The anatomy of a trap game
If you are involved in sports betting, then you have probably been party to the debate on trap games. Specifically, some wonder whether or not Vegas sets traps. Some believe, instead, that they are in the business of setting the lines so that they will receive a 50/50 split. This, however, is the biggest myth in all of sports betting. The books are in the business of making maximum money, so they will do what they can do to lay traps where possible. As a sports bettor, you must understand this and use the knowledge to your advantage.
Sports betting requires you to think two or three levels beyond the average Joe. Understand that the boys in Vegas have resources that you don’t have, and they have data that indicates how the public will bet. This allows them to set traps and draw money to one side of the coin when they have a good feeling about a game. Look out for those lines that look too good to be true, because they usually are. Don’t fall into the traps, and go against them when you get the chance. This is a great way to come out on top.