Of all the people that bet on sports everyday, only a small percentage of them are successful. Some people win a few bets, then lose a few bets, and continue this pattern forever. Others just lose a few bets and are done betting. In order to win bets and win consistently, you need to avoid the common mistakes that have cost people money in the past.
The first mistake that most people make is they jump into the betting game too fast. They sign up on the Internet for a betting service and they bet on a couple games the first few nights. This is a terrible strategy to utilize. There are thousands of games during the season and picking the right games to bet on is going to allow you to win bets and make money.
Any good poker player knows that you can not win every hand. Even if you are the best at your craft, there are going to be times when you just can not win. These are the hands you need to fold and avoid further damage. The same goes for sports. No matter how much you know about the sport, there are going to be games that are just too tough to call. These are the bets you need to avoid. Sometimes the best betting decisions are the bets you do not make.
Another common mistake people make is betting on their favorite team too often. This is risky because you need to bet objectively in order to win bets. When you are betting on games that your favorite team is apart of, it is difficult for some people to bet objectively.
To test your ability to bet objectively, place bets against your team every time you think that they will lose. If you can do this, you have proven to yourself that you can bet objectively and continue this betting strategy and put money down when you think your team is going to win. Now you can use your knowledge as a fan of this team to make money.
If you can not bet against your favorite team, you are in the majority. However, you should not bet on games they are playing in. Your bias as a fan is too strong and it negatively affects your betting decision.