- How do I know when the site is updated with new picks?
- Why can I not bet the pick at the same line posted on your site?
- Why is it important for me to have multiple sports book accounts?
- How do I know you will help me to make money at sports betting?
How do I know when the site is updated with new picks?
Every time I update the site with a new pick(s) I always let you know via social media. So it is essential you follow @ricksteel99 on Instagram Twitter Facebook. When there are no more pending plays for a given day I also let you know as well. Picks can be posted at any time through the day and evening. In most instances I have the plays listed at least one hour prior to the game starting giving you plenty of time to shop for the best number you can get. It would be so much easier for me to just post all the plays like most touts do around 11am and be done with it. However that is not realistic and it is misleading at best unethical at worst. We deal with a fluid lines are changing all the time. It is important that I post plays sometimes in stages. Sometimes the line is moving in our favor so we have to wait it out to get maximum value. Other times what at one stage was not a play turns into a play because the market has pushed the line to a spot opening up a bet opportunity.
Why can I not bet the pick at the same line posted on your site?
When I post the bet I use the most widely available line for everybody. So if you cannot get the same line you do not have enough accounts open at the sports books listed on my site in order to effectively shop for the best line. Also you may have waited too long to bet the pick after I posted it and the line has moved against you.
Why is it important for me to have multiple sports book accounts?
The sports books we represent on the website are the elite of the industry. They were chosen by me personally. They offer the best lines, the fastest payouts, and are as safe as having your money in the bank. I carry substantial balances at all of the books listed on our site and use all of them on a regular basis.
Regardless of the dollar value of your unit it is sound, logical, smart business sense to have accounts at a number of different sports books. Whether you treat your sports betting as entertainment, a hobby, supplemental income, or a full time occupation you MUST have numerous “outs” places to bet in order to succeed and prosper long term.
DIVERSIFICATION: Regardless of how safe and stable any business is do you really want all of your sports betting bankroll tied in to one place. If for some act of god something were to affect the financial stability of a book you had a balance with; sure it will still hurt but at least you will have had funds spread out at a number of places. Therefore no one book can substantially affect your entire sports betting bankroll. Why take such an unnecessary risk?
SHOPPING: When you make a major personal purchase for example a vehicle do you go to 1 dealership do you only get 1 quote. Of course not and the same should apply to your sports betting. Shopping for the best line consistently throughout the year will turn losses in to pushes, pushes in to wins. Acquiring the best prices/odds for your bets will have you lose less when you do lose and win more when you win. In other words it will dramatically increase your profits at the end of the year without even increasing your win %.
Let me give you a few mathematical examples. These examples are conservative in nature of the impact of shopping and you can adapt them to your unit value to see the impact on you personally of getting the best lines.
Let us use a $1,000 dollar unit for ease of math.
You bet a game at -3.0 -1.10 you could have bet it at -3.0 -1.04 if you had multiple sports book accounts and did your shopping. Your win under our money management system at -1.10 = $ 909.09. Your win at -1.04 $ 961.54 a difference of $ 52.45 for winning the same game. $52.45 direct to your bottom line and R.O.I. for doing nothing but making sure you acquired the best line possible for your bet. You say no big deal but let us extend this over 1 year. We have over 1,000 plays over the course of a year. Let us be conservative let us say this only happens 10% of the time or 100 times during the year. That would translate to $5,245 extra dollars in profit over 5 units for just effectively shopping your bet not even winning any additional games.
Let us look at 1 more example with a money line dog bet. You bet a game at +1.25 you could have bet it at +1.34. Not uncommon or outrageous example. Using the same parameters as above under our money management system at +1.25 you win $1,250 you could have won $1,340 a difference of $90.00. This will translate to $ 9,000 extra dollars in profit. Add this to the $ 5,245 above add you get the idea how quickly the huge impact shopping has to your bottom line.
In conclusion the sports books have enough money and they have many customers just giving money away to them. Starting today make sure you are not one of them.
How do I know you will help me to make money at sports betting?
Proven track record of over 20+ years of doing this as my primary source of income. Weekly betting tips and articles to improve your knowledge of sports handicapping. Transparency my records of every sport are updated daily for all to see. Analysis of each pick I make detailing the logic on why I made the bet. If you decide to “track” my results I only ask reserve judgment good or bad for at least 1,000-1,500 plays. I expect a return on investment of 3-7%. However not on every 1,000 picks. To be fair to evaluate any professional level handicapper the sample size has to be large enough to determine if that person is a LONG TERM consistent winner.