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|#||Date||XP's FREE Pick||Risk||Result||Strk||W-L||Pct.||Units|
|1||THU MAR 29*||StL (ML +120) vs. NYM (Example*)||uuuuu||Won*||W1*||1-0*||1.000*||+5*|
*The above chart is just an example (real documentation will begin when real Picks begin).
When the season starts, click on "MLB," then "Go" for the current lines and scores (provided by SBR Odds)
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General Form #1: Parenthesis follow the team XP is investing in. In the following example, the first line indicates XP is investing in StL to win. XP is investing in NYM to win on the second line.
StL (ML +120) vs. NYM
StL vs. NYM (ML -120)
General Form #2: XP invests ("risks") 1-5 units per pick. You determine the amount assigned to each unit according to your bankroll (i.e., how much you can afford and how confident you are). Obviously everyone is different... some may assign $1.00 per unit, some may assign $10.00 per unit, and other may assign $100.00 per unit, etc., you get the point. So the picks won't say, "Risk $5.00 to Win $6.00" because the money amount will vary for everyone.
General Form #3: Units are indicated by XP's Golden Diamonds (u). The more Golden Diamonds there are, the more confident I am in my pick. 1 Golden Diamond = "Here's my best pick for the day, good luck to us all!" 5 Golden Diamonds = "I'm all over this one baby, here we go, it's showtime!" Most picks are 1 Golden Diamond because I'm pretty conservative when it comes to money management. I love to win $500 on a wager but I really, really, really, really hate losing $500 on a wager. I can't tell you how much I really, really hate that! We want to avoid disasters like that at all costs! The goal is to be ahead at the end of the season and maybe even have a little fun during the MLB season.
Don't "follow" me (or anyone for that matter)! The purpose of XP's FREE Picks is to provide for you another resource as you gather information from a variety of resources to collect knowledge as just one small part of your capping duties. If someone chooses to mindlessly "follow me" (or anyone else) you're being lazy. I don't know if I'm a great capper or a horrible capper - every year is different. I've had some successful seasons and some failing seasons so I guess we won't know until the end of the season. Sometimes I get hot... sometimes I'm cold! Plus, if someone is merely "following" another and there is a cold streak, they for some reason get mad at who they are following. You are responsible for your investments. Good luck!
XP likes underdogs for a lot reasons, but will still invest in favorites. Ultimately, the investment, no matter what it is, is intended to be a winner, baby! More on philosophies and approaches as the year progresses...
Bottom line: Success in sports investment is ultimately measured in the total units (+/-) you have. Records and winning percentages don't really count: it's cool to brag that you are 9-1, winning at a 90% clip, but if you're still down 5 units, that is what matters. It's cool to brag that, "I'm hot! I'm on a 7-game winning streak!", but if you're still down 5 units, that is what matters.
Never invest more than you are more than happy to lose.
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