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Sports Betting Strategy - Understanding Unit Values in Sports Betting

King Sports Picks - Recommended Units System

You will see a unit rating of 1-5 for every handicapper and every play.  From 1 to 5 on strenth of confidence for each play,  1 less confident and 5 being highly confident AKA "A LOCK".  If you are a player that likes to alter your units per game, we recommend you follow the ratio (rating system) according to your bankroll.

It's a well known fact that a large majority of sports gamblers lose money every season. And the reason for this is simple: a lack of discipline, money management and quiet frankly betting on the wrong team more times than not. This is why King Sports Picks recommends to adhering to the recommended unit system when subscribing to any of the KSP handicappers.  Why would you bet the same money on a 1 unit pick as a 5 unit pick?  Strike when the opportunity presents itself and hold back when the margins are slim. It doesn't matter if you're a doctor, auto mechanic, investment advisor or a sports handicapper; the longer you do something the more you learn and the fewer mistakes you make. 

Sports betting is not that much different than investing in the stock market. It's all about analysis and time. At King Sports Picks our handicappers all adhere to this model. And while there is risk in sports gambling, when you bet on games in your favor and follow a few simple guidelines the returns far outweigh the risks involved and at the end of the season you should be in the black. 

How it Works:

During a typical football weekend, or with the daily picks associated with basketball, baseball, or hockey, each one of the handicapping experts on our Web site releases and posts their picks in the member area. Using our unit system, you will decide what your unit is worth. For accounting purposes we use $100 per unit as an example. Our handicappers release and rate their picks based on a 1 - 8 unit rating. The stronger they feel about a game, the higher the unit value they assign to that game.

So if you are betting $100 per unit you would bet $200 (or $220 to win $200) on a 2-Unit Play. You would bet $500 (or $550 to win $500). 

The majority of the games released will be 1,2,3 or 4 unit games. A 5-unit game is a top game of the week type situation and you may get one or two of these each week for each sport. These games have been huge moneymakers over the last 36 years and you can expect to win at least 65% of these plays over the course of the season.

Unit Betting System equals Success:

This "unit" sports betting system is the key to your success - but you must stay disciplined. Discipline is critical in sports betting because wins and losses often occur in streaks. The problem is that many bettors get too aggressive during a hot streak and become too panicked during a cold streak. Streaks do not last forever, so stay consistent with your bankroll and NEVER chase your losses. Use our plan and stay disiplined, ride out the storms and make hay in the sunlight.