Posted Saturday, June 04, 2011 05:30 PM
Hi guys, I'm new to the WNBA Forum but I'd like to post my plays here this Season. I'm not expecting any sort of following nor looking for one, I simply love the interface of the Covers Forums and it's easy to track your own plays here. Also, now with Covers Mobile App, it's very easy for me to post here when I'm on the road.
Jeffrey Rake, who writes some articles for Covers here, has turned me onto the sport as a great money-making opportunity. I've done some homework and I plan on doing a lot more on the WNBA. If you're willing to put in the work and know your product, it's a lot easier to make the money.
With that being said, I knew absolutely nothing about the WNBA teams or players 24 hours ago, but I just watched my first game with the Mercury/Storm. I actually enjoyed it, and the ending was pretty interesting as Phoenix ended up crushing some Storm backers with that improbable late cover (depending on the line you had).
I will be playing very conservative until I get more comfortable with my information and notes on these teams. All Unit numbers are 'To Win' on Favs and 'Risked' on Dogs..Saturday, June 4thWashington/Connecticut Under 147.5
(-108) 'To Win' 1 UnitIndiana Fever -6.5
(-109) 'To Win' 0.5 UnitsTulsa Shock +8.5
(-101) 'To Win' 1 Unit
Posted Sunday, December 19, 2010 02:35 AM
I've been holding off starting this due to the fact my Blog isn't fully ready to launch yet, and I really want to associate it with this thread. I really enjoy writing and would enjoy this a lot more if I was able to create something more than just a common thread on a web forum (altho I really love Covers and think it's a great site), but the Blog probably won't be ready til the new year. I also didn't believe I was going to allocate the funds for this until the new year, but that changed today. So I've decided to at least open the thread right now.
Now I know a lot of people have been waiting for this, and I appreciate all the kind comments via PM, but I do have this to say..
I know I've been giving a few guys a hard time around here lately, and that probably won't change. It's 100% to do with the way they run things tho, and not really anything to do with their actual picks. No one is learning a damn thing from these guys about how to become better handicappers, or how to better manage their bankroll.
That being said, I am just like any other poster on here - meaning I'll make many losing picks alongside my winners. I am not a Professional at this yet so if you decide to tail my plays, you agree you are doing so at your own risk. I have never run a thread quite like this one. One thing you know you can count on tho with me is a very clear layout and a dedicated professionalism. Anyone who followed me in MLB and remembers my spreadsheets already has an ide... [More]
Posted Wednesday, June 02, 2010 02:47 PM
I think this is a good topic of discussion which a lot of people here could benefit from. There are a lot of newbies who read the forum here without posting, hoping to find that "edge".
There should be more threads about things like this, since this is a "Strategy" forum, don't you think?
These guys started following me on Twitter a few days ago, and I usually never follow people back.. but after checking them out, I thought they were worth a look.
Now listen, I'm not promoting this website or anything associated with it. I really know very little about them, but I think these 2 videos are worth the watch. Obviously, if I'm taking the time to post it, I must think it's valuable information.
Take 20 minutes out of your day (or listen to them in the background as you're doing something else) and listen to these two 10-minute videos which discusses 2 very different styles of strategic betting. I think this topic can help a lot of newbies out there, and also help some of the more experienced people here who are looking for a bigger edge.
Let me know what you think and what your thoughts are of this topic. I know there's some dumbasses on here who will think this is stupid (cuz they think everything is stupid), but I know there is also a number of intelligent people here who should be talking about subjects like this.
Flat Betting (Part 1)
Unit Betting (Part 2)
Posted Thursday, May 06, 2010 02:20 AM
Another MLB Season is now upon us. We've had one month now to figure out how to work that new bbq so the hot dogs turn out just right, to set the new mini fridge at the perfect temperature so our beer are perfectly chilled, and to learn all the new names on our favorite big league's farm teams. Isn't summer great!!
Last summer I brought something new to this forum, an accountable record of all my plays from multiple Systems in clear, easy to read, simple spreadsheets. It was the beginning of a new career for myself and I put in a lot of hard work every day. It paid off. The Systems I followed were a huge success.. my money management, however, was not! I learned a lot last summer, not only about myself, but also about this business. While it will always continue to be a learning experience, I believe I am ahead of the game in many areas. A career in Sports Investing, is indeed, quite possible..
This summer, I'll take the lessons learned from last year and apply them in what will hopefully be a very profitable season. The biggest early mistake I made last year was getting in over my head with regards to the number of Systems I was playing at the same time. While there are always many, many Systems on this forum at any given time, some are definitely better than others. You have to be careful not to stretch your bankroll too far, cuz when some of these Systems start to have a couple of losses that strain can become overwhelming.
I'm not saying my Systems are be... [More]
Posted Friday, July 17, 2009 06:00 AM
I've been promising to post my work for awhile now, but I am a very picky person when it comes to my own work and was not satisfied with what I had so far. I feel my spreadsheets are as complete and in-depth as I want them to be at this time, and therefore am willing to start posting my efforts here in an attempt to easily have one place where I can document my results.
As I am just a "prospect" here on Covers and new to the Professional Sports Handicapper's World, I don't expect any sort of following here whatsoever. Rather, my attempt is to post my work, continue to document, analyze, listen to comments, and improve my skills. Altho I possess great math skills, I certainly do not possess the talent to "show" my work, so to speak. Like in school, I always had a talent at looking at numbers and equations and figuring out the answer in my head, but lacked the ability to translate to paper how I "achieved" the result. Therefore, you will not find here long equations or mathematical reasoning in print, but be assured it plays a part in "my" plays.
I admire the thread ongoing by sports_Network and love reading it daily, even hourly, and encourage everyone who is trying to make a "business" out of this take an in-depth look at his documentation. It truly is the "right" way of doing this. For those who have jumped on-board there and are doing the calculations themselves now, congrats, I admire your dedication and "ability" to put those numbers down on paper. I,... [More]