It keeps you intrigued by the second half of game, including a blowout! Just realize that when it comes to betting-time: You do not get days, weeks, etc, to analyze the bet, as you would with a regular margin in a game. You get about 10 minutes to find out and get out. Choose wisely! Halftime betting can be very beneficial to bettors that know what they are doing and have seen the first half with a purpose. Interactive Advertising Bureau has plenty of information regarding this issue. The sports books have only a short period of time to put a line for the second half and due to the short period of time, the so-called smart money has not moved the line yet. This is a golden opportunity for you to make money if you've done the research before the game has started and we saw how close the first half. Examples of pre-game research are to see how the teams play in the first half compared with the second half. Look at their stats and points scored for each half and make charts for when behind and in front at halftime.

Some coaches play close to the vest during the middle of an E and then go out and pitch every game in the opposition in the second half. Other coaches look to jump on a computer in the first half and then try to take the air of the ball in the second half. Chart these teams accordingly. Chart how teams play in the street and at home, within the division and out of the division of each of the above scenarios.