Multi Bet Lament: missing by one leg

I posted a seven leg multi bet on Friday. Anyone who does sports betting and likes to do so via multi bets will know that they are oft over after the first contest. On those occasions, I simply shrug my shoulders and start thinking about next weeks bet.

This weekend though I have been left to lament missing out on a seven leg multi because of one result and, indeed, the most expected result. This weekend the result needed was Essendon to defeat GWS by greater than 39.5 points which was the result across all of the seven that I had chosen that I thought was going to be the easiest to collect. Unfortunately the Bombers did not get the job done and only won by 15 points.

Now: is this a tragedy? Absolutely NOT! The fact is that the multi bet that I put on every weekend is more about the mental arithmetic that comes from trying chose winners than the weekend than making any money.

All this weekend proves is that often the most expected result is the one that leads you to losing. I am sure there is a lesson in life there isn’t there too? Maybe that is a blog for another time. In the interim: time to start scouring the sports pages again to come up with any multi for next weekend with one eye, maybe, on looking for the least expected result rather than the most expected!

Shumpty’s Punt: ANZAC Weekend Multi

It is another long weekend in Australia this weekend and there is, as always, a plethora of sport both at home and abroad to watch and wager on.

Here is my multi for this weekend’s action:

Leg 1: Indiana Pacers to cover the line (-2.0 points) against the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA.

Leg 2: LA Dodgers to cover the line (-1.5 runs) against the Philadelphia Phillies in the MLB.

Leg 3: Waratahs to cover the line (-1.5 points) against the Blues in Super Rugby.

Leg 4: Melbourne Storm to cover the line (-8.5 points) against the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL.

Leg 5: Fremante Dockers to defeat the North Melbourne Kangaroos by less then 40 points in the AFL.

Leg 6: Gold Coast Suns to defeat Greater Western Sydney by less than 40 points in the AFL.

Leg 7: Reds to cover the line (+6.5  points) against the Hurricanes in Super Rugby.

Leg 8: Canterbury Bulldogs to cover the line (-6.5 points) against the Newcastle Knights in the NRL.

This multi will return around $250 per dollar invested.

As always:

  1. Please gamble responsibly.
  2. Whilst all care is taken with this, and ever tip,  no responsibility is taken by the author for losses incurred.