I have been involved in daily fantasy sports as the director of relations & games for one of the first DFS sites to enter in the industry. Since then, I have been involved with DFS and sports betting for the better part of a decade and have had my fair share of highs and lows as any sports bettor / handicapper.
My greatest moment as a sports bettor came in 2014 when I hit 21 straight NBA bets (parlays, straight bets, overs, unders, you name it) on Northbet.ag. The key to my success during this win streak? Monitoring injuries and starting lineups in the NBA. As soon as a player was unlikely to suit up, I would get my bets in as fast as I could. See, most sportbooks don't have the same understanding of the game as great sports handicappers; they tend to rely more on trends, public bets and what their team of "experts" believe is the most likely outcome of the game. Once you find your niche, stick to it and make it work for you!
As with any sports bettor, I have taken plenty of bad beats as well -- in both fantasy and sports betting. The worst one was probably the infamous Hail Mary involving Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers. Back in 2012 Russell Wilson through the ball about 60 yards at the end of regulation with the Packers up 12-7 -- they were 3.5 favorites -- somehow, Golden Tate came down with the ball and the refs called it a touchdown. It was pandemonium for what felt like eternity. No way could they call that a TD! Well, they did and I couldn't believe my eyes. All you can do in times like this is suck it up and move on to the next one.
As I mentioned, my greatest streak was in the NBA and while that was one i'll never forget, my favorite sport to bet on is still the NFL. I love betting the Over and I love betting good away teams getting points. I don't know why, it's just what I do. I think Vegas puts a bit too much stock in homefield advantage at times and I appreciate that. I also love betting a good team over in MLB. Think about it, the Red Sox on a seven-game win streak facing a bad pitcher and they only need 4.5 runs? I'll take that all day!
One final note, jinxes aren't real, but superstitions are. I know that seems a bit hypocritical, but if my 49ers are winning and I've been wearing the same hoodie four weeks in a row, you bet your ass i'm wearing it until they lost. I once purchased a brand new White Sox hat each month during their 2005 World Series run as it felt like I was contributing to their success and I didn't want to let them down.