BetMGM Offers Inspiration for Winning Through Famous Coach’s Quotes
Nobody who bets on sports bets to lose. Unfortunately for the average recreational bettor, that is the end result more times than we care to remember.
There is a technical side to successful sports betting that involves a thorough analysis of your sports betting habits, traits and tendencies. Once you gain a deeper understanding of your past sports betting results, you can then start to work on developing strategies that will improve your overall winning percentage.
The breakeven point for sports betting is set at 52.4%. That winning percentage is based on paying the standard 10% commission or juice the sportsbook charges for booking your bets. That is why it is so important to understand how your current results stack up against that figure.
Aside from the technical aspects that go into a sports betting strategy, there is also a mental side to the game just like in sports itself.
As part of a recent blog post on the BetMGM site, the mental aspect of winning was discussed in the form of inspirational quotes by a few highly successful coaches at both the pro and collegiate level.
If you are looking to stick to the basics, you should be able to relate to this Red Auerbach quote as a famous coach of the NBA’s Boston Celtics:
“Just do what you do best.”
It is easy to overthink things when it comes to betting on the games. If you closely follow a particular sports league, you will develop the ability to better handicap the matchups. You could easily change this quote to “bet on the sports you know the best.”
Famous Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi was quoted as saying:
“Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence”
Excellence in the realm of sports betting would be to consistently win 60% of your bets. That automatically implies that losing 40% of the time is ok. A 100-win MLB team has 61.7 winning percentage. That relates more to playing a 162-game schedule.
One easy way to raise your winning percentage is to bet less. Too many sports fans place bets just to have action on the big game. The pros will sit things out if they do not get the betting spread or total line they are looking for.
You should try and break the habit of forcing a bet. If your confidence level in the outcome is not as high as it should be, just watch the game for fun.
Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden stated:
“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen”
This quote relates more to the handicapping process used to come up with your picks. Key injuries can impact the outcome of any game, so can foul weather in outdoor contests. Little details such as access to accurate injury updates and weather forecast could loom big before you place an actual bet.
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