Win At Sports Betting In 1 Hour Per Day

Win At Sports Betting In 1 Hour Per Day

Jack Andrews
The Process
February 28, 2024


You want to win at sports betting but you just can’t devote the time necessary to do it well. What if I told you that you could win at sports betting in 1 hour per day? It’s true, I’ll show you how and how much you could make doing this..

Hi, I’m Jack from Unabated. Gambling has been my primary source of income for a long time. But before I opted to be a full-time pro, I had a regular job. I worked in IT at a law firm. During that time, being an advantage player was just a very profitable side hustle to me.

Maybe you’re in a similar position. Work or family commitments limit the time you can devote to being a winning sports bettor. I’ve said before that sports betting will take all the time you give it and still ask for more. But what if you refuse to give it more? Can you still make a profit while keeping sports betting in a time box? Yes, I believe so.


The Shortcut You Should Avoid

Off the top, let’s dispel a common misconception. For many, the path that looks easiest to winning sports betting is to tail someone else’s picks. Paying for picks is almost never a good idea. Mostly because people who sell picks do so because they can’t win by just betting themselves. The overhead of buying picks causes you to win less when you win, and lose more when you lose.

On top of that, you need to be able to make your bet at the price they specify. If they are good, that price won’t be available long. Likewise, if they release a pick and the market doesn’t move, that’s even worse. The bottom line is buying picks or tailing someone else is proven to be a very ineffective way to beat sports betting and it’s even worse if you don’t have the time to chase lines. Get it out of your head now as a viable shortcut. 

I’ve outlined methods you can use to get an edge at sports betting. I’ve talked about the top-down method where you use the market to find plays that have value. I’ve talked about originators and how they get an edge. I’ve given the example of the NFL money tree where you should focus on the low-hanging fruit to get an edge. That includes props and promos and bonuses.

The method you use is up to you. Let’s figure out how to do it within the time you have available.


Win at Sports Betting in 1 Hour Per Day, but Which Hour?

First, if you only have an hour a day for sports betting, you need to figure out which hour you have available. This will greatly influence what methods you have available to you for betting. If the hour can be any hour of your choosing, then great, you’re in the best position. But what if that hour is not of your choosing? Maybe it’s during your lunch break or after the kids have gone to bed. In this case, you need to figure out what focus of sports betting is available to you during that time. 

And that’s an important point, you’re going to need to narrow your focus. You’re not going to be able to be some all powerful wizard of sports betting able to get the edge at every sport on the calendar. You have to respect that with less time comes less scope of what you can do each day. But that’s also a good thing. Too often people spread themselves too thin when attempting to get an edge at sports betting. The best pro bettors I know have a lot of focus on what they’re doing.

Once you have your hour carved out, you need to find what’s available for you to do in that hour. You see, different times of the day have their advantages and disadvantages when betting sports. In the morning, there can be a lot of line movement due to information about injuries or lineups. If you’re trying to beat the market by getting ahead of line moves that’s a good time to pick that off. If you’re betting props, you may want to wait until later in the day when there’s more information about playing time or injuries.

In the early evening as we get closer to game times, the betting market is more efficient. It’s tougher to make a profit purely on line moves. Leaning on something that takes advantage of the market being more solid would be a better use of your hour. Something like alternate lines or try to get the edge at promotions, like odds boosts.

If your time for betting is during the games, don’t overlook in-game betting. Sportsbooks love in-game betting because it creates more betting opportunities where the house has the edge. The more bets they can entice from bettors, the better it is for the sportsbook. However, in-game betting is definitely beatable. If you want to focus on beating in-game markets with your limited time, it might be very much worth your while. 

If you’re a night owl and the only option for you is late night after all the games of that day have ended your choices are the overnight betting market or to focus on events farther out than the next day. Be aware that limits are typically lower in the overnight hours. There’s also a lot of market movement that hasn’t happened yet. It’s difficult to chase line moves at a time when the market is not moving and is also tougher to gauge. If you’re an originator, the overnight market might be good for you. However, it’s tough to originate with just one hour a day. Also don’t forget that betting is 24/7 worldwide, there’s potentially some sports markets overseas where your hour aligns with that betting market. 


Be Efficient Within Your Focus

Now that you have your hour, and what your focus is going to be, you need to streamline the process. Remember the key to win at sports betting in 1 hour per day is to keep sports betting in a time-box for you without it taking up too much of your life. Instead of getting the most bang for our buck, we need to get the most buck for our bang. 

Cut out the things that don’t fit in that hour time-box. You won’t have time to do a lot of research and reading through beat writers or studying play-by-play data. With only an hour a day, you probably don’t have time to build a model to attack sports betting. However, if you do, make sure it’s automated enough that you don’t spend too much time updating it each day.

If you’re practicing a top-down approach like I’ve talked about in other videos, make sure you understand the nuance of the sport you’re looking to bet. Market dynamics are important. For instance, what time do lineups come out in Major League Baseball? What time are injury reports posted in the NFL? When is that night’s starting goalie announced in the NHL? All these nuances are key if you don’t have time to be glued to your computer all day. You need to know them ahead of time.

You also need to shop lines between sportsbooks quickly. Remember, you don’t have time to waste. You’ll need to use an odds screen to see the entire market at the same time.


Don’t Fall Prey to FOMO

One temptation you’ll encounter as you try to keep sports betting in this time-box is that fear of missing out, FOMO, especially when you hear what other people are doing. I’ve been doing this for a long time and I still get a little jealous when I see someone else having success betting in a way different than what I’m doing.

Resist that urge. You have the time bandwidth to be doing it the way you’re doing it. Trying to add more into your time-box will only take your focus off what you’re doing. In time, you can add some variety into your routine by being creative as to what you do in your hour. For instance, Monday through Wednesday might be a morning hour where you play NBA and college basketball line moves. Thursday and Friday maybe you work some football props for the weekend. Weekends might be an evening hour where you live bet the game you’re watching.

Personally, I have a pretty large arsenal of ways I can attack sports betting markets, but I don’t always have the time. I know how much work each method is going to take. Some days maybe I just have time to make some teaser bets. Other days I can watch my odds screen and find value. Maybe I just have time to fire a few props or calculate an in-game line. It keeps sports betting exciting for me when I’m not doing the same thing all day every day.


The Juice Is Worth the Squeeze

Now, I’m sure you’re wondering, how much can I make betting sports in just one hour per day? That answer greatly depends on your bankroll, your betting, what sportsbooks you have access to and what kind of positive expected value you’re getting in those bets. However, a bettor with access to at least half a dozen sportsbooks who can find 5-10 advantageous bets in the course of an hour per day could expect to nearly double their bankroll over a full year. It’s all about finding those +EV bets and finding enough of them that you can realize your ROI and keep churning your bankroll.

If I assume a 4 percent average edge and responsible betting, every 20 days or so I’ll have bet a total amount roughly equal to my bankroll. That ROI compounds every time I roll over my bankroll over the course of the year. You can use the Rule of 72 to divide 72 by the rate of return to see how many bankroll cycles it’ll take to double your bankroll. For 4%, it’s 18. 365 days divided by every 20 days coincidentally gives us 18 cycles in the course of a year. So therefore, you could double your bankroll in a year at just one hour a day. It’s definitely possible and I know plenty of people who have turned sports betting into a profitable side hustle while still maintaining a full-time job or life commitments.

If this interests you, you should check out more of the videos on our channel. Including this one. It’ll help you see how real sports betting is done. And how you can potentially get in on this side hustle as well. I’ll see you in there.

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