The successful gambler, whether he’s a part of the cyber-casino, or deals with Fred his local bookie, comes across those certain wagers where sometimes he’ll forgo the knowledge he as accumulated and go with his gut, or heart. Most times he’ll find that the head is the right path.
The Hunch Player
Let’s say you bet on basketball, both the pro game and the college game. Like any gambler, first and foremost you’re a fan. Long before you laid down that first buck (100.00) you were a passionate follower of a specific team. In fact you still have loyalties to that club, be it the Celtics, the Lakers, the Pistons, Duke or U.C.L.A.. And every night you scour the NBA lines and the college lines, looking for those game that look juicy. Often times you’ll be lured into the game featuring “your team”. Be careful, these sentimental wagers can cloud your reason. You aren’t a little boy sitting in your family den with your dad surrounded by Celtic flags, ash-trays and coffee cups. Those days are over, you’re a cold-blooded gambler, just like Kenny Rogers and if you don’t think the Celtics can cover the line against the Heat at home, well then that’s the way to play.
The Logical Play
So if you are to proceed on a gambling career it’s best if you can rid yourself of that soft spot. Although that’s not to say that occasionally the game pops up where you just “know” that your beloved team is not only going to win, but cover. This is the “gut” feeling that has been nurtured not through guessing and feeling, but through years of hard work and study, it is the by-product of effort.
And while there is room for hunches and gut feelings, for the most part, stick with reason and logic, because the gambling world is littered with bodies that “had a feeling.”
Source by Paul J.