When it comes to sports betting in Australia, punters are spoilt for choice. There is a wide array of sports as well as betting markets which one can make use of, ranging from the well known to the slightly left field.
Although one may be tempted to take a gander at any sport that you are familiar with, it is always a recommended plan to get a very good grasp of the stats and info behind the sport before a wager is placed.
Smart Bettors Win More
It has been proven time and time again that if you bet smart you are more likely to turn a profit. Sports betting is a long game, and all bettors should be prepared to take a few small losses in anticipation for the long term win. Playing a smart game by doing your research before placing any bets helps that long game to become shorter.
There are a large number of sports bettors out there, many of whom are casual punters who don’t bother to really delve into the nitty gritty of the stats and info regarding their chosen sport. A serious Australian punter has a serious advantage over these casual bettors if they take the time to do the research.
Forewarned is Forearmed
The stats and info for pretty much any sport are all available online. With a bit of time and patience, one can build a good working idea of not only the sport on which one is placing a bet but the players and even the outside factors such as how weather affects the athletes or the game.
In the case of horse racing, research can tell you how a certain track is affected by either heat or heavy rain. Some horses do better in heavier conditions than others, so knowing this before the race will help you to adjust your wager on the day according to the inclement weather.
Mind Over Emotions
Knowing the stats and info for your particular sport will help you to avoid the minefield of emotions that often comes along with placing a bet. Betting on your favourite team is something that, emotionally, every punter would love to do.
What better than watching your favourite team romp home to a win and making a huge wad of cash in the process? Sadly, this is often not the case, which is why it is never recommended to place a bet either for or against your home team.
A solid knowledge of the stats and info of your chosen sport can help you to avoid this situation, thus making your eSports betting wagers more solid and fact based than emotionally based.
Avoid the Pitfalls
In every sport, there are certain pitfalls that lie in wait for the uninformed bettor. With a solid knowledge of the stats and info of your sport, you are much more likely to avoid these pitfalls, helping to secure a solid, and most importantly profitable, wager.
These pitfalls range from house heavy bets, which are created by bookies to trap unwary bettors, to following the basic public opinion. An Australian punter who has a good knowledge of the sport is able to make their own decisions, and often spot a pitfall before it sucks them in.