Mike Davis verified since 3/3/2015
My path to sports handicapping was not a common one as I grew up in Chicago with very little education in my grade school years. I was fortunate that my step father relocated the family to Nevada for a job opportunity he received, and while it was tough, it changed my perception of success and my outlook on life. After high school I became a real estate broker and this is when I started sports betting on the side to supplement my income. I was never content with the amount of money I made and felt I could do more to reach my goals. I have been fortunate to have made some wise investments in real estate which granted me the capital and financial investing knowledge to invest in sports.
I have been sports handicapping for over ten years and professionally for five. While I still hold assets in real estate, my primary investment vehicle is sports betting and sports handicapping. My drive is second to none and I will work tirelessly to make sure we profit each season from winning sports picks.
My strategy is not to research each game on the board but only the action that I feel we can exploit and is worth our hard earned money. Sports investing is like real estate and nothing is guaranteed but I can assure you that my advice is backed by research and I will provide you with better odds of winning than if you were to attempt to invest with your own advice.
The fact that 90% of sports bettors fail to make a profit tells you a lot about the difficulty in making money betting sports. One of the biggest reasons squares lose are they bet with the general consensus. I prefer to narrow down the big board to 20-30% of the odds I want to focus in on. My final predictions will usually end up around 10-20% of the entire odds available for that day.
I consider myself an investor which means that I have to be careful with my money and rely on my data to help me make intelligent decisions. A sports investor understands the difference between betting and investing. One must use various strategies to locate the best odds.
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