Thursday was the start of the NFL season and I got off to a good start with a one unit win on Denver +3 along with winning my first game pick in the Hilton Contest!!! It was looking grim at the half but Denver came back and not only covered but won the game outright 21-20.
In MLB we had 3 plays. Our 1 unit plays went 1-1 and our 1/2 unit total lost. Seattle -113 won 6-3 and Houston +133 Lost 7-10. Seattle Under 8.5 +107 lost 6-3.
There was 1 Big Move Game:
With the closing line
One game and one game our way!!!
These big move games have been very predictive of which way the line is going to move from the time I put them out. It’s uncanny how accurate they have been. If you’re doing your own handicapping this is very valuable information as it allows you to either pull the trigger now or wait depending on the prediction.
A caveat, however, is that this is not a stand alone betting indicator. It can only be used with other successful techniques as a screen. And it’s one of the most powerful screens I have seen in MLB.
For my plays, I started implementing this screen in earnest about the 2nd month of the MLB season. And you can see we have had almost no drawdown since then. Which leads me to next season in MLB. Between the totals and 1 unit plays MLB has the potential to turn into a very profitable endeavor. Finally:) But we will see.
As one of the biggest bookies around told me years ago…”Rick, No one beats baseball for any amount of money”!
When you’re a high stakes poker player you run into a few big gamblers that have extensive experience. Certainly, anyone can be a bookie and many become one before the NFL season starts. However aside from the legal end, the business has pitfalls that are real. It’s not an easy business and I have known many how started and went busted booking. I had the opportunity years ago to get on the ground floor of a bookie operation that went on to be very successful. But I elected not to get involved as being a full-time trial attorney was not conducive to being a bookie on the side.
Several years after I had that opportunity I got a call from one of the owners saying that the FBI was in his house searching and found a huge amount of cash hidden. My advice…say nothing!!! But of course, he did not follow it:)
In any event, you get the drift of what I am saying. Both sides of the equation bookie and bettor are tough. And except for being illegal, they are tough for the same reason….managing your bankroll and reducing variance.
Enough rambling for this morning. Today I have sent out a 1 unit play along with 5 Big Move Games.
There are two College football games tonight and more on that a bit later. But we started out week 1 with a 2-1 week.
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Good Luck Today
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