Hello Sports Bettors!
As a sports betting professional handicapper, I love analytics because the numbers don’t lie. If I research the ATS record of any team as an away underdog in games where they are playing outside of their home state, and I learn that traditionally they fail to cover a lot of those games, that’s not my opinion, it is a fact.
I love to share interesting facts and nuggets we stumble across in the data room. However, if I tell you that by following just one simple tip, I can make you a better bettor than what you are right now, that is opinion-based writing.
I am treading into some dangerous waters as an opinion-based writer.
Who am I, as a sports bettor, to be throwing around unsolicited advice? Where is my transparent betting record proving to everyone that I am indeed the betting voice you should blindly follow? That’s easy, because all my tracking is located in my website at https://www.gridirongold.com/pick-records.html .
But what about the other sports services? You will be hard pressed to find transparency and honesty. So beware, if they’re not tracking and posting their true results get the hell away from them asap.
I am here to say that you can be better at sports betting with just one simple tip. Here’s how. How!
You Need To Record Bets Let’s say we placed 200 total football bets last year. Those 200 bets are an assortment of moneyline, spread bets, over/under and player props. At the end of the season, a quick glance at the overall bankroll will us whether we are up or down from our original total when the season first started. But knowing if we are up or down money isn’t enough information to actually help us get better.
Manage Your Betting History What is our record and ROI when we break it down by individual type of bet? If a bettor was diligent enough to track their betting results for two or three consecutive years, now we have a lot of valuable data about ourselves. We can use that personal data to make better decisions in the future. Once you have compiled enough data, you can zoom in and get even more detailed analytics. We’ve been doing it for decades and that’s why I stick to side & over/under picks for college & pro football and basketball and MLB sides and over/unders. Also I never bet a money line greater than -130 in any sport. Tracking our entire history allows us to quickly sort our bets to include only games involving certain teams. Gathering this information may help shape your betting future by determining where you are achieving your greatest success. Of course, if it points out the good, it will also point out the bad. Sometimes seeing the actual results can be hard on the ego. But we are always better off knowing the exact facts.
Tracking Objections: I realize many people have probably gone down the tracking road previously or didn’t start because of the workload involved. For all those who say, “I don’t have the time” or “this is a lot of work,” I have one response: I totally get it.
Tracking Isn’t For Everyone Tracking your betting history isn’t for everyone, and I can speak from firsthand experience, it can be time-consuming, depending on the volume of bets placed. Software is available claiming to make this easier. If you do have experience with bet tracking software, I would love to hear what you used and how well it worked. This is not a promise that you will automatically become a profitable bettor if you start tracking your results. But it is my opinion that tracking your results will make you a better bettor overall. If you say the heck with it, so can always watch our tracking bets weekly.
Best of luck with all your upcoming picks in the coming weeks!
Happy Handicapping, Dennis Stagliano
Dennis has been an award winning handicapper and was documented as one of the nations best race and sports handicappers since 1981.