A lot of us are left-brained people where things have to make some sort of sense in the flowchart that is our brains. If we can't compartmentalize something we get kind of shaky and uncomfortable, and possibly do crazy things, like bet into a non-mandatory jackpot super high five.
One thing many of us can't understand is why someone who can win at sports betting would sell their picks.
In the case of the NFL, for example, we have (primarily) two outcomes - we beat the spread, or we don't. We're not deciphering Python code or landing someone on Mars. If you, as a pick seller, are giving someone else your picks instead of wagering on them with your money machine, I can't intellectually come to a conclusion as to why.
Really, in sports betting at least, we likely know the person selling their "pick" isn't being completely honest. It truly is the only explanation, in my view.
In horse racing, pick selling in this traditional sense (in this day and age, at least) is really not a thing. But using our best left brains with the same framework we used above, I think a case can be made it actually does make sense for a winning player to sell their opinion.
Care to explain why your record has not been updated on site @unclephilslocks?— betstamp (@betstamp) October 31, 2022
Ah, I know the answer. Because you’re hitting below 45% for both sports this season and want to keep up the facade of being a winning bettor. 🗑
Don’t buy picks from scammers 🛑#GamblingTwitter https://t.co/cq2OccLfK7 pic.twitter.com/aAgBwnijPZ