3-1 in the Westgate NFL SuperContest with San Fran +2.5 for tonight!!!

A good start to the $1500 Westgate NFL Super Contest going 3-1 on my contest picks. The bears let me down Sunday but other than that Denver, Detroit and Jacksonville came through.

On Sunday for plays, we had a 1 unit play in MLB with Tampa +115 winning 4-2 and a 1/2 unit play on Atlanta Under 46 that lost 31-24.

Also on Sunday we had 4 big move games

Tampa +123 (Middle)

White Sox -152

Houston +143

Colorado -125

With the closing lines:

Tampa +113 (Middle)

White Sox -152

Houston +124

Colorado -133

3 of the 4 games moved our way with the 4th staying the same. These are about as consistent as you can get in predicting line moves.

If you’re a MLB Handicapper and are looking for an indicator to give you an idea of which way the line might move this is about as good an indicator as you can find. And all part of the subscription package!!!

So far today I have sent out a 1 unit play along with 4 more Big Move Games.

I received an interesting email I would like to share:

“Hi Rick,

Recent subscriber that followed your picks about a year ago or so when you were making them available for free.  Like your work so happy to subscribe and support as I trust what you\’re doing.

I\’m very new to sports betting and was wondering if you had any pointers as to how to improve as a handicapper.  Books to read, forums to participate in, things of that nature.  I also realize that you will probably not be betting sports forever.  At some point down the road as you approach \”retirement,, do you plan to provide details about your system to your subscribers?  I would like to be able to continue to bet on sports after you hang \’em up, so just curious how you\’d suggest I\’d approach that.  I have no idea where to begin!


My Response:

There are many books about handicapping and sports betting. It would be safe to say that 99% of them are completely worthless. The most successful handicappers do not share their prized secrets. They never have and never will.

Myself I give out far more information about my techniques than most. All you need do if you have the time is go back to my first post and start reading. Then cut and paste the significant portions that are posted for teaching techniques. When you are done you will have a nice list of areas to concentrate on.

My techniques, for the most part, are centered around being a contrarian. Combine that will extensive real-time and backtest, evaluation of special situations, and finally modeling and you get a good idea of what I do.

One of the difficulties is that each sport is unique. Not only that each period in a season for each sport is also unique. I have over the years codified what I do but even then books change it up and you have to adjust quickly.

Retirement??? I am only 69!  I have not given it a thought. But when the time comes I will see what I can do to make available in a concise systematic form my methods for handicapping. Perhaps in 20 years or so:)

If you’re planning on joining us for the football season now is a perfect time to jump on board. For a small monthly subscription you get the following:

  1. All plays in all sports I cover during your subscription.
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  4. All plays sent out via my private twitter feed along with a backup SMS service to your cell phone
  5. Access to me via email for any opinion you want on any games you’re looking at . I handicap almost every game and have up to date numbers and variables I look at.
  6. joining a group for a fun and exciting football season

This for me is the best time of the year for handicapping sports. Football has always been my favorite sport to handicap. Take a look at the subscriptions available under the PayPal menu. All have a 3-day free trial.

I can say without hesitation that RickJ’s Handicapping Picks is one of the best values for services around today. Most charge much more and need a lump sum for each sport for the season. Again the cost is many times our small subscription, also, I match my results against any for consistency positive EV and finally drawdowns.

Hope to see you join us for a fun football season.

Good Luck Today


Rick’js Handicapping Picks




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