Anybody living in the United States will agree with me that the Super Bowl is one of the biggest events in America. Everyone whether actively or passively looks forward to the event annually. The beauty of the Super Bowl is not just for the players who strive to win the title or the fans who cheer their heroes, but for the bettors as well. I am among the number, and over the years I have participated in betting on the Super Bowl from which I have made several observations that have kept me going till today. Below are a few lessons I learned about betting on the Super Bowl.
The risk of over information
For me to be able to bet in the Super Bowl, I need information regarding the teams that are participating in the bowl. I usually check out the statistics, the winning records, losing percentage and the head-to-head. On top of this, I check the injury lists to see who is available and who is not to ensure that I do not put my trust in a team that is limping on all fours. Besides, I check other statistics such as home records and the coach’s run of results, until this point I am able to make a viable decision on both teams.
Betting usually comes with the temptation of doing more research regarding the teams. Since it is a matter of fate, most people want to be sure that their money does not just go with the wind when the final whistle is blown. This may sound like a good idea but over time I have realized that it simply exposes me to the danger of gathering information that might be irrelevant and unnecessary. The more information I get the harder it becomes to make a decision, and the easier it is to make a wrong decision. My motto is to keep things within the necessary and avoid the risk of making the wrong decision.
The risk of guessing
As a bettor it comes a time when nothing seems clear, as both teams look even, cancelling each other out statistically. It may seem like the defenses both stand out to cancel each other’s offenses. It even becomes harder if none of the teams have a home advantage when playing on a neutral ground. With such statistics, it is easy to lose your head and fall into the pit of guesswork.
Yes, you may guess and win, but this is usually a very wrong move. Not at any time will you find me guessing. I would rather not bet on such a game than guess. Remember betting involves an investment of money; the money should not be treated lightly. Inasmuch as betting depends on fate, it does not give license for guessing.
Losing when statistics seemed right
The beauty of sports is that no team has a 100 percent chance of winning. Over the years I have seen teams that were considered underdogs causing upsets, some even thrashing their opponents in a manner that no one imagined. There are times I have had the right statistics yet lost my bet. Injuries do occur on the pitch, coaches can mess up patterns and players can have a bad day putting the team in a bad position. Referees have been known to change the course of games over the years and there is nothing I can do about that when such a thing happens.
Just like the Super Bowl games I have betted on, betting can go either way. Nothing is cast in stone, but it is good to take time and learn how things go. Avoid placing bets carelessly.