You got to know when to hold 'em,
Know when to fold 'em,
Know when to walk away,
And know when to run.
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table.
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealing's done.
Every gambler knows
That the secret to survivin'
Is knowin' what to throw away
And knowin' what to keep.
'Cause every hand's a winner,
And every hand's a loser,
And the best that you can hope for
Is to die in your sleep." – “The Gambler”, Kenny Rogers
In the betting industry, can you be any more succinct and accurate than what Rogers said in “The Gambler” back in 1978? When you get right down to brass tacks, that’s what sports betting is all about and it’s something that, over the course of my life and career in this industry, that rings in my head every time I prepare to come up with another top play for all of my subscribers. Of course, it wasn’t just that song that pointed me in that direction: my own life experiences were a key factor in that as well.
For example, my military background taught me a lot about self-discipline and knowing who to trust in your own thought processes. Instead of placing bets to chase losses in an effort to try and catch back up, I’ve learned to just stick with my top picks and if they don’t pan out, there’s always tomorrow to bounce back. That kind of thought process may be the hardest to learn and stick to because the human condition is to try and right a situation instead of just accepting the fact that you’re going to have days where things don’t go your way. It’s easy to make up a small deficit with a couple of decent days than to climb out of a massive hole that you created by blindly jumping on other picks in an effort to right a sinking ship.
I’ve always had an affinity for numbers, statistics, analytics, and crunching all the relevant numbers to try and find the biggest discrepancies between what I think the line should be in a game and what it is at the books. Taking advantage of those situations has been the best way to maximize my ROI and keep the bottom line in the black. Sometimes that means you avoid pIcking some of the well-known power conference teams and play some of the smaller mid-major teams where the lines are a little fuzzier. While you might not see teams like Wyoming, Saint Mary’s, Kent State, and Oral Roberts on national television or in Sportscenter highlights, I’ve utilized them to put plenty of pizza money in my pocket over recent years.
Over the last seven-plus years, I’ve written thousands of previews, and done hundreds of shows, be it Just Parlays, appearing on Back to the Window or even the Bucs Pre-Game Report. I’ve even written books about sports covering college football, the NBA, the NHL, major league baseball, college basketball, and even golf. That means that when you partner with me, you’re getting someone that has a broad knowledge of all things sports related, as well as the ability to delve deeper into individual matchups in order to help you make some money at the end of the day. After all, isn’t that what it's all about?