Sam Russell

Sam Russell

Sports Writer

Michigan

Member Since: 07 Dec 2022

Summary
Sam hails from Grandville, Michigan, and was Betsperts' first employee back in January 2019. He has a rich sports background, including playing baseball at Central Michigan before covering high school sports and working with the Orlando Magic. He earned his degree from Central Michigan University and was a member of the 2010 MAC Championship baseball team.
Experience
Sam grew his knowledge of sports betting while working with Betsperts in various areas such as writing, social media, betting research, and business development. He's a big fan of the NBA, NFL, and MLB, highly interested in data and statistics.

More from Sam Russell

What is an Octopus in Football
A guide to what is an octopus in football. What you need to know about the octopus in the NFL and sports betting.
What is an Even Money Bet: Sports Betting 101
A guide to what is an even money bet in sports gambling. What you need to know about making an even money wager.
What is a Lost Bet? Losing a Bet Explained for New Sports Bettors
Learn about the basics of losing bets in sports betting and how to minimize losing a bet with proper bankroll management and a well-thought-out betting plan.
Caesars Sportsbook States: Where is it Legal
A look at where Caesars Sportsbook is live and legal. Where bettors can use the popular online sports betting site and app to place bets.
BetMGM States: Where is the Sportsbook Legal
A list of BetMGM states where the sportsbook is legal. A guide for those who want to start sports betting with BetMGM Sportsbook.
FanDuel States: Where the Sportsbook is Legal
A guide to FanDuel states where the sportsbook is legal and live. Looking at the number of states where FanDuel Sportsbook is available and accepting bets.
DraftKings States: Where is the Sportsbook Legal
A guide to the DraftKings states where the sportsbook is legal. Information for people looking to place a bet on sports with DraftKings Sportsbook.
What is a Future Bet
A look at what is a future bet and how to understand future odds. A guide for how to place a futures bet as you are learning more about sports betting.
Sharps vs Squares Betting 101
A guide to sharps vs squares betting. Knowing what sharp and square bettors are as well as what category you fall in when sports betting.
Sharp Money Trackers in Sports Betting
A guide to understanding sharp money trackers in sports betting. How to identify sharp action when looking to place a wager and understanding public money, reverse line movement, and more.
Bankroll Management in Sports Betting
Money management is key in sports betting. Get accurate tips on bankroll management in sports betting as well as strategies and popular bankroll management systems.
Finishing Position Golf Bets
A finishing position golf bet is a sports wager in which you are betting where a particular golfer will finish in a golf tournament. Sportsbooks will have odds for many players competing in the tournament and if they will finish in the top 5, 10, 15, and so on. It's a common golf bet for PGA Tour events.
Dead Heat Rules: What Happens to My Bet?
A look at Dead Heat Rules in sports betting in events such as horse racing and golf.
What Does Buying Points Mean?
A guide looking at what does buying points mean in sports betting. Looking at how to buy points in sports betting as well as selling points.
What is a Risk-Free Bet Offer?
A sports betting guide to what is a risk-free bet at sportsbooks. Looking at what a risk-free bet is as a bet promotion. The advantage of risk-free bets as a sportsbook bonus and more.
Sports Gambling 101: What is Live Betting?
In-game betting, or live betting, has taken off in recent years with the launch of more sportsbook apps for bettors to place a bet in the palm of their hands. So what is live betting? Sports bettors don’t need to visit a physical sportsbook and have the ability to bet a point spread, moneyline, total, […]
Straight Bets Explained
A guide to straight bets and how they work in sports betting.
Understanding Betting Favorites in Sports Gambling
A guide to betting favorites in sports betting. How to read odds and see who is the favorite on an event and how much they are favored to win. Information on moneyline and spread favorites.
Does An Over/Under Bet Include Overtime?
A guide to understanding does over/under include overtime. Totals are one of the most popular wagers at sportsbooks. Before placing bets, research whether the total score bet is graded at the end of regulation when a game goes into overtime.
Sports Betting: Over/Under Bets
A guide to an over/under bet and how it works. Understanding total bets at a sportsbook as you make wagers on NFL, NBA, and more games.
The Ultimate Guide to Betting Exchanges
A guide to sports betting exchanges. Information for sports bettors interested in looking at betting exchange sites instead of a traditional sportsbook.
A Push in Betting: Sports Gambling 101
A guide to understanding what is a push in betting. An explanation of how sometimes a sports bettor is refunded their money when betting on a result such as a point spread.
Rollover in Betting: What it is and How it Works
A guide to what is rollover in betting. Understanding the requirements for a rollover bonus at a sportsbook, what betting rollover is, and what you need to bet before a bonus becomes active.
What is a prop bet?
A guide to prop bets in sports betting. Looking at what is a prop bet and how to place prop bets at sportsbooks.
What is juice in betting?
A guide to what is juice in betting. A breakdown for sports bettors looking to understand juice, vig, and more.
How Do Betting Odds Work?
A guide to how do betting odds work to help new bettors with understanding the formats and calculate how much money you would earn. Information on different types including American odds, fractional odds, and decimal odds.
How to Read Betting Lines: Sports Betting 101
Sports betting is growing in popularity worldwide, and with that growth comes an increase in the number of people looking to cash in on the action. When it comes to understanding sports betting odds, one of the first things you need to understand is how betting lines work. Here is some sports betting 101: Everything […]