The odds offer has to be at least 2:1 to make it worthwhile. If necessary, choose a selection with a slightly higher risk to prop up the price. The value of the odds must be such that the sportsbook’s commission is to a minimum, if at all. Some selections get ‘steamed’ unnecessarily. When this happens, the ‘favorite’ price lengthens. Take advantage of those situations. Three type of bets seem to stand out as a sensible combination to use because they are simple, not too difficult to win and have good winning potential: the Straight bet, the Doubles and the Future.