I still had a winning week, even though Pro Computer Gambler's very extended losing streak continued to cut away from my profits. Maybe it's time he start thinking about adapting his model? He's already lost me $2,000 (not counting subscription fees) over 356 picks.
I'm a little over 1/3 of the way to 1,000 picks with him. At current stakes, he would have to win the next 102 bets in a row to make me profitable (less if he bet exclusively dogs). What're the odds of that happening?
If I had just kept betting my own systems and the one MMA handicapper (Custom2006 at PickMonitor), I would be looking at close to $3,500 in profit so far. My numbers would be way different.
This is exactly what happens when you go on long losing streaks. You start to question everything. You make stupid decisions, like bailing on a handicapper just before he goes on a massive winning streak that wins you everything back that you lost, and then some.
I know that Pro Computer Gambler is doing really, really bad for me right now, but no chance that he's a 45% capper. I would keep him just to fade his picks if that were the case.
It just gets hard when looking at what my bankroll growth would've been had I just left every thing the way that it was.
I made a total of 148 bets. I went 77-70, giving me a 52.4% win rate. I put a total of $3,623 into action, and made a net profit of $203.70, producing a 5.62% yield.
I did the best in NBA, and I did the worst in NHL hockey.
I made the most money at BetOnline, while I lost the most money at 5Dimes. I made most of my bets at Pinnacle last week.
I had 5 bets total for my free pick system, and I went 3-2, giving me a 60% win rate. I put a total of $121 into action, and I made a net profit of $26.79, producing a 22.14% yield.
I had 25 bets for my live betting system, and went going 18-7, giving me a 72% win rate. I put a total of $698 into action, and I made a net profit of $248.02, producing a 35.53% yield.
There were 8 picks, and they went 2-6, giving me a 25% win rate. I put a total of $160 into action, and I made a net loss of -$62.39, producing a -38.99% yield.
Last week, there were 2 picks, and they went 1-1, giving me a 50% win rate. I put a total of $40 into action, and made a net loss of -$13.55, producing a -33.88% yield.
By now, it's no secret how I feel about Tom and Pro Computer Gambler. Week after week after week, he just keeps losing me money, over and over and over again.
I really hope he turns it around. His results go back for years and years, so I know that he is long-term profitable. I do not at all like handicappers that go on extended streaks like this.
There were 48 picks, and he went 21-27, giving me a 43.8% win rate. I put a total of $1,263 into action, and made a net loss of -$65.71, producing a -5.2% yield.
Still not a single peep from whoever is running The Sports Geek now, ever since Kevin walked away from it. They had a winning week, but they still have a ways to go to be profitable for me.
They had 23 picks, going 14-8, giving me a 63.6% win rate. I put a total of $553 into action, and made a net profit of $81.76, producing a 14.78% yield.
He had 16 picks, and he went 6-10, giving me a 37.5% win rate. I put a total of $368 into action, and made a net loss of -$91.21, producing a -24.79% yield.
So I added in another handicapper. Sports Insights is more of a contrarian system than a handicapper, and it is a bit on the expensive side. Sports Insights is a very reliable product, and the Best Bets statistically perform outstanding.
There were 21 picks, and they went 12-9, giving me a 57.1% win rate. I put a total of $450 into action, and made a net profit of $80.06, producing a 19.06% yield.
Since I started back on December 5, 2016, I have made a total of 1,287 bets. My total record is 687-580, giving me a 54.2% win rate.
I have put a total of $55,941 into action, and have a made a net profit of $1068.58, producing a 1.91% ROI.
The average odds of my bets are -103, and my average bet size is risking $43.21.
I have made the most profit in the NBA, and NHL hockey has produced the worst return for me. Pro Computer Gambler has been a disaster for me so far. He's been responsible for the vast majority of my losses.
I made the most money placing my bets at BetOnline, and I've lost the most money at 5Dimes. I've made the most of bets at BetOnline, with Pinnacle coming in 2nd.
As for the individual system/handicapper results:
MMA Betting Tips
Pro Computer Gambler
The Sports Geek
Pro Computer Gambler is still killing me here. Even if he manages to turn a profit over 1,000 picks, I'm not so sure I'd stick with him. He's just way too streaky, and going on a losing streak for this long is just unacceptable to me. It's not even like he bets +500 dogs, where a lower strike rate would be acceptable.
And now for the dreaded Performance Graph...
That graph is just horrible. And it's all due to Pro Computer Gambler. That huge downswing started when I made the mistake of joining his service. He has 1,000 picks or 1 full season to see how he does.
I don't what your long-term record is; if you lose me money over 1,000 picks, I'm not going to stay the course with you. Most sports bettors would've bailed a long, long time ago. Then again, most sports bettors are long-term losers.
I have been at this for 126 days now. That's an average of 10.2 bets per day. My average daily profit currently sits at $8.48, which is an average monthly profit of $254.42.
I still have a long ways to go before I can quit my job. I need my average monthly profit to be about $2,400 before I can quit. It would get here a lot faster if Pro Computer Gambler didn't suck so much.
I really, really hope that I have to eat crow soon. I really hope that Tom at Pro Computer Gambler manages to turn this around and go on one heck of a winning streak and bring me into profit again.
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