Anyone here making long term profits?

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Posted: 5/18/2017 11:20:52 PM
So to recap the major sticking points from people's posts.. 

Develop a system
Find value
Have discipline
Eat steak

Here are some other tips (not yet mentioned) that will make you some good muula..

*Don't think of it as gambling. Consider it as sports investing. You gotta have the right mindset.

* Have write ups to all your picks. And when you do, throw some fancy stats around. Not only does it make you look smart, it also allows your picks to be more likely to hit.

*If wagering on a sport like Baseball or Hockey, where spreads are less of a factor and wagers are based on moneylines, don't keep a units won/loss or ROI YTD. That way, even if you're down money, you're still a winner so long as your YTD W/L record looks decent! It helps the ol' sef esteem.  

*If all else fails, find a good service to follow. I hear Covers has some excellent handicappers to choose from. Those guys are called Covers Experts for a reason!

Good luck
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Posted: 5/18/2017 11:45:34 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Cuno144:

discipline, win 100-200 then quit for the week. sticking consistently to small plays where you can afford to lose 10 or even 20 games in a row and not wipe you out.
don't play parlays


wow, if you lose 20 games in a row, you need to just f-ing retire 
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Posted: 5/18/2017 11:55:22 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Cuno144:

discipline, win 100-200 then quit for the week. sticking consistently to small plays where you can afford to lose 10 or even 20 games in a row and not wipe you out.
don't play parlays


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Posted: 5/19/2017 12:27:43 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ProudJagsfan:

Don't try to pick winners, pick value. What are oddsmakers not accounting for? Feel free to stop by my threads, I give plenty of that kind of detail in my write-ups. And in my post history you can find a thread I recently made about how to win in sports betting.


Most don't understand this. This is key
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Posted: 5/19/2017 12:41:53 AM
Of course there are. IMO, you have to:

(i) know the game. You will not succeed if you don't understand the game (let alone the math it takes to interpret the lines).

(ii) do your homework (e.g., you should be able to recite a ridiculous amount of recent MLB related material)

(iii) dont be sloppy and be detail oriented... know which players are dealing with some sort of injuries, which bullpens have been taxed, which starting pitchers have questionable ailments (an example today, what is really going on with Carrasco's pectoral? I am sure the line will look funny and most blind bettors will completely overlook that obvious data point).

(iv) Keep meticulous records and STUDY them regularly. What are you doing well? What are you doing poorly? Adjust, adjust, adjust. Most people are too afraid of this, bc well.. most people fail and don't like constant reminders that they are failing. It's OK to fail though.

(v) Money management and viewing daily betting as investing. If there are 5 games worth playing, then play 5 games... if there are 0 games worth playing, then play 0 games.

(vi) Don't panic when times are bad and don't get overly excited when times are good. Both will happen and there's no way around that. If you find yourself in an emotional state - either way - do not place wagers.

(vii) Returning even 3% on risk over the course of the year - if you play every day - is VERY good. Most people don't have the patience to accumulate incremental returns and want instant gratification.

(viii) Don't be afraid to play dogs and don't be afraid to take road favorites. Both win... and often

(ix)
Don't get caught up in trends that are based on players that no longer exist. That goes for both players who are no longer playing the game and players who are no longer the promising athletes they once were.

(x)
There are 4 possible outcomes to any risk taken: (1) good outcome/good decision, (2) good outcome/bad decision, (3) bad outcome/good decision, and (4) bad outcome/bad decision. People reallllly struggle with (2) and (3). As the season goes on and you stick to (iv) above, you will find instances of both (2) and (3). If you don't then you're either (a) not being honest with yourself or (b) incapable of effective decision making.
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Posted: 5/19/2017 8:39:44 AM
Just follow my beat the sweep thread 
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Posted: 5/19/2017 1:06:16 PM
wise words BOB

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Posted: 5/19/2017 1:46:33 PM
Won another 3 units last night 
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Posted: 5/19/2017 3:04:17 PM
Thank you cappers. This is some great advice, I plan to start my investing today. I have done well but I've always been into the instant gratification state, so I wanted to win $1000 in a week instead of $100 a week.

Wise words by everyone. 
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Posted: 6/21/2017 1:25:03 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Big_Tone21:

Just follow my beat the sweep thread 
This is a WINNING system. 

Follow it 
, DON'T DEVIATE from it. 

And you'll profit from it. 
Tone21 has it down. Don't try to change it 
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