Selections have picked up today for sports betting !!!

On Monday we had no plays but today so far I have sent out 3 one unit plays. In addition a big move game for MLB.

Regular season NBA begins tonight and along with the NHL in full swing, I suspect plays to pick up a bit during the week. Although typically you do not get the volume of bets you get day in and day out during MLB.

Last season in both the NBA and the NHL produced solid results. I am at the point now where every sport I handicap is producing. You know things are good when you look forward to the MLB plays:)

In addition, I received the following email that I think is informative for bet sizing:

“Good Morning Rick, nice weekend! Thank you! I sure you have mentioned this before so forgive me asking again, but with so many sports active currently, do you use the same Unit $$ for each sport or do you vary depending upon historic success? And if you vary, is there a guideline? I have been treating all units equally regardless of sport. Thank you!”

My Response:

“Myself I typically bet 5x my normal size wagers on both college and pro football. Those are the only two sports I do that in. Everything else is the same unit size.
My suggestion is that 5x might be on the large side. And perhaps 2x or 3x would be more appropriate.”
This has come up before and I have always taken the position that football has been so solid over the years that it warrants larger size unit wagers. I do not keep track that way but only track plays as all 1 unit or 1/2 unit.  It’s not imperative you do that now since it seems like all sports are now producing solidly.
If anyone has any questions regarding this please send me an email.
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RickJ’s Handicapping Picks

Will the a navy destroyer in the Black Sea effect the Stock Market???

You have to hand it to the Russians. They do know how to have fun and joke around. The latest out of Russia is that they plan on using the USS Carney destroyer for target practice in the Black Sea!!!

Now you add this to the Russian ships heading to the Gulf and it appears to me to be an accident waiting to happen.

Rest assured if shooting breaks out between Russia and the U.S. this stock market will take a quick nose dive south. Keep an eye on it if you have a serious position in the markets.

Where is all this headed? Is it just posturing? Time will tell. But to me its the most significant movement toward war since the end of WW2. So far there is no word from China on this but Iran and Russia are definitely into it.

The question is to me, When will the human race understand war is not the solution? If history is any guide, never:(

So take this into consideration if you’re in the markets to a substantial degree. If anything does occur I doubt there will be any warning.

I guess the reset did not quite work the way it was expected!

Myself I have a small position on a swing trade I entered yesterday and decided to hold overnight as yesterday looked to me to be constructive.

The markets to me still look bullishly bias however another strong move to the upside today would take away the short-term bias for awhile.

Today I plan on looking again for swing trade longs. But there are not many stocks setting up that I like. But one never knows how the landscape will look after the first 10 min of the market:)

If you want to follow some of my trades along with my thoughts typically given after the open you can go to @rickjswings. It’s my private twitter feed for the stock market and its free. Sports Handicapping is the subscription-based part of this site. But considering the cost of joining it’s almost free:)

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Over an 8 year period:

1 unit plays


121-95 56.02% with a 7.64% ROI


48-28 63.15% 22.63 ROI


8 years beginning 2007

103-65 61.3% 18.75%ROI



33-21 61.11% 18.33% ROI


Letter From a Long Time Follower

“Rick,I am still amazed how you do it. I have followed you almost from the beginning not only from your posting on your website but also you time at 2+2 forums.

I have noticed a continuous improvement year to year in your methods. But the more remarkable thing to me is your persistence in educating and putting out your picks. Almost every site I am familiar with has gone by the wayside. Yet yours keeps getting stronger and stronger.

I have to ask “Where do you get your focus and energy” to keep this up?

You have taught me a lot over the years and I have gone from a “punter” to a reasonable handicapper. Whereas before I was a typical undisciplined sports bettor I am now very aware of the necessity of a disciplined approach. It has done wonders.

In addition, you’re going from a free site to a subscription based site was long overdue. I appreciate your keeping the membership fee low and not trying to “milk” money out of the sports bettors. I know there are many that would pay substantially more to follow your site.

But that goes hand in hand with your persona that you have established in the sports betting world. You most likely do not know it but your name “RickJ” is very well-respected as one of the leading handicappers in sports betting. In addition, your reputation for integrity is as high.

There are very few real things out there but you are definitely the real thing.

Again thank you for all you have done over the years.”

My Response:

It’s hard for me to respond to that as humble a person as I am:) But it’s emails like this that I get from time to time that help keep me motivated.

I have always said in the past that I approach sports handicapping the way crossword puzzle addicts approach their morning routine. I can not think of anything more challenging than trying to figure out EV on sports games.

As far as the subscription cost I have mentioned before my goal was to defer my expenses that keep rising every year as I get more advanced in my techniques. I look at subscribers as partners in this handicapping endeavor rather than customers. Subscribers help me defer my costs and allow me to justify keeping my expensive hobby going.

Thanks for the mail. It’s nice to know I am appreciated!

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