Betting Strategy & Psychology

Improve your betting by reading these books

In a recent Twitter Q&A session our Head of Sportsbook was asked to recommend the best betting related books he had read. Find out what his choice was, and why it is so surprising.

Using a Monte Carlo model to predict sports

What models do you use to guide your bets? If you haven’t heard of Monte Carlo simulation you could be missing out.

Using the 1X2 market to produce Draw No Bet odds

If you ever feel constrained by traditional 1X2 options then a Draw No Bet (DNB) option could be what you are looking for. Find out how to calculate this.

How to calculate probability, odds & payouts

Odds are only a representation of something more important - probability. Getting a handle on how to derive decimal odds from probability is the first step in developing your own assessments of betting value.

What home set-up is best for in-play betting?

In-play betting requires traders to have a detailed setup to achieve maximum success. This article examines a typical set-up that traders have, and what can be done to avoid disasters in the markets.

Why use 1X2 market to place bets as Double Chance

This article explains how Pinnacle Sports bettors can use the 1X2 market to place bets as Double Chance, providing a better alternative to traditional bookmakers and Exchanges.

 How Bayesian analysis can help your betting

This article discusses how Bayesian Analysis – the theory of an 18th Century English Presbyterian Minister named Thomas Bayes – can help sports bettors gauge the outcome of an event.

How we offer an alternative to laying on Exchanges

Think that you have to use an Exchange to lay a bet? Pinnacle Sports can provide an alternative. Find out how.

Why your staking method is important 

Whether betting on gut instinct or backed by data-logged spreadsheets, bettors’ primarily focus on who to back. According to one prominent mathematician, however, if they want better returns, they should be more concerned with what they bet.

Why we offer more value than an Exchange

Pinnacle Sports pride itself on offering the best value odds – including exchanges. Bettors often challenge this claim because they aren’t clear on how exchanges function or how to make a direct comparison given the distinctive model.