Toucher & Hardy

Toucher & Hardy

Toucher & Hardy

The highly anticipated sports betting apps went legal in Massachusetts this past Friday.   

With the whole weekend to peruse different bets—Toucher & Rich, alongside Ryan Johnston, describe their initial experiences using mobile betting apps. 

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  • Rich: Did you screw around with your app this weekend? 

    Fred: Yes. 

    Rich: Okay, but you’re different because you had already used your app previously in Tennessee. For me, it was the first time. 

    Rich: There’s part of me that almost—just as an experiment—wants to go through each of the 32 first-round NCAA tournament games and just bet the over on all of them. Just put $10 on the over on all of the games. I think that it’ll be fun to press all the buttons. Historically, what hits more in the first round, the over or the under? 

    Ryan Johnston: You could probably Google that and get an answer pretty quickly. 

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  • Rich:  It sounds so tempting to put $10 on the over on every game. 

    Fred: I knew a radio dude in Atlanta and had a terrible betting strategy. For a while, he only took the underdog in every baseball game. He had a huge gambling problem. 

    Rich: Did that strategy work? 

    Fred: No, because it was that simple! 

    Rich: I think the only sport—and I don’t want Dan Lifshitz to get mad at me—but the only sport I’ve heard of that strategy working is UFC. Always bet the dog in UFC. Is that right? 

    Ryan Johnston: Yeah, it is something like that. If the fight is on the main card, then the underdogs make out well. 

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    LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 02: The betting line and some of the nearly 400 proposition bets for Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos are displayed at the Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on February 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The newly renovated sports book has the world’s largest indoor LED video wall with 4,488 square feet of HD video screens measuring 240 feet wide and 20 feet tall. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Rich: Mobile sports betting this weekend was too much fun; just going through, trying to pick and choose. I might want to bet the over or under because I don’t know anything about most of these NCAA tournament teams. This year, I haven’t paid much attention to college basketball. Nobody really does until like the last week of the regular season. That’s when you start looking at teams. 

    Ryan Johnston: So, I just looked this up, and you might be better off putting $10 on the under for every game this year. The overs got crushed last year. And, apparently, the year before that wasn’t much better for the over, either. 

    Ryan Johnston: The overs in the tournament last year had a record of 31-36. So, if you bet $100 on every tournament game, you would have lost about $800, and the year before, the overs went 26-38-2. You would’ve lost 21 percent of your money. 


  • Ryan Johnston: I think this might be a little bit of a trick—and I might be talking out of my ass a little bit—but more people will bet the over than the under. Betting the over is more fun. The under is a stressful bet. Getting to the end of a game and wanting every basket to miss is stressful. 

    Rich: Whenever I bet on tournament games in previous years out in Vegas, and didn’t know about a game, I would just bet the over. But you’re right, money wise, betting the over on every single game might be an awful strategy. 

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