We round off 2021's monthly rankings with December's Best Tipsters in Other Sports, which displays the pick of our services that tout their wares in sports outside the two most popular markets of football and horse racing.
They cover a wide range of sports and betting models with enough variety to cater for most betting preferences. When you find a service you like, then a quick click on the relevant link will reveal more information about that tipster, including details of any trial deals that are currently on offer.
Please note: If you have previously enjoyed a trial with a tipster, then you are no longer eligible for any trial period offered by the same service.
Profit: £156.20 to £20 average stake
Basketball tipsters dominate December's leaderboard, with The NBA Tipster bringing up the rear after rounding off 2021 with his eleventh profitable month of the year. Good news for anyone wanting to add this successful service to their portfolio is that The NBA Tipster is currently running a 10-day free trial as well as offering a 33% discount for a 3-month membership - ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy premium service during the business end of the NBA season.
Profit: £218.38 to £20 average stake
It's been a while since Batibet last graced these rankings, and although football tips still dominate his output, his willingness to explore other sports offers plenty of variety for anyone looking for a diverse service. December's 61% win rate and 14% ROI has so far been exceeded during the first few days of January (64% and 17% respectively), which is a more than promising way to kick off the new year.
Profit: £434.00 to £20 average stake
As the ice hockey season kicks into gear, so too has the form of NHL King, whose expertise and eye for value from the ice rinks of America helped him towards his most productive month of the current campaign. Providing a win rate above 50% at average odds above even money is a simple mathematical equation that can only result in profit, and with 14 winners from January's first 20 tips, 2022 already appears to be starting in similar style.
Profit: £408.60 to £20 average stake
It's a sixth top ten appearance in the space of seven months for Richard Kevin, whose ability to provide high-odds tips in the basketball match-winner market yielded a tasty 16% gain in December. That was his seventh straight profitable month to maintain his seemingly unstoppable upward trend, taking his profits to almost £2K over the last six months, thanks to an overall 16% ROI from nearly 600 tips.
Profit: £169.80 to £20 average stake
It's another welcome back to Sports Insider, who has hardly looked back since shifting the focus of his previously multi-sport service almost exclusively towards basketball. That decision has brought an upturn in profits since June, with December's 19% yield helping boost his overall ROI to a rock solid 12% over the last six months, during which time his 200+ selections have earned a tidy £500 in clear profit.
Profit: £142.28 to £20 average stake
It hasn't been a bad old year for anyone following Hoops Bets since he set up his basketball service last January. Nine profitable months out of twelve culminated in December's 34% ROI, a yield that might have earned a higher position in this list, but for a somewhat sporadic reduced output. Boasting a 10% annual yield and over £2.5K in profits during 2021, Hooops Bet appears to have built a service designed for long-term growth.
Profit: £337.91 to £20 average stake
In fourth place, SportOddsEstimator has once again caught the eye, with December's 22% ROI marking his fifth profitable month out of six, four of which have enjoyed double-digit yields. Most of that recent success came in the basketball Match Winner market, but it has also been his ability to diversify into ice hockey and baseball that has helped produce a steady 7% yield during the latter half of 2021.
Profit: £160.75 to £20 average stake
Our first podium position is occupied by The Ice, whose more consistent tip output has been rewarded with back-to-back profitable months in November (20% ROI) and December (35%). Extracting value above the even money line in ice hockey's 1X2 market requires a knowledge of the game coupled with an expert's eye for value, and 16 winners from just 23 carefully-selected tips suggest that The Ice man cometh with both of those qualities.
Profit: £305.20 to £20 average stake
There haven't been many months this year that haven't featured the basketball service of HighOddBet somewhere in our top ten listings, and December sees him back in a familiar medal position. His 30% yield represents his eighth consecutive monthly rise, all with double-digit gains, taking his overall six-monthly ROI to an impressive 36% - not bad for a tipster who manages to extract outsider value (average advised odds above 4/1) solely from the basketball Match Winner market.
Profit: £371.80 to £20 average stake
A similar case could be made for December's winner, Gold Digger, whose multi-sport service has seen him land profits in all of his four preferred sports over the last six months - handball 6% ROI from 104 tips, ice hockey 17% from 100, tennis 5% from 53, and football 86% from 40. It's never a bad idea to diversify your betting portfolio, and Gold Digger's multi-sport approach effectively offers multiple services for the price of one. In December, it was handball and ice hockey that brought home the bacon, with their combined 56 selections enjoying an impressive 63% win rate at average advised odds of more than 5/4, all combining to accrue that 31% yield and make Gold Digger a worthy winner of December's best tipster accolade.
We've rounded off 2021 as we began it - by parading the wide range of sporting preferences and betting strategies that are covered by our top "other sports" tipsters, any one of whom might help to add an extra edge to your sports betting.
Congratulations again to Gold Digger for his achievements throughout December, and we hope to see this service and others featuring again in our Best Tipster rankings in the New Year.