The truth is that sports betting is not at all easy and just as with any other gambling opportunity, you will surely be tempted to make different bets due to the mood that you are in. It is quite common to notice people that lose a very big bet that they made after an incredibly long streak of small bets won and even to see a bettor that keeps losing for a very long time as he is madly betting in order to get his money back.
Sports betting needs to be done while analyzing stats and facts. The bettor needs to know as much as possible about the teams involved in the game or the player that has a very big influence on the outcome of a bet. He/she has to look at many details that are public in order to decide whether or not to make a bet. After this, the right amount of money that is invested has to be determined based on the current bankroll and the possibility that the bet will be a success or a gamble. Professional bettors are never going to gamble without having a higher chance of winning than normal.
There are two situations that are really common when you end up betting due to the emotions that you are feeling at the moment. People will usually be on a roll or on a down swing. When you are on a roll it seems that every single bet that you make is a success and that you keep winning money. A bettor without experience will think that this is a sign that they are on a hot streak and will keep betting even on the games that have not been properly researched. This basically means that they are gambling and that it is inevitable that the money will eventually be lost.
The second situation is that the bettor lost one or more bets in a row that looked like they were sure things. This happens when betting on sports and there is no professional out there that did not go through this. In this case it is particularly crucial that you stop betting as there is a huge chance that every bet that you make will be a bad one since you are no longer thinking straight and you mainly focus on getting the money you lost back. This will happen if you stay calm and if you take a couple of days off to regroup.