Let’s say you like the betting on the Atlanta Falcons in 2017, but the once, ‘Dirty Birds’ get off to, let’s say, a dismal 1-4 start after five weeks of play. Now, let’s say you want to make a wager on the Falcons at home against one of their NFC South division rivals in Week 6, but you’re not sure which Falcons team is going to show up.
Well, there are some simple betting tips you can and should use when wagering on any team that has gotten off to a slow start, no matter the sports betting genre. Now, let’s get to my expert online betting tip for wagering on a team that is off to a slow start.
A Closer Look At The Tips On How To Bet Teams With Lousy Season Starts
Why the Slow Start?
The very first thing you need to do before you bet on a struggling team is to make a determination on why the team has gotten off to a low start in the first place. If a team has gotten off to a slow start because of an injury to a key player or two, then you need to adjust your betting selections accordingly at least until the injured star returns.
If a team is off to a low start because of complacency or locker room distraction, then that is a more difficult scenario to figure out since a coaching change or trade could be necessary for the team to play better. Identify why a team is off to a slow start and then adjust your betting accordingly.
Who’s On the Schedule
Another great tip is to look at the upcoming schedule of a team that is off to a slow start. I mean, if you’re betting on Damian Lillard and a Portland Trail Blazers team that is off to a slow start, but they’ve got a handful of upcoming games against the likes of the lowly Lakers, Kings and Pelicans, then you’ve got to know that the Blazers stand a much better chance of picking up some victories than if they were facing the Warriors, Spurs and Rockets. Check the schedule of a struggling team to find out when the best time to bet on them against a mediocre opponent is.
Keeping Hope Alive?
My last great tip for betting on a team that is off to a slow start is to find out whether the struggling team has developed a ‘defeatist’ mentality or whether they’re ‘keeping hope alive.’ Does the struggling team have an experienced head coach or superstar leader that is positive and likely to help his crew believe or do they have a head coach or leader that panics at the first sign of trouble? Knowing whether a team has belief and hope – or the lack of it – is essential to betting on a team that is off to a slow start.
There you have it, three great betting tips for wagering on a team that is off to a slow start, no matter the sport.