May 27, 2014 Leave a comment
Anyone who ever attempted to win money gambling knows it is tough. To win money gambling on sports requires one of two things. You either have to hit big on one big score or hit a very high percentage of bets.
My annual trip to Las Vegas started Saturday and I came in with a new focus, a focus primarily on the San Diego Padres. I have found in the past, if I watch one team play a lot, it becomes much easier to predict that team’s wins and losses.
I bet the Padres to beat the Cubs on Saturday and I lost. I recovered my money and then some with a Sunday parlay on the Padres and the Braves, but then lost another bet on the Padres tonight.
So, in this case, watching a lot of Padres games hasn’t really panned out. I honestly thought they would win all three games. They were in all three games until the end, but that doesn’t make me any money.
After watching tonight’s ugly game with the Diamondbacks, I find it hard have any confidence in San Diego on Tuesday. The right thing to do is avoid betting that game.
That pushes me back to last year’s experiment of betting on teams and players I like, without making a prediction.
I like Mark Buehrle and he is pitching for Toronto on Tuesday. The Blue Jays have won seven straight, so I hope they can make it eight.