As you may or may not know, there have been continious discussions about the staking methods here at BEttingadvice.

Some believe a 10/10 should express maximum belief in a match result. Some belive a 10/10 should be allowed when there is extreme value on a bet, etc.

Maybe it is time to develop fixed rules for the staking, so that it can not be misunderstood by readers?

I have received a good suggestion from

**Moneymaker**, who runs

**www.nbatip.com**
Read it, and discuss!!!

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**Some basic criterias for "handicap" picks: **
* If the pick is so called "handicapper" (winner is chosen for OVER/UNDER or pointspread) stake is calculated as follows:

stake 1-3 - winning confidence by NbaTip 55-65%

stake 4-6 - winning confidence by NbaTip 66-75%

stake 7-8 - winning confidence by NbaTip 76-85%

stake 9 - winning confidence by NbaTip 86-95%

stake 10 - winning confidence by NbaTip 96-99%

**Criterias for "straight line" picks: **
* If the pick is "straight liner" (also often heard as "money line" pick), itīs always a value pick from NbaTip`s point of view. The stake is calculated as follows:

stake = probability point * line offered by bookie / fair line by NbaTip`s point of view

where probability point is:

1 if winning probability by NbaTip is 1-10%

2 if winning probability by NbaTip is 11-20%

3 if winning probability by NbaTip is 21-30%

4 if winning probability by NbaTip is 31-43%

5 if winning probability by NbaTip is 44-57%

6 if winning probability by NbaTip is 58-70%

7 if winning probability by NbaTip is 71-80%

8 if winning probability by NbaTip is 81-87%

9 if winning probability by NbaTip is 88-94%

10 if winning probability by NbaTip is 95-99%

**For Example: **
1. If bookie offers 1.50 for Lakers against Rockets and NbaTip thinks line for Lakers should be 1.35 and probability that Lakers will win this game is 75% the stake is calculated: 7 * 1.50 / 1.35 = 7,77 ~ 8. Stake for this game is 8.

2. If bookie offers 7.5 for Denver against San Antonio and NbaTip thinks itīs 25% that Denver could win and line should be @ 4 stake is: 3* 7.5 / 4 5.625 ~ 6. Stake for this game is 6.

Comments?