Do you dream about turning your love for sports gambling into a career? It might not be as impossible as you think.
There are some people who are under the impression that professional sports gamblers have to hit every single bet they make to be successful. But in reality, you just have to figure out a way to hit about 55% of your bets to earn a living by betting on sports.
That’s not to say that hitting 55% or, heck, even 50% of sports bets is easy. But you can learn how to bet on sports like a pro gambler if you’re willing to work at it.
If nothing else, using even a few of the strategies that the pros use should help you have more fun while you’re gambling on sports. Check out some tips that’ll help you bet more like a pro gambler below.
Stick to Betting on the Sports You Know
It’s not possible for professional sports gamblers to pay attention to every single sport all the time. They can’t keep up with football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, and tennis.
You can’t, either! So rather than trying to place bets on every sport that’s listed on your sportsbook, why not focus on one or maybe two of them?
If you follow a sport like football religiously, bet on that and only that when you place wagers on sports. You might want to even hone in on just the NFL or just college football when you’re betting on football.
This will allow you to focus all your efforts on one sport. You’ll have a much better chance of walking out of a sportsbook a winner at least 55% of the time when you’re only betting on one sport as opposed to five or six of them.
Research Every Single Bet You Make
Do you find that you’re making most of your bets five minutes before a game is set to start?
This is not the way to go about doing things. It means you’re more than likely picking games out of thin air and betting on them without doing your homework.
Your best bet is to start researching a game at least a few days in advance so that you can learn as much as you can about it. You should take a look at:
The records for the two teams playing in a game
The previous matchups between the two teams
The injuries that might impact the teams during a game
The projected weather conditions for a game, if the game is being played outdoors