NFL Wk 4, NCAA FB Season to date , some comments on how to get on board:)

We are having a picture book NFL season so far with plays going 7-1.  And contest picks 11-4. Even in the all spread contest where I pick every game vs the spread I am 28-20  or 58.3%

It does not get much better than that:)

Today my 5 contest picks are:

New Orleans +3

Washington +3

Baltimore +3

Tampa Bay even

San fran -1.5

New Orleans just scored cutting it to a 2 pt game, so Perhaps I can start out the day with a win:)

The westgate top 5 last week went 4-1 last week. This is a very unusual start for them, fast out of the block with a 10-5 record.

Their top 5 picks this week are:






I am fading 3 of their picks and am on none of them. Perfect:)  That is exactly where I like to be.


In NCAA FB we had a great week this week going 4-1 on plays.

The season to date record is:

2022 Season
Wk 1     4-1   +2.90
Wk 2     4-3   +0.70
Wk 3
Sides   1-2    -1.20
Totals  0-1    -1.10
Wk 4
Sides     3-2     +.80
Totals    0-1    -1.10
Wk 5
Sides   4-1       +2.90Season to date combinedSides 16-9   +6.10    ROI 24.4%
Totals 0-2     -2.20    ROI  xxxxxx
Combined Season to date:  +3.90 Units
ROI: 15.60%

Football has been as solid as it gets.

MLB is about at the end of the regular season and I will have a write up on the regular season then. But last weeks write up is about where we are at.

We are getting ready for MLB playoffs, Football is only in the early part of the seasons, and it is not too late to join us.

Just go to rickjshandicappingpicks.com. Use the paypal drop down menu and subscribe.

In the NFL you get a write up on every game, they are called road maps, and in NCAA FB road maps on every game that has a top 25 team playing.

And of course you get the plays:)

I have had subscribers that have been with me for over 20 years.  And most of my subscribers are through word of mouth. I do not think you will find a better value for sports handicapping.



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NFL Wk 3 top 5 contest picks, Westgate top 5, Season to date recap for NFL, NCAA FB and MLB all posted

We are off to a great start in the NFL. Plays are 5-0, Contest picks are 8-2 and my picks in the all spread contest are

20-12-0 picking every game against the spread,


I cannot think of a better way to start out the NFL Season:)

Today my 5 contest picks are :

New England +3

Jets +6

Miami +5

Indy +5.5

Denver +1.5


The Westgate top 5 went 3-2 last week again bringing its record to 6-4. This is one of the best starts for the Westgate top 5 that I can recall.

Typically you want to fade the top 5 picks.

This week the Westgate top 5 is:




San Fran


I am fading 3 of the top 5 and not on any of the rest. Exactly where I like to be:)



2022 Season
Wk 1 3-2 +.80
Wk 2 1-0 +1.0
Sides 1-2  -1.20
Totals 1-0 +1.0
Wk 4
Sides 3-2  +.80
Totals 0-1  -1.10

Season to date combined

Sides 8-6   +1.40
Totals 1-1  -.10
Combined Season to date:  +1.30 Units
ROI:  8.125%

Not the fast start we are getting in the NFL but we have an ROI of 8.125% which is solid.

In MLB we are heading into the end of the regular season.

The story this season is overnight sides. I put these out the day before and as you know I changed my database this season. The result has

been great on these:

Sides: 129-135 +19.10  (Top to bottom swing has been -4.5 to +24.00)   ROI 8.88%

Sides line bet to closing line :175-61-14  74.15%

Some things to note. The top to bottom swing is 28.5 units. I predicted in the beginning of the season that we should see somewhere in the area of 30

units top to bottom. The good news is the negative has only been 4.5 units, All of the swing has been to the upside!!!

We are at +19.10 units on these with an ROI of 8.88% on 264 plays.

About as solid as you can get in my humble opinion.

I am looking forward to betting full units on these next season.

It is not too late to join us:)   Just go to rickjshandicappingpicks.com   Use the drop down menu for paypal and subscribe.  You will get all the plays via email, along with access to both of my Slack channels.

New subscribers are joining every day now, so jump on board for a fun football season.


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I have been following you for years and been paying down my mortgage with your plays year after year. There is services out there that are 10x more expensive with nowhere near the data and thought that you put into your plays (not that I want you to raise your price!:)) and most of them are losing bettors (trust me I have been thru them all) I will say that this year too is the first year I have had a book quit me because I beat them so bad, not many services can say that.




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

#4 OVERALL for 2016!!!

See sportswatchmonitor.com for documented 2016 in all sports.
#4 of all handicappers for all results for 2016!!!



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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