Long story short, lifetime I have most certainly been a loser, and I have some supporting evidence now. I have been gambling online with 2 sportsbooks since October 2007. I was able to compile all of the history over that time, and get it into a single database. I was able to scrub and sort the thing into something manageable. I am only looking at my straight wagers, and have isolated parlays, futures, etc...because frankly there aren't many, and I am up lifetime less then $100. No point in getting myself confused.
Over the past 5 years or so, I have taken many extended breaks due to lack of funds or simply time to clear my head. With that said, I think it's extremely detrimental that I have placed 2,463 straight wagers over this period. I have gone stretches where I'll bet 50-75 games per week, and I've really struggled with chasing. I don't really know how to recognize value, as I bet with virtually no rhyme or reason, just gut feel....and I want this to change, or I don't need to be wasting my time with the grind.
This first tab is just an overall summary of the sports, winning percentages, units and amount won/lost.
I understand it doesn't show much, but it paints a decent picture. I should point out an outlier, in which I won a wager at +1700 (soccer half time bet earlier this year) that skews my units for the better! Too bad I only risked $10!
I also have tabs breaking down the summary into Point Spreads, MoneyLines and Totals.
The final tab breaks down the summary into bet types as well (Full Game, 1st Half, 2nd Half, In Play, etc) It's filtered, so you can isolate certain categories.
Looking at the final tab I see that I have done pretty good betting halves, but this is most likely shear luck!
Is there anything useful I can take out of this data, or is it pretty much useless? I didn't realize I've bet so many Tennis, Soccer and Euro Basketball matches over the years. (OLYMP is Olympic basketball). I know virtually nothing about these sports, yet I have bet them due to either chasing or simply wanting action at a certain point in the day. Looking at the numbers I've done pretty terrible on these sports, especially ATP and soccer totals.
I know I may be barking up the wrong tree, but I'm a long time poster, looking to gain some type of edge through knowledge. I understand what +EV means, but I don't necessarily know how to find it. I'm not looking for winners served on a golden platter....I'm certainly willing to do some work, but I'm looking for a kick in the right direction, to start turning some type of profit.
And if possible, please don't just paste a link to another thread that is 30 pages and convoluted about data mining or the like.
Thanks for reading guys, and don't forget to check the attached excel file.