“Keep it simple, stupid” (KISS) was a design principle used by the U.S. Navy in the 1960s, the belief being that simple systems work better than complicated ones. This theory has been applied in other industries and is applicable to sports betting.

"Keep It Simple Stupid," great advice, hurts my feelings every time.

A common mistake among new Bet Labs users is overfitting betting systems. There are more than 400 filters and millions of data points available in the software, making it is easy for users to layer filter after filter to create a system with an excellent winning percentage and return on investment. However, these overfitted systems often produce bad results.


That’s why when building systems, it is best to keep it simple. Using only three filters, I developed a profitable betting trend for the NBA Playoffs with a game match for Game 6 of Jazz-Thunder (10:30 p.m. ET).

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