The Week that Was
I begin this week’s review by reflecting on the first ever post that I wrote on this website, a Q&A as such discussing my matched betting experiences to date. As part of that I was asked what my expected matched betting profits were each week. Well now, a couple months since the end of the AFL/NRL home and away seasons, I’ve once again been able to hit the $700+ after a reasonable drought by those standards.
We can’t begin the Horse Racing segment without acknowledging the wonder mare that is Winx. Although Saturday was a big day for matched bettors on the Horses, I always had an eye on 5pm as I anxiously waited for the Cox Plate and Winx to win an unprecedented four straight.
Onto the matched betting aspect and congratulations to anyone who chose Biscara to back and lay in Race 1 at Moonee Valley, similarly with Desert Lashes in Race 2. Unfortunately neither came off for me as my choices of Espaaniyah and Invincible Al came first and third respectively. Still, it should have been a profitable day for any matched bettor with money and bonus back specials. Wednesday and Friday night racing are also providing consistently profitable opportunities for matched bettors.
Here is where the majority of money is being made with Sportsbet’s 14 up promo amongst other promotions across all bookies.
The Celtics v Thunder game provided over a third of the overall profits for the week thanks to Boston’s late comeback. For those unaware, the Thunder came out hard early to go 16 up by half time and thus pay out on anyone who took them on Sportsbet. Although the Celtics had a huge third quarter to lead by 1, OKC recovered to hold a nine point lead with just over four minutes to play. Fortunately for myself and other matched bettors, Boston closed on a 16-1 to win the game by six. This profited me $324 and would have been more or less for other matched bettors depending on the stake you put on.
Another game between the Lakers and the Spurs on Sunday also profited me $160 as the Spurs rallied to win after trailing by 14 during the second quarter. Here’s hoping the NBA promotions continue as the regular season progresses to ensure big profits each week.
My Weekly Matched Betting Profits
My profits for the week ended up at $811.50.
This could have been closer to $900 but I actually punted two $50 bonus bets which both lost. Although doing this isn’t what matched betting is about, I’ve learnt that having a couple of normal punts here and there can be a little bit of fun whilst changing things up a bit. Looking forward to hopefully bringing you a similar profit next week with another big sporting week ahead!