Optimal Strategy To Bet Teams On A Losing Skid
Understanding Losing StreaksNo team is immune to losing a number of games in a short period of time; that’s a reality and not hearsay. In sports such as ice hockey and baseball where the season is filled with back-to-back games and crowded schedules, the losing skids are even worse and they happen even to the best of teams. Besides tough schedules, skids can come as a result of several other factors, including poor team spirit, bad coaching, lack of talented players, injuries, suspensions and so on. Fortunately, you can patiently be on the lookout for signs that a losing skid is about to come to an end and profit from that team, as is briefly highlighted below.
Signs that a Losing Streak is About to EndSome of the signs that point towards the end of a losing skid include:
- Roster returns to normal: This refers to the return of key players from injuries and suspensions, offering the team depth to compete formidably. The same goes for teams that sign new players that bring a new lease of life to a squad, often leading to the end of a skid sooner or later.
- Return from the end of a long road trip: Playing on the road, especially on back-to-back nights far away from home, can be very draining to players. Coming back to a friendly crowd at home after such draining games can thus work as remedy, offering the players a chance to play better and end a losing skid. For some teams, the opposite of this is true; playing at home is more pressuring to them hence leading to bad results, so going on the road at the end of a homestand can be the “I-got-nothing-to-lose” motivation needed for them to end a skid.
- Change in Coaching Personnel: Certain teams, either because they have run out of ideas or are tired of a given coach, lose games time and time and again; but as soon as the coaching personnel are changed, the winning fortunes change. A perfect example of this is the Chelsea FC team in England and its much-documented losing skid under coach Jose Mourinho in the 2015-2016 season, but as soon as the Portuguese coach was fired and interim coach Guus Hiddink stepped in, Chelsea started winning games, going as many as 11 games without a loss in the EPL.