What Is a ‘Reverse’ in Sports Betting?


Reverse betting is a betting strategy involving placing bets on both sides of an outcome, in order to guarantee a profit regardless of the outcome. This is done by betting a smaller amount on the side that is less likely to win, and a larger amount on the side that is more likely to win. By doing this, the bettor ensures that they will win a profit if either outcome occurs.

This requires some calculations and sometimes sportsbooks will set lines and odds to ensure that this isn’t possible, however, it’s a good way of guaranteeing a profit if the odds allow.