You read it correctly: You can use the services of a bad handicapper and still make money. Of course you may ask, “Why should I use a bad handicapper?” Our answer is, “Don’t ask us ‘Why?’ but ‘How?’”
Nobody wants to use a bad handicapper. No one wants to pay good money to get poor advice, right? But the reality is: Sometimes you feel you made the right selection when your choice turned out to be a lemon. Or so, his current performance suggests.
Let us say you stumbled upon Handicapper A who claims to have a 57% winning percentage and whose track record is monitored and documented by a reputable monitoring service. You then select him and pay the service fee for the package that you chose. Since his performance is being monitored, his record is an open book. You can see how he is doing from game-to-game. You place three bets based on his picks. All three bets lose. You check his record and see that he has a 6-game losing streak. Did Handicapper A con or scam you? Most likely not. It is more likely that you subscribed to Handicapper A when he is running a losing streak. Is Handicapper A a good or a bad handicapper? No one can say. What is certain is that Handicapper A is hitting the skids now. (Even the most experienced handicapper can suffer from a terrible losing streak.) How long will Handicapper A’s losing skein last? Again, no one can tell.
“What do I do now?” you may ask with your eyes looking upwards at Sports Betting Heaven. Relax! First, remember that you subscribed to Handicapper A’s list of picks for a given period. How you act on these picks is really up to you. There is no law mandating you to follow his picks. You just have access to his picks, but you don’t have to follow his picks.
Do Contrarian Bets
That’s it! Place your bets on whoever Handicapper A did not choose! If Handicapper A chose the Patriots over the Redskins, bet on the Redskins. If Handicapper A picked the 49ers over the Cowboys, then bet on the Cowboys. It’s as simple as that. Pick the team that Handicapper A picked to lose. This is known as making a contrarian bet. You don’t have to go along with Handicapper A’s losing streak; you can go against it. Handicapper A will not lose money (or even sleep) when you disregard his picks. After all, he already made money when you subscribed to his picks. Now you can use his losing streak in helping you make your picks. It’s as simple as: what Handicapper A picks, I will pick the other team.
One of the proven tips for success in sports betting is to be cerebral and calculating in your choice of picks. You subscribed to Handicapper A to free you from the time and trouble of researching and analyzing each side’s strengths and weaknesses before you make a bet. With the contrarian bets you make, you still avail of Handicapper A’s opinions and calculations. The only difference is that you do not follow his picks. But you do not spend a single second to research on any team’s statistics and win-loss records either.
Try to See when his Losing Streak Ends
How long do you make your contrarian bets? Well, for as long as Handicapper A is losing. For as long as Handicapper A loses, you win. When Handicapper A breaks his skein, you can track his performance and see if he has regained his winning form. Just like individual athletes and sports teams, handicappers have their losing and winning streaks. When you see that Handicapper A is winning again, you can now place your bets and choose his picks.
The important lesson here is not to panic during times of losing streak – especially when your handicapper is suffering a losing streak. Remember that your handicapper’s losing streak does not have to be your own losing streak. You can use the very performance of your handicapper to guide you – in a reverse manner.
You Buy the Picks; You Make Your Own Bets
Another essential point to remember here is that you only subscribe to the forecasts of your handicapper. You however are under no obligations to follow his forecasts. You selected him because you liked his winning record as well as other information about him. Yet you chose him with the caveat that his advertised performance is not a guarantee that he will deliver the same performance with your package. He may in fact suffer a very bad losing streak. But when that happens, you already know what to do:
Do not panic. Ride out his losing streak by picking the losing side. That way, for as long as he is losing, you are winning your bets. And piling up your profits.