Giving Up Sports Betting For Now

Posted on 12/19/2013

The time has come; I have to stop pursuing sports betting, but only temporarily. I did have success. I actually found a strategy that allowed me to win over 70% of the spread bets I made. However, due to the lack of freely available statistics, it took me too long to compile the information each week. If the information was programmatically easy to come by, I could continue this endeavor.

The information I need for basketball over/unders is "freely" available. That is, I can get the statistics I need everyday without having to sit down and do it myself. I wrote a few scripts and added a couple launchd plists to get the information I need. The relevant statistics are then sent to my phone via PushOver. I can look at the match-ups at my leisure wherever I am. I won't be publishing my results until I have more time to devote to the decision making process.

This was fun, and by no means am I done with sports betting. If you do not know, I am a graduate student studying mathematics. That is where I need to put my undivided attention at this time. Once my dissertation is finished and I figure out what I want to do with my life (Hint: it won't be sports betting), I will pick it back up recreationally.

If you have been reading these entries, I thank you. If you would like to know more about what I tired, what didn't work, and what did work, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Tags: Sports, Betting
Updated on 04/02/2021

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