A few do’s and don’ts when betting on football accumulators

The cold, hard fact is that if you’re betting on accumulators then it’s pretty likely that you’re going to lose, however, if you follow the steps above then i believe you will eliminate some of the most common mistakes made when making your selections. It’s not a way to make an extra income (although it does feel great when you win) If the enjoyment has gone then it only spells trouble.

It’s easy to get carried away when filling out your betting slip as you watch the odds rise, sometimes you almost convince yourself that you can’t lose. Don’t get sucked in by this as they are just as likely (or unlikely) as everyone else to pick a winning accumulator. The chances are that if you don’t they will win and the team you chose in their place at the last minute will let you down. It’s pointless me betting on the Argentinian league or the Brazilian league as i wouldn’t have a clue what i was doing, So i just normally stick to the English leagues, as it’s easier for me to spot a bet that i think is good value.

If you aren’t enjoying betting on sporting events then you are doing it for the wrong reasons. I thank you for reading and i hope you found this hub helpful. What i pay attention to is their special offers when signing up and what they offer customers on a regular basis. They add very little to your overall winnings and there is always the chance that they can let you down and not even win at all. It’s easy to have have a blinkered view when it comes to your team.

DON’T CHANGE YOUR MIND

Ok so this is an obvious one but it’s so easy to get caught up in the moment. Back your own judgement, nobody elses.

DON’T ADD TOO MANY TEAMS

When betting on football i only bet on teams and leagues that i know about. Looking back on it if i was a neutral then i probably wouldn’t have picked them. Feel free to leave any comments below.

DON’T ADD TEAMS WHO’S ODDS ARE TOO SHORT

Now most online bookmakers will guarantee the best odds so i don’t pay too much attention when i read that. The reason for this is i have included them before and they have been the only team to let me down on more than one occasion. Also if you don’t fancy a team in the first place then don’t change your mind. A pointless bet in my opinion.

Now let me start by telling you that this isn’t some great foolproof betting system that never fails as they simply don’t exist. Here’s my guide:. Gambling to me is a form of entertainment, just like going to the cinema is for other people. When there is money at stake you want to know that you can get hold of the company in question and get the help you require.

If you look through the paper and fancy a certain team then make sure you pick them. I tend to stick with 4 or 5 teams at the most, even then it’s hard enough.

When picking your teams it is often easy to just go for a team to win and forget about the other result, a draw. Also it’s good to scour the internet to see what people make of a certain bookmakers customer service help lines. Set yourself a limit before you start betting, a figure that you know you can afford to lose. If you can’t walkaway then you shouldn’t be betting.

DON’T LET THE HEART RULE THE HEAD

BET ON WHAT YOU KNOW

BET FOR ENJOYMENT

KNOW YOUR LIMITS

DON’T LISTEN TO THE “EXPERTS”

If a team is 1/7 to win then i don’t even consider it as there is absolutely no value in them. Just because they used to play the game means nothing. If you feel the need to bet on quite a few teams then i’d suggest a low stake as the chances of winning are incredibly small.

KNOW YOUR BOOKMAKERS

So there it is. I always pick a 4 team accumulator of 4 draws amongst my bets as the odds for a match finishing all square rarely goes below 2/1.

DON’T IGNORE THE DRAW

Now and again you will see ex footballers giving their advice on who to pick and who to stay clear of. If you do lose your money then walkaway, it’s as simple as that. There are my top 10 tips for gambling on football accumulators. What this is, is a few tips on what to do and what not to do when betting on football accumulators, no guarantees, no 99.9% accuracy nonsense, just things that in my opinion you NEED to know and realise before even attempting to place your bet. Go with your initial instinct.

I make a point of never including my beloved Stoke City in any of my accumulators. You can often talk yourself around to the idea of betting on someone else, and in my experience it only leads to disappointment

How the Sports Betting Line is Made by RJ Bell

Obviously, if the line comes out a week ahead of the event (which is the case in football), there is much that could happen during the week leading up to the event that could affect the line. Each of these oddsmakers bring unique opinions, strengths and weaknesses to the process.

“The main objective is that our clients get equal action on both sides,” Seba said.

Las Vegas Sports Consultants (LVSC) is the world’s premier oddsmaking company and the most respected authority on making the lines.

The last step in the line-making process for each oddsmaker is taking one final look to determine whether or not the line “feels right.” This is where common sense and past experience with how games are bet enters into the picture.

Once the opening line is released by LVSC, the individual sportsbooks decide if they want to make any adjustments before offering it to the public.

Once a game’s power rating based pointspread is determined, the oddsmaker will make adjustments to that line after considering each team’s most recent games played and previous games played against that opponent. For example, the public might have heavy betting interest week after week on a popular college football team such as USC. If an oddsmaker comes up with a preliminary line of USC -7, then an adjustment up to -7.5 or -8 would be made in response to the public’s expected USC bias.

Why the Line Changes

There is a common misconception that point spreads represent the oddsmakers’ prediction of how many points the favorite will win by. Also, adjustments are made after reading each team’s local newspapers to get a sense of what the coaches & players are thinking going into the game. That is not the case at all – their intent is NOT to evenly split the ATS result between the teams; rather, their goal is to attract equal betting action on both sides.

Experts working for the individual books having a strong opinion on the game

Divided action means the sportsbook is guaranteed a profit on the game because of the fee charged to the bettor (called juice or vig – typically $11 bet to win $10). Of course there is an entire method to the madness on how the opening line is created. If we’ve done that, we’ve done our job.”

“You either have a passion for it or you don’t,” Seba said. Examples of non-game factors that would require an adjustment to a team’s power rating are key player injuries and player trades. By moving the line, sportsbooks can influence how the public bets on a particular game. We do this by drawing from past experiences and applying them to current situations.

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Individual books having players who consistently bet with certain tendencies (such as an extreme bias toward favorites or toward a certain popular team like USC)

For example, if the pointspread on a game is 7 and most of the money is coming in on the underdog (taking the +7), sportsbooks will then move the number down to 6 ½ to try and attract money on the favorite.

How the Opening Line Is Made

Power ratings are the oddsmaker’s value of each team and are used as a guide to calculate a “preliminary” pointspread on an upcoming game. People think it’s much more complicated, but it’s not.”

A round-table discussion among the 4-5 oddsmakers involved in making the line for each sport is then conducted and a consensus line is decided upon by the Odds Director before it is released to the sportsbooks. . Of the 4-5 oddsmakers, generally the 2 most respected opinions are weighed more heavily by the Odds Director before he decides on the final line. In doing so they attempt to make more attractive the team that is getting less action. “We’re not trying to pick the team that covers the spread, we’re trying to make it a coin flip, a tough decision (for the bettor).

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Since the oddsmaker’s ultimate goal is equally dividing the betting action, public perception and betting patterns must be taken into account. Mike Seba is a Senior Oddsmaker at LVSC and has been making lines for the last six years.

Oddsmakers at LVSC are professional sports junkies who love what they do and would probably do it for nothing if you asked them, but they do get paid for it.

The purpose of these adjustments, like all line adjustments, is to more equally divide the betting action.

“The #1 thing for us is to make a line for each game that creates good two-way action. This usually includes having up-to-date power ratings on each team. Oddsmakers have to determine if any changes are necessary and send out an “adjusted line.”

What Is the Line Trying to Accomplish?

Once betting begins, sportsbooks can adjust the line at any time. In our extended interview, Seba explained that there are 4-5 oddsmakers assigned to make lines for each of the major sports (pro & college football and basketball; MLB, NHL, boxing, golf). Reasons for such adjustments include:

The opening line is the first line created by the oddsmakers, which is then sent out to sportsbooks. Oddsmakers can also change the line depending on various event-related factors such as player injuries or weather. By necessity their approach is very research-oriented and concise, since with millions of dollars at risk there is little margin for error.

Moving the line is the oddsmaker’s effort to balance betting action, and often times such moves can have a major impact on a bettor’s decision. The power ratings are adjusted after each game a team plays. Seba explained that it all starts with each oddsmaker creating a line on each game based upon their own personal approach. Stated another way, they want to create a line that half the people find appealing to bet one way while the other half find it appealing to bet the other way (known as ‘dividing the action’)

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