Can I Beat The Stock Market With Weekly Football Betting (2019)? *Week 4
For weekly accounting, I’m going to guess or project my wins/losses on the over/under win totals and player output props, etc., to try to give myself and idea where I’m at. You’ll see what I mean below…
** Intro (you may have already read): A new segment for 2019. I am going to start out with a fictitious $6,000 bankroll and bet it all on football all season and see how I do.
I will bet $100 per week on games…whether that’s all on one or $10 on a bunch or I just do nothing. That will be $1,700 of my $6K budget – I will not go over $100 betting games each week. Discipline! *I’ll charge myself a 10% ‘vig’/fee on each bet just to keep it simple.
A $1,300 slice of my bankroll, I am putting on NFL over/under win totals for the season. I do a lot better in this area, and it is a big part of what I do each year. I’ll use September 2019 pre-Sunday values to play them.
The biggest slice, because it’s the best return I usually have – player prop bets on their season. I will spend $2,000 of my $6K on those.
The S&P 500 is at 2,979 today. We’ll see where it is at by end of Week 17 of the NFL season compared to my football wager returns.
Every week we’ll tally up our winnings/losing and see how we are faring when I place/report out my next week’s game bets. **
Player Prop Bets (all 10% vig to bet)
-- $1,100 (to win $1K + original bet, same for all of them) on Baker Mayfield OVER 31.5 TD passes this season.
Week 1 = Baker has 1 TD pass, but he should’ve had 2 in this ‘bad game’ for him. I feel fine with this bet…especially when he drops 3-4+ TDs on the Jets this week. WIN PROJECTED +$1,000.
Week 2 = Now, this is looking dicey. I think I’m good, but to be fair I’m moving to a loss (no push option available).
Week 3 = Looking worse and worse, right now. Counting as a LOSS until further notice. If he can hit a 3 TD game and pop 4-5 TD passes the next two weeks, I can start to have hope with the easier schedule later that this catches up/pays off. But for now we’ll count as a loss.
-- $1,100 (to win $1K) on Allen Robinson OVER 900 receiving yards this season
Week 1 = This is going to be easy. WIN PROJECTED +$1,000
Week 2 = Maybe his worst matchup of the season and did OK. I’m ahead of the pace and feel fine here.
Week 3 = On a pace for 1,083 yards right now. I still think this looks good.
-- $770 (to win $700) on Kyler Murray OVER 21.5 passing TDs this season.
Week 1 = Two of them booked last week, should’ve been 3-4. This one is in the bag as long as he stays healthy. WIN PROJECTED +$700
Week 2 = He shoulda had 1-4 TD passes here. I’m positive Murray will crush this number. I’m counting this in the win column right now.
Week 3 = He’s on pace for 21.3 pass TDs for the season but he’s so close to just starting to drop 3-4 TD passes in games that I believe this one is going to be a WIN still. I think I might get this by Week 10-11 end.
Week 1 TALLY = +2,700 net profit on this group…going to win them all.
Week 2 TALLY = I’m going to win net $700 total here by year’s end.
Week 3 TALLY = Same as last week. No change.
My NFL win total bets (Bovada)…
$600 (to win $990) on Denver OVER 8.0 wins this season (Bovada is giving three diff. win totals to bet with varying odds, so I’m taking this highest one on the board/greatest potential return).
Week 1 = I’m worried. I think 8 wins is reasonable, but I’ll go PUSH here right now.
Week 2 = That hurt. Shoulda won. I’m moving this to a LOSS now, but I think I can still get it even if they lose this week.
Week 3 = Played OK but lost again. I keep this as a LOSS, but if they can win this week I’d have some signs of life…but at the expense of my Jags bet.
*$440 (to win $400) on the Jets UNDER 7.5 wins this season.*
Week 1 = Piece of cake. WIN PROJECTED +$400
Week 2 = In the bag.
Week 3 = In the bag.
*$200 (to win $320) on Arizona OVER 6.0 wins this season.*
Week 1 = I feel better here, but I’ll say PUSH for now.
Week 2 = I feel good here, but I’ll move to a PUSH for now.
Week 3 = Starting to look shakier. I’ll go PUSH one more week, if they lose this week, I’ll move to the loss column.
*$60 (to win $50) on Jacksonville OVER 8.0 wins this season.* **Love the Jags but hate the numbers this has become since Luck went out.
Week 1 = I lost most of my hope here with Foles going down, but the injury list for Week 2 looks terrible for a bounce back. I’m likely done here. -$60.
Week 2 = Had HOU beat and couldn’t convert the 2-point conversion. Looks like this one might be a loss, but I’ll say PUSH because I think they’ll win Week 3 and get back on track to win the division.
Week 3 = Like I said…a win last week and things will look brighter. They could lose this week and still be OK, but if they go to Denver and beat them – I am gaining confidence. I’m keeping as a PUSH for now.
WEEK 2 TALLY: I’m netting -$200 in my estimation today.
WEEK 3 TALLY: Same as last week but looking darker/could be rough after Week 4.
Week 1 Bets (all 10% vig)…
$80 on Denver (even) over Oakland (placed/wrote before AB went nuts this week) *LOST hardcore. -$88 on the loss.
$20 on Buffalo (+3.0) over the Jets *I snuck out with this one. WIN +$38
Total weekly bet accounting Week 1: -$50
Week 2 Bets (all 10% vig/$100 must wager)…
$40 = PIT -3.5 over SEA (LOSS)
$10 = ARI +13.5 over BAL (WIN)
$10 = SF +1.0 over CIN (WIN)
$10 = IND +3.0 over TEN (WIN)
$10 = DET +2.0 over LAC (WIN)
$10 = ATL +1.5 over PHI (WIN)
$10 = NO +2.0 over LAR (LOSS)
Total weekly bet accounting Week 2: -$10…five wins, two losses but they cancelled on amounts wagered -- leaving me losing the 10% vig. Damn Brees and Ben getting hurt!!!! Now, -$76 for the season here.
Week 3 Bets (all 10% vig/$100 must wager)…
$50 = ARI +2.5 (I played this right out of the gates before the line started moving the other way hard late in the week).
$30 = LAR -3.0 over CLE
$10 = CHI -4.0 over WAS
$10 = CAR +2.5 (when the line swung five points…I took a small hedge that I could land within the five points for a double dip)
Total weekly bet accounting Week 3: (9-4 record ATS YTD) -$10 net this week (basically, all bets cancelled and lost the vig)…I have a great winning percentage but I keep losing my main bets and wiping out all the wins!!!
Week 4 Bets (all 10% vig/$100 must wager)…
$30 = KC -6.5 over DET
$30 = MIN +2.5 over CHI
$20 = OAK +7.0 over IND
$10 = WAS +3.0 over NYG
$10 = NE -7.0 over BUF
Week 1 = TOTAL ACCOUNTING AFTER WEEK 1 (projected + real) = +$3,274 profit or a 54.7% gain
The S&P has gone from 2,979 to 3,007 so far…a 0.9% gain in our judgement period.
Week 2 = TOTAL ACCOUNTING AFTER WEEK 2 (projected + real) = +$424 profit or a 7.1% gain projected.
The S&P has gone from 2,979 to 2,992 so far…a 0.4% gain in our judgement period.
Week 3 = TOTAL ACCOUNTING AFTER WEEK 3 (projected + real) = +$414 profit or a 6.9% gain projected.
The S&P has gone from 2,979 to 2,962 so far…a -0.1% decline in our judgement period.
Good luck on all your betting this season!!