# Middle Arb

Middles are famous among players as one of the betting strategies. Initially, it was applied only to basketball. Now it is used in tennis, hockey etc.

Above all, middle is a bet on two outcomes where both can be winning. You may also lose a part, at the same time. A middle arb may occur with two different bookmaker’s offices as well as with one. Your task is to detect it. It’s pretty hard to catch a good middle. Basically, you may observe it in Live arbing.

Our service offers you a unique option of middles’ search. It will simplify your work with bets and give a better chance of success. Also, your possible loss is calculated in percentage terms, which is very convenient for estimating the middle’s benefit. (marked green)

Let’s watch an example of a middle (marked orange) with MarathonbetUK and Betcity:

This is the line for the very event offered by Betcity:

In this case, we are interested in TU 187.5 with @1.90. (marked blue)

And a somewhat different line with total from Marathonbet for the same event:

Here you may pay your attention to TO 184.5 with @1.92. (marked brown)

The middle in this case is formed of two bets: TU 187.5 (Betcity) and TO 184.5 (Marathonbet). But what’s the point? You’ll get it when we reckon these bets up.

Imagine your investment is \$100. Taking into account the short odds, the best way is to stake \$50 on TU 187.5 and \$50 on TO 184.4. The odds make 3 (187.5-184.5). If the score is within this limit, both stakes will play off. Accordingly, your win under such conditions would be the maximum.

Middles may be combined ofdifferent lines. But total makes up the middle only with another total.

The above example shows all the pros & cons of such bets. The advantage is the big win in case when the middle plays off. And the disadvantage is the risk of losing the most of your stake.

You have to be extremely attentive to profit. You have to possess a quick response to bet both outcomes in time. Good middles do not last long! And obviously you’ll need a bit of luck.

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