February was an interesting month.
My own systems made money, while the handicapper’s picks that I pay for lost me money. One of my rules is that I will give a handicapper a shot for an entire season before I make my decision to pull them. Since MLB will be the first sport with a full season (since I started back on December 6), then that means every handicapper I’m currently using will have until the end of the World Series in October to make me a positive ROI (including the prices of their picks).
I made a total of 259 bets. I won 130 of them, lost 124, 3 bets refunded, and pushed on 2, giving me a 51.2% win percentage. I put a total of $12,664 into action, and made a net loss of -$232.53, producing a -1.84% ROI.
I made the most money in college hoops in February, and I did the worst in NHL hockey.
I made the most money with Heritage Sports, and I lost the most money at 5Dimes. I made most of my bets at BetOnline.
I had 22 bets total. I won 13 of them, lost 8, and pushed on 1, giving me a 61.9% win rate. I put $1,090 into action, and made a profit of $208.36, producing a 19.12% ROI.
I had 71 bets. I won 39, lost 31, and pushed on 1, giving me a 55.7% win rate. I put a total of $3,483 into action and made a profit of $177.18, producing a 5.09% ROI.
I had 18 bets. I won 9, lost 7, and refunded on 2, giving me a 56.3% win rate. I put a total of $878 into action and made a profit of $143.71, producing a 16.37% ROI.
I had 10 bets. I won 7, lost 2, and refunded on 1, giving me a 77.8% win rate. I put a total of $423 into action and made a profit of $63.85, producing a 15.09% ROI.
This week, there were 124 picks; 56 wins, and 68 losses, giving me a 45.2% win rate. I put a total of $6,095 into action, and lost -$742.98, giving me a -12.19% ROI.
Since I started betting their picks this month, there were 14 picks; 6 wins, and 8 losses, giving me a 42.9% win rate. I put a total of $695 into action, and lost -$82.65, giving me a -11.89% ROI.
What can I say – it’s been a wild ride so far. February closes out 3 months, and while it ended with a losing month, I’m still happy.
Adding in a few handicappers has hurt my income, as 2 of them are on losing streaks. I’m confident that they will recover and produce a positive ROI for me. October is a long way away, and MLB, NBA, and NHL should be my most profitable sports.
I can’t wait to see how this plays out with my first annual report.
For now, I am very excited for these past 3 months, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Steve firmly believes that most meals can be improved with mac n cheese. When he's not helping people make money betting on sports, Steve loves mountain biking, playing video games with his son, & annoying his wife. Oh, and he's a big Dallas Cowboys fan. Don't hate.
January Update: -$1,667.99 Loss