When it comes to sports betting and the college football season, it is important to have a daily routine. This is especially true if you intend to be a professional sports bettor, and you want to stay in the game for the entire season and postseason.
When you attend to certain duties each day, two positive things occur. First, you stay as up-to-date as possible, which is important if you want to make smart bets that payoff. Second, what may seem like a hobby starts to become more like a job, which means you’re taking sports betting seriously. Doing this also increases your chances of being successful. Here are a few daily activities that will increase your success – and your profits.
Check Sports Websites
Visit sports websites, such as ESPN, FOX Sports, and others for the latest news on injuries, game previews, rankings, and more. Check out sites two to three times a day, sign up for updates, and subscribe to enhanced reporting and information. It may cost you a small amount of cash, but the extra information will be well worth the investment.
Review the Lines
Lines are published right after teams are finished playing their weekly game. You really want to check spreads and totals throughout the week. You may find some great deals early in the week. As the lines move and tighten, some fine value can still be found by midweek or later. Track changes and determine why the changes are happening. If you see something you like, grab it.
Read Commentators You Trust
You can’t read everyone, and you shouldn’t. Look for sports writers who offer real insights rather than hype, and who share real information about the game rather than material that is designed to appear smart or controversial. Find people who are relatable and who are real students of the game.
You cannot watch every college football game. That would be impossible. In fact, you have time to watch only a small percentage of all the games played each week. When the games are done, take time to review the highlight reels of the ones on which you bet during the week, and the ones that cover the teams you’re considering wagering on this week.
Use the film review to determine why you lost or won a wager, and, also to help you handicap the upcoming games as accurately as possible.
Handicap the Games
Start handicapping as early as possible. You want to do so for a few reasons. First, if you’ve done work early on, you’ll be better able to spot a sweet line that has value. Also, if you’ve done fundamental handicapping at the start of the week, that allows you to look at some of the finer points throughout the rest of week, adjusting and refining your picks.
Ready to Bet
If you are diligent and attend to your duties throughout the week, you will be able to bet on games whenever a good sports betting opportunity presents itself. In fact, you’ll be better able to recognize a wagering opportunity that offers great value, getting the biggest bang for your buck as you take advantage of looser lines before they tighten up at the end of the week. Attend to your work every day, and it will pay off by the end of the week.