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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.