Why You Should Use a Professional Sports Handicapper
by Dave Schwab - 2/9/2015
It's a great time of the year to wager on all the basketball action you can handle as the NBA rolls into its All-Star Break later this week and men's college basketball continues to gear up for the stretch run to the conference tournaments and the March Madness of this season's NCAA Tournament.
Going it alone during one of the most exciting and lucrative times of the year can be a daunting task, but thankfully Doc's Sports has you covered with an insightful look into the main benefits of turning to our expert handicapping staff to boost your overall betting bankroll.
They are called Experts for a Reason
Some bettors may think that a handicapper's ability to break down matchups is more of an art than a science, but the reality of the situation is that it is both. The average person betting on sports probably believes that they have what it takes to analyze these matchups to the point where they will win more games than they lose. This can be a very tall task when you consider that the top handicappers in the game can spend up to eighty hours a week digging into the nuts and bolts of these same games to produce a solid record of winning over an extended period of time.
There is much more that goes into handicapping a game than trying to figure out which side to bet on. Expert handicappers do not only spend their time analyzing key stats and betting trends, but they are also trained to understand the technical aspects of sports betting and well as spotting line movements that can work in their favor. They spend a good deal of their time working the phones for inside information. They are constantly scouring the Internet or crunching numbers in a database. In an effort to leave no stone unturned, these professionals will go that extra mile to create an edge against even the sharpest oddsmakers' betting lines.
The Ins and Outs of Doc's Unit Betting System
Even more important than knowing what side to bet on in any given matchup is knowing how much to bet in that particular game. This all comes down to one simple concept: the level of confidence that you have in that pick. An expert handicapper at Doc's Sports not only makes their picks, but they will also back them up with a recommended unit play with the use of Doc's Unit Betting System.
This scale runs from one unit all the way up to eight. A one- to two-unit selection would be small play, while a seven to eight-unit selection would probably be a handicapper's Game of the Month or even Game of the Year. There are no such things as "locks" in this business, and you will never see one of Doc's handicappers touting a pick as a "can't-miss" play. Losing is a very real aspect of betting on sports, so the unit play is simply a money management tactic that measures the level of confidence that a handicapper has in that particular selection.
The key as a sports bettor is to know your limits and maintain consistency in your unit plays. For some people $10 might be an appropriate unit play, while for others this figure could be as much as $1,000. You have to look at sports betting as an investment, and proper money management is vital to generating a positive return. Letting you know exactly how much to wager on a particular game is another way that an expert handicapper adds value to his service.
A One-Stop Shop for Expert Handicappers
It is entirely up to you as far how many different handicapping services you decide to employ, but one of the biggest benefits of doing business with Doc's is direct access to a team of expert handicappers that all have a proven track record of winning picks. Every handicapper has their own unique style, so it's important that you find the ones that you feel most comfortable with.
Some have a tendency to ride the favorites on a regular basis, while others have made their name in the game uncovering strong underdogs. Some services release their selections with the use of a set betting system, and others will specialize in a particular type of bet such as first half lines, totals or even player props. The one thing that they all have in common as a member of Doc's team is the ability to win on a consistent basis, which is really what successful sports betting is all about.
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