purepenguin Posts:191 Followers:29
On 03/31/2013 04:34 PM in NHL

Where is the level of accuracy ???

Just wondering something...
I don't understand what people are trying to achieve with the way games are being picked.
Do you just choose random winners? Just cause it's a race for how many picks you can tally?
When does the level of accuracy come into play?
Why on occasion do people play both sides? This shows very low confidence!
It makes no sense! How do you plan to get ahead?
Let me guess, most people don't really care.
Most of you might have a winning percent, because of randomness and volume.
How is anyone able to rely on what your picking?
Why would anyone want to follow your picks?
Is there anyone here that is actually trying to achieve monitoring pro statistical stats?
In the end it would be nice to know if people are actually trying to achieve some sort of status within the betting world, and at the same time, hitting their goals, if they have any!
Just curious to have some questions answered, cause I'm not convinced this site is supporting the proper intentions to achieve a winning outcome, for those that are serious about what they do.
Don't get me wrong this is a great site for monitoring, and shootin the crap around...but is that it?

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  • 04/01/2013 02:30 PM

    Personaly, I agree with U cos the most of people don't know to calculate handicap and than happend spotting..if I'm not confident on my pick I don't bet on that pick. We are all sometimes have foolproof pick who become underdog and we miss/lose but keep going with faith!
    Analysis have to confirm our pick/picks even if we already read someone's analysis, that's for sure.
    If people have a chance to make a picks for free like here, they banging with no assurance.
    And that's it...human psyche. Then U can see very low confidence!
    But it's still great site for monitoring...

  • 04/01/2013 02:56 PM

    I totally agree with your comment, and yes like I mentioned, it is a great site for monitoring!
    Thanks again.

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finance Posts:9343 Followers:230
03/31/2013 08:14 PM

Hey man I hear you...use it as a tool for your best purposes...some nice enhancements have been recently added like ROI for the monitor...not sure why anyone would post both sides though...you have been great with posting info and trying to generate discussion on the site which we need a lot more of...most seem to just post plays and bolt...

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  • 03/31/2013 10:27 PM

    Would like to thank you for your reply, I honestly thought I was not understood. I'm glad you recognize the soft issues!
    Thank you

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btb Posts:2275 Followers:163
03/31/2013 08:32 PM

Yea I dont know why someone would post both sides either but I guess info changes, or someone makes a mistake..Even possibility of middling a play. In football there have been occasions when I have gotten 2+ pt move where I thought buying back was a strong play.... There are lots of reasons.. Never know why unless you ask that person why they did it.. Doing that in the monitor wont really show anything but a loss in juice and dont think anyone is trying for 50%?

I dont think volume increases win percentage if anything it decreases it.. Even if you take lots of MoneyLines, and with Money lines you can always see ROI and Units won. Also dont think taking alot of games is bad sometimes people play lots of games for smaller bets for fun and like to track everything. Dont think there is anything wrong with it.. Is it someone you might want to follow...maybe not but to each his own.

I think the level of accuracy always coming into play, when looking at cappers here and seeing there picks not only is the win % important but so is ROI and if its ATS or not, plus how many picks are being posted daily..

Again I think with anything its how you use it, we try to provide everything a capper needs to do it themselves or follow guys who post winners. Its really up to each person to decide how and why they do it..

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  • 03/31/2013 10:29 PM

    I would also like to thank you for your honest reply, makes a person feel good knowing someone is listening and understands the topic.
    Thank you.

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btb Posts:2275 Followers:163
03/31/2013 08:35 PM

And before I forget have to say you are one of the better NHL cappers I have seen. Nice job!

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  • 03/31/2013 10:35 PM

    And thanks again for noticing!
    I have been capping for a couple of years now, I was originally egged on to do so by my wife.
    She wants the world to notice my talent, pickin NHL games! LOL
    I was posting stats on a different site, where I just got so frustrated with the fake-ness I was noticing. I get that people are having fun doing it, but on the serious side of things, where is the serious level of play, I'm still searching for those persons whom take things a little more serious.
    For instance my stats, are all true picks and I stand by them 100%, I don't just pick a wholelota games just to hope I win 60% of them. Sorry, I'm sure you know what I mean.
    Thanks again.

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bubbakush69 Posts:16 Followers:1
03/31/2013 10:44 PM

soo tommorow should be good i need 3 easy wins im thinking chicago over nash and montreal over carolina and .....lol ducks can quack right off lol

purepenguin Posts:191 Followers:29
03/31/2013 10:50 PM

Stupid Ducks, more like pigeons!
There is no EASY wins!
I'm working on some Great Chance Wins for tomorrow.
I'll letcha know, when there ready. Please tell me you took Boston today!?

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  • 03/31/2013 11:27 PM

    yup boston and la ducks nba knicks and called tie on heat game stupid ducks i was going for a tie on wash vs phili i was so close ....lol

bubbakush69 Posts:16 Followers:1
03/31/2013 11:33 PM

i started a sportsbook an i think i got potential i dont even watch nba just do a little research im 6-1

  • 04/01/2013 12:18 AM

    Let's not get confused here, I wasn't talkin NBA! I'm strictly NHL games..

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  • 04/01/2013 12:50 AM

    It's a great record now until you get some losses but...
    Don't get discouraged, patience is a virtue.
    and Don't bet on to many out comes, keep it simple and do your homework!
    Your patience will pay off in the end.

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jimmythegreek Posts:12601 Followers:392
04/01/2013 08:49 AM

One thing I would like to be informed of throughout any given week I am wagering is that the level of consistency will basically define my profit margin and success rate. While I enjoy action, I have picked my spots moreso over the years as well as the denomination of units I have played, hence the benefit of the sports monitor. I really never understood the benefit of playing both sides with the exception of middling or perhaps taking points and correlating going with the other side on the ML, but the chances with most situations to come out ahead are largely limited than rather one going with their gut. We all have our ups and downs in this business, and we need to at times be a little bit more disciplined or to have a better feel for some games than others. The NCAA tournament which has been a relative crapshoot with each passing round is a perfect example.

While the NHL has been your specialty and given the shortened season you have been essential in showing your consistency and making quality plays for a larger part of the campaign since the drop of the opening puck. I hope you continue that success right on through the postseason. With the NBA approaching the playoffs and only a few CBB games left, my focus will eventually shift to MLB. While we are all here for the same purpose, the veteran handicappers who participate here season round have made quite the names for themselves which gives those who first sign on and may not post as much a better perspective on who can feel are the most trusted in their expertise. I wish you continued success.

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  • 04/01/2013 01:50 PM

    Hey, thanks for your thoughts, I enjoyed reading your point of view.
    Also thanks for your vote of confidence, I would like you to know I work hard at giving everyone the best chance to play the best pick available.

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delusion2 Posts:987 Followers:5
04/01/2013 05:23 PM

Honestly, that avatar freaks me out, man !

  • 04/01/2013 05:36 PM

    On the topic... I post my picks strictly for tracking my results/ anaylsis to improve as a handicapper.

    JTG has diligently tallied results for anyone who posts, it is not a competition to me, as I would love to see everyone DESTROY their bookie
    as my father has always said when wagering "keep track of your action"

    Frankly, I do not look at any ones else selections, as I'm well capable picking my own losers
    tha's my 2 cents....

  • 04/01/2013 08:26 PM

    Glad you like it, That's my Halloween costume from last year(2012)!
    I was "uncle frank", from the movie Hellraiser!

    Also...you tracking progress is a great idea, it helps one to know if it's all worth it or not!!
    As you should be looking at peoples selections, that was part of my point, that really you can't cause there's not a lot of trust and consistency. Regardless if you can pickem or not, great pickers can add to the level of confidence in the pick you make!
    Know what I'm saying!?
    And thanks for the 2cents, it all adds up!!

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