Sports betting isn't just about existing in a bubble. Indeed, you've got to be aware of all the variables that might affect your precious bet. That's why BookieSmash this week is focusing on maximizing your returns from tricky end-of-season football matches.
We've got a new piece in our Football Betting 101 section explaining how you can prepare the best possible bets by looking at the way relegation-threatened teams typically raise their performance levels in the closing weeks of a league season.
You need to have your wits about you in order to win at football betting, like all other kinds of betting, and so you will be well-served if you look not only at league position and form, but also the motivating circumstances for teams.
One such game where that principle might come into play is Manchester City's home clash against Queen's Park Rangers, a side sitting in second-bottom in the Premier League and staring into the abyss of relegation. They have to pay big penalties if they get relegated, thanks to breaking the lower division's spending rules previously, and so this game takes on a whole new meaning.
QPR must win in order to stay in the Premier League. However, they are up against last season's champions, and will face a huge challenge to do so. We've found some interesting bets you could take on this match, so head over to our preview to see what we mean.
Elsewhere, the team that deposed City as champions, Chelsea, face fifth-placed Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Although the Blues are seriously strong at home, Liverpool will be given added determination by the knowledge that they need a win to stay in serious contention for the final Champions League slot.
Will they manage it? Take a look at our betting preview and see what we think.
Should tennis be the sport that makes the earth move for you, BookieSmash has that covered, too. The clay-court season is well underway, with Rafael Nadal, the king of clay, regaining confidence in his game and his body, on his favored surface.
If Nadal wins the Madrid Open, he will be a favorite to take yet another French Open title, but first he's got a difficult assignment against Grigor Dimitrov today. Take a look at that and other matches well worth a bet, in our tennis section.
If you want analysis of the best bets to take on your favorite sports, alongside the coolest features, head over to BookieSmash and take a look at what we've got.