So you have done all your sports handicapping and you are all set to go with your sports predictions for the week. You have put in the time, you have learned the teams, and you have studied the lines. The game is about to start in less than thirty minutes and you are sure that your sports predictions are dead on when it comes to this particular matchup. Does this sound like a situation that you’ve encountered? For most sports bettors, this is how they feel when they go to turn their sports predictions into a bet at the cashier or online through their sportsbook. The real question is, what can go wrong in this case that could cost you money?
Last minute mistakes are the quickest way to turn good sports predictions into a loser for a player. The first of these mistakes is when a player becomes unsure of himself. You have handicapped the game and as with most of your sports predictions, you feel that you have some value in the team that you are betting. So what is the problem in this instance? The big problem is that you become unsure because you have been burned in the past. You go to make the bet and you no longer feel as confident as you did in the past. When this happens, it is time for you to think a little bit more clearly and logically.
If there a reason for your doubt, then you need to pull back and not make the bet. If you know your sports predictions are the product of lots of research and all of the numbers back up your current selection, then you have to fight through the doubt and the fear and make the pick. If you allow yourself to pull back a bet in this instance or you change your bet over to the other side, you will end up being very unhappy with the result. More times than not you are going to be right on with your instincts.
Another thing that can throw players off with their sports predictions is when they see a late line movement. Because so many players wait until late to make their sports picks and bets, lines can change rapidly. When this happens, it can scare you and cause you to come off of a bet that you have put a lot of time into. Don’t let late line movement scare you. If the line is moving in your favor, then wait as long as you can and get more value. If the line is moving away from you, make the bet as soon as possible