ESPN college football betting system

ESPN college football sports betting system, good or bad?

There is a tendency with high profile college football games that high-volume of public betting money will flow into the online sports books and influence the bookmakers to adjust their lines – obviously an insight Sharps sports bettors watch.

But this post is not about Sharps betting strategy on college football games, but instead the good and bad of using major media outlets as ESPN college football predictions in your college betting strategy, especially for those of you who use ESPN for college basketball picks against the spread.

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Super Bowl predictions: NFL’s Broncos & Packers an early call

With the 2013 now here, all the talk is NFL Super bowl XLVII predictions. While its still anyone’s pick, a look at the industry from the NFL source itself and their analysts, are already making their early Super bowl picks for the big game on February 3rd, 2013 in New Orleans.

Not that we disagree or agree on their NFL super bowl picks, it is still early to tell and an early call. As each football playoff game is played out week by week, the predictions change.

Even our network of industry expert NFL handicappers, social NFL predictions and the public betting predictions including Facebook’s football predictions app. and social or crowd sourcing sports prediction sites as Social Sports Betting Picks won’t be fully tabulated until we get closer to the superbowl, there are strong indicators we can see from the NFL playoff picks being made.

But what will the experts handicappers predictions be? Fade the public or bet against the squares…you remember that simple, yet one of the most popular football betting strategies used by many, and works ‘over time’, simply bet against the public or consensus.  We’ll have another post on public betting and betting against them on the underdogs shortly.

Until that time all the NFL handicappers and betting pubic release their Superbowl predictions are calculated, lets take a sneak peak into NFL.com’s analysts Super bowl 47 predictions. Read more

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Why 90% of sports betting systems don’t work

I’m sure you’ve seen them online, heard through sports betting forums or various other online outlets, those posts or banners flashing the attention grabbing headline of the best betting system, or winning sports betting system, or we win 90% of our sports picks.

The unfortunate case with the handicapper market is that it’s a saturated market of self-proclaimed sports betting professionals claiming to have the latest sports betting system that produces the best winning picks and giving away free picks. The unfortunate, and fortunate case of the sports betting and handicapper industry is that the 80/20 business school rule applies.

The reality is that 80% of the sports betting systems in the market don’t work, or unqualified. I would even go on the line to say it is closer to 90% and the factors that play into their prediction systems or methods are why the majority of NFL bettors lose.

Even so the general line of thinking with the avid sports bettor, investor and sharp, “why would someone sell their winning picks when they could bet on the picks themselves”. It’s a valid comment and applies to most betting systems touted in the market.

But then there is the other 20%, and in the handicapper market our teams years of experience has taught us this more 10%. That is 10% of sports betting systems can work, with a caveat attached. And when the services are used as their recommended, it separates the difference between the sports gambler and sports investor.

Just as in investing in stocks on NASDAQ or Dow, its still a gamble or bet if no advantageous information is received before the stock moves. And even being on the inside, their can be still risk, which a prudent bankroll or money management and strategy (or betting) strategy must be applied.

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