Sports betting is similar to taking a test. The more time you spend preparing for that test, the more questions you will answer correctly. The questions on the test are like each individual bet you place. You do not need to get all the questions correct go get a great score on the test and you certainly do not need to win all of your bets to make some big money.
Depending on the person, any test score of 85% or higher is a pretty darn good grade. This means you are answering 8 to 9 questions correctly out of every 10. In the world of sports betting, a score of 65% is pretty great. You can make a significant amount of money winning just 6 or 7 out of every 10 bets.
The key to winning this many bets is showing patience. There are thousands of games during a particular season. With that said, there should be no rush to place bets if you do not feel confident that you will win that bet. You will not win all your bets but the more you place in complete confidence, the more you will win.
In order to increase your confidence and betting accuracy, you need to do a little research. Spending just 5 minutes researching the teams and players on the Internet will dramatically increase your chances of winning that bet. If you do this research for every bet you are going to place, you will win a lot of bets and make a lot of money.
The other mistake people make is betting subjectively. This usually occurs when people bet on games that their favorite team is competing in. Your bias as a fan should not influence your betting decision and if it does, you should not bet on these games.
The best way to know if your bias a fan is negatively affecting your betting decision is to place bets against your team when you think they will lose. This proves that you are able to bet objectively, even if it means picking against your team. Most people are unable to do this and if they can not, they should not bet either for or against their favorite team.