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9 out of 10 NFL bettors make these 5 mistakes betting on NFL

Betting on NFL and college football is a common past-time for most sports fans who follow American football. Whether they’ve found a legal way to bet at an online sportsbook, Vegas or among friends and fantasy leagues, the thrill of making or purchasing your weekly NFL picks and throwing some hard-earned dollars or set bankroll can be equivalent of watching your lotto numbers come up on the screen.

In the longer term, only a small percentage of NFL bettors make a profit. Key point is long term. Sports investors (and sharps) on the other hand have shown much higher percentages of long term profits, and greater profits than that of the average stock market investor.

In this post, I’ll show you 5 common mistakes most NFL bettors make betting on NFL, and what you can do avoid these mistakes to join the ranks of the profitable football bettors each season.  Read more

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5 Forgotten MLB Betting Tips: How 50 MLB bettors increased their Major League Baseball bankrolls X2

We ran a social experiment last season with a sample of our sports investors who weighted over 50% of their betting portfolio on Major League Baseball. Our hypothesis aimed to evaluate these 50 members (members of IntelligentBettingTips.com) MLB betting strategies, techniques and systems, and uncover the common winning and losing betting tactics amongst them. (related: 3 tips for betting MLB playoffs, versus regular season).
The outcome of this was quite the reverse, and produced insights into some common areas that were thought to be applied, but missed, and where data-driven betting systems and predictive analysis shows a trends of winning patterns. Simply from identifying this insight and sharing back to this pool of 50 members, after one full baseball season we surveyed them and found a strong majority had achieve greater profits in MLB than over the last 5 years, and in many case double (and more) their baseball betting bankroll.

The result is what I’ll share with are what I consider the 5 forgotten MLB betting tips that can boost your bankroll and increase your MLB profits. While some may seem like common sense, it was also a surprise to us when these were revealed among a number of others as forgotten or misplaced betting strategies or principles that the data will endorse.
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10 types of sports bettors, which one are you?

In the sports betting market, there are a variety of personalities or types of sports bettors who frequent the online sports books. Especially around major sporting events as the NFL Superbowl, to MLB World Series and one of my favourites – FIFA World Cup predictions, we see a variety of individuals who visit the online sportsbooks, and seek handicapper or tipster services.

From gamblers to recreational sports bettors to Sharps to investors, we’ve always maintained a focus on attracting and nurturing those individuals who view sports betting not as gambling, but as another investment vehicle to include in their investment portfolio among 401K, stocks, bonds, options, etc.

Think about it. When you understand the financial markets as the NASDAQ and NYSE are influenced by uncontrollable factors such as big player moves, and price swings resulting from psychological and emotional factors, you’ve got to wonder how much data-driven insight can play a roll to win. Read more

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Sharps use these 5 hidden MLB World Series betting strategies

Sharps use these 5 hidden MLB betting strategiesThe MLB World series is among the most popular time of year for baseball handicappers, bettors, investors, and the online sportsbooks.

It’s a common trend to see baseball bettors and investors pull our the big bankrolls during the final series than any time throughout the season. And of course, the recreational bettors and public money are drawn into betting on the World Series for the obvious hype the media propagate to the public and fans.

Its typical to see recreational bettors make the most common mistakes in betting baseball this time of season, and yet the Sharps experienced baseball bettors understand this added attention and media hype creates advantageous betting opportunities to take major profit off the table.

In this post we’ll introduce you to 5 hidden betting strategies Sharps, investors and experiences handicappers use to profit from betting on the MLB playoffs and World Series. Though before you read this post, consider the 3 tips for betting MLB playoffs, versus regular seasons. Read more

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3 tips for betting MLB playoffs, versus regular season

3 tips to betting MLB playoffsIf you’ve invested or bet on MLB over the years on both the regular baseball season and playoffs, you’ve likely seen how the MLB playoffs are a much different beast than the regular season, and how an adjustment to your betting strategy and MLB playoff picks is required to adjust for the change in temperament.

1. Regular Season Track Record

Check the history and you’ll find the importance of how team health and their momentum have played well into the playoff series. For example, in the last decade, teams with the better record have had the advantage in the World Series.

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9 out of 10 NFL bettors make these mistakes

nfl betting mistakesBetting on NFL and college football is a common past-time of most sports fans who follow football. Whether they’ve found a legal way to bet at an online sportsbook, Vegas or among friends and fantasy leagues, the thrill of making or purchasing your weekly NFL picks and throwing some of your hard earned dollars or part of your bankroll can be equivalent of watching your lotto numbers come up on the screen.

In the longer term, only a small percentage of NFL bettors make a profit. Key point is long term. Sports investors (and sharps) on the other hand have shown much higher percentages of long term profits, and greater profits than that of the average stock market investor. Read more

2013 mlb predictions

2013 MLB predictions and performance from start of the baseball season

2013 mlb predictionsYear after year we see the failed or backlash of countless sports broadcasters, writers, sports bloggers and radio hosts attempt to pull out of the hat some head spinning validation to call their MLB predictions at the start of the season, mid season and leading to the playoffs for their world series predictions.

This year is no different watching the countless sport media outlets broadcast their 2013 mlb predictions. While all these sports experts are perceived professionals in all sports, or just baseball, they acquire a following each week over their choice of mediums;  TV, Twitter, or wherever else they’ve made a presence for greater exposure and connection with their fans.

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Infographic: What type of sports bettor area you?

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Handicapper strategy, betting against ‘squares’

betting against the squaresIf you’re new to sports investing or betting on sports, you’re going to hear a strategy approach used by some expert handicappers and experienced sports bettors called ‘betting against squares’. If you haven’t heard of this betting term yet, I suggest you also browse through other common, and some not-so-common, sports investing and betting terminology.

Betting against squares is a handicapping betting strategy where the investor or bettor, wagers against the public consensus or opinion. This is usually referred to as ‘squares’.

While this seems a rather simplistic strategy, there is an important strategic element to this method. While some expert handicappers may produce sports picks based on this method, which can produce some big wins during the season, the sports investors and handicappers who successfully apply the betting against squares strategy apply a methodical statistical analysis on the game match ups.

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Sports investing and bankroll management

10% of sports bettors follow these bankroll management tips

Investors across the board, whether your an investor in market equities, or sports investor specific sports, both have common fundamental investment philosophies that apply.

Some of the most important factors and best tips to becoming a profitable investor  include:

  • Don’t let emotions dictate investment decisions.
  • Fundamental data analysis and research will show you the value who to invest in, and who to avoid, and at the very lease, give you an edge.
  • A lot of information is intangible and cannot be measured (ex. teams motivation and drive on game day). The quantifiable aspects of a company or team, such as profits and wins are easy enough to find and quantify, but always work into your formula considerations on qualitative factors, such as new coach, new quarterback, weather conditions, team emotions on game day, etc.  Use a combination of tangible and intangible aspects when making your investment picks.
  • Money management or bankroll management

The latter, bankroll management, is one of the most common areas sports bettors and punters ignore, yet its one of the most integral sports investing areas that makes the difference between a bettor and a profitable sports investors.

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