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    Hello Gaze73, First let me say that I hope you will join us in the picks, after all you started this first. What I mean best bet is: What ever system you use their should be one team or over / under that comes to the top, if their is a tie well then I guess you could flip a coin. I feel sorry if no one has a system they follow. Them people are Called Punters. Bottom line: You need to do your homework and use a system that works for you and what ever team pops out at you THEN PICK IT! Good LUCK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaze73 View Post
    I think the problem is that there is no such thing as a best bet, at least not on a daily basis. Who do you think the bookies are, a bunch of squares making huge mistakes left and right? How do you define a best bet? 60% winrate at -110? And if your second best bet is 59% is that not good enough?

    How can you be sure that the second best bet is actually weaker than your first bet? People get burned on their best pick in the BTP contest all the time. If everyone could easily separate the mediocre picks from good picks we'd all be rich.

    And what about value picks? Is a +250 dog considered a best bet when it has only a 38% chance to win? Anyway, I'll just watch from the sidelines because I'm cursed at the moment. But I wouldn't hold my breath about making stacks in this thread. I think the fact that there is no best bet thread after 10 years is proof enough. Just sayin.
    for me in the NBA I pick the game that I see has the most value as my best bet

    if I got the Bulls +10 and they are +20 that is a better bet than the Bucks -5 and they are -7.5, so bulls would be my best bet.
    for hockey or ML if you got -120 and its +110 that is better than -120 and its +100

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    Toledo -8

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    Quote Originally Posted by danshan11 View Post
    for me in the NBA I pick the game that I see has the most value as my best bet

    if I got the Bulls +10 and they are +20 that is a better bet than the Bucks -5 and they are -7.5, so bulls would be my best bet.
    for hockey or ML if you got -120 and its +110 that is better than -120 and its +100
    Do bookies make 10 point errors in NBA? That's hard to believe. You should be hitting well over 60% with such an edge, but you don't.

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    #557 miami +120

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaze73 View Post
    Do bookies make 10 point errors in NBA? That's hard to believe. You should be hitting well over 60% with such an edge, but you don't.
    Think he was using simply as a comparison

    Duke -2 vs Virginia - His system he has Duke -4
    2 point differential vs Book in favor of Duke

    UNC -6 vs Miami - His system he has UNC -3
    3 point differential vs Book in favor of Miami

    Michigan -2 vs Wisconsin - His system he has Michigan -6
    4 point differential vs Book in favor of Michigan

    Michigan -2 is his best bet since it's the highest with a 4 point differential in his favor

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    To Danshan11 and Slipknot. You guys explained that pretty good. Everyone should get the point. Just find a way to come up with your best bet. It's that simple!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaze73 View Post
    Do bookies make 10 point errors in NBA? That's hard to believe. You should be hitting well over 60% with such an edge, but you don't.
    Gaze brother dont hate just put your favorite, best, most likely or whatever you want to call it of the plays you got today. if you really think the Siberian Swimmers are gonna dominate and crush the spread, give us that bet, its that easy! I think the NBA is very efficient and I highly doubt there is even a 2 or 3 point difference on sides, NBA is super efficient

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdunlap3 View Post
    Toledo -8
    $$$$$

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    Saturday Jan 19 ( Best Bet )

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    Habs -130......

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    The Best Bet League Results for Friday Jan. 18th: All winners Slipknot26 (Flames-over-6 1/2) (2-0), Raywinner (Iona-5 1/2) (2-0), Pilebuck13 (Portland -3) (1-0), Mdunlap13 (Toledo-8) (1-0), Hugh Morris (Islanders +160) (1-1), SBRdrew (Buffalo-over-5 1/2) (1-1), Franz555 (1-1), Lost: Nocturnal012 (Clippers +230) (1-1), Crash(0-1), DigBick86(0-1), KVB (St. Joseph +8 1/2) (0-1), Geth13 (Miami +120) (0-1), Danshan11 (Clippers +7) (0-2). Today is Sat. Jan. 19th. Just because it is Sat. We still need to do are homework! The record for Friday was 7 Wins and 4 losers.
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    Navy NCAAB +6 -110

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    pats +3 1/2

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    Play #3
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    My pick for today is: Stephen F Austin -5 1/2 Lets do better then 7-4 of yesterday. Today I will run with Danshan11 pick because he is due to win. Thinking of putting a Dime on your pick today. Good Luck to everyone. Let's make some $$$$$$

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    Welcome sweethook to The Best Bet League, I like your pick of N.E. and have a Dime on it.

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    Oregon +4

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    I Like the Lakers also ! Put a Dime on them.

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    Best Bet League results for Sat. Jan.19th: 1-win 4-loses 1-tie. Not to good, Slipknot was the only winner,Good Job. Slipknot (3-0) (Ball St. -2 1/2) Franz555 (01-01-01) (Beerschot Tie) Pilebuck13 (01-01) (Navy+6) Mdulap3 (oregon +4) (01-01) Raywinner (02-01) (Steven Austin -5 1/2) Danshan11 (0-0 -03) (Lakers under-229). Slipknot can you up date everyone's win / lost record?

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    My pick for today is New England +3 1/2

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    Updated thru 1/19 Results :
    Results :
    Slipknot26 3-0 ( Pending Spurs / Clippers U 221.5 )
    Raywinner 2-1 ( Pending Pats +3.5 )
    Brutus 1-0
    Harbor kid 1-0
    Nocturnal 1-1
    Franz 1-1-1 ( Pending Cagliari ML )
    SBR Drew 1-1
    Pilebuck 1-1 ( Pending - Missouri State +4 )
    Nocturnal 1-1
    Hugh Morris 1-2 ( Pending Leafs PL )
    Crash 0-1
    KVB 0-1
    DigBick 0-1
    Getch13 0-1
    Danshan 0-3
    Sweethook 0-0 ( Pending - Pats +3.5 )
    BigJay 0-0 ( Pending Rams +145 )
    Cwnotorious 0-0 ( Pending - Thomas U 8 Receptions )
    Last edited by Slipknot26; 01-20-19 at 12:59 PM.

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    Play #4
    Spurs / Clippers Under 221.5 (-110)

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    Rams ML +145

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    NCAAB Missouri ST. +4 -110

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    Nfl saints props
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    Welcome Bigjay to the best bet league. Good Luck !

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    play number 4...........1-2....Time to pick it up!!.......Leafs P/L -105

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slipknot26 View Post
    Updated thru 1/19 Results :
    Results :
    Slipknot26 4-0 Spurs / Clippers U 221.5 Winner
    Raywinner 3-1 Pats +3.5 Winner
    Brutus 1-0
    Harbor kid 1-0
    Nocturnal 1-1
    Franz 1-1-2 Cagliari Push
    SBR Drew 1-1
    Pilebuck 1-2 Missouri State +4 Loss
    Nocturnal 1-1
    Hugh Morris 1-3 Leafs PL Loss
    Crash 0-1
    KVB 0-1
    DigBick 0-1
    Getch13 0-1
    Danshan 0-3
    Sweethook 1-0 Pats +3.5 Winner
    BigJay 1-0 Rams +145 Winner
    Cwnotorious 1-0 Thomas U 8 Receptions Winner
    Sunday 5-2-1
    Overall 18-17
    Nice job fellas
    Last edited by Slipknot26; 01-20-19 at 10:08 PM.

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    Play #5
    Warriors -12

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    Good job slipknot26 for keeping up with scores and overall record. also your picks are the best right now. You and me doing very well! we need a couple more with good records, then we will SPIN TO WIN! Meaning we should pick maybe 3 picks and hope we get at least 2 right. I think we will have a good chance to win at this theory. My pick coming in a few Min.

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    1-21 Kings NBA +3.5

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    My Best Bet for value is Radford -5

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