Why should you or anyone pay for sports picks? Let’s take a look at that, it is no different than paying a consultant for helping you pick stocks, real estate, or any other financial endeavor. Getting advice from someone who knows the industry can always be an advantage if the information is used correctly.
As far as picking a sports service there are some things I would recommend and some things I would definitely avoid. Be careful of the so called guarantees. If they guarantee their service by stating if they lose they will give you more picks for free you should be wary. Getting more losing picks doesn’t sound like a good guarantee to me.
I also only recommend purchasing packages of picks that give you several days, a week, or a month of all the services picks. Betting on sports is not a get rich quick scheme, it is a long-term investment strategy that should lead to profit! Charging for each game is asking for fraud and a skewed if not fraudulent record. By getting a sports handicapper’s complete list of picks you will have more plays and a better chance of achieving a profit. No one can pick one hundred percent winners.
A good way to test a service is to see if they post free picks or are monitored by a reputable monitoring service like Pick Monitor. Follow their record for a while and see how they do. Beware all betting tracking websites are NOT created equally. One way to check monitoring services is to see if they post all of handicapper’s plays after the games they pick start and let you have access!
I’ll never forget a while back I saw the same service advertise every Monday night football game of the season as their 10 star play of the year. They did this every Monday night! The bottom line is you should look for something that is affordable, from someone who doesn’t give you a lot of exaggerated hype. And does not constantly try to up sell you with their overwhelming services that are available. Look for someone who does not promise you the moon, but does offer you a wining record with a simple affordable package that meets your budget requirements.
Of course I recommend you check out the handicappers here on Pick Monitor and see if there is one (or more) you are comfortable with. You can check their record and actually see how good they are at picking winners. You can even search handicapper’s records by sport, time periods, number of games picked, winning percentage, etc…
Edited 6/20/12 at 4:33PM by Patrick - No reason listed.