A backdoor cover applies specifically to underdogs covering the spread, implying they sneaked through the backdoor with a late score. More often than not, it occurs when […]
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Sports Betting 101: What is a Futures Bet?
What Is a Futures Bet?  A futures bet is a wager that won’t be decided in the short-term, it’s a bet that is placed well in advance of the final result. These bets could take weeks, months or even over a year for the event to be graded. Future bets can be made in all […]
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Sports Betting 101: What is a Prop Bet?
What is a Prop Bet in Sports Betting?  A proposition bet (prop bet) is a wager that is specifically tied to a player’s outcome (player prop) or a specific result within the game (game prop) and isn’t a traditional bet on a side (moneyline/spread) or the total of a game. Prop bets are usually derived […]
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Sports Betting 101: What is a Teaser?
Looking to learn the ins and outs of sports betting and become a sharper bettor? Well, you came to the right place. We have you covered here at FTN with our Betting 101 series. Below you’ll learn everything you need to know about teasers.    What Is a Teaser Bet?  It’s never smart to buy […]
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Sports Betting 101: What is a Parlay?
Parlays are several individual bets all rolled into one bet. With parlay betting, your odds are worse but the payout is higher. The high stakes have made parlay betting one of the most popular forms of online sports betting in the world. FTN Bets takes a look at everything you need to know about parlay […]
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Caesars Sportsbook Maryland Promo Code
Sports betting is legal in Maryland, and it won’t be long before residents of the state can place wagers online. Mobile sports betting is expected to go live in the Old Line State before 2022 comes to an end. Caesars Sportsbook will soon be among the operators that are officially given an online sports betting license […]
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Maryland Sports Betting – Is Online Betting Legal in 2022?
Is Sports Betting Legal in Maryland?  Retail sports betting has been available in Maryland since December 2021. Online sports betting is now also live.   When can I bet in Maryland? Ten sportsbooks have advanced in the process to receive online sports betting licenses from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission. They are now […]
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Caesars Sportsbook Ohio Promo Code
Sports betting was given the green light for legalization in Ohio, and a few operators will go live in the state in early 2023. One of those operators is Caesars Sportsbook, one of the most trusted and well-known brands in the US sports betting market. Now Ohio residents can place wagers from the comfort of their […]
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Michigan Sports Betting – Legal Online Sportsbooks and Offers
Is Sports Betting Legal in Michigan? Sports betting became legal in Michigan in December 2019. Online sports betting launched Jan. 22, 2021.  When can I bet in Michigan? Sports betting is currently available for anyone in Michigan who is at least 21 years old and has created an account with a sportsbook. Users have to […]
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