Betting on sports is a huge hobby for millions of people around the world. It’s exciting and an easy way to make any game more interesting. Here’s a question that is easy to answer for most people – Wouldn’t it be better to WIN money betting on sports?
Easy question right?
Of course it’s better to win money – that’s the goal of every sports bettor! And thankfully, there are ways that you can profit from betting sports. Today we take a closer look at what the pros do to make money.
Professional sports handicappers have one common trait that the average bettor lacks – discipline!
All too often people will bet more than they should or let their emotions get the best of them when they are on a winning or losing streak.
I see it all the time – someone starts “chasing” and betting big after a losing streak (they try to make it all back) or they big large when on a hot streak.
This pattern can be deadly to your bankroll as you can see it quickly evaporate!
Pros will also be able to spot both their strengths and weaknesses. For most, there are certain sports that they do very well in and other that they struggle with a bit.
As an example, I’ve had great success in baseball and NCAA basketball. However, betting on hockey has given me a hard time. Therefore, I rarely place wagers on the NHL unless there is something I’m very confident in.
That doesn’t mean I don’t still look for ways to make money betting on hockey, however I’m not going to risk any substantial money until I’m more confident in my results.
Lastly, look for “angles” that have a history of sports handicapper picks working and capitalize on them. For example, in the NBA it can be profitable to bet against a team that is playing the second game of a back-to-back, especially if they travelled the night before. Their opponent should not have played the night before.
A tired basketball team can easily account for a few baskets – a crucial consideration when you’re betting against on the point spread.
I won’t automatically bet against a team in this case – I do look for other things – but I pay close attention to the schedule! Very few people do, but I’m happy to take advantage of it when the timing’s right.
Profitable sports betting is entirely possible. Many people do it and make a good living. It’s a great feeling knowing that you can find an edge against the sportsbooks!