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  1. #1 just my 2 cents 
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    So many "cappers" here are not keeping good records.

    Members will post their plays without indicating their betting units or calculate their units incorrectly.

    A good, seasoned capper will tell you that the size of the bet (units) is equally, if not more important, than the actual side they choose to bet on.

    I've gone into threads to check to see how others are doing, and notice some aren't adding their units correctly.

    If you bet 10 units on a game that's -150, and the game wins, you CANNOT ADD 10 UNITS to your annual total....it's 5 units, not 10.

    If you want to tail bettors on this site, I'd advise you follow the ones that accurately keep records


    **if you're someone who wants to come in and toss picks around for entertainment, by all means, don't worry about unit size. I completely understand. However, for those interested in betting decent money, and making profits, you should tail with caution.

    rant done.


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    Good points, although I'll add that I think it's generally well accepted that when people are betting on chalk, and list a unit size, they're laying whatever is required to WIN that many units, and when they're betting on a dog, that they're laying the number of units listed to win + money based on the size of the dog. I said is much in the first post of my thread, so I always list a unit size that way for all of my plays:http://www.therxforum.com/showthread.php?t=1120027

    Now, if people aren't subtracting the right amount after losing on a fave, which I think is what you're suggesting, then yeah that's shady af, and tbh I think you should call them out by name so that others know.
    What I mean is that if I make bets like this:

    4U Rangers -120, it should be assumed that this bet is laying 480 to win 400. Only outcomes are -480 or +400.
    4U Avalanche +115, it should be assumed that I am laying 400 to win 460. Only outcomes are -400 or +460.

    My feeling is that those fundamentals should be assumed, and if anyone is doing something different, then should say so. Know what I mean?
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    I have not experienced unit betting in that manner.

    To be consistent and accurate with your units it’s imperative to be solid with your bet size and unit additions.

    For people that are tailing bets, when I say 5 units. That should be 5% of your total bankroll

    the 5 unit bet size doesn’t change. Regardless of the juice or favourite I’m playing.

    When I bet 5 units it’s $500 whether the game is +200 or -300. The bet siZe remains $500.

    You are going down a slippery slope or at best confusing your viewers if you say :

    1 u bet @ -200

    and in reality you wagered $200 so you could profit $100. That makes little sense to me


    its its much more accurate to say 2 units wagered to win 1 unit.

    For the morons that can’t add. If you lose a bet you subtract the units you wagered.

    If if you win the bet. You add the units won. NOT the units wagers. Lol


    Finally, those who follow my plays, can feel
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbbk View Post
    I have not experienced unit betting in that manner.

    To be consistent and accurate with your units it’s imperative to be solid with your bet size and unit additions.

    For people that are tailing bets, when I say 5 units. That should be 5% of your total bankroll

    the 5 unit bet size doesn’t change. Regardless of the juice or favourite I’m playing.

    When I bet 5 units it’s $500 whether the game is +200 or -300. The bet siZe remains $500.

    You are going down a slippery slope or at best confusing your viewers if you say :

    1 u bet @ -200

    and in reality you wagered $200 so you could profit $100. That makes little sense to me


    its its much more accurate to say 2 units wagered to win 1 unit.

    For the morons that can’t add. If you lose a bet you subtract the units you wagered.

    If if you win the bet. You add the units won. NOT the units wagers. Lol


    Finally, those who follow my plays, can feel
    comfident that my
    plays and records are kept with integrity and principles.
    Completely understand your rant and how you manage your money. Theoretically, you manage your bankroll in the appropriate manner. Realistically, the vast majority of people gamble instead of invest in sporting events. With that said, the reality becomes that the vast majority of gamblers base everything as Fedz said:

    Nashville -149
    Anaheim +135

    Most players, at least in the United States, would play Nashville risking $-149 to win $100 or Anaheim risking $100 to win $+135.

    By the way, the Ducks look juicy tonight +135.

    Your point is well received by myself, Fedz and I am sure several others. Unfortunately, too many players seem to ignore MoneyLine in their records, and it is why they should be ignored.

    Cheers!
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