Vaoroi season is here and with it, more people are placing bets on college and professional football. You can dance in your head future bets, point spreads, over-unders, parlays and teasers. A new season can bring new hope for you and your bank account, if you’re like me. Although I am not a professional gambler, I have been able to make it through the year with a few simple routines. I also did a lot of research. It takes time to master any hobby. You need to study and practice. Gambling is no exception. Remember that there are no guarantees. Just ask Michigan, who was upset last year by Appalachian St. It is difficult to predict what will happen with the NFL’s high level of parity. There are some things that I look out for before I place a few bets on a weekend.
Beware of the Heavy favorite. In 2007, heavy favorites were 14-22-1 ATS (against spread) and then went 8-20-1 after week 5. Vegas puts out the line keeping the public in mind. Everybody loves to place a bet on the favorite, which drives up the line. Don’t fall for anything that sounds too good to be true.
Second, be aware of the injuries. You should always look out for injuries that are not obvious to the public. It is easy to determine if the Running Back, Wide Receiver or quarterback has been injured. It is possible to have a significant impact on the outcome of the game if an Offensive Lineman, blocking back, or any other less glamorous positions are not available. It is easy to find injury reports online.
Third-Follow trends. There are many trends you can search for. Example: The Dallas Cowboys are now 7-0 against the spread since 2002, after losing at least four touchdowns. You could go on. Do your research to find these trends that you can capitalize on.