In the betting industry, can you be any more succinct and accurate than what Rogers said in “The Gambler” back in 1978? When you get right down to brass tacks, that’s what sports betting is all about and it’s something that, over the course of my life and career in this industry, that rings in my head every time I prepare to come up with another top play for all of my subscribers. Of course, it wasn’t just that song that pointed me in that direction: my own life experiences were a key factor in that as well.
I’ve always had an affinity for numbers, statistics, analytics, and crunching all the relevant numbers to try and find the biggest discrepancies between what I think the line should be in a game and what it is at the books. Taking advantage of those situations has been the best way to maximize my ROI and keep the bottom line in the black. Sometimes that means you avoid pIcking some of the well-known power conference teams and play some of the smaller mid-major teams where the lines are a little fuzzier. While you might not see teams like Wyoming, Saint Mary’s, Kent State, and Oral Roberts on national television or in Sportscenter highlights, I’ve utilized them to put plenty of pizza money in my pocket over recent years.