The System Filtration
I was once a gambler and not a sports investor. I was the rare exception to the rule, in that I was frequently successful despite lacking proper money management principles and a consistent system. As a professional handicapper I never chased losses, which may have been responsible for my long-term success.
I had weeks where I lost 20 units, and months where I won 75. My betting style was volatile and dangerous, but my published picks never had a losing month in hockey. My baseball and football predictions generated a few units of profit each season, but were mostly for fun. I had an admittedly dangerous mindset.
I got my start as a Z Code System Expert after two intense rounds of friendly “Man Vs Machine” competitions against the Z Code computer algorithm during beta predictions. After splitting our competition, the Z Code System brought me on to help add a human component to their computer-generated predictions. We haven’t looked back since.
My system always had one highly successful parameter: ME. I never needed anything other than my own evaluations of games to succeed. As a proven, published handicapper, it seems silly to think that I might suddenly find value in a sports investing service like ZCode System. However, after a year on the ZCode team, I have found endless value in the many tools inside the ZCode community.
I still bet my own picks, but I allow many parameters within the ZCode community to filter my picks. Utilizing the many ZCode System tools and parameters have helped limit bet sizes on losing wagers and recognize high-confidence opportunities to increase my bet size. The results have been astonishing. Last baseball season, my published picks produced only 12 units of profit for the entire season.
This season, in the second half alone, my published picks in the ZCode VIP Forum generated 30 units of profit. The difference was clear – ZCode System tools and parameters clearly had a positive impact on my betting. But how?
The ZCode community itself has an incredible value. First, the Z Code algorithm generates confidence levels for every game throughout the season. When ZCode gave conflicting parameters, I dropped my bet size or dropped the bet altogether. If Z Code gave some confidence one way or the other and it aligned with my personal opinion, I moved forward with a wager.
Underneath each pick is an area for public commentary where experts and members offer insight. I considered the opinions of the community when making a wager. If all ZCode parameters aligned and expert opinions did not convince me otherwise, I moved forward with my wager.
If I was convinced I was going to make a bet, I used ZCode tools to filter my selection again. If the tools suggested high confidence in a bet, I moved forward with a large wager. If tools conflicted with my bet, I reduced my size. Arrogant, I frequently bet low-confidence wagers. Z Code helped filter my bets and limit bet size.
The tools I use are the oscillators, power rankings, public percentages, and team status. I use the indication from the ZCode tools as one parameter in my system. The analysis of other experts is another parameter in my system. Lastly, and still most importantly, is my own analysis.
By incorporating Z Code tools into my system, I generated over 50 additional units of profit in the 2012 MLB season. I was a middling baseball handicapper before ZCode tools were at my disposal. Now, I consider myself an expert after generating 66 units of profit in one baseball season.
The truth is that the ZCode System is useful to everyone. Proven handicappers can benefit from adding more parameters to their already successful systems. Amateur handicappers can benefit from the team of experts Z Code deploys, and the computer-generated predictions and tools. As a seasoned handicapper, I was able to increase my profits. As a Z Code expert, I was able to reach members in the community and share my profitable system. There is no harm to additional tools and parameters in filtering a system. In the end, Z Code made me money. If you follow it, I am certain that you will make money too.