When it comes to successful gambling – psychology and self-discipline are everything.
All types of betting are, to some extent, motivated by “fashion” and this probably applies to football more than any other form of betting. Football is, after all, the world’s most popular sport with an unbelievable amount of attention devoted to it.
This is great news for the shrewd gambler as it offers the value seeker some wonderful opportunities. Manchester City are “bound” to win game X etc…
Most of us are victim to fashion of some form or another at some time in our lives. The trick is to try and ignore it. Leave your prejudices, personal favouritism, irrational likes and dislikes, and emotions to one side and concentrate only on the cold, hard facts – let the stats be your guide in other words.
With the new NFL season now just over a week away it is likely that many gamblers across the US – and across the world for that matter – are beginning to sit down, assess the match ups and wager their bets in a bid to seek some opening day profit. Now for many of those people, their attempts will simply end in failure, but for a minority, their luck just might be in that day and they could be basking in a neat little side pot. If you would like to be part of that minority, then here are some tips surrounding the Overs and Unders betting markets that could swing the tide in your favour come game day.
With this market, you aren’t betting on a result, you are simply betting on the amount of points that will be scored in the game. This makes the game easier to read from a betting perspective and team line-ups will likely have a more of an effect on the result. Take the quarterback position for example, if you know that a starting quarterback is injured then it may be likely that his replacement cannot fill his boots and the Unders market would be a strong bet. You can find the latest news at all the best NFL sports sites and top bookmaking sites in order to check team news before placing a bet.
If you’re a regular of the various local betting shops and online bookies, then chances are that you have noticed that bookmakers’ odds are priced less than the ones available at betting exchanges.
Curious about the reason, I raised the question to Mike, a friend at Bet Bright, and he was so kind to give me an extensive explanation.
– While you might find the whole situation as an attempt to lower user profit margins, you might be surprised to learn that this is due to the fact that bookmakers also feature backing for the outcome. Essentially, each time you place a wager with the operator, you earn the possibility of an arbitrage transaction at the same time.