Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams.
Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis.
He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.
Dan has been in the world of sports betting for over 10 years as an avid punter.
He has placed wagers on all types of sport but NBA is by far his is preference when betting on sports.
Fun fact, Dan calls Sportsbooks "Bookies" and has bet on the NBA since 2012 at his local PaddyPower.
College football brings dozens of exciting prospects and lots of action on display. During fall and winter, diehard fans cheer on their favorite teams from home, sports bars, and stadiums. At the same time, seasoned sports bettors analyze matchups before placing wagers on whatever outcome they think is most likely. NCAAF betting for beginners The […]
The regular NHL season is a fast-paced, adrenaline-packed affair played out over seven months. Thirty two teams play eighty two games each, resulting in a season with a total of 1,271 games. And while this brings lots of entertainment for hockey fans, it also offers lots of opportunities to bet and win money. If you’ve […]
Betting has grown past the shunned taboo it was several decades ago. Today, it’s a billion-dollar legal industry that gives millions of sports fans a shot at making decent money. However, if you’re new to sports betting, or even your first time to bet on sports you might want to take a step back and […]
Baseball’s version of the point spread is available to bettors courtesy of runline betting action. Much like betting the spread in football or basketball, the run line sets a handicap for the favorite and underdog in MLB betting. What is the Runline? The run line is similar to a point spread bet in other sports. […]
The more you’re right, the more you win; the more you’re wrong, the more you lose. This is what sports betting site, PointsBet, says about their exclusive point spread betting product. If you bet on the better team, they should win by more points than what is marked on the bet slip. On the other […]
Most people get into betting for two reasons; the fun of it all and the potential cash they can make from it. But there is one problem. Winning is never guaranteed, and losses can quickly take the fun out of betting. This is why it’s impotent to be aware of as risk-mitigating strategies that support […]
What makes a successful sports bettor? Is it luck or intelligence? The average sports bettor may lean on the latter. These are sharp bettors. Gambling 101: What are Sharp Bettors? There are many different types of bettors. But broadly speaking, they all fall under two categories; sharp or square. How Are Sharp Bettors Defined? Sharp […]
Moneyline wagers in sports are the basic, traditional way of making a wager. The bettor simply picks a team/player to win the game. If their chosen team/player wins the game, they win the bet- and if they lose the match, they lose the bet. Unlike in a total or a point spread bet, there are […]
You have probably seen round-robin options from your sportsbook, but didn’t know what they were, or you were not ready to jump into the forbidden waters. Yet! Aside from making some cool cash, betting should also be fun. But unfortunately, playing the same markets and betting types over and over can get very old very […]
Sports betting is highly unpredictable. At times, the games everyone thinks will win, including pro bettors, will get the thrashing of a lifetime. This unpredictability is part of the excitement chased by bettors. However, this unpredictability can make sports betting frustrating and costly. Wouldn’t it be great if it was possible to change point spreads, […]
Parlay betting is one of the many ways you can make wagers at an online sports betting site. Usually, a parlay will have two or more bets combined into one big bet. The goal is to increase the risk of the wager, leading to a much bigger potential payout. How does a parlay bet work? […]
Parlay bets are some of the most popular wagers in the betting community. This is because they allow betters to combine many different wagers into a single huge bet and offer big payouts as a result. However, they are also very risky since if just one bet in the selection loses, the entire wager is […]
One of the first things you’ll learn in sports betting is the type of odds used. In that regard, there are three systems of odds; fractional, American, and decimal odds. The latter will be our focus for this article. They are the most common outside of the United, and for many, the most intuitive odds. […]
Most people believe betting to be a speculative affair where only the luckiest, most skilled gamblers make money. However, this is only half the truth. You don’t need luck or a lot of skill to win at sports betting sites. In fact, you probably only need to know that you can bet on a particular […]
New bettors prefer to stick to easy bets. And this is indeed the way to go as you start. With time, however, trying out different, more involving bets can be very rewarding. One of the betting types you have perhaps seen in your betting endeavors is the ‘if’ bet. For bettors looking to diversify from […]
The hook is one of the many definitions in online sports betting. It has a relatively simple explanation, but the concept behind it plays a huge role in how sports betting odds are prepared. What does a hook mean in sports betting? A hook is the half point in a total or points spread wager. […]
A game between two teams will usually have a favorite and underdog. This is however not always the case. In some instances, there are no clear favorites. This is the case in pick’em spreads. What Is A Pick’em Spread? A pick’em, PK or Pick means there is no point spread, and all bets on these […]
Each way bets, abbreviated as E/W or EW, are very common in horse racing. However, many bookmakers also avail them for golf and football. What does this bet entail, what does it cost, and how does it work? Find out all about that in this review. What Is An Each Way Bet? An each-way bet […]
The underdog betting system is much simpler to understand. This makes it suitable for both amateurs and expert punters. This review will teach you more about this betting system and some strategic tips to help you place lucrative bets. What Is Underdog Betting? In most matches, we have the favorite and the underdog. The favorite […]
Spreads, moneylines, over/unders, and other sports betting lines might not move easily, but neither are they stuck in place. In the same way commodity prices increase with demand, lines can also fluctuate based on how the betting market responds to them. One of the reasons for this is that sportsbooks also have to attempt to […]
As the Basketball leagues resume, lovers of this sport have so many games to bet on. But how does one know how to place a successful wager and where to place it? Public betting percentages can help you out. But what is this? Here, we provide you with the latest public betting percentages for NBA, […]
Winning sports bettors approach each bet with two things in mind. The first is to win, naturally so. The other, often less thought-about goal is to beat the closing line. If you can consistently beat the closing line across a large volume of bets, you will enjoy long-term wins. Pro bettors will always mention closing […]
Understanding the spread, totals, and how the lines move can be confusing enough when trying to place a bet. Unfortunately, understanding a Backdoor cover doesn’t make it any easier, considering it occurs when sports bettors least expect it. Backdoor covers are either exhilarating or heartbreaking – depending on which side you stand. What is a […]
American odds are also known as moneyline odds. You will see these odds format in betting sites catering to American sports bettors. People from other parts of the world will rarely see this format, as odds outside the US are displayed as decimals or fractions. In this guide, we cover the brass tacks on American […]
Betting a middle is one of the many exciting ways you can make money from betting. It involves taking advantage of a change, i.e., line movement, in the point spreads or total odds of a game. It’s a strategy that a lot of sharp bettors implement. However, it isn’t as complicated as you may think. […]
As legal sports betting spreads over the US, sportsbooks constantly try to develop exciting ways to keep their fanbase engaged and attract new fans. And while this brought sports bettors some good things, one thing eluded the betting market for so long that we thought it would never arrive; same game parlays. Fortunately, things took […]
Once you get into betting, you quickly learn that knowing which bets to place is just as important as knowing how much to wager. How much you wager or stake is central to bankroll management and can determine how far you can stretch what you have or how quickly you will run dry. One common […]
While it’s possible to place random bets and get a winning ticket occasionally, having some background information and understanding the different bets available can help increase your chances of placing a winning bet. If you are keen on wagering on NFL and NBA games, you need to know what a point spread is and how […]