I am often asked how I can win consistently at sports betting when most people feel that they are doing well if they win one here or there. My general response is that I know winning betting systems and how to play the betting sports game. This usually brings more questions about what I mean by that to which I ask ” How do you determine the games you are going to bet on?” The three most common answers are:
- I get them from a sports radio show
- I hear about them from friends
- I find “free picks” on the Internet
These are not the best places to start winning regularly. While all of these sources may turn up a good pick now and then, they are generally the sexy picks that have big possible pay outs and should not be considered reliable enough to be betting on without solid back up. My solid back up is a sports betting system that consistently wins by playing a small percentage of games that are a virtual lock to win. The result of using this betting system is a group of games that are going to add to your bankroll and keep adding to it. This will give stability to your bankroll and allow you to analyze other sources for bets that you will have a lower chance of winning but will pay off bigger due to the Las Vegas sports odds and allow for the big win. Without a solid starting point you are likely to watch your money disappear.
Here is an example of what I am talking about. For the 2006 basketball season I used my system to bet on less then 100 NBA games. This is a very small percentage of games when you look at the typical schedule, which has each team playing 82 games and there are 30 teams. I will let you do the math, it’s a lot of games, but I only bet a few of them. You may ask why? Well, the system that I use analyzes the games as the season goes on and picked those games as winners with very low risk. And guess what, it was right, as I only lost 2 of those bets. My bankroll grew steadily on every other bet. I didn’t always have huge wins, there were some, but they all had positive results on my bankroll and allowed me to play other parts of the betting sports game. All due to the use of a winning sports betting system as the core of an overall betting system.
I am not saying that I didn’t bet on any other NBA games, I did bet other games for other reasons, but only when I felt they were relatively safe bets. You can now go back to the three typical responses above and analyze these to see if they are worth betting on. I do this often when I always look at the picks touted by others, as you have to think that some of them might have some research out into them. You always need to research them for yourself and then weigh out the risk/reward factor. If it falls in your “safe” betting range then you should place the bet. If it falls into your “unsafe” betting range then avoid betting on the game. I think that the most common problem people have when it comes to sports betting is that they bet too many games and they bet games without doing proper research. Doing that will kill your bankroll and you will lose the betting sports game and is a common mistake with a lot of sports bettors, especially the inexperienced.
Don’t think you will never lose a bet when you use a sports betting system, you will, but using one will give you consistent wins and when you have consistent wins from your core system then you can afford to take a loss here and there when you place other bets because your bankroll has regular winnings coming in. Over time you will see that most of your losses will come from bets placed trying to maximize your returns against the Vegas sports odds line and not from your betting system. That’s is OK and it will never stop happening, but the most important thing to remember so you can get yourself on the winning track, increase your bankroll and win often at the betting sports game is to use a winning betting system to point out the solid low risk bets that you will win and then research the rest to find the most rewarding of the riskier bets.