One common conversation that comes up among bettors is whether lower juice makes a difference. Without a doubt, the answer is yes.
All it takes is some simple math to understand the benefits of lower juice. At the end of the day, who wants to pay more when you can pay less?
Lower juice affords you the benefits of paying less for your bets overall, which means you save more on your losses and win more in the long run. Here is a simple example:
Bills +3 -110
Lions -3 -110
Bills +3 -105
Lions -3 -105
In Sportsbook A, regardless of whether you are betting the Lions or the Bills, you are betting $110 to win $100. In Sportsbook B, you are betting $105 to win $100 and in turn saving $5 per $100 increments.
Overall, that’s 5% of your money that you are saving, theoretically speaking. Now keep in mind that that is theoretical because if you were to win the bet, it doesn’t matter whether you layed $110 or $105 because you still won $100.
But whether you ‘to win’ or play ‘to risk’, the end result is the same because one way or another, you are saving those $5 every single time.
So assuming for a second that you save 5% overall, but only half of that since half of the time you are winning and half of the time you are losing (roughly speaking), then you are really saving 2.5% on your money.
What does that mean? It means that of all of your action in a sportsbook, you save 2.5%. That’s quite a bit of money no matter how you cut it. That’s why it’s always better to bet at a place where there is low juice opposed to a bigger bonus up front.