How to make money on the middles?
There are a lot of gaming and financial strategies for earning sports betting, but not all of them can be considered successful. Unfortunately, most tactics do not maintain the distance and margin of the bookmaker, leading the player at best to a minus. However, there are profitable systems that actually guarantee profits in the long run and reduce the risks of losing the bank to the lowest possible values. “Middles” are deservedly considered one of the best.
Middles is a sports betting strategy when a player covers the most likely outcomes of a match in a certain market. For example, totals and odds. The essence is easy to explain with an example: the first bet is on Total Under 100.5 of a basketball match, the second on Total Over 90.5. If the total number of points in the end will be in the range of 90-100, the player wins a significant amount, that is, falls into the "middle". If the total is less than 90 or more than 100, only part of the working bank is lost, usually not more than 10%.
There are 3 types of middles: positive, negative and polish. Naturally, betters are wondering how to make money on them, what nuances should be taken into account, and what type of system is better. Answers just below.
Positive middles
This is the rarest type of middle, it is extremely difficult to detect it. But if we succeed in betting on it, the profit will be noticeable when it falls into the necessary interval. But even if one loses one “arm” the better will still remain in the black, even if in a small one. That is, to lose on this system is impossible. In a sense, the positive "windows" can be called surebets, but there is a significant difference - with the most successful outcome, it is really possible to increase the working bank by a factor of 2-3, and this is without any risk.
A good example. Football match, there is a ramming and defensive team. Each bookmaker office has its own opinion on its total. In one establishment, the Total Under 3.5 coefficient is 2.1, in the other, Total Over 2.5, a 2.3 quote is given. On these outcomes in each bookmaker, coupons for $ 1000 are issued, that is, the total in the game will be $ 2000. Then the fight scenario can be developed in 3 options, respectively, and the win on the stakes will be different:
- Final total is less than 3. 0, 1 or 2 goals scored. The odds are 2.1, resulting in a net profit of $ 100. Given the fact that the first bet lost, and $ 1,000 were lost.
- Total more than 3 balls. 4, 5 scored and so on goals. He played coeff. 2.3 on Total Over 2.5. Net income will be $ 300. Coupon for Total Under 3.5 "burns."
- The match scored exactly 3 goals. This is the most desired outcome for the player. After all, they will play both coupons with 2.3 and 2.1. Accordingly, the net profit will be $ 2,400, that is 120%. No arbs can show such a result.
As mentioned above, it is extremely rare to detect positive middles. Even less often plays the outcome, which is needed to get a win on both "arms". But if it happens, then the resulting gain significantly increases the bank, which is more than worth the time. Below is a clear table showing the potential of a positive middle. A series of 10 conditional bets on middles, each at $ 100, coeff in the range of 2.2 - 2.5. It is impossible to lose. In the field "Net profit" shows the size of the winnings, in the "Total" the total working bank.
Number of bet |
Stake, $ |
Net profit, $ |
Total, $ |
1 |
100 |
2 |
102 |
2 |
100 |
4 |
104 |
3 |
100 |
3 |
103 |
4 |
100 |
2 |
102 |
5 |
100 |
150 |
250 |
6 |
100 |
3 |
103 |
7 |
100 |
2 |
102 |
8 |
100 |
4 |
104 |
9 |
100 |
2 |
102 |
10 |
100 |
3 |
103 |
Pay attention to the bet number 5. It was a hit on both "arms", as a result of the working bank amounted to $250, which is equal to the yield of 150%. Summing up: overall, the game was the Bank $1000, at the end of the series he's already equal to $1175. Income-17.5%. And it without any risk to lose. If at least once a week to make such a profit, the profit for the month will be significant.
Now consider the same series, but without hitting both "arms". The size of the bank, the profit and the range of coefficients are the same.
Number of bet |
Stake, $ |
Net profit, $ |
Total, $ |
1 |
100 |
2 |
102 |
2 |
100 |
4 |
104 |
3 |
100 |
3 |
103 |
4 |
100 |
2 |
102 |
5 |
100 |
5 |
105 |
6 |
100 |
3 |
103 |
7 |
100 |
2 |
102 |
8 |
100 |
4 |
104 |
9 |
100 |
2 |
102 |
10 |
100 |
3 |
103 |
As a result, the output is a bank of $1030, which is equal to 3% profit. Again, without any risk of loosing deposit.
Negative middles
Such middles are much more common. You can find them without even resorting to the services of special services. The difference from the positive "Windows" is that in an unfavorable outcome, the player risks losing part of the working bank. Although the following successful series easily cover losses, it is important to analyze the event and choose the most profitable coefficients.
Illustrative example. Selected basketball game, the line opened two betting shops and each issued coupon. In the first institution on Total Over 170, 5, in the second on Total Under 180,5. The coefficient in each case is 1.9, $100 is placed on each" arm". Profit and loss depending on the outcome of the match will be different.
- The game ended with a total of less than 170.5 points. The winning bet is Total Under 180.5, the final working bank $190. Loss of $10, which is 5%.
- In total, the teams scored more than 180.5 points. As in the first case, 5% of the total game amount is lost.
- Total hit the middle to match dialed less 180,5 points, but more 170,5. For example, 175. Both coupons are winning, the player receives a total of $ 380, which is equal to $180 net profit or 90%.
Obviously, the latter option is the most attractive for the player. It is worth mentioning that getting into the middle will be less than adverse outcomes. However, one successful bet will cover all previous losses and bring in a plus. In the above example, one positive attempt out of 17 is enough to generate income. 18 consecutive misses will bring better to 0, but such a coincidence is very unlikely.
Number of bet |
Stake, $ |
Net profit, $ |
Total, $ |
1 |
100 |
-5 |
95 |
2 |
100 |
-8 |
92 |
3 |
100 |
-5 |
95 |
4 |
100 |
-6 |
94 |
5 |
100 |
-5 |
95 |
6 |
100 |
-7 |
93 |
7 |
100 |
-4 |
96 |
8 |
100 |
-6 |
94 |
9 |
100 |
-4 |
96 |
10 |
100 |
-3 |
97 |
11 |
100 |
-5 |
95 |
12 |
100 |
-6 |
94 |
13 |
100 |
-4 |
96 |
14 |
100 |
-7 |
93 |
15 |
100 |
90 |
190 |
The first 14 coupons were unprofitable, the amount of loss in dollars is shown with a minus value in the "Net profit"field. Only 15 step brought $ 90 net income. Despite such an unsuccessful series, the player will remain in the black for $15, that is, in the end he will have $1515. Like a little, but given the 14 losing a bet, this is a great result. It is hard to imagine what other strategy has such minimal risks of losing the Bank. The example described in the table is intended only to show the advantage of negative middles, in practice it is impossible not to get into 14 middles in a row. In extreme cases, there are 7-8 of failure, then a positive outcome. If you still connect the analysis of the event and try to choose only passable matches, the number of steps to win is significantly reduced.
Polish middles
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On what sports to earn?
To make money on the middles, suitable, in principle, any sport where there are suitable markets. It is obvious that calm disciplines like cricket, chess, golf and so on will not be suitable. Do not pay attention to exotic competitions: eSports, squash, rally and the like. Ideally, the best fit team sports, dynamic and with a large range of odds and totals.
In the first place in popularity is to put football, it is here that most betters prefer to find middles. The course is the number of goals, handicaps and even the main outcomes. Exotic options, like "draw" on one "arm" and " odd " on another, it is recommended to exclude. They will not bring any dividends.
Middles are great for basketball, this discipline just contributed to the emergence of strategy. There is a very large spread of totals, and it is unique in each bookmaker, so a lot of options for finding middles. On the basketball odds, too, can be a good idea to raise the pot.
Middles are easily found in tennis, volleyball, handball, baseball and other team sports. In principle, the player can experiment and create their own systems based on the middles.
What financial strategy to choose?
It is one thing to know how to make money on the middles, another – to choose the right financial management. It is not advised to use "catch-up" and other progressive systems, an unsuccessful series can be delayed, and for the next step, there will not be enough money in the account, or the maximum in the bookmaker will not allow it to be done.
It is better to use the classic flat, that is, to bet the same amount each time. Then the Deposit will be protected as much as possible, the chances of "drain" it will be scanty. It is recommended to allocate no more than 10% of the bank for one series. After increasing the money in the account, you can slightly increase the size of the flat.
The benefits of the middles
In the long term, bets on middles can bring tangible profits, this is a verified strategy that reduces the risks of losing to the minimum values. In the case of positive middle they are zero. The system is not without reason a lot of fans who note the following advantages:
- Winning with just one coupon can bring a profit of more than 100% of the working bank. At the same unsuccessful outcome will result in the loss of no more than 10% rate.
- A long series of failures will not lead to a significant drawdown of the bankroll. The example above shows a table of 14 losses in a row, but one successful transaction repulsed all losses.
- Suitable events and factors evolve between any of the bookmakers. It is enough to have an account in 3-5 bookmakers to pass a day a couple of game cycles.
- The player almost does not risk getting under the sanctions of bookmakers (cutting highs, blocking the account), as his style of play is as similar as possible to the behavior of an ordinary client.
- You can bet on almost any sport where there are totals, handicaps and other suitable markets.
- Possibility to play in live mode, where there is a high chance to "catch" positive "tunnels". Adherents of quiet work can choose a bet in the home line.
The network has a lot of services that are looking for middles. Paying for their subscription, you can use the information found by them. Scanners automatically compare the lines of several dozen bookmakers and look for "Windows" with different levels of income.
Result
Middles in sports betting can be a great tool for earning, and stable and long-term. Their main advantage is to reduce the percentage of losses to the minimum values in case of unsuccessful series, and in the optimal case – profit up to 150%. It is only important to adhere to strict financial discipline and put only on matches and events for which there is at least a minimum of knowledge and understanding of the game.