Learning sports betting and more importantly, how to profit from sports betting, can be difficult and is filled with pitfalls. Take a look around Las Vegas and take one guess as to why all those casino's are still in business? That's right, they are betting you will lose a majority of your wagers! There is no worse feeling than thinking you have a dead lock on a wager, only to see something seemingly impossible happen and you lose. I have been there many times myself. I know that feeling all to well.
What generally happens next is the single most disastrous move you can make in sports betting: throwing good money at a bad bet. We all seem to think we can recover and make up that loss in the next wager. Only most times, we start to lose more often, and lose higher amounts. This mistake can take you into debt, and can cause other issues down the line.
So how do you avoid making this mistake? The answer is to control your wagers by not betting every single day, or every single game. Yes, there is such a thing as being super selective in your gambling. If a game does not meet your exact criteria, then do not wager that day. It is perfectly acceptable to take a day off from hitting the sportsbook.
The truly profitable gamblers know this secret and this discipline very well. If you can practice some self discipline, and only accept action based on a clear set of criteria, you are taking a major step to success.
Finally, it is also advisable to learn from an expert in the industry who can help you narrow that criteria down to an exact science. There are many betting services available, but most of them are not transparent with their results, meaning you can not have full confidence in them.