We are approaching a back to back +17 unit MLB Seasons Week 2 of the NFL Top 5 contest picks, Westgate top 5 picks all posted

As we are finishing with regular season MLB it appears that +17 units is in the cards. That means the 2nd season in a row of double digit gains on overnight sides. This is a welcome addition to our steady sports positive EV plays.

In the NFL last week we had 3 plays.

Arizona was an easy cover, Houston was not close, and then it came down to Indy +3.5. All was looking good with less than a min left. 2 and goal at the 1 yard line meant a very good chance at a cover:)  But two incomplete passes and an up the middle failed drive left Indy not covering the spread. Oh well:)

This week I have sent out one play.

My top 5 contest picks this week are:

Jacksonville +3.5
Arizona +5.5
Rams +8
Jets +9.5
Carolina +3

The Westgate Top 5 picks went 4-1 last week vs the spread. Typically you want to be fading these.

Atlanta  +1

Seattle   +5.5

New England  +3

Pitt   +2.5

Jets +9.5

The Bottom 5 picks in the Westgate

Minn +6 (Winner)

Phil   -6  (Lose)

Dallas -9.5

Wash  +3.5

Indy -1

I am with the Westgate top 5 on two games, and not fading any of the top 5:(  Not a place I like to be all things being equal.

My top 5 went 3-2 last week, and in the contest where I pick every game against the spread I went 9-7. 

On Thursday I had

Minn in the all spread contest so I have 1 win heading into today.

I sit tied for 27th in that contest.

It is not too late to join us as we have a lot of football left. We also have MLB playoffs on tap.

Just go to rickjshandicappingpicks.com. Use the paypal dropdown menu and choose the monthly subscription option. The cost is only 49.00 a month.

That gives you email and slack access to all sports active that I handicap. In addition you will have access to my slack investing channel where I share my thoughts on the markets, along with sharing many of the trades I make. This has been a very popular valued added feature at no additional cost. 

All slack channels have forums to discuss the variety of subjects that each forum covers.

Hope to see you join us. I have had this online site for 20+ years now:)



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Wk 1 in the NFL, Westgate top 5, RickJ’s Top 5 all posted

And before you know Week 1 of the NFL is here:)

Since the Westgate this morning does not have the top 5 up yet lets take a look at the Circa top 5 picks

Browns +2.5

Pitt +2.5

Jacksonville -4.5

Atlanta -3.5 (Loser)

Wash -7


RickJ’s Top 5 Picks for week 1( in no particular order except the jets was pick 5)

Houston +10

Indy +5

Arizona +7

Rams +5.5

Jets +2.5

I am fading the Washington top 5 play and that is about it.

So far I have not sent out any plays to subscribers yet.

I have sent out the road maps on every game played today along with my picks in the 

every game against the spread contest.


This goes out early every morning. In addition subscribers get my

top 5 picks on Saturday around noon PST.


In College football we sit at 4-3 for the season. Yesterday we went 2-1 with Baylor and Texas both 7 pt dogs

winning their games easily:)




Both of these have an active discussion board. The first channel is sports and the other is stock and option trading.

A few years ago I decided to share with subscribers my option and stock trading decisions. Along with pre market comments

and other comments during the day.


This has been a very popular value addition to my site. So much so that I am going to make it a regular part of the package for no additional 


The option trading has been very successful , leaning toward selling options for income. While the stock trading is mostly trading

closed end funds that are income producing that have excellent management. In addition they tend to trade at a discount to Net Asset Value.

The stock trades typically produce 7 to 8 % income with many trades also producing capital gains when I exit the trades.


No other handicapping site gives the value RickJ’s Handicapping Picks gives. The sports picks have been producing positive EV betting 

now for 20+ years. 


In the past my MLB has been break even at best. But last season we won 17 units and this season we are right at that number. I have done this with only wagering on Overnight Sides. It appears very likely we will produce 16+ units a season in MLB.


The NFL has been solid from the start. Last season plays were almost 80% winners:)  When I see that from a service I shake my head that it is a big red flag. But since I post all my plays and have been doing that since day 1, I am the exception.  Of course I got hit a bit with positive variance:)


The cost of RickJ’s Handicapping Picks is only 49.00 a month.  Most services for what you are getting would cost you well into the 4 figure number yearly without being able to back out of the service once you have paid. But with RickJ’s Handicapping Picks, you can choose the months where the sports you wager on are being played. It is a month to month payment!

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Hope to see you join us


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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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