Frequently Asked Questions
Our plays are rated 1-6 units, with ’1’ being the smallest wager you should make and ’6’ being the highest or strongest. For example, if you are a $100 player and you see “1” unit next to a selection that means we recommend a $100 bet. A “2” unit player would play $200 on that particular play. A “6” unit play is our biggest and best play and should be bet accordingly. A $100 player should play $600 on a play like that.
Go to www.realmoneysports.com. At the top of the page you will see a box that says “Login:” Type in your username (which is your full email address) and enter your password in the box below. Then click “GO”.
This is a service that allows a member to ask one of our analysts a question about one of the plays being offered on the website. For example: A selection is posted with a line of -4 points but by the time the member is submitting his play the line has moved to -6 points. The member may ask if we still recommend the selection given the new point spread.
This is a play that Adam gives to his private players and is the only selection on the website that is rated 6 units, our highest-rated play.
Each week our team of experts will release one play they feel the line set by the oddsmakers favor the wrong side.
Once a week we will offer a “Total of the Week”. That selection will be either an “over” or “under” a given total as set by the oddsmakers on a selection of our choosing.
Selections are posted by 1:00 PM EST on weekdays and by 12:00 PM EST on weekends.
There is no set day that Adam releases his “Best Bet” selection(s). On the day(s) that Adam releases a “Best Bet” it will be posted with all of the day’s other selections located on the “Daily Preview” page.
Vigorish, or simply the "vig," also known as "juice" or "the take," is the amount charged by a bookmaker or bookie, for his services.
Handicapping refers to the various methods by which our analysts can predict and quantify the results of a sporting match.
A money line, used in baseball and hockey, takes the place of a point spread. Money line betting is simply wagering on the contest based on a given price rather than a point spread. The team wagered on has to win the game outright, regardless of the score. The minus sign (e.g.-130) always indicates the favorite and the amount you must bet to win $100. The line without the minus sign (e.g.120) always indicates the underdog and the amount you win for every $100 bet. Using this example, therefore, you would bet $130 to win $100 on the favorite, while for the underdog you would bet $100 to win $120.
The over/under is the number of points oddsmakers expect will be the total score for the contest (both teams combined, overtime included). You bet on whether the total points scored will be more or less than this number. As with point spread bets, you must generally wager $110 to win $100. Betting the over/under is referred to as betting "totals".
The point spread - also called "the line" or "the spread" - is used as a margin to handicap the favorite team. For betting purposes, the oddsmaker predicts that the favored team will win by a certain number of points. This number of points is the point spread. The favorite is always indicated by a minus sign (e.g. -5.5) and the underdog without (e.g.5.5). If you bet on the favorite, you win your bet if the favorite wins AND their margin of victory is greater than the point spread. If you bet on the underdog, you win if the underdog wins, ties, or if the favored team wins but fails to exceed the point spread. It is standard for point spread bets in most sports that you wager $110 to win $100.
The opening line is the first line posted by the oddsmakers. Player injuries and wagers are among the top influences on line movement.