The secret to successful sports betting is handicap. Handicapping is basically being able to choose which team will win in a particular game, and that is at the heart of any successful sports betting system
. To be a successful handicapper, you need to be on top of everything about the different teams playing in the particular sport you focus on. In short, it involves a lot of research and a lot of work. But doing the work increases the chances that you will make winning bets consistently. And, after all, if you’re passionate about a particular player or team, you’ve probably read everything you can find about them. Here are some tips for developing your handicap skills.
1. Familiarize yourself with all the factors that can affect team performance and ultimately, match results. For example, you might think that the news that the team’s star player is having an affair with a famous starlet will not affect their performance. But if he lets this business distract him and affect his game, it could result in the whole team also playing subpar and they lose or at least, not win by as many points as you would expect. Find out as much as you can about the team you are betting on.
2. Watch as many games as you can, and not just the games you bet on. Gathering information is one thing. But you can also gauge a lot about a team by watching how they perform on the pitch. You can also start to notice how certain players or combinations affect the overall team performance, which can give you an idea of how to predict the outcome of future matches.
3. Learn handicap tips online. These people are professionals and their job is to look at all the variables, follow the news and then make their predictions. Choose two handicappers you trust, see their predictions and then compare them to the actual game results. You can even try to match your intelligence with theirs to see how your prediction compares to theirs.