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    jjgold
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    Do You Take Notes On Your Bets?

    Some say useful

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    Boy we sure have bottomed out here.


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    I do. I write down ďwhy I made the betĒ on every single bet. Itís pretty helpful because if I donít have sound rationale why am I even betting it? It limits my bets and gives me a good reminder moving forward. I learned that from KVB.
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    i don't take notes but i do know in my head why i made the bet and then if it fails i remember for next time subconsciously where it will pop up the next time i bet that team. i understand your point in the question.

    in a perfect world i would document every little thing and betting would be my hobby. i just don't have the time or $$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pologq View Post
    i don't take notes but i do know in my head why i made the bet and then if it fails i remember for next time subconsciously where it will pop up the next time i bet that team. i understand your point in the question.

    in a perfect world i would document every little thing and betting would be my hobby. i just don't have the time or $$$.
    I have the time but im running out of money

    Lol

    Always make notes on all games im considering

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    KVB promotes this as do a few rare sports betting winners

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    Mental notes.
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    Obv

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    3 ring binders and lead pencils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pologq View Post
    i don't take notes but i do know in my head why i made the bet and then if it fails i remember for next time subconsciously where it will pop up the next time i bet that team. i understand your point in the question.

    in a perfect world i would document every little thing and betting would be my hobby. i just don't have the time or $$$.
    It is time consuming. Itís my internal write up so to speak. Itís not a perfect system but helpful.

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    You guys bet???

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    "Keep track of your bets and why you made them. If you do so, you will have information that nobody else in the world has, not even the most sophistacated operations, that is until we make you."

    --- KVB

    For some, that's just a quick note on what led them to a bet, as they get more experienced the process of keeping track evolves.

    For more advanced bettors, that includes your inputs and relevant weightings. Those that lead to bets are the bets you make, those inputs are the reasons you made them.

    The info you can obtain by tracking your bets and why you made them is absolutely invaluable no matter what level of bettor you are and can uncover or reveal a great deal about your own capping style.


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    I keep track of all my bets, and even non bets for the NFL which is the only sport I bet. Every week, I pick a side and a total for every NFL play, along with a description of why I liked that play and put it in a spreadsheet along with stats I get from the NFL.com and helped with a pdf to excel translator to categorize the stats. An access data management program helps me manipulate the data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slurry Pumper View Post
    I keep track of all my bets, and even non bets for the NFL which is the only sport I bet. Every week, I pick a side and a total for every NFL play, along with a description of why I liked that play and put it in a spreadsheet along with stats I get from the NFL.com and helped with a pdf to excel translator to categorize the stats. An access data management program helps me manipulate the data.
    your only mistake is betting NFL, prices are not beatable
    Every pro says it cannot be beat but maybe some props which limits are small

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    I bet most of us find it too time consuming even just keeping a list of our bets and outcomes, let alone notes on why we made them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Mental notes.
    This

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostongambler View Post


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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    I bet most of us find it too time consuming even just keeping a list of our bets and outcomes, let alone notes on why we made them.
    Sometimes, the difference between winners and losers isn’t that much. Tasks like keeping track can get a bettor very far. This thread is the heart of one of the biggest piece of advice I’ve given over and over again at SBR.

    ”Keep track of your bets and why you made them.”

    Unless you’re DDD or Manny then you have to keep track of your PETS and who the fukk keeps bringing them home.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Some say useful
    Yes. I watch the games and even if I lose, I'll check if there was a possibility of winning. For example. Sunday I had the Lousville/Miami O134.5. Game ended Miami 80-53 Lousville. There were 3 free throws missed. Both teams terrible from the 3point line MIA 27%, Louisville 15%. If it was ran again, I feel i'll be on the winning side. Same with football seems in the NFL o/u40 is usually under but I'm a sucker for those games, got myself a push on NYG/WAS even though the game was at a great pace for the over in the 3rd. Soccer as well, penalties are missed frequently or wide open shots. How about you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bostongambler View Post
    Boy we sure have bottomed out here.


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    My book does

    It adds or subtracts based upon the outcome of the bet

    Lol



    But yea JJ that is important. Great question. All should be taking notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlickFazzer View Post
    3 ring binders and lead pencils.
    Don’t forget the spiral notebooks, college ruled, and highlighters and colored pens.

    Or maybe that one pen that has all the colors and you just push down the color you need. If you can get a quality one with a fine point it’s a Godsend.

    Amirite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KVB View Post
    Don’t forget the spiral notebooks, college ruled, and highlighters and colored pens.

    Or maybe that one pen that has all the colors and you just push down the color you need. If you can get a quality one with a fine point it’s a Godsend.

    Amirite?
    Thing with the multi colored pens was the plastic always broke.
    I used to use them all the time in the sixth grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    KVB promotes this as do a few rare sports betting winners
    There’s a reason for that.

    seriously, you generate a piece of information nobody else in the world has except like-minded groups or bettors, which doesn’t really matter market wise.

    Remember, it’s not the information it’s how you use it; but in this instance it is both.

    - KVB…The Shakespeare Gambling ()

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    Yes
    And hate it when the wife "cleans up" and throws my notes away. I'm too fkn stoned to remember my notes

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    Thing with the multi colored pens was the plastic always broke.
    I used to use them all the time in the sixth grade.
    notice I mention if you can get a “quality one“.

    So many cheap ones out there.

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    Seriously now I am sticky post it guy.

    Use them for most all my notes, sticky's for my recipes, sticky's for my baseball notes, sticky's for my bets, sticky's as dividers in my notebooks.

    I work 100 percent exclusively remote from home now, don't miss the commute to the office building in New Haven at all.
    The only thing I miss is the supply cabinets, post its and highlighters as far as the eye could see. A geeks delight I tell ya.

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    I love office supplies.

    It's my guilty pleasure.


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    24/7 but itís more mental/photographic for me. I always say Iíll keep a detailed journal or diary but Iíve never gotten there.

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    note which team to never bet again

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    Quote Originally Posted by flakeandbake View Post
    24/7 but it’s more mental/photographic for me. I always say I’ll keep a detailed journal or diary but I’ve never gotten there.
    Orgainze a spiral notebook page such that you can have a visual representation of what you are analyzing. I developed symbols of dots, x's, C, N, CF, NF, C-, C- v C-, etc. and even differnt colors to breakdown the leagues and action. That was the oldschool early years.

    It took a long time to get it computerized the truth is filling out those pages manually means you have a better read on the pulse of the action.

    For the mental/photographic part, computer systems might not be all that helpful, but the time it takes to fillout the sheets is brutal and can be a deal breaker depending on the league.

    There has to be a balance and it's tough to find while actively trying to bet the markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KVB View Post
    Sometimes, the difference between winners and losers isn’t that much. Tasks like keeping track can get a bettor very far. This thread is the heart of one of the biggest piece of advice I’ve given over and over again at SBR.

    ”Keep track of your bets and why you made them.”

    Unless you’re DDD or Manny then you have to keep track of your PETS and who the fukk keeps bringing them home.”


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