If you want to gain a better understanding of sports betting, it helps to do your homework. In a world full of screaming sports radio heads, there’s so much value to be pulled out of analytical research, sensible philosophy and understanding the dynamics of the wager. Books on sports betting aren’t just cold and clinical, either. If they’re well-crafted, they can open up new ways of strategizing when you approach the daily lines or futures board. To steal a line from G.I. Joe, knowing’s half the battle. One thing that can help improve your understanding of sports betting is to explore terrain dealing with predictions, statistics and wagering in general. We live in an age of Moneyball, Nate Silver and ESPN running stories on the next big analytics hire. It’s a new era and one that requires more than just hearing your Uncle Pete’s hot take on Tony Romo’s new haircut.

Just like any genre of book, the level of quality is all over the place, which means not every tome will be a slam dunk. As we said before, everyone on your block considers themselves a guru, so do your research, investigate thoroughly and take a pass on any offering that seems like bunk. With a little bit of time, you can find the right book to suit your needs and improve your betting acumen. Heck, it might even change the way you view sports and life from here on out.

Where To Buy Sports Betting Books

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Good Books

  • Betting On MMA Book Review

    Betting On MMA Book Review

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    Daily Fantasy Baseball: Keys to Winning in Daily Leagues Book Review Book Summary Packed with so much complexity, fantasy baseball can sometimes prove to be an intimidating pursuit. Chris Reilly claims he can help you sort with his [...]

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  • Fooled By Randomness Book Review

    Fooled By Randomness Book Summary Nassim Nicholas Taleb's 2001 offering Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life has been hailed as one of the "75 Smartest Books of All Time" by Fortune and earned critical [...]

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  • Gambling Wizards Book Review

    Gambling Wizards Book Summary Interested in knowing what makes the superstars of the betting world tick? Richard W. Munchkin did and elected to dive into the brains of the dynamos of chance. The end result? A breezy and [...]

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  • Smart Sports Betting Book Review

    Smart Sports Betting Book Summary A healthy chunk of books on sports betting are jampacked with cautionary tales and stories of how big losses helped set the table for realistic gains. Matt Rudnitsky (formerly of SportsGrid) has written [...]

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  • Sports Betting To Win Book Review

    Sports Betting To Win Book Summary Just like sports themselves, sports betting is an activity where it never hurts to improve your fundamentals. Steve Ward's 2011 tome Sports Betting To Win says discipline and reasonable expectations are the [...]

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  • Swimming With The Sharps Book Review

    Swimming With The Sharps Book Summary Can one man survive life in Vegas "Swimming with the Sharps?" That's what writer David McIntire investigates in this fascinating look at what he learned and experienced spending a full NFL season camped [...]

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  • The Big Fix Book Review

    The Big Fix Book Summary Tales of corruption in soccer are so par for the course that they're practically woven into the fabric of the planet's most popular sport. ESPN journo Brett Forrest has elected to delve deep [...]

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  • The Signal and the Noise Book Review

    The Signal and the Noise Book Summary Analysis guru extraordinaire Nate Silver has written extensively about the world of statistics and forecasting, but The Signal and the Noise ranks as the first book to come from the FiveThirtyEight czar. The [...]

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  • The Smart Money: How The World's Best Sports Bettors... Book Review

    The Smart Money: How The World's Best Sports Bettors... Book Summary Journo Michael Konik dips into the seceretive world of gambling syndicates in his 2006 book The Smart Money: How the World's Best Sports Bettors Beat the Bookies [...]

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  • The Z-Code Sports Investing Bible Book Review

    The Z-Code Sports Investing Bible Book Summary The Z-Code Sports Investing Bible presents itself a holy guide to making cash in sports betting, but can it live up to the hype? Not everyone is buying into the gospel. Championing [...]

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  • Thinking, Fast and Slow Book Review

    Thinking, Fast and Slow Book Summary Hailed as an instant classic, Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow nabbed awards galore for its approach to human thought. The Nobel Prize winning psychologist presented a look at the dynamics of the [...]

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  • Trading Bases: How A Wall Street Trader Made A Fortune Betting On Baseball Book Review

    Trading Bases: How A Wall Street Trader Made A Fortune Betting On Baseball Book Summary Mowing through a non-fiction book on the gambling methods can sometimes be a dreary proposition. The salacious tomes are rarely inspire confidence and [...]

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  • Weighing The Odds In Sports Betting Book Review

    Weighing The Odds In Sports Betting Book Summary The sports betting market gets placed under King Yao's analytical microscope in the 2007 book Weighing The Odds In Sports Betting. As the title suggests, this offering contains key information [...]

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