The Best Number of Betting Units – January 4


What is the best number of betting units? That’s a great question and we’ll get to some answers, but first let’s make sure we all understand betting units. A unit in sports betting is very simply the size – i.e. amount of money – of one’s bet. Betting units are used to standardize betting performance. 

The Best Number of Betting Units - January 4
Smart bettors stick to a money management plan

Smart bettors, like our expert handicappers here at Sports Hub, do not haphazardly wager different amounts each bet. They stick to a money management plan that helps them avoid huge losses and consistently build a bankroll. One piece of any winning money management plan deals with betting units. How much will you wager on each bet?

How Many Betting Units Should I Wager

That’s also a great question and the answer is different for everyone. The number of units one will bet is dependent upon a few factors. One is simply the size of your bankroll. Bettors should choose an amount they are comfortable losing. Like it or not, losing is a part of sports betting. Some bettors can afford to lose more than others. One bankroll might be $100 while another might be $1000.

The best in this business will then set their unit size, which is a fraction of the bankroll. Typically, a unit is one percent of the bankroll. For someone with a smaller bankroll, one unit might equal $1. With larger bankrolls, a unit might be $20, $50, or even $100. Bettors can then wager a singel unit or multiple units depending upon how confident they are with a bet.

The Best Number of Betting Units - January 4
How many units should I bet?

Too many casual bettors just bet. They don’t worry about units. After a couple losses on $20 NBA props bets, the casual bettor figures he can win it all back with a $100 bet. Too often, chasing losses this way can completely erase a bankroll. That’s why smart bettors stick to units. It keeps them in the game longer and gives them a better chance at success.

Yes, They Did It Again

It’s no longer a secret. Sports Hub handicappers win and win consistently. We talked about the leaderboard in yesterday’s Daily Report and we had three SportsHub experts at the top of the board. One day later, we have five Sports Hub exclusive handicappers taking the top-5 positions on the leaderboard.

The Best Number of Betting Units - January 4
William Taylor – yesterday’s leader

I don’t know how simple I can make it for you. Register for a Sports Hub membership. Gain access to all of our handicappers’ picks. These include free picks, computer picks, and premium service plays. Figure out your bankroll and units you’ll bet and then ride the Sports Hub wave to victory. 

Here’s what could have been if you had followed guys like William Taylor last night.

  • He’s back: William Taylor is no stranger to the top of the leaderboard. Yesterday, he went 4-0 and won $400 to own the top spot. Over the last 30 days, William has won 59.85 percent of his bets and earned $1945. Who wouldn’t want that?
  • Three experts at 3-0: James Anderson, Jimmy Liu, and Ross Walker all went 3-0 and won $300 yesterday. It was the second straight day Jimmy went 3-0. He’s won $482 over the last three days. 
  • Two more experts at 2-0: Gino De Luca and Logan Wilson each put in two picks yesterday, went 2-0, and won $200. Logan is 4-2 over the last two days and Gino is No. 11 on the 30-day overall leaderboard, winning 60.42 percent of his bets.
  • Worth mentioning again: Our Computer Picks came in at No. 10 on yesterday’s leaderboard. The AI-generated picks went 17-14 and came out ahead $160. Over the last seven days, our Computer Picks are up $1065!

Players Resting Will Affect Units Bet

NFL head coaches are beginning to announce which players will sit out Week 18 and which players will play. When you are looking at wagering on certain games this weekend, resting players could have an impact on the number of units you bet on a game…if you bet at all. 

Here’s a look at what’s trending today. 

  • Jackson out vs. Steelers: Lamar Jackson will not play on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tyler Huntley will start in his place. The Ravens have locked up the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. The Steelers need a win to get in.
  • Hill’s home catches fire in Miami: Miami WR Tyreek Hill and his family are safe after a fire damaged their home. Hill is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against Buffalo, which will decide the AFC East and the No. 2 seed in the conference playoffs.
  • Nine 49ers make the Pro Bowl: QB Brock Purdy and RB Christian McCaffrey were among nine San Francisco 49ers to make this season’s Pro Bowl. Neither Purdy nor McCaffrey will play this week against the Rams. San Francisco has locked up the NFC’s No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
  • What’s up with Wander Franco?: The Rays shortstop is facing charges of commercial sexual exploitation and money laundering in the Dominican Republic. Franco remains in a jail in Puerto Plata where the crimes occurred.

Big Night on the Ice 

The NHL has 13 games on tonight’s sports schedule. There are only two in the NBA as we get ready for a weekend full of college and NBA basketball. Tennis and golf are back. The PGA Tour gets underway in Hawaii as we all look ahead to Saturday and Sunday’s NFL games. There is a nice menu of games on tap today. What will you be betting on?

Here’s what’s on the schedule.

  1. College basketball: It’s a big Thursday night in college basketball. How many units will you wager on No. 4 Arizona? The Wildcats host Colorado and are 11.5-point favorites. Arizona was just upset by Stanford. No. 24 Gonzaga continued its 142-week streak of being ranked in the top 25. The Bulldogs host Pepperdine as 20.5-point favorites tonight. Check the Sports Hub database for college basketball picks.
  2. NBA: It’s the TNT Thursday night NBA doubleheader. Milwaukee is at San Antonio, which has dropped three straight and eight of its last ten. The other game pits defending NBA champ Denver against Golden State in San Francisco. Those are the only two games on the schedule tonight.
  1. NHL: It’s an active night in the NHL. You can tune into ESPN at 7:00 p.m. to watch Pittsburgh at Boston. It is one of 13 games on tonight’s schedule. 
  2. World soccer: It’s been pretty slow in the world of international soccer. Today is no exception. There are only 11 matches around the world. Three of them are in Spain’s La Liga. Crystal Palace plays Everton in the English FA Cup.
  3. Tennis: For the men, the Brisbane International, the ASB Classic and the Bank of China Hong Kong Tennis Open all continue today. The WTA Tour is playing both the Brisbane International and the ASB Classic as well as the Workday Canberra International.
  4. Golf: The Sentry begins at the Kapalua Resort in Kapalua, Hawaii. Scottie Scheffler is favored to win the event. Jon Rahm won it last year.

That’s it for today. Get yourself ready for the NFL’s final week of the regular season. There are two games on Saturday and then the season ends on Sunday. There are a number of playoff scenarios heading into the weekend. We’ll break them all down for you and get you ready for success. Don’t forget to watch the number of units you wager on each bet. Stick with your plan and reap the benefits. 

Part of your plan should include a Sports Hub membership. That will give you access to all of our expert handicappers and their picks. With the way our guys win, you’ll be headed down the right path on your journey to betting success.