So pray and spray shooting wins for you. Personally I prefer the tried and proven method of knowing when and how to get the great shot .. it's called skill, luck shouldn't really have much to do with it
Yep .. having cut my teeth shooting with manual focus and manual control 35mm Canon cameras back in the '70s I can relate to discipline when it comes to composure and exposures. It was expensive back then to waste shots, so you soon learnt how to do it properly
Skill is necessary. So is using the right tool for the job. Sports shooters at the recent Olympics shot 1DX bodies for a reason. Pray and spray has another rhyming word: PAY. A well-timed burst can capture that exact moment much better than a single shot that is 1/10 of a second too early or too late. There are no guarantees, but it does increase your chances. If the best sports shooters used your skill, nobody would ever get a shot of that fumble popping out, or the goalie stopping the puck at the line. You may be good, but luck has a place. Pray, spray and PAY is a better bet than guess and go hungry, sometimes.