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Sports Betting Systems

There are hundreds, even thousands, of sports betting systems out there. A quick search on your favorite search engine would easily yield a million results.

Many argue that all these sports betting systems don't work and are worthless. On the other hand, there are those who offer proof that the betting systems they promote do work - showing screenshots of winnings, pictures of betting tickets and photos of the things they have bought with the huge winnings they have amassed (luxury cars, fabulous homes even outrageous jewelry).

The Meat of Sports Betting Systems

The common denominator in all sports betting systems is the use of some sort of "double-up" feature. Betting systems treat each sequence as a win or a loss.

For example, let's say the Los Angeles Clippers fall into the systems' requisites. You make a $1 bet on the Clippers and lose the bet. The next game, you bet on the Clippers again and double-up your bet ($1 x 2 =$2), so that if your bet wins, you've made enough to cover your loss plus make a profit.

Taking our example further, let's say you bet and lost on the Clippers for four consecutive times. You would have lost $1+$2+$4+$8 = $15. On your fifth bet on the Clippers, let's say you finally win. Now you get $16! Recouping your $15 loss plus turning a $1 profit. Looks good right?

Sports betting system vendors will consider this 1-0 for the system, even if you were actually 1 win and 4 losses on your bets.

The big problem that bettors run into when using a double-up type or Martingale-based betting system is that eventually they'll have to bet more than what sports books accept.

For example, the betting limit of your favorite sports book is $5,000. If you bet $1,000 on the New York Yankees and they get into, a let's say, a three game losing skid, you would have lost $1,000 + $2,000 + $4,000 = $7,000. You wouldn't be able to make an $8,000 bet on the Yankees the next game since the betting limit is only $5,000.

Beating the Bookmaker

The best way to beat the bookmaker and earn a profit in sports betting is to do your research. Even if you use a sports betting system, you'd still need to research on which teams fall on certain criteria set by the betting system.

The National Football League (NFL) has a 16-game season. The National Basketball League (NBA), 82 games - the same with the National Hockey League (NHL). Major League Baseball (MLB) has a 162-game season. That's a whole lot of games. To think we haven't reached the post-season or playoffs for each league yet. Add to that, the ton of games collegiate sports offer, and the number of races NASCAR holds, and the number of boxing matches, and the number of golf and tennis tournaments, etc.

So learn the sport you'd like to bet on. Invest on time and put in the effort to find out as much as you can about the players and teams involved. Get to know the different bets available for your chosen sport. Choose a reputable sports book, preferably the one that offers the highest bonuses and offers the most realistic freebies or comps. Weigh all the factors in a cool, objective way and bet selectively.

Winning 55% of your bets is definitely achievable. After all, just by flipping a coin, you will be right 50% of the time. Winning 60-65% is a realistic target.