Basketball season heats up from late October and goes all the way to early June. That gives punters plenty of time to check out teams, see who’s a rockstar, and place bets on teams they think are going to win. The difference between improving your bankroll and losing streams of money can be very slight. Some punters will go completely on luck, making small bets they can talk about with their mates. But there’s a whole different breed of punter that crunches the numbers, looks at the finer details, and talks with other people that are in the know. Those are the punters that you want to hang out with, because they’re probably making a lot more money than the people that are just in it for luck and bragging rights. If you’re trying to put down real money, wouldn’t it make sense to do anything you could to get a better chance of making real money on the deal? Losing money isn’t something that any of us are willing to do if we can help it.
So, where do we go from here? A new season is almost upon us, but a lot of people will be making their old mistakes, carrying their bad habits into a pristine season that’s ripe for betting returns. If you don’t want that to happen to you, here are some quick betting tips that you can keep in mind.
First and foremost, make sure that you aren’t just going with the crowd favorite every time. Remember what we said about how people tend to bet on their favorite without thinking about it? Well, that blind sentiment can actually cost you quite a bit of money. You just have to take into account more than just whether the team is wearing your favorite colors, or if they come from your hometown. Smart punters look at the bigger picture all of the time.
Next, you want to narrow down important facts about a team. For example, do you know who is really carrying the big points for the team? If you don’t, that’s something that you need to look at. Reviewing past games and studying who is added to a team’s roster can make a big difference.
Don’t forget to avoid chasing the big win, and putting all of your money on a single game. A lot of people do that when they’re really in a deep hole. That’s a big mistake that will cost you the entire stake you have to play with in a hurry. Psychologically, it puts you in a really awkward position. You want to move forward, but you can’t because everything hinges on that one game. Instead of trying to make up your money like that, just accept the loss. Don’t assume that every time you bet things are going to go in your favorite. Plenty of people go into this betting sphere with that assumption, only to be painfully reminded that it’s not the case.
Overall, keep your head focused on the betting if you want to make real money. If you’re just interested in a few prop bets to flavor a conversation around the lunch table at work, then you don’t have to keep so much information in mind.