m88 that’s fine. They’ve got a fun team with a young and exciting core group, and they’ve got a crazy manager. They play delightful football. Everyone’s hate for them is unfounded and stupid, but you should also not choose to support them unless you’re a massive troll.
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If you hate defense, this league is for you
Is the “pragmatic” defensive approach of many Premier League teams putting you to sleep? The Bundesliga might be the place for you. They also probably won’t stick around long.
Werder Bremen: Their recent history is actually pretty great, but they’ve fallen off a cliff recently. He does magical, jaw-dropping things every game, like this.
Champions: Bayern Munich
Hamburg: A risky but potentially inspired long play. Learn from our mistakes, ignore or simply reply “OK,” and move on with your life.
Bayern wrecking everyone is fine
The first thing most critics say when they try to play down the quality of the Bundesliga is “Bayern always win it, how can that be interesting?” It’s definitely a fair point and an understandable complaint, because in most cases a single dominant team is pretty dull — but in this case, it actually works out just fine for the Bundesliga.
Darmstadt: Newly promoted team who has spent huge chunks of their history in the fourth and fifth divisions. They might be a good team to pull for if you like reclamation projects, but be ready for some pain in the short term.
We have an alternative — a league where everyone is pretty good, teams rarely play negatively and the press doesn’t search high and low for excuses to trash people. Here’s what this monstrosity looks like once they’ve established possession.
Eintracht Frankfurt: If you’re extra-glory hunter averse but don’t want your club to get relegated this year and want to go see a game, this is your team! You can get a direct flight to Frankfurt from basically anywhere in the world. It’s a sensible 3-4-3 with actual defenders, midfielders and wingbacks without the ball, but they either have the ball, are in a transition phase or in a dead ball situation for like 85 percent of games, so it’s rare that they actually look like their listed formation. If you like unpredictability, this might be the team for you.
Bonus — Kevin De Bruyne: He might get transferred to one of the Manchester clubs before the deadline, but if he doesn’t, you should watch every Wolfsburg match just for him. Bas Dost, Andre Schrrle, Luiz Gustavo and company are ready to bring the noise to the Bundesliga once more. They never get handed the title, of course –they earned every bit of their success through constant innovation — but that doesn’t help anyone feel better. Same with Barcelona or Juventus. Plus, they’re in a city a normal person would feasibly want to visit and they’re in a big enough market that they could get really good someday. Bad idea.. There will be lots of games on Fox Sports 2, about one per week on Fox Sports 1, plus more onFox Soccer 2 Go andFox Sports Go. It feels good to be a fan of a team that wins things. The two really strange things here are Alaba sprinting forward from his central defense spot to become a (usually attacking) midfielder and the unbalanced, left-leaning alignment. When Chelsea loses, no one cares but Chelsea fans and whoever beat them. It’s moved off GolTV and onto Fox Sports platforms. And you think to yourself, “maybe I’ll support Schalke/Leverkusen.” But you should not do that, because they will break your heart into pieces every single season, without fail, until the end of eternity.
Bayer Leverkusen: Don’t do it.
You’ll see fairly normal back three and four setups from Bayern this season, but a lot of this unbalanced 3-4-3 jumble. Having said that, they have a badass stadium, fun players and compete for trophies without being the “front-runners.” A perfectly sensible choice.
Stuttgart: It wasn’t that long ago that Stuttgart were good. He was voted the best player in the Bundesliga last season after racking up 10 goals and 20 (!!!) assists. Now 26, Reus is entering what should be the prime of his career. The original Illuminati was founded there, so, again, a club that you should only support if you’re a troll.
Champions League playoffs: Borussia Mnchengladbach
Hoffenheim: A totally made-up team that lots of people hate. AmericanAron Jhannsson plays here, but no defenders do. Bayer have the nickname “Neverkusen” because of their 2001-02 season, when they finished runners-up in all three competitions, and second in the Bundesliga for the fourth time in five seasons.
Bayern Munich: Okay, so you’re a glory hunter. The town they play in has 3,000 people and the nearest big town only has 35,000. Watching Bayer sober is like watching any other team on amphetamines. Only two teams failed to average at least a goal per game in Germany’s top division last season, with two above two goals per game and three more at at least a goal and a half per game. If winning immediately is not important to you, this is a solid choice.
Kln: Great city, great logo, nice stadium, huge potential. But if he can reach pre-injury levels and dominate from the wing, Schalke can get themselves back into the Champions League. But this is the fairest representation of a starting XI we have right now. They have a recent history of mismanagement and could get themselves relegated, but they’re a slightly less embarrassing team to follow than Hamburg.
Wolfsburg: They were a thrilling side a year ago, going on an incredible run that included a titanic victory over Bayern to start the second half of the season. FOX is also going to carry the season openeron their YouTube channel, something that’s hopefully not just a one-off occurrence.
Augsburg: A pretty solid, well-run club in a perfectly nice place that’s a short train ride away from Munich. Only pick Werder if your idea of fun is 5-4 losses.
Despite being two of the biggest clubs in the league, Schalke and Leverkusen have never won the Bundesliga. They were great last season, finishing fifth, but it’s hard to envision them making the Champions League. Due to Franck Ribery’s fitness troubles and the fact that Alaba, Philipp Lahm, Javi Martinez, Arjen Robben and Thomas Mller have played multiple positions in this same formation (Mller’s played four, Alaba and Lahm three each), you never really know what you’re going to get. He’s constantly involved in their attack, having a hand in many of their goals and using his near-bottomless energy to disrupt defenses and demand attention to create space and openings for his teammates.
Mainz: They’ve been a yo-yo in the Bundesliga standings for the last year, bouncing between just under the top four and just over the relegation zone. What matters is that the vast majority of these teams don’t give a rip about pragmatism or being defensive stalwarts or any of that. This will probably never happen, but it’s not impossible.
Timo Werner: Stuttgart have recently been a strange, talent-sucking black hole of awfulness. They also have American international Timothy Chandler, and their games are pretty high-scoring.
Julian Draxler: Once Schalke’s biggest star, Draxler’s stock has dropped thanks to injuries and the rise of Max Meyer. Schalke have the best group of Under-23 talent in the league and they’re going to give all of their kids major playing time this season. Borussia Mnchengladbach: They’re in the Champions League. So if you are only interested in watching a soccer league because of the title race, the Bundesliga might not be for you. 10 or you may miss something amazing.
Just getting into the Bundesliga? You’ve made a very good choice. You look at their squads and think, hey, I’ve heard of some of those players, they’re pretty good! You watch some highlights and see how fun they are. You just have to develop thick skin over people calling you a glory hunter, which is what you are.
Hannover: USMNT legend Steve Cherundolo captained them, they have some solid Germany Under-21 players andJapanese attacking midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake is really fun. HSV are the Bundesliga’s resident tire fire and might get themselves relegated due to their awful internal politics, but if they ever end up run by someone who knows what they’re doing, they’re going to challenge for trophies and firmly establish themselves as the second-best team in Germany. Outside of the league winners, there are only two spots that go straight to the group stage and one more that has to go through qualifying to get there — and there are a lot more than three teams capable of winning those spots.
Granit Xhaka: While you don’t see a lot of central midfielders on lists like this, Xhaka is well worth making special mention of. All of Schalke’s league titles came before the top teams were brought into one league system in 1963, and they’ve been runners-up six times since. Alaba might be the world’s first true endline-to-endline central player, while the extra numbers on the left work for two reasons. They recently achieved back-to-back promotions and have a lot of players who came up with them from the third division, so that’s cool. While largely a set-piece specialist with a lethally accurate shot from long range, he also has a subtle and wonderful creative presence in open play, with an understated but incredibly effective style on the ball that guts opposing defenses. If you watch Leverkusen, don’t take your eyes off No. The question isn’t “why should you support Gladbach,” it’s “why wouldn’t you support Gladbach?” They’re even nicknamed “the foals” for crying out loud. This year, they’ve already kicked things off with a shocking comeback win to upset Bayern again in the German Supercup. When Bayern lose, you notice, because you know it took an incredible performance to get the job done.
Hakan Calhanoglu: While the Turkish international is just 21, Calhanoglu already had a profound influence on the Bundesliga the past two years. Here’s everything you need to know.
Welcome to the Bundesliga, where you can check your narratives at the door and enjoy some fantastic soccer.
Things like a fullback pinching in and a defensive midfielder going between two center backs to pick up the ball are not strange. Plus, Bayern had a pretty serious injury crisis last year and still won the league easily. They have a lot of good players, but they can’t get any of them to play well. Back and forth they go, where they stop, no one knows. A good choice, even if it kind of exposes you as a noob.
An expansion on Schalke and Neverkusen
You look at Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen’s recent league positions. There’s a lot of moralizing and everyone who has a bad game is branded “crap,” until they do well, when they become “brilliant.” The average Premier League player cycles between crap and brilliant about five times per season. Neither of these things is impossible, but they are unlikely. One, Lahm is good enough to command an entire flank by himself. The competition between Bayer Leverkusen, Wolfsburg, Gladbach, Schalke, Borussia Dortmund and other clubs over the last few years has been intense to watch unfold, with fierce battles taking place as teams struggle for position. The first, is that when Bayern lose, it’s actually notable and fascinating and must-see action. When Wolfsburg took Bayern down to open up the second half of the season last year, everyone stood up and took notice, suddenly realizing just how good Wolfsburg really were. But they’re the only team in the Bundesliga that plays crap, sleep-inducing football every year. They will lose nine-goal matches in which they had a multiple-goal lead, probably more than once, and you will not enjoy those matches if you support them. These things also make it occasionally unpleasant to follow. He’s a lot more talented than his three goals in 19 games from last season suggests.
But goal-per-game numbers are boring. Be it the thunderous and versatile attack of Bayern, the dynamic lethality of Wolfsburg or the jaw-dropping free kicks of Hakan Calhanoglu at Bayer Leverkusen, you will be entertained.
But if you do not have any emotional investment in the outcome of their matches, Schalke and Bayer are extremely fun to watch. The way the players move when they get the ball is unique.
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Of note, Bayern rotates heavily and does not have a set first choice starting XI. There will not be a title race unless they have a catastrophic injury crisis or Pep Guardiola goes insane and tries to fire everyone. But the guy who started SAP wanted a successful club, so here they are. The question, though, is how healthy he is — last season was largely wasted for Reus because he spent most of it either sidelined with injury or playing hurt. Their teams will let you take your shot, but try to find a way to break it up in progress so they can take their own. After a bad 2014-15 campaign, they’ll be hoping their 19-year-old SuperProspect starts scoring goals from the wide forward spot. One of the best choices.
Schalke: Don’t do it.
Relegation playoff: Hamburg
The English Premier League is easy to follow in the United States because it’s on channels most people get and everyone speaks English. The Bundesliga: for people who think sports should be fun.
First thing’s first: How to watch this
While it won’t be as easy to watch the Bundesliga as it is the Premier League in America, we’re getting a giant upgrade this season. They won the Bundesliga in 2007 and have been competitive both in the league and in Europe since then — except for the last few years, when they have stunk. He’s young and really starting to come into his own, serving as a workhorse presence in Gladbach’s midfield who pops up all over the pitch to make plays in attack and defense. Sorry!
How’s that? Well, it comes through two different ways. It’s all exhausting.
Borussia Dortmund: They are no longer the top soccer hipster choice, but are not far enough removed from that era to have washed the stink off. In England, four teams failed to reach a goal per game, with only one bettering two goals per and four more over 1.5 goals per game — and that top group represents a wide gulf in scoring that doesn’t exist in Germany.
And besides, Bayern being able to win the league with ease creates other fun opportunities as well, not least of which being because …
They play a pants-on-head crazy style that no one else uses
Obsessing about the merits of one formation over another isn’t fascinating, but Bayern’s most commonly used tactic when David Alaba and Juan Bernat are both healthy is so totally insane that it needs to be addressed. They want to score spectacular goals, and that’s exactly what they do. Based on what he’s done so far, if he can stay healthy this could be an incredible season for Reus.
Hertha Berlin: They haven’t been able to get their ducks in a row and turn into a juggernaut post-reunification, but the possibility always exists that the biggest team in Germany’s biggest city could someday become a Champions League regular. Sometimes, to ill effect against top teams who know how to exploit the holes in it.
Who to support
A handy guide based on what you’re looking for in a team.
As an aside, if you wade into Bundesliga Twitter, you will inevitably run into Bayern Munich supporters who hype up their competition, because no one wants to be “handed” a title. If you tell long-time Bundesliga followers that you support Borussia Dortmund, they will roll their eyes at you. They also have top American prospect John Brooks. That leads to a lot of exciting, back-and-forth battles that you couldn’t tear your eyes away from if you tried.
So we already know who wins, right?
Yep, Bayern Munich wins. Why rob yourself of entertainment? Pick a different club to root for and watch these guys as a neutral.
Five non-Bayern players to keep an eye on
Marco Reus: One of the most dynamic attacking players in Europe, Reus can single-handedly turn around the fortunes of Borussia Dortmund after their year of struggle. If he doesn’t, they’ll be kicking themselves for not taking the money that was on the table for him two years ago.
Relegated: Ingolstadt, Darmstadt
Unlike other leagues where the focus is on preventing attacks altogether, or absorbing them and slowing them down, the Bundesliga takes a different tack. Do not let anyone disparage you for making this choice. There are worse choices, but we certainly can’t recommend them.
Champions League: Wolfsburg, Bayer Leverkusen
Ingolstadt: They’re in the Bundesliga for the first time in their history and they have American midfielder Alfredo Morales. Two, it draws defenders away from Robben (or Mller) and creates more space for him to operate in.
Speaking of Champions League qualification, Bayern’s dominance makes Germany’s other Champions League places a much hotter commodity
m88 When I have the feeling that I become painful for the club, another coach will come in. “They want to know about my plans as soon as possible.
Pep Guardiola has no offers from other clubs and has not made any decision on his future beyond the end of the season, the Bayern Munich boss has insisted.
Pep Guardiola said he will ‘never become a problem’ for Bayern Munich.
There had been suggestions last season that Guardiola’s time should be brought to an early end after the club suffered a heavy defeat in the Champions League semifinals for a second year in succession.. “I have not yet decided what is best for this club — and I want to do the best for this club. I don’t want to become a problem for this club.”
Guardiola has won back-to-back league titles, winning the domestic double in his first season, but he said: “I have learnt that reaching the semifinals in Champions League is not enough here.”
New season, same old questions for Pep Guardiola. It has been like this for over 30 years, and so it also has been the case in the past two years.”
There have also been concerns about his influence on transfers given the uncertainty over his future.
However, speaking ahead of Saturday’s German Supercup clash with Wolfsburg, the former Barcelona coach said he has not made any decision about his next move.
However, Guardiola dismissed both claims.
Guardiola, 44, has entered the final year of the contract he signed in 2013, and there was fresh speculation at the weekend that he has already agreed terms with Manchester City for the 2016-17 season.
“Maybe the club is not happy about it [the delayed decision],” Guardiola said. Bayern’s new signing, midfielder Arturo Vidal, has claimed that his goal is to go one better than he did with Juventus, having lost this year’s Champions League final, and win the competition. That is the truth.
“This will be the last time I talk about it,” Guardiola told a news conference on Friday. I have not made a decision yet.
“When I have made a decision, I will inform [former president] Uli Hoeness, [CEO] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and [sporting executive] Matthias Sammer. Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says Arjen Robben will be fit, but warns his team ahead of their DFL-Cup game against Wolfsburg. It was the Brazilian forward who had the best of his Chilean team-mate, managing to nutmeg Vidal with a slick pass. That’s the situation.”
Bayern have said on several occasions that they plan enter talks with Guardiola later this year to clarify his position.
However, the coach said: “Listen, I will never become a problem for FC Bayern Munich. I will never become a problem for FC Bayern.”
“Maybe Effenberg knows more than me,” he said, adding: “I have not received an offer from any other club in this world.”
Former Bayern captain Stefan Effenberg said in German tabloid Bild on Friday that Guardiola was set to leave, and Qatar-based network beIN Sports has twice reported that he is set to join City.
He added: “At Bayern, the players are signed by the club, and the coach trains the players, who have been signed by the club
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An arch-conservative Republican nominee could provide the Democrats with just enough room in the middle to win.
Singer Clay Aiken has been exploring a bid for Congress, but history suggests he may face an uphill battle if he runs. Ben Jones (D-Ga.). Aiken reportedly has already met with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee leaders and is currently hiring campaign staff to prepare a run against Rep.
“I don’t think he wants a repeat performance of ‘American Idol,’” Randy Voller, North Carolina’s Democratic Party chair, said of Aiken. Ellmers has drawn a primary challenge from former banking executive and current radio talk show host Frank Roche. Roche has indicated that he intends to run to Ellmers’ right, attacking her vote to raise the debt ceiling and her support for immigration reform. In 2010, Ellmers won her seat from a Democratic incumbent by less than a single percentage point, just before redistricting transformed the 2nd into a fairly safe Republican seat. Flipping a seat controlled by the opposition party in the midterms is a heavy lift, and in a district where the president remains unpopular, it’s next to impossible.. Most celebrity candidates who have won political office, such as Ronald Reagan, Sonny Bono, Jesse Ventura, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sean Duffy and Heath Shuler, ran in areas that aligned with their profiles and political leanings. Jones, a cast member of the TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard”, defeated then-incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.). All three representatives had the benefit of an entrenched incumbency in 2012, and each represents a district that was fundamentally altered by redistricting in 2010 to lean more Republican.
Aiken’s candidacy comes as prospects for Democratic congressional candidates appear less than ideal.
Recent reports say the former “American Idol” star has been laying the groundwork to run for the House of Representatives this year.
There are currently only three Democratic representatives in the House whose districts voted for Romney by comparable or higher margins than Ellmers’: Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah), Rep. And unlike Jones, Aiken will be running in a district made Republican through redistricting in an non-presidential year election.
But while a run against Ellmers would garner national and increased media attention, the numbers alone are not encouraging for Aiken, a registered Democrat. The president’s low approval rating can have a correlative affect on his party’s candidates, and the president’s party almost always loses congressional seats in midterm elections. Although no polls conducted in the district thus far have included him as a candidate, the area’s voting history does not bode well for a Democratic challenger.
Aiken’s fame could trump the district’s demographic and political leanings, but there is little precedent for the circumstances surrounding his potential run — a celebrity Democratic candidate campaigning in a heavily Republican state and district. Pat Swindall (R) in a conservative Atlanta district in 1988.
The district, which encompasses part of the Raleigh suburbs as well as a swath of the central and eastern parts of the state, voted for John McCain over President Barack Obama in 2008 by a 13-point margin. “I think he wants to finish first, not second.”
Aiken’s candidacy, however, still has a few things going for it. In addition, Aiken has a decade’s worth of show business connections that he could parlay into fundraising.
These advantages have yet to convince some onlookers, though. But he not only ran against a scandal-plagued incumbent — an advantage Aiken is unlikely to have — he also lost his seat four years later. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), and Rep. Democrats also hold a slight registration edge in the district, which has an African-American population that is several points larger than the national average. University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato continues to list the district as ‘Safe Republican’, while political handicappers Stu Rothenberg and Charlie Cook have yet to deem the race as being in play.
Aiken also has the benefit of a potentially divisive Republican primary. In 2012, the district voted for Mitt Romney over Obama by 16 points, while reelecting Ellmers by 14 points. He is from nearby Raleigh, and could bring a familiarity with the district and its issues to the campaign trail.
The candidate in recent electoral history whose success Aiken may most want to emulate is former Rep
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“Betting is more difficult and riskier,” said one resident of Hoboken, New Jersey, who bets on illegal gambling sites and also invests in stocks.
A stock can theoretically be held onto for an infinite amount of time, but a sports bet can end in the blink of an eye.
That’s the percentage of time that Stovall’s research shows the S&P 500 — the gold standard in the stock market — has increased in value during the years since 1926. He asked for his identity to be withheld due to legal concerns.
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They both believe they can predict the future, and they sometimes fall into the trap of making decisions with their hearts instead of their brains.
In the long run, investors have the chance to make more money because there are fewer downside risks.
Even the unlucky investors who jumped into the market at its peak in October 2007 eventually made their money back when stocks reclaimed their pre-recession levels in 2013.
“You can hold onto your betting tickets all your life, but you’re not going to get squat,” said Stovall.
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The betting appeal: Americans bet an estimated $380 billion each year on sports. Which casino in Atlantic City, Las Vegas or Macau pays the bettor 73% of the time?” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at S&P Capital IQ.
To put it another way, the stock market is a lot more forgiving than the MGM Grand (let alone your local sports bookie). A bettor gambling on the Green Bay Packers will instantly lose his or her entire $500 bet if Aaron Rodgers and his teammates fail to win or cover the spread.
However, someone sinking $500 into Apple stock has little risk of losing that entire initial investment, especially in the short term. While many stocks offer steady returns, investors sometimes hit the jackpot (think: buying Apple back in early 2009 or Tesla in 2012).
Such hedging tools are not as readily or even feasible to sports gamblers, Fine said.
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Gamblers and investors also have far different time horizons. Heck, even his commercials are funny. And in neither instance can you be guaranteed to be correct,” said Randall Fine, managing director of The Fine Point Group, one of the casino industry’s largest consulting firms. For example, a stop-loss order instructs a broker to dump a stock when it tumbles below a specific price.
Those are pretty good odds.
“A lot of people regard investing as gambling, but I frequently say no.
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Investors also have the ability to spread their money out among many stocks. The stock might go up and down some, but it typically doesn’t go to zero.
“A large, steady company has a low chance of plummeting and causing you to lose all your money, but even Peyton Manning doesn’t cover the spread sometimes,” he said.
But don’t let those similarities fool you.
At the same time, investing in stocks actually carries higher upside potential.
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In the question above, it would be much better to be a 55-percent handicapper if you were playing 150 games a month, as opposed to a 60-percent handicapper playing one game a day. At the end of the month, the 55-percent handicapper would have gone 83-67 for a gain of 9.3 units, while the 60-percent handicapper would have gone 18-12 for a profit of 4.8 units, so the 55-percent handicapper has made nearly twice as much.
If somebody were to ask you if you would rather be a 60-percent handicapper or a 55-percent handicapper, which would you choose? The obvious answer is that it’s better to be a 60-percent handicapper, but that isn’t necessarily true.
With baseball season coming back in about 4 months, many sports gamblers will be seeing ads from different sports services claiming winning percentages of 65-percent for baseball, and that’s entirely possibly, but what the services aren’t saying is that the majority of their selections were favorites of -200 or more, turning that 65-percent handicapping into a losing proposition.
The 55-percent handicapper is using what is commonly referred to as the Wal-Mart Approach, which is to have a lot of volume with the expectation of grinding out a small profit. The only statistic that sports bettors should be concerned with is units won, which is the amount of profit, or loss, they have over time, and not worry nearly as much about winning percentage. A winning percentage of 55-percent sure doesn’t sound as sexy as a 60-percent handicapper, but if your volume of plays is high enough, it can certainly be much more profitable.
. And as is the case with the Arkansas-based giant, many times this will be more profitable than being extremely selective and doing a small amount of volume, even if the mark-up is higher.
Making it more difficult for sports bettors is that some sports services will claim to have won 200 units in a particular sport, but don’t mention that they release 10- or 20-unit plays, along with several 100-unit “locks” at the end of the year if things aren’t going so well and they need something to base next year’s advertising on.
For the bettors that do their own handicapping, however, units won is really the only thing you should be concerned with, as that ultimately is going to translate into the bottom line
What makes it even more exciting is betting on it. Most of these services are quite pricey. Your end of the road profit can be evaporated if you buy just one sports pick at $25. Use these to give yourself a better shot at cashing in winning tickets.
The world is full of “pro” sports handicappers willing to sell you their winners. Next, decide how many bets you want to play at a minimum. If you are a smaller player, you should never buy sports picks. Let’s say that amount is $1,000. Most sports bettors don’t think about this. There’s a good deal of money to be made in betting on hockey. Once you have them down, start to expand your horizons. $1,000 divided by 100 is $10.
Hockey can be exciting to watch. Here’s an easy way to do it. Better yet, decide how much money you will bet per game and stick to it. Let’s say 100, which is generally one a day or so. Your betting unit is $10. Never bet more than you can afford to lose. Decide how much you are willing to lose for the whole season. Some hockey bettors second guess themselves and end up losing more times than they win. Betting is an ever-evolving process. The season is filled with betting opportunities. Simply decide which team is better and throw your money down.
Point Three: Buying Sports Picks
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Start with these three hockey betting tips to get on the road to winning. Obvious. Don’t worry about how many games a team has won or lost in any situations. If you do this, you are making the sports handicapper money–not yourself.
Author is an sport betting editor at SportsGamblingReview.com, an online sportsbook review site. Even if you are not a wild hockey enthusiast, having a wager on a hockey game will make it worth watching. Bet $10 every time you make a wager.. What I mean by this is don’t second guess yourself. Good Luck.
Speaking of money, here’s an important point. Don’t get fooled. Streaks can continue for a long time and they will continue until they are over. Today, I will go over a few hockey betting pointers. They simply rush out to win for that day. It’s pretty simple from here on out. Let’s say you are a $10 player and bet 100 times at a 53% winning percentage. He blogs on NHL hockey betting.
No, I am not trying to be Mr. Doing so will eat away any profit you made
When the streak ends, the run of wins can be remarkable and being ready to take advantage of this turn for the best is the difference between an experience gambler and a novice. Another element of play should be immediately put into play. This where staying on an even keel as to confidence comes into play.
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. Cut back on the size of your bets and the number of bets you make. It will happen to each player. How it is dealt with will determine how seriously the affect is on the gambler. This is a death play when drowning in a losing streak. Consider playing fewer days a week or month. Do not make the most serious mistake a gambler caught up in this situation can do and make larger wagers in hopes of getting even sooner. Knowing what to do and doing it is the answer to this negative side of gambling.
Surviving a losing streak is one of the most difficult situations any gambler can experience and hopefully overcome. Cut back your play is the correct move in these circumstances. Hands that have been losing at black jack suddenly start holding up or the dealer breaks on hands that previously were killing you. If you are a parlay player consider making smaller parlays or none at all for a period of time. This will work, but if gambling is a major part of your life, this is hard to do. Losing sessions can follow winning gaming sessions. The run of bad luck is coming to an end when you make a needed river card or hit a series of place bets on a dice table. Consider playing a different game or level of a game. No trend will stay in play forever, however the losing streaks are a part of gambling and must be addressed by each player. Losing streaks take a toll on the gambler’s stake and also on their confidence.
Gambling cycles like all components in life. The biggest problem with any losing streak is the gambler does not know when it will end, but knows that it will end. It is this double dose of negativity that makes a losing streak so hard to deal with.
One way to survive is to just stop playing for a while. Change what you are doing, but remember “cut back ” is the operative words of strategy