BettorEdge Sports Betting Picks (Jan. 17)


Welcome to the BettorEdge Picks of the Day!

Here is where we share a few of our favorite picks on BettorEdge. What is BettorEdge? Great question.

Legal in 45 states, BettorEdge is flipping the sports betting industry upside down. Instead of traditional sports betting, where the house has an edge, BettorEdge is a social betting dashboard, that connects users who each have their own ideas of what the line should be.

And the best part – there is no hold. Holds are how sportsbooks stay in business; a tax on the betting public. This lack of hold is what gives BettorEdge its legality in almost every state.

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Where in the USA you can use BettorEdge to sports bet.

The Math of BettorEdge

When a sportsbook posts a line with -110 for the Colts +8.5 or -110 for the Chiefs -8.5, a bettor is betting into a 4.55% hold. This means 4.55% of every dollar bet, in the long run, is going back to the sportsbook.

BettorEdge cuts through that, by allowing users to accept other users’ bets straight up. Users can submit any line and odds combination, and if someone else wants to accept, then the order is fulfilled and the bet is on.


Though articles are only starting Jan. 11, 2023, I’ve been using BettorEdge for some time.

To verify my record, my Action Network account can be found by searching for CJ Olson in the Action Network Sports Betting App.

OVERALL: 5.29% (597-618-16; +$54.76)

NCAAM: 8.98% (111-133-2; +$30.12)

NFL: 8.93% (76-70; +$16.54)

NHL: 8.87% (227-195-8; +$48.36)

CFB: 1.38% (63-66-2; +$2.23)

NBA: -12.37% (120-154-4; -$42.49)

Daily Article Record

Overall: 38-52, +22.39u

NCAAM: 14-23, +19.37u

NHL: 14-15, +3.41u

NFL: 4-6, -1.26u

NBA: 6-8, -0.18u

Top Picks for Today

Here are the top picks for the day that have already been fulfilled at the time of publishing, as well as the price on traditional books like FanDuel, DraftKings, PointsBet, etc. The prices come from BettorEdge’s ‘External Prices Tool’, which allow users to see just how much value they’re receiving on each BettorEdge bet.

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Ole Miss -6 (at South Carolina): +109 (-110 on traditional books)

Bowling Green ML (at Buffalo): +278 (+205 to +225 on traditional books)

Northern Illinois ML (at Miami (OH)): +238, 2 units (by accident) (+190 to +215 on traditional books)

Florida State +5.5 (at Notre Dame): +108 (-115 to -110 on traditional books, listed at +5 on some other books)

Florida State ML (at Notre Dame): +239 (+175 to +180 on traditional books)

Ohio ML (at Toledo): +395 (+285 to +310 on traditional books)

UIC ML (at Valparaiso): +153 (+128 to +135 on traditional books)

Georgia Tech ML (vs. Florida State): +237 (+190 to +210 on traditional books)

Georgia ML (at Kentucky): +540 (+400 to +430 on traditional books)

New Mexico -10 (vs. San Jose State): +105 (-110 on traditional books)

Nevada ML (at Boise State): +213 (+175 to +195 on traditional books)

UNLV ML (at Utah State): +232 (+195 to +210 on traditional books)

Clemson +2.5 (at Wake Forest): +109 (-115 to -105 on traditional books, listed at +2 on some other books)

Wyoming ML (at Air Force): +160 (+116 to +125 on traditional books)

Murray State ML (at Belmont): +201 (+165 to +180 on traditional books)


Florida Panthers ML (at Toronto Maple Leafs): +168 (+140 to +152 on traditional books)

Anaheim Ducks ML (at Philadelphia Flyers): +179 (+155 to +169 on traditional books)

Washington Capitals +1.5 (vs. Minnesota Wild): -119, 11.9 units (-265 to -244 on traditional books)

Seattle Kraken / Edmonton Oilers u6.5: +120 (-102 to +105 on traditional books)