Unpredictability of Sports Betting

Unpredictability of Sports Betting

With the internet now being accessible by almost every person on the plant, the Australian punter has access to an almost unlimited amount of information and statistics with which to help them to make an informed wager. Even with this veritable ocean of information, sports betting remains a relatively unpredictable activity. Just when you think you know exactly who is going to win the game, something comes along to upset the whole apple cart. There are a number of different factors which are partly to blame.

Human Error

Almost all sports, except possibly for dog racing, have the element of human error, which can happen at any time. People are by nature fallible, and many different things can affect their performance. A team’s emotional state can be the difference to whether they win or lose, as can a jockey or an athlete. When placing a wager on any sport, it is always a good idea to delve a bit deeper into the emotional state of the participating athletes around the time of the game or race. This can be done in Australia via news articles, or even in this day and age by making use of social media. Always take into account how human error may play a part in any wager.

Inclement Weather

Even with modern technology, the human race still cannot control the weather. Weather can play a huge part in how a race or a game may play out. Both heat and rain will have an effect on the pitch or track, as will it have an effect on the participants. When placing any sports betting wager in Australia, make sure to check what the weather is forecasted to be on the day of the event. Taking it into consideration when placing your bet may just help to downplay the unpredictability of the whole exercise.

Public Opinion

Public opinion plays a role in which team or participant is a favourite, and which is an underdog. Of course, bookies and betting sites do a lot of research in order to make their own predictions, but an element of it is still controlled by public opinion. As we know, humans are fallible, so that public opinion is not guaranteed of being correct. An underdog team may just have been wildly undervalued, and steam through to victory despite odds against them. This, of course, adds to the unpredictability of sports betting in Australia. Getting a good idea of when a team has been undervalued, and when public opinion may be incorrect is another good way of negating the unpredictability of sports betting.

Home Ground Advantage

Never underestimate the home ground advantage. A team which may look like they have no chance on paper may just surprise everyone and run home to victory amidst the cheers of their home crowd. Also known as Home Dogs, these teams play a big part in the unpredictability of sports betting as they often do not perform as they should according to statistics. Keeping an eye out for just these occasions can help an astute Australian punter to place a successful outside bet, and possibly go home with a much fatter wallet.