Good Wagers for Bets: Expert Sports Handicappers Make Money by Thinking Outside the Box
In the first part of this century, when offshore betting was really catching fire and the money was flowing, there all sorts of people promoting to anyone who thought they could pick a sports betting winner that they should jump in the game.
It was so simple (at least that was said), build a website, work four or five hours a day, and in no time at all, you are pulling in $100,000 a year selling picks. Go into a sports betting forum or two, be on the right side of more winners than losers, and quicker than you could say "Show Me the Money", sports bettors would be willing to throw their hard-earned cash at you.
Well, as many found out, almost none of this was true. The hours were closer to 10 a day, marketing was very challenging without a big budget, and those betting sports were far from naïve. Plus, having even an excellent record meant nothing without advertising.
Fast forward to today, and those that have survived as professional handicappers, like those at Doc's Sports, have evolved and continued to thrive, leaving others in the dust.
Being in the sports handicapping industry is no different than any other job; if you want to succeed, you have to change and often, think outside the box.
If your comfort level is betting the traditional sports of football and basketball (pro and college) and possibly baseball, there is nothing wrong with that. However, with mobile betting, the options have changed and so has the appetite of those placing bets against sports betting odds.
Sports bettors might not have the time or the bankroll to take on everything that comes their way. However, sharp-minded cappers do, and they delve into research and formulate edges to beat the oddsmakers in lesser-known ways. With this kind of thinking, it's not "how", but "how much" money can a handicapper generate by thinking differently than the masses.
Here are elements of good wagers for bets from a couple of our top Doc's experts to consider.
A Pro's Pro Talks Sports Betting Opportunities
Raphael Esparza is a former Vegas Sports Book Director in Las Vegas and understands what it's like on both sides of the betting counter. This kind of knowledge is invaluable because he's dealt with every kind of bettor imaginable. Raphael has a complete understanding of how numbers are made and bettor's impulses and can pick up the scent of a bad number a mile away.
This is why he delves into many so-called "minor" sports. Here are tips from Raphael and elements to look for.
"People believe that degenerates are the only bettors when it comes to lesser-known sports, but you would be completely wrong. Normal bettors who bet all basketball will bet WNBA, and if you follow the WNBA you can pick up on trends, hot/cold teams, and certain road favorites that cash." said Esparza.
I asked Esparza about soccer, and here is what he said. "When it comes to soccer you have to think about the sport worldwide. Soccer is the most bet sport in the world, so just because we live in the U.S. you have to be prepared for daily soccer action. No sleeping at the wheel when it comes to booking soccer."
He also brought up the continued growth of UFC fight betting and what's happening on the betting fronts in boxing these days. "When it comes to UFC wagers, as a bookmaker all you are rooting for is a couple of underdogs to cash and you will have a winning evening. Why you ask? All UFC weekend bettors will parlay all the favorites, and if you can get one big underdog to cash it's an easy winning evening." Esparza said. He continued, "Boxing.....totally different! You need the favorite because in boxing everybody loves an underdog."
Online Sports Betting Offers a Multitude of Options
Besides the WNBA, soccer, UFC, and boxing, there are other profiting-making sports available.
Those who regularly follow Canadien Football (spelled like those in Canada do) know the first half of the season is usually underdog-laden.
Golf and NASCAR are sports that often favor hot individuals when it comes to head-to-head wagering. In addition, both tend to favor past results depending on the venue. If golfer or driver has enjoyed success at a golf course or track or performed poorly, they have a tendency to do the same and sharp bettors can take advantage.
Though increasing in popularity, wagering on totals doesn't receive the necessary acclaim it should.
Doc's Expert Explains a Simple Way to Betting Totals
Robert Ferringo is one of the most consistent and profitable handicappers in the country. Robert has a long-term model that has made him one of the most successful handicappers in the United States over the past decade. Here are his thoughts about how you can win betting totals.
"I love betting totals. I use a lot of totals in just about all sports, with college basketball being the lone exception. I am a very "macro" handicapper." Ferringo stated.
We asked Robert to elaborate on this. "Rather than getting bogged down by a ton of individual matchups and drowning in the minutia of all the storylines and angles of a particular game. I like to take a very "big picture" kind of view of teams.
By betting a total you are really betting on or against both teams. And you
are actually betting more about how you think the game is going to be
played rather than what the actual result might be.
For instance, if you bet an NBA game to go 'over', then you're basically saying that you see the game played at a little higher pace with a little better efficiency than the books do. That could be due to a bounce-back situation for a team that shot poorly the game before. Or it could be because one team is at the end of a road trip and you think their defense is going to be weaker.
Another example is betting on the 'under' in a football game. When you do that you're really betting against both offenses and on both defenses. So rather than worrying about how one offense will attack one defense, you are really taking an overarching view of how you see that game being played out on both sides. I also have some great totals systems that are all mathematically based, and I like relying on those at times rather than trying to rely on some idiot coach not to let his poor clock management cost me a bet because he let the other team in the back door."
Bottom line, the choice is yours. There are ways to beat the sportsbooks in other sports and make cash, you just have to put in the work like the pros do.
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