information, and more information-it's the heart of
handicapping, and it's the one thing most people just
don't have. Your local newspaper gives you some, USA
Today gives you some, the local media gives you some,
and the tip sheets give you some. The problem is that
you have to put it all together, and you have to know
which parts are accurate, which parts are outdated,
and which parts are important.
This is the area
of handicapping where a professional service, such
as All-Star Sports, has a tremendous advantage over
the average player. In today's handicapping world,
with satellite feeds, computer banks full of statistics,
and betting lines that move on rumors as well as fact,
information, and the time it takes to accumulate and
assess it, is the heart and soul of picking the winners.
We simply have access to one hundred times the information
that an average person has, and I strongly advise
you to use our services if your primary motivation
is to make money at the sports website.
If you wish to
do your own handicapping, be sure and consider the
following factors which may affect the outcome of
most sporting event wagers.
conditions at game time. Weather is a great equalizer.
2. Changes in line moves, and the reason for the changes.
Do you know what the opening line was, and why it
changed? You need to know.
3. Accurate injury reports. One thing that you don't
want to do is bet a game and then find out later that
a key player did or did not play.
4. Bench strength and depth charts. Do you know who
the quarterbacks are, and are they good enough to
get you a win if the star quarterback goes down during
If you don't
have immediate access to this information-and a whole
lot more-consider using a professional handicapping
service. And if you choose to use a service, stay
with them for at least a month. You can't judge anyone,
good or bad, over the results of a couple of days
Sports wagering can be fun-and profitable. Just follow
the basic rules, play smart, and you can have the
beauty of poker is that on the surface
it is a game of utter simplicity, yet
beneath the surface it is profound,
rich, and full of subtlety. Because
poker basic rules are so simple, anyone
can learn poker in a few minutes, and
novice players may even think they're
pretty good after a few hours. From
the expert's point of view, the veneer
of simplicity that deludes so many players
into thinking they're good is the profitable
side of the game's beauty. It doesn't
take long for pool players or golfers
to realize they're outclassed and to
demand that a match be handicapped,
but losers in poker return to the table
over and over again, donating their
money and blaming their losses on bad
luck, not bad play