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Top Sports Handicappers: How to Know Who to Choose

August 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Tips & Tricks

If you are looking to place bets on professional football match-ups you will find that success in doing so will take a bit more than good guessing skills. If you are a sports aficionado, it may be possible to be your own football handicapper. Handicapping takes a pretty comprehensive knowledge of the sport in general, past picks, injuries, and other vital stats.

When evaluating sports handicappers online, take a look at their picks. They should have a fairly good track record. Keep in mind that a great deal of betting is about chance, so no handicapper should have a perfect track record. If they tell you their track record is perfect, you can be fairly certain that they are not telling the truth.

Another thing to consider when dealing with handicapping services or professional handicappers is rapport. When you have email or telephone communications with them, do you feel like you can trust them or their company? Do you feel confident in their abilities to deliver the results that you are looking for? Your handicapper should be somebody that you can trust with your money and put faith into. Evaluating someone’s trustworthiness is about gut feelings, but so is betting.

With consideration to all of these things and more, some of the top sports handicappers available online are:

Pro View Picks

Vegas Edge

10 Star Picks

NSA Football Picks Service

Keep in mind that not every handicapper is perfect. Use these guidelines and your own discretion when searching for the right handicapper for your needs.

My Handicapper Just Had An Awful Week: Should I Fire Him?

August 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Tips & Tricks

It happens to the best of us. We have a friend or professional handicapper help us out by doing some pro football handicapping for us, and they get it all wrong for an entire week (or two weeks, or month) in a row. This can cost a lot of money, usually resulting in less money for the handicapper as well. Nobody likes to lose a bet, but the thing about betting on sports is that somebody always has to lose. While their job is to assess the odds, they are not professional psychics and cannot be perfect every time.

Many professional handicappers have bad streaks. As a matter of fact, it is probably safe to say that all of them do. When you are trying out a handicapper for the first time or the two of you are relatively new to one another, it is not uncommon for them to offer an extra week or more of free services to make up for what you have lost. It would be impossible to compensate for every loss, but in the event that it looks like you may have been better off without his services most professional ‘cappers’ are willing to make such gestures.

Every handicapping firm is different, and individual handicappers can make their own rules. If things just aren’t working out with a handicapper that you have been using consider the fact that it may be time to move to another one.

Handicapping is an important part of betting, especially for die hard football fans. If you want to employ the help of a handicapper it is important to understand the difference between bad streaks and bad handicapping.

Pro Football Handicapping

August 11, 2009 by  
Filed under General Information

When it comes to betting on football, it can be tough to know where to put your money. Sports are one of those things that you don’t have to know a whole lot about in order to be able to bet on them. Such is the case with football, and it’s mostly because of the existence of sports handicappers online.

Many people who bet on professional football can do so because they have an intimate knowledge of the sport itself. If you know about football, can assess different injuries and their present and future impact, know the strengths and weaknesses of a host of key players on many teams and have some knowledge as to team stats, it may be possible for you to do your own handicapping.

Whether you are doing your own football handicapping or you are paying a professional to take care of your picks for you, there is one thing to keep in mind: nothing is for certain. Betting is about chance, and when it comes to sports everybody loses at least once in a while. While it is important to examine a potential handicapper’s track record, understand that there is no such thing as perfect and that bad streaks happen to all handicappers—even good ones.

Putting big money on a football game may not be the best idea without handicapping. Betting is about fun and entertainment, but without doing the right speculation beforehand putting large amounts of money on a whim may result in disaster.

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