Have you ever known someone that always seems to win at the sports book, or perhaps you have seen or heard of these professional punters and sports gamblers, and wondered what separates them from you.
Truth behind it is most often when people win it comes down to one of two things.
First of all, when most people win it comes down to luck, gambling of all forms is an odds game, and although the odds are created to benefit the bookie or house, some people are lucky enough to see the good winning streaks more then the losing ones. But most people will loose in the long run since that is how the odds are constructed.
The second thing is a solid knowledge of the game at hand. Knowing the teams, players, injuries and statistics are all vital in validating whether or not a team is likely to win.
The problem with knowing these things, other then the fact that it takes a fair amount of time to study and keep up to date, is the fact the sports book and bookies also study and watch these things, and create the odds so you have little chance of making much profit from a game.
That is why you need to decide on the reason for making a bet before you develop a strategy.
If you just like to lay a bet for the Friday night game with your mates and would like to see a profit more often, then following a system is not going to work, since systems will dictate when you bet and may even tell you to avoid that game.
In this case knowing the game and teams comes in handy, but if you don’t have the time, try using professional picks or follow the advice of experts who often offer their opinions in newspapers, on the news or at online websites and sports books. Once you find someone that is often correct, you could profit more often on that Friday night.
On the other hand if you are looking for an income or a way to break into the professional arena, then following a proven betting system, that incorporates sound money management would be the best approach.
In this case, try placing small bets and ease your way into world of professional punters, so you can survive the crucial learning curve.