10 Top Tips for Greyhound Racing Betting
There are plenty of punters who prefer greyhound racing to horseracing as the races are shorter and have a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ feel to them. If you’re keen on getting started with this adrenaline-fuelled pastime, take a look at our 10 top tips for greyhound racing betting.
- Know the Track Conditions
It is advised that you bet on the inside traps if the weather conditions predict rain as dogs on the inside traps are less likely to be negatively affected by wet weather conditions.
- Look for a Best Odds Guarantee
Many online bookmakers will offer a ‘best odds guarantee’ which means that if you accept the odds on a dog and the starting price later turns out to be better, you will be paid out at the better price if your wager is successful.
- Compare Prices
It highly recommended that you create accounts with more than one online sportsbook as the odds on offer will differ from site to site. Taking advantage of even the slightest difference in odds will all add up over time.
- Check the Runners Gender
There are slight differences between dogs and bitches which can affect how they perform. Dogs are generally considered to be more reliable and are likely to do better in short to mid-range races. Bitches on the other hand tend to be more challenging to train and due to them going into heat, could mean a gap from racing for approximately 10 weeks in a year.
- Study the Runners Form
It’s expected that dogs – irrespective of gender – will have cycles of being ‘in-form’ and, by turn, ‘out-of-form’. Note: many of these concepts can be applied to horse racing tips NZ as well. Doing research and finding these winning or losing indicators can often mean the difference between a successful and unsuccessful betting season.
- Track Your Progress
It is highly recommended that you keep strict records of all betting activity so that appropriate action can be taken to correct any mistakes made previously. Keep an eye on your wins and losses in order to gain a better understanding of the markets, courses, trainers, and dogs which have boosted or drained your bankroll.
- Do Your Homework
We are living in the golden age of information and every statistic is just a few keystrokes away. Be sure to stay up-to-date with the latest greyhound racing news as many online sportsbooks have blogs that offer racing tips and predictions from well-respected trainers and greyhound racing experts.
- Age Matters
Despite the approximated 13-year lifespan of a greyhound, their working life is short and most greyhounds will retire at 4 years of age. However, it’s important to note that younger dogs are more likely to show swings in performance, while more experienced dogs tend to be more consistent in performance.
- Racing Lines Matter
Dogs generally follow patterns in their racing lines, so be sure to take note of whether the dog tends to race very wide, wide, middle-to-wide, middle, middle-to-rails, rails-to-middle, or on the rails. Each racing line has advantages and disadvantages, so be sure to do plenty of research.
- Bankroll Management
Bankroll management is extremely important. Do a budget of how much you can realistically afford to spend on greyhound racing and divide this amount by the amount of wagers you would like to place. This will give you a unit price of how much you are able to spend per wager. Do not deviate from this amount or you may find yourself having a very tight month!