How does pre-game sports betting compare with in-play sports betting?
The difference between online and in-play sports betting revolves around when you place your wagers. Online sports betting relates to pre-game sports wagers, placed before a ball or puck has been kicked, hit, or thrown.
The pre-game odds have a habit of fluctuating in the days leading up to a big game. That’s because selection issues for teams such as injuries and suspensions can pose headaches for coaches, potentially weakening a team before the match has even begun. In this scenario, the odds of the teams affected are more likely to rise as the implied probability of them winning has fallen.
Once a sports event has begun, you’ll then have the ability to place live wagers in play. This gives you the flexibility to bet with your eyes. What’s the live-action showing you? Is the pre-game favorite living up to their billing or is the underdog playing above their average form?
You can also be dynamic with your bets if things happen mid-game. If a team gets a player sent off or loses a key player to injury, you may choose to wager on their opponents. If a player already has a yellow card in a soccer match, are they at risk of picking up a second yellow and a subsequent red card? If so, you could be agile and bet on them to be sent off. Live sports betting is teeming with prop betting markets that you can use to find clever angles on the action.