Every handicapper must, at some point, ask themselves “How can I win more money than I lose?” No one – regardless of his/her history in sports betting – can ever keep failing at some point. That failure is theledge that you are not doing the right thing and will continue to fail. You may fail in the short run or the long run but you definitely will fail in the latter category.
As a handicapper, you have to accept the fact that winning and losing are co-dependent. You can’t really be a winner both of the games (you would have to be a winner at both ends of the game, at least consistently, and that is a stretch). And, you’ll never be a consistent winner in the category we are talking about. If you were to bet on a team, say the New York Yankees, and they were to win the game, you might bet for them to lose. But that bet would mean that you are betting against the New York Dominobet. They are the favorites. If you bet with the Yankees, you are betting for yourself to lose.
The point is, if you bet and win, you are, in a sense, the co-anted one. You are meant to win. If you lose the game, you are meant to lose. But, you won’t always win. Sometimes you will lose. It’s the big picture that you need to take ownership of.
On the other end of the spectrum, if you bet against a team, even if they are the underdog, you are not betting your money against the New York Yankees. You are betting against your choice team. You are betting to win and having the best chance of winning. If the Yankees are going to win, you will win. If they are going to lose, you will lose.
The crucial idea in Money Management is to find a winning percentage that you are comfortable with. That is, whether you are comfortable walking away with winnings in the red, or walking away with money in the black.
Now, it is possible to do a little arithmetic and figure out your recalibration range to an accuracy of 99.4% to 100%, if you would like. However, if you want to be a professional, you probably will not be in the habit of doing so. Therefore, you might as well just abandon all pretenses of “advanced money management awareness” and just accept the fact that there is no such thing as a guaranteed betting method.
Assumed you know what you are doing
You can get the picture of the world of tomorrow pretty much exactly based on nothing more than that introductory paragraph from a book a thousand years old calledTen minutes to Betting Winners.
At first, the implied odds seem to indicate quite a large range for the home team to beat the visitor by. That is, based on thousands of runs. But, if you know the history of baseball, you know that teams can have streaks of excellence and the worst streak would not necessarily be the worst win.
As with hockey, so with baseball, the streak of a team’s winning percentage against the other can be a misleading number. You see, most people only know how to bet on the home team, or the visitor team. They do not look beyond the pitcher or the home town, or even the sometimes extremely long season. However, you must start off with the premise that you know your math, and you know that you have a better understanding of what you are doing.
Professionals get a bad rap over the media, and maybe some spectators believe it, too. However, the winning numbers are the true proof. When you can bet with a positive edge, you will be on the path to sports betting success. At a very conservative level, you will probably win between 55 and 60 percent of your bets. You will never be able to stick your finger on the chart, and win every single bet, but winning 55% of the time, over the course of the season, and you can emerge with a profit.
If you want that kind of success, you are going to have to engage in the kind of work you are not looking for. You are going to have to follow a proven and mathematically oriented strategy. That strategy is the key to success, but by understanding your basic numbers and the odds, you can’t be guaranteed success, but you can be guaranteed a profit.