Behind the Bets: Don't be a square

It's easier than ever to be a bettor, so why aren't you making smarter plays?

Updated: October 7, 2009, 2:45 PM ET
By Chad Millman | ESPN The Magazine

You're getting jobbed. Seriously, you are getting taken for a ride every time you place a bet. It's sad, really, considering all the options that are out there for making bets and how much information is available these days. Never has it been easier to study teams, trends, habits and records against the spread. Never has it been easier to develop strong, smart opinions on teams.

Fox Photos/Getty ImagesWe've come a long way from placing our bets with this guy.