Win Big at Sportsbook Betting
Sportsbook betting is a game of skill. To win big, you must gather and analyze as much information as you can about a game, weigh the probabilities of each team winning, and subsequently compare your opinion to the oddsmaker's.
While luck may be a deciding factor in the outcome of any single game, and will inevitably go against the you on occasion, it will balance out in the long run. Being a big winner in sportsbook betting is not about luck. Its about how prepared you are to invest the time and effort to become knowledgeable about the sports you bet on, whether you can weigh all the factors in a cool, objective fashion, and whether you adopt a consistent, disciplined, long-term approach to sportsbook betting.
The bookmaker is simply a middle-man who operates on a small profit margin and, ideally likes to see half the money wagered on one team and half on the other, assuring a profit.
If too much of the money goes on one team, the bookmaker will move the line or point spread to encourage bets on the other team in an effort to balance his book. The person whom you must beat is the oddsmaker, and the oddsmaker's views on each team's chances.
Just by flipping a coin, you will be right 50% of the time. At odds of 10/11, only 52.4% of your bets have to win for you to overcome the bookmaker's profit and break even. Thus, you only need a very small edge to become a big winner.
So you must do your homework and bet selectively. 55% winning bets is definitely achievable and 60-65% is a realistic target. At those levels, you will have an extremely profitable and enjoyable hobby.