Sports Betting Systems: Making Sure You Are Beating The Book
Whether you realize it or not, everyone who places a sports bet is using a system of some kind. Whether you are holding your lucky rabbit’s foot, following your fortune cookie’s advice from dinner last night or even flipping a coin, you are using a system. Superstition is a real part of how our minds work and we all have a tendency to connect independent actions together. Bud Light said it best, “Its Only Weird If It Doesn’t Work”. The same can be said for the way some people bet on sports
When we are talking about really betting on sports to make money, aka Sports Investing, it is better to have a system based on objective (not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts) factors if you really want to make money over the long run. If you go on hunches, feelings or what your barber told you, it may win you some money here and there….BUT, over the long run you will probably lose your money. I personally lost a ton of money the first few years I was sports betting as opposed to sports investing. Sure, when I won some money betting on sports I felt like a KING!!! But, I also had my fair share of losses and ended up watching my bankroll fall to zero…. It was then that I started researching and learning how to consistently make money betting on sports and I am going to share some of that here so hopefully you don’t pay the same dummy tax I did to get started.
There are certain ‘Laws’ that are very common that absolutely have their place in sports betting and sports investing. These are Universal Laws that are repeated thousands of times a day by people all over the world. Im going to go over a few of them so you learn from my mistakes and don’t make the same ones…. The goal is to keep you from going broke, like I did in the beginning.
Murphy’s Law and Sports Betting
Many people are familiar with Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. When we talk about Murphy’s Law and sports betting we want to make sure we are careful not to draw her attention. No fun has ever come from having good’ole Murphy on our back. What happens is, you are starting to make money on a system or profile and things are great!! The wins pile up and your bankroll is moving ‘Up and to the right!’. Then, out of nowhere, nothing you do works. If you bet on favorites, underdogs are winning like crazy. You put your money down on the underdog, the favorite reminds you why they are the favorite. Suddenly the bottom drops out and Boom! Murphy’s Law hits you like a pie in your face!
Understanding Murphy’s Law is an essential part of successful and profitable sports betting. If you neglect to keep this law in mind, she will come back to bite you. Wihtout a solid foundation that has shown success over a long period of time, the inevitable will happen…. You will go on losing streaks. No way around it and no reason to try and fight it. You end up ripping your hair out, swearing off sports betting forever and crying both loudly and uncontrollably….
First let me say, I’ve been there. But there is some important things we can do to protect ourselves from Murphy’s Law completely derailing us and keeping us from making money betting on sports. I preach money management so often you would think I owned a trademark on the name. However, by having a strong money management system in place, you will never allow yourself to lose all your money during one of Murphy’s rampages. You will be in a position to weather the storm and keep moving forward. Once I really learned this, I stopped losing money betting on sports and started truly becoming a Sports Investor.
Sports Betting’s Law Of Balance
The ‘Law of Balance’ is the basic understanding that with every up, there is an inevitable down. With every down, there is an inevitable up. It doesn’t mean the down will be as long or as the up and it doesn’t mean the down won’t be much longer than the up… All it means is that in any type of investing, there are ups and downs. Persevering through the ‘give-back’ (This is what I call the down periods) periods and positioning myself for the ups is how I have been successful. This is one of the basic keys why some people make money betting on sports and other lose money.
Lets use an example to explain this differently. You have been winning your bets for the last few days and out of nowhere a serious down happens. Again, a down is when you are losing money for more than 2 days in a row. After a few days of losing of even a week of losing, most people run for the hills. But don’t run so fast… As long as you know you are following a winning system, you should have the confidence and ability to keep placing your bets and weather the down. The ‘UP’ will come and you will make back your money plus. To many people jump off a system after a few losses or a period of DOWN and miss the profits over the long run. Take a look at my current NHL chart for this season and look at the UP and the DOWN.
I had a huge number of new system followers during the UP. Like clockwork, I also had a lot of people drop off during the following DOWN period. Never forget the Law of Balance in Sports Betting. If you are sure you are following a winning investing system, embrace the down because you know a subsequent up is on the way. This is how you avoid losses!
Using an Experts System
We all love sports and think we can pick the winners on our own. However, unless you are going to devote the time necessary to prove out a winning system it is often easier and more profitable to just follow an experts system. Following an experts system that has a proven track record will help you work through the ups and downs of sports investing. An expert system will balance the unpredictable trends versus the proven metrics that win over the long-run and deliver you a winning system. All you have to do is follow them! I am a big advocate in telling people who ask me about my system to do this… Start with a bankroll that you are absolutely prepared to lose. If you treat the money as lost before you start, it will make it easier to stick with it even if we lose a bit at first.
When amateur sports bettors jump from one system to another, they lose any chance of finding consistency. Consistency is the key to beating betting cycles and profiting over the long-term! When I first started sharing my picks with the public I was fascinated at watching my customers come and go during the UPS and DOWNS with complete disregard for the cycles.
Picking A Profitable Betting System To Follow
If you are going to follow an expert system, here are three rules you should follow so you ensure you will make money:
- Look for a system or handicapper who doesn’t just sell you individual picks. They should be offering you a system to follow as a whole so you can ensure long-term success.
- Avoid anyone who claims they never lose or that they make money every day/week/month.
- Once you found one you are comfortable with trying, JUMP ALL IN! Do not bounce from system to system or capper to capper. Once you start, see it through.
Remember This Trick: Treat your bankroll as lost from the start so you don’t pull it out after a big down and miss the profitable up!
There is no perfect ride or elevator to the top. We have to build our wealth one day at a time and there will be ups and downs. So we must ignore the daily variances of it all and never panic in times of Downs. We must stay the course and get ready to hold on tight when the rocket launches on the upswing. Choose your guide wisely and examine their system based on the above. If you do this, in the end you will be laughing all the way to the bank. If there is every any questions you have or need guidance, don’t hesitate to hit me up: email@example.com! If you would like to try my system out, just put your name and email in the box in the top right and come along for the ride!