NFL Betting – How much should you budget on the preseason?
The NFL preseason has hit us with a vengeance. Football is back and with recent changes such as the Chargers moving to LA and the Raiders set to make the move to “sin city;” it doesn’t get any better than this. Gamblers; it’s time to get your groove on and time to win some money. Teams and players are desperately trying to find their place. Rookies are fighting to make the squad; veterans are having fun. It’s the time of year that fans may not take too seriously. Keep this in mind; nobody wants to lose. Not even preseason. In the NFL, players must stay relevant and teams want to win. Look at Jamaal Charles; he is the perfect example. He was an impact player, really, the go to guy for the Chiefs. He may not even make the final roster cut for the Broncos! These are the types of players that have something to prove.
How does this play into betting the preseason?
Times are changing when it comes to preseason games. Now days, every game counts, every play counts. It would be bad advice to say load up on the preseason. The good advice here; is have fun with the preseason. Use it as practice for yourself as a gambler, just as the players use it as practice to make the team or find their place as a starter.
How much should you spend on the preseason?
Set a gambling budget for yourself right now and do not go over it. Never go over it; under any circumstance. You know how much you can spend this season. You must break the budget down weekly. Allow yourself to spend 10% of your entire football budget for the 2017 season; on the preseason. Only 10%, do not spend one penny more. Hopefully you win and can add the extra padding to the entire budget. If, however, you don’t find yourself so lucky; not all is lost. You still have 90% of your budget left for the regular season.
How do you bet the preseason?
A magic formula does not exist here. There are however, a couple of rules to live by. First and foremost; get some good advice. Don’t let yourself fall into the trap of being too proud. Listen to experts. They do this for a living. It is not a bad thing to pay for a pick every now and then. Think of it this way…Wouldn’t you rather pay for a pick that actually brings home the bacon, then to not pay for a pick, go with a “gut feeling”, and lose? Come on, everyone knows the answer.
Never bet parlays. You might as well buy a lottery ticket! Stay away from props; especially in the preseason. Be extremely careful with live betting. Never chase a bad bet with a live line. What happens if you lose the live bet? Exactly; you probably chase that with another live bet. What a terrible position to find yourself in. Just don’t do it.
Find a rock solid sportsbook that meets your needs this year. Who wants to hassle with a book that takes weeks to pay or finds ways to not pay and then offers no benefits? Look for a book that has quick and easy payouts and convenient deposit options. Most of all, have fun. The NFL is back and this is what you have waited all year long for. Good luck.