A lot of amateur sports bettors have what they consider to be a “fix” for what is commonly referred to as the “opinion” or “gut feeling.” This is where the bettor is forced to make a snap decision based solely on his or her instincts. While this may seem like a fun way to make a bet, it is actually one of the most unreliable forms of gambling there is. In fact, a large percentage of bettors who place bets using this method will end up losing more money than they initially placed. In other words, there are a lot of people who feel that they can get away with betting the way they see fit, and when disaster strikes, they find out that their judgment was wrong. While opinion betting is certainly not the best way to go, there is one group of bettors that have perfected the art of what is often referred to as being a “consensus bettor.”
What is a consensus betting method? In order for a bettor to become a “consensus bettor,” he or she must adopt a mindset that all decisions made should be based on the collective opinion of the bettor’s pool. For example, if ten professional sports gamblers decide to bet on a particular NBA matchup between two teams, then that decision must be based on the collective opinion of those bettors. One might call this a “rule of thumb” in the world of sports betting, but if you want to become a professional sports gambler, you must learn to adapt to a very different method of thinking.
The majority of professional sports gamblers agree that it is much easier to make a profit by placing bets on games that have little chance of winning than it is to make a small profit from every game that you are a part of. The majority of professional sports bettors also believe that it is much more difficult to make money if you’re part of a team that is consistently winning. A professional sports bettor should always remember that he or she will always be the odd man out when it comes to picking teams to win and teams to lose. The fact is, most professional sports bettors will have some degree of success with one team or another. However, there are die hard fans and other types of gamblers who are able to pick winners by taking into consideration the collective opinion of the sports bettors pool.
So, what is a professional gambler? Quite simply, a sports bettor is someone who believes that a professional gambler, given the odds, can still come out on top when it comes to picking the winner in any given situation. This type of individual is willing to go against the grain when it comes to betting on games where there isn’t a strong likelihood of the outcome occurring. For instance, if you have a relatively poor opinion of a player’s overall performance, then you probably shouldn’t be betting on him or her to lead his or her team to victory. On the other hand, you may have a very high opinion of a team’s lineup and feel that they are a lock to win, but you may not have done enough research to handicap them correctly.
Now, how can you know which players are “elite” and that bettors are “experts”? The answer is simple. By putting yourself in the shoes of a bettor, you will be better able to determine which bettors are good at picking winners and which ones are bad. For instance, if you’re a seasoned professional sports bettor and you’ve been winning regularly, you probably wouldn’t pick the same team to bet on twice. You would likely stick with one particular team, perhaps one where your favorite player or team resides, and don’t wager a dime on the other team. If you were to choose the other option, you’d likely lose money.
As a professional sports gambler, you want to avoid picking one of these teams to bet against, so it’s in your best interest to understand how to pick your teams. In order to do this, you need to become familiar with statistics and the way the game is played. In other words, you need to know the key factors that affect a team’s chances of winning. In this case, the key factor would likely be the offensive line.
In order to determine which players and teams are better suited for their skill sets, professional sports gamblers will often times use statistics. In doing so, they will look at the line, the starting quarterback, the running back, the wide receiver and any other players or positions on the team. They’ll then study how well each one of these factors does in relation to their skill set. Obviously, if a player or position is extremely good at one aspect of the game, they will excel at that aspect of the game, and if it takes them out of position, they won’t perform as well.
Of course, not all professional sports bettors do this. Some may choose to make their decisions based purely on their emotions. They may place their bets based solely on their personal opinion of a team or player, which can lead to disaster. This is why it is important to keep these two separate aspects in mind when you are learning how to pick your teams.