Media and Public Football Bets

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Football bets are made by gamblers every year in attempts to win money.

Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of NFL betting gamblers lose at the activity. One of the biggest reasons why people lose money making football bets is that they listen to the media and to the general public.

Football bets can be winners if you are willing to go out on your own. There is simply no way that you are going to get added-value by betting just like everyone else because the thing to never lose sight of is that the oddsmakers know how the public is going to make football bets. The oddsmakers have set their lines accordingly in anticipation of that consumer demand.

If you stop and think about it you would realize that the 24/7/365 sports media of cable TV, the Internet, and sports radio feeds the hype monster that then has a direct affect on the NFL betting lines. Think how many times that media hype has been proven wrong and blown up in the face of gamblers making football bets. If you are betting pro football based on what you are getting from the sports media then you are losing. It seems every single week during the NFL season there is a number of football games that everyone believes can’t lose. The public and the media get all excited about these football bets each week. You see all the media outlets, so-called experts and the public touting certain games. Can you guess what normally happens with these football bets? Yes, the media and public hype on these football bets is wrong. More often than not the certain football plays lose money.

If you want to win money making football bets you are best off avoiding the media and public hype. Rarely does the public win in NFL betting. That doesn’t mean they can’t win some football bets or even have a winning season, but long-term they don’t have success in NFL betting. That is why sportsbooks exist. The public gambler does not win over the long haul when making football bets.

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