2012 NFL Preseason Schedule

The 2012 NFL preseason schedule kicks off on Sunday, August 5th, with the classic NFL Hall of Fame game, and the inaugural kick off the 2012 NFL football season and tail get parties.

Among such NFL bettors and investors alike scramble to get their bankrolls in place for another seasons of big wins, and losses.  While most recreational football bettors are ecstatic to begin throwing down the benjamins on the pre-season games, the experienced bettor and investor understands how timing plays a strong role to starting the season off profitable. Because the statistics aren’t in, teams figuring out their synergy, adjusting to new coaches, starting rookies, and new QB’s, it can be an unpredictable time of year when investing in the NFL preseason – sometimes. For more, read our post why not to bet or invest on the NFL preseason…sometimes…as there are still investment opportunities to be had if you can spot them.

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sports betting money management

6 bankroll management tips for NFL football investing

sports betting money managementAny sports investor, expert nfl handicapper and sharp bettor understand the importance of how bankroll money management plays into having a profitable season. It’s not all about taking your best NFL picks from a solid nfl handicapper and going for the win. Bankroll management is integral when investing on the NFL, and in this post I’ll cover a few money management tips when betting on the NFL for any season.

You can never have enough education on money management and betting or investing on sports. If you can practice good money management skills in sports betting, you will go a long way. Just as you would with a prudent investment strategy into your 401K, RRSPs or the stock market and averaging down on over sold stocks and equities. You may use a money manager or investment advisor for your investment portfolio, and the same for your sports investing, but regardless of both you should still have an understanding of the fundamentals.

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NFL Preseason Betting

Reasons to not bet NFL preseason…sometimes

NFL Preseason BettingNFL preseason finally kicks off the second week of August which for many expert NFL handicappers and sports bettors is their lease favorite time of the NFL betting season. The statistics aren’t in, teams are figuring out how to build synergy and overall it can be an unpredictable time of year when investing in NFL football.

During the NFL preseason teams typically don’t play at full strength, key players hold back and coaches are getting a feel for new strategy. Expert handicappers, sharps, investors and your recreational sports bettor walk into an unpredictable time of year. Seasoned investors and many sharps though also see the investment value to minimize their bankroll investment during the NFL preseason until more ‘stars align’. Look at this similar to a new hot stock on the NASDAQ and its IPO, such as Facebook back in June. There was much hype leading up to their kick off, but the days following it just didn’t perform. Market conditions were the same, investor sentiment loosely changed, but overall like many IPO’s, and like the preseason of almost any sport, it can be quite unpredictable and simple chase the favorites based on the past season.

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Won Teasers

Wong teasers betting strategy

Won TeasersWong teasers. Yes – you read it correctly. Wong teasers. If you’ve been investing in sports for a few years, or a recreational sports bettor, then at some point in time you’ve likely heard the chatter about won teasers.  Wong teasers are another form of teaser investments or bets where the spread moves through the most important key numbers. What are those key numbers? Well lets take two steps back first to understand key numbers in sports betting and what key numbers your expert handicapper or professional sports investor uses in their NFL sport pick results.

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betting against the squares

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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NFL score statistics

NFL handicapping tips: Popular NFL statistics for betting on football

NFL score statisticsEvery year when NFL football season arrives, expert NFL handicappers, recreational sports bettors and sharps will begin to review their past NFL performance and prepare their prediction models in making their NFL picks for the season. They’re NFL prediction models will use various statistics and data points in an attempt to get an edge on predicting weekly NFL games and win their NFL picks.

Every nfl handicapper and sports bettor will use different formulas and look at different statistics in their nfl predictions. From the various odds offered by the online sportsbooks, to the bet types (ex. ATS) and the game performance of the favorites and underdogs, to player and team statistics. While there is no one perfect nfl prediction model, unless proven performance over time, the prediction model needs to win at specific percentage or greater, and diligent bankroll management. Read more

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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online sports betting strategy and reverse betting

What are reverse bets in online sports betting?

online sports betting strategy and reverse bettingReverse bets can be confusing for many novice bettors. Some even think that reverse bets do not exist anymore. However, the reality is reverse bets are very much a part of sports betting world, and once you understand them, they make a lot of sense and may begin applying reverse betting to your sports betting strategies. Expert handicappers and seasoned sports investors will use reverse bets sparingly when they see strong opportunities at the books and the team match ups.

What is a reverse bet? A reverse bet is combination of two ‘if’ bets. Now if you don’t know about an ‘if’ bet, you will find the concept of reverse bet extremely confusing. Therefore, you should start by understanding ‘if’ bet and then you will easily learn how reverse betting works.

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Getting the edge in sports betting

Find the edge used by successful sports investors

Getting the edge in sports bettingThere are recreational sports bettors who both win and lose and put bragging rights behind it, and those quite types you see make betting on sports a professional and doing extremely well. There are a number of factors that makes the difference between a recreational sports bettor and sports investor, but the biggest one thing you find with successful sports investors is that they seem to find the edge on the games.

Blackjack players usually stick to the motto ‘the less you bet, the more you lose when you win’; betting $100 hand when their bankroll is only has $400. Although amateur bettors take to the casinos with this habit, every gambler will find something serious to explore related to this concept.

If you want to make the most, you’ll have to recognize the chance when this principle can benefit. Usually, you will find the opportunity in every kind of betting, where taking the full advantage from an opportunity pushes you to play such heavy hands.

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NHL Grand Salami Betting

What is NHL grand salami betting ?

NHL Grand Salami BettingNHL betting has been a growing investment area among North Americans over the past few years. We’ll get into the obvious reasons why, but as with all sports the investor understands there is never a preference for one particular sport when it comes to investing in sports. The investor understands money can be made over time in any sport, as long as the opportunities can be found.

For those sports bettors evolving into investors or you’re simply new to betting on NHL hockey or use handicappers NHL picks, you’ll come across the terminology of ‘NHL grand salami’.

Now with most newbie sports investors or sports gamblers that chase the thrill of a few dollars, often fail or underestimate the importance of the grand salami wager in the NHL.  The grand salami bet can be a good investment opportunity when it presents itself, and is taken advantage of by most experienced sports investors and expert NHL handicappers.

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