Sports bettors throughout the industry understand the importance of line movement when betting in professional and collegiate sports. The line movement is one of the hardest things to decipher in the business and exactly how to monitor it, break it down and understand is not an easy task o take on. In fact for a rookie sports bettor it could be quite daunting. Many new sports bettors are just trying to understand things like juice and how to read the lines, never mind what it means to look into them. This article will cover what line movements are, how to monitor them and the best way to use them to your advantage. This should allow the sports bettor to understand the basics of line movement and use it to make a profit.
Why is the Line moving?-the line moves for several reasons but two of the most common ones are incoming moves and side notes. The lines maker wants to get equal action on both sides of any given game in hopes of maximizing profit. Because of this the lines maker must move the line if heavy action comes in one side to attract money on the other side and try to achieve action on the other side. The other main reason for line movement is what I like to call side notes. Injuries, travel issues, suspensions, and any other thing that you can think of happening with a team that does happen and makes news can move the line. This is why it is important to know why the line is moving and make a decision if it is based on side notes or action by bettors.