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UFC Fight Night Volkov v Blaydes Preview

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Charles Schwab Odds and Picks

Jun 8th
Charles Schwab Challenge PGA Tour Return

Charles Schwab Challenge PGA Tour Return

Jun 3rd
UFC 250 Preview and Picks

UFC 250 Preview and Picks

Jun 1st
UFC Fight Night Woodley v Burns Fight Night

UFC Fight Night Woodley v Burns Fight Night

May 27th
Weekend Sporting Action Preview May 29-31

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May 29th
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Welcome!

If you're new to odds comparison or sports betting in general, take a look at our quick start guide and make sure you get the best odds available.

Quick Start Guide

Choose a subject to read more:

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Understanding Odds

For anyone new to betting, understanding how odds work is very important. The odds for an outcome essentially tell you how likely a sportsbook thinks it is likely that outcome will happen.

OddsBoom offers odds in two formats: American (e.g. +200), and Decimal (e.g. 3.00). The default is American, but you can change it on any page where odds are displayed.

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Understanding Odds

American Odds

American odds are displayed either as a positive or negative number. Positive means this is the amount you get back for a $100 bet.

For example, an outcome at +350 yields a return of $350 for a $100 stake. Negative numbers indicate the amount you need to place to win $100. For example, an outcome at -200 means you have to place $200 in order to win $100 profit.

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Understanding Odds

Decimal Odds

Decimal odds are somewhat easier to understand than American odds, as there is basically only one format.

The number displayed is how much you win per dollar placed. For example, an outcome at 6.5 means you win $6.50 for every $1 bet.

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Getting the Best Odds

Knowing what the odds mean is one thing, but it's also important to get the best odds available for your bets, every time you bet.

Imagine a scenario where you place 1,000 ten-dollar bets over the space of one year. If you only have an account with one sportsbook, and their odds are -110 for each bet, and you win 60% of the time, your profit will be $1,460.

Now let's imagine the same set of bets, but this time you shop around and get the best line possible, which is -105 on every bet.

In this second scenario your profit is $1,700 - a 16% increase.

Winning at sports betting isn't easy, and an edge like this should always be taken.

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Getting the Best Odds

Using Odds Comparison

So you've decided to get the best odds. Now you'll need to understand how to do it. Simple!

Any odds on OddsBoom.com that are highlighted in
bright yellow are the best odds available with legal sportsbooks in your selected state.

These are the odds you should always try to bet. If you don't have an account with that book, open one and take advantage of the many signup bonuses available.

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Getting the Best Odds

Take a look at the example on the right.

In this case, you'd be pretty crazy to take the odds available at Bet365, even if it's only a small stake.

For a $50 bet, you'd lose out on $6 of profit if you took the Bet365 odds over the best available line at Caesars. That's a 12% difference.

That's why it pays to shop around for the best line every time you bet. You just don't know who's going to have the best odds and by how much.

Parlay Calculator

OddsBoom's parlay calculator allows you to see which sportsbooks have the best odds for your chosen outcomes.

You can add as many outcomes as you like, from games or futures, and view the best odds then click to bet.

Click or tap any outcome in a future or gameline and it will be added to your parlay betslip. Add more, and you'll be given the best odds from all legal sportsbooks, with the best at the top.

Click Bet Now to go straight to the sportsbook and place your bet!

Odds Alerts

Have you ever wanted to get an alert when your team or player hits a certain price?

OddsBoom allows you to do this with Odds Alerts via email. Simply navigate to the market you would like to get an alert for, and click "Add Alert" at the top of the market.

You'll then be asked to pick your outcome and set your odds threshold. For example, if you want to know when the Lakers reach +300 for the NBA title:

That's all there is to it - we will email you on your registered address if and when the odds reach your threshold!

OddsBoom is Free

Yep. OddsBoom.com is a completely free service. Nothing to pay. Ever.

We're run by a group of enthusastic and experienced sports bettors who know that finding the best price is very important.

All we ask is that if you need to register an account with a new sportsbook, that you use the links on our website to do so.

This helps pay for all costs associated with running OddsBoom.