Professional athletes require a high degree of discipline in order to harvest winning results. Those who make wagers in sports based on the performance of these athletes need just as much discipline. Ignoring simple rules, however, can lead to sickening losses. Follow these 5 guidelines to increase your chances of consistent winning results at betting on sites like www.sbobet.io.
Look at the Long Game
Investors in the stock market have all heard the speech about diversity. “Do not put all your eggs in one basket.” In sports wagering, these guidelines do not change. Look at your wagers as a series of balanced long-term and short-term investments. A long-term investment would be betting on a team to make the playoffs at the end of a season. You aren’t betting which games they are going to win or how they are going to get there; you are betting on a result with a higher percentage of favorable results. A higher percentage for a payout exists, but the payouts are smaller and less frequent.
Putting your money on longer results should not be a precursor to avoiding day-to-day or weekly wagers. Many historical trends in sports remain fairly consistent. For example, two teams may play each other every year, and despite their current rosters or performance in the regular, finish the games with a small margin of differential. In another example, you may hear a weather report that will affect the spread in an outdoor game. Keeping some of your bankroll available to invest in these pop-up scenarios will provide beneficial results.
Be a History Student
Bettors often ignore history to their own detriment. Many times, bettors talk themselves out of history. “Ohio State and Wisconsin always finishes close, but even though Ohio State is giving up 10 points, I am still going to pick them because they are so much better this year.” Maybe, this statement will prove true. If the games finish close 80 percent of the time, that still means 20 percent of the time they do not. That being said, whether you are investing in stocks or sports, nobody will tell you that betting on 20 percent probability equals long-term profitability. Going with history means that history will likely look favorably on your wagers.
While it has been mentioned that value exists in jumping on a game right when the line is released, there can be just as much value in waiting it out. I have never used a sports book that doesn’t allow you to buy points. A bigger danger exists in placing the wager early, only to find out mid-week about the star player being injured or that a blizzard is expected to hit five minutes before opening kickoff.
Taking the wise advice of Yoda, fear and anger cloud your judgment. Having fun actually helps you see things with better clarity. Even though money is involved, don’t let it corrupt your profitability or love of the game.