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Learning How to Bet on Sporting Events

Mar 14, 2008
The number one rule to betting on anything whether a sporting event or not, is to never bet more than your budget allows. Once you have figured this out and put it to good use, the learning process becomes that much easier. While there are literally hundreds of ways to bet on sporting events, it would be in your best interest to bet on what you know if there is money to be made.

For instance, betting on a team because your favorite player plays for them is not smart. Its just another rule that you should not bet on any team that is going to lead you to put money on them because of your heart and not your head. The best option is to not place a wager on the games your favorite teams play in.

Before we go any farther, you have to understand that betting smart means you have to eliminate all the possible chances of losing. You have to try to get as big of a win to loss ratio as possible. Meaning if you narrow it down around a 70%-30% chance of winning those are great odds, although not definite.

This means not betting on a game just because see that its going to be on television. It means, if you see a game that is going to be a good close affair, why put money on that when you see the facts of another game that is going to be a blowout. It may sound like common sense, but you would be surprised how many people do little things like that and then wonder why that can not win money.

Sure Hampton vs. Georgia Southern does not sound as enticing as Duke vs. North Carolina in a weekend of NCAA basketball, but if the first game is a dead giveaway for a win, why bet on the other just for fun? It is just more of an opportunity to lose by games end instead of building your betting bankroll.

When you are winning its okay to bet bigger, but if you are losing do not continue to chase your money. Only bet what you can where issues will not surface, because if you keep betting big while you are in the red it will eventually catch up with you and create several problems that will involve your family life. If the games are not falling your way bet smaller, you will be glad you did over time.

However, the number one secret to stay away from when betting on sports is one that many people never discuss, which is betting on several games. If you are the person that has to bet on a game at eleven, one, four, and eight oclock you need to take a step back. Try picking out the best 2 games of the day, whether or not they are early or late games. Because narrowing down your games will only increase your chances overall.

Keep all this tips in mind when placing wagers and you will do nothing but improve your chances of winning. If for whatever reason you are worried about losing money, then its time to hop on the wagon and take a break. If you break the first rule when betting on the sports, the rest of them will nt matter.
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