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Is My Bet Considered "Sharp" or "Square?"

In the world of sports betting, there is much talk about what is considered a "sharp" bet and what is considered a "square" bet. People use various tools to track public bet percentages and line movement in an attempt to make what they feel is a "sharp" wager. And while I'm always curious as to how the public is betting each game, that does not factor into my wagering decisions. Tracking line movement and knowing when the "sharps" are taking a true position on a game can be profitable, but I also do not use this as the sole basis for any wager.

At the end of the day, I couldn't care less if my wagers are considered "sharp" or "square." The ONLY thing that matters is winning. I know people who actually talk themselves out of some very solid wagers just because they think it's a "square" one. That makes no sense to me whatsoever. My biggest play yesterday was my top-rated 3* NFL Teaser of the Month on the Giants -1.5 and Colts -3. That is widely considered a very "square" play. But it was also a very solid play that won with absolute ease. While the "sharps" were losing with teams like the Rams and Seahawks, my "squareness" was making some serious bank.

I'm not saying one way is right or wrong. It's all about picking your spots wisely. It's not about being "sharp" or "square." Winning is all that matters. So don't overthink things or talk yourself out of a solid play just because it is perceived as being "square." Money won from a "square" wager spends just as well as money won from a "sharp" one.

Dwayne Bryant was born, raised, and lives in Southeast Pennsylvania. Dwayne was introduced to sports betting by his godfather at the young age of thirteen and has been handicapping professionally since... Read more

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