So, how do I do it? How did I do it?
I started with 2000$ bankroll and knew I had to be very careful with that bankroll as I had more or less 20 plays in me playing straight bets of 100% per unit and even less playing the odds to get 100$ as a winning unit. I decided in the beginning to do it playing straight bets.
So, I will do the same here again.
I have week days graded by their characteristics and the action. Mondays are NBA plays with underdog's having the clear edge. MNF is a public fade and usually under day. Not always. But most will do.
Tuesdays are a regular handicapping day in NBA as is Wednesday and Thursday is a totally different story. NBA has usually 3 games offered on that day and fading the public is a root from which I develop my handicapping. It is usually Under day as well as Underdog day mostly. Fridays are back to normal handicapping day and Saturday has usually College Football (not anymore) and NBA action that Unders and Underdogs have to be looked at as a root.
Sunday is the best days as NFL kicks in and some NBA plays as well always made me a profit.
So, the first thing I do is eliminating the games I don't touch. I do that after checking the matchups on Covers, read the previews, interviews, look at the notes I took in past games of the teams and checking ATS columns. If Totals play attracts my attention - I check on the officials to see if there are any trends holding (MLB and NBA). I mark the opening lines and never look back at the games I did not like in the beginning (call it a gut feeling if you want). For an example: I didn't like any plays today in NBA. Any! Not the totals nor the spreads. I did lean on Under in College Football, but after the line dropped 3 points - I decided to stay away. Days that I don't like any plays happen once in a while and that's no big deal for me as I try not to be impulsive gambler but the one who is playing the games he believes in them without a doubt. Smallest of the doubts - I'm out. If you want to make the money on a permanent bases in sports handicapping - that is the only way. Again - the bet you didn't lose is as good as the bet you won.