The 10 best books on sports betting

Last Updated on November 21, 2020

If you are new to sports betting or just looking for entertainment, books or movies on sports betting can be educational and fun. Here’s our list of the best books on sports betting.

#1 Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games are Won
by Tobias J. Moskowitz & L. Jon Wertheim.

”This book attempts to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost.”

#2 Enemy Number One – The Secrets of the Uk’s most feared professional punter
by Patrick Veitch

“Enemy Number One is the sensational inside story of Patrick Veitch, the UK’s most feared professional punter, and how he overcame adversity to take the bookmakers for more than £10 million over an eight-year period.”

#3 Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling
by Ronald J. Gould.

”This book shows how discrete probability, statistics, and elementary discrete mathematics are used in games, sports, and gambling situations. It draws on numerous examples, questions, and problems to explain the application of mathematical theory to various real-life games.”

#4 Sports Betting: Profiting from Point Spreads
by Daniel Fabrizio & Joseph Hunter.

”This book introduces strategies and tactics that turn the sports betting market into a more businesslike activity. We prefer the term ‘sports investor’ instead of ‘sports bettor’ because we take a professional view of the sports marketplace.”

#5 Weighing The Odds
by King Yao

”The purpose of this book is to give you tools to succeed at sports betting, to show you how to evaluate, compare and view sports betting from an analytical perspective, not from a gambling perspective.”

#6 Freud On Course – The Racing Lives of Clement Freud
by Sir Clement Freud

“Sir Clement Freud was a fearless punter, winning a fortune after backing himself to win the 1973 Ely by-election at 33-1. He also visited racecourses all over the world. And his racing journalism was characterised by a wit and understanding unmatched by any other writer.”

#7 The Odds: One Season, Three Gamblers, and the Death of their Las Vegas
by Chad Millman

”This book paints a vivid portrait of Las Vegas in light and shadow and follows three [bettors] throughout the NCAA season, taking readers behind the scenes and into their lives as they win, lose and eventually risk everything.”

#8 No Easy Money – A Gamblers Diary
by Dave Nevison

“Dave Nevison gives a no holds barred account of life on the road, betting on the top racetracks in Britain and the adventures that go with it. His avowed aim was to make a GBP 1 million, giving a detailed account of the bets, how they are doing and the emotional highs and lows that go with it. “

#9 Sports Arbitrage: Riskless Investment
by George Lynam.

”This book provides the theory and practice of this riskless investment and with many examples shows how it is possible to generate a substantial income even from a small starting bank. If you want to take a look into the exciting world of arbitrages, whether you’re a beginner or professional, then this book is for you. You’re guaranteed to learn something new.”

#10 Conquering Risk: Attacking Vegas and Wall Street
by Elihu D. Feustel.

“A majority of the book focuses on sports betting. Four in-depth winning models are demonstrated for MLB, NFL, NCAA Football and WNBA. In addition to methods for handicapping these sports, there are explanations of a variety of approaches to exploit sports market inefficiencies and incorrect assumptions of bookmakers. The approaches to stock betting challenges commonly accepted knowledge.”

We hope you enjoy these books as much as we did. They are easy to find on amazon and many local book stores.

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