It’s June, normal people are thinking about having fun in the summer, their upcoming vacations and every single weekend. But those of us in the sports handicapping field are not normal, not by a long shot.
After spending eight months slaving over a hot computer for 60 to 80 hours a week, April and May feel like being on vacation, working 40 hours weeks betting baseball and the NBA and NHL playoffs. Once June arrives, all that’s left is basketball and hockey finals and 15 baseball games five days a week (less on the other two days). (Unless you are diehard WNBA and CFL fan) This is when most betting experts take their vacations and kick back. But you don’t get into this business being afraid to work and smart ones are always planning ahead.
For sports handicappers and serious gamblers, this time of year is all about preparation for the upcoming football season.
What we will cover in particular is college football and how you can prepare like a pro, if you want to put in the time.
Grocery Shopping or Heading To Barnes and Noble
The first order of business is finding information, By the early part of June, Athlon’s, Lindy’s and The Sporting News college football annuals have all hit the shelves wherever there are magazine racks. Soon to follow are Phil Steele’s and Playbook’s, plus more later. This is a strong grouping and they offer the essentials any sports bettors will need to study up on conferences and teams.