March 28 2000♦ Knicks WON
March 27 500♦ Utah Valley WON
March 27 500♦ Nuggets LOSS
March 26 500♦ MIami, Fla. WON
March 25 1000♦ Gonzaga LOSS
March 24 2000♦ Xavier LOSS
March 23 2000♦ Connecticut WON
March 22 1000♦ Charlotte LOSS
March 21 1000♦ Charlotte 1000♦ WON
March 20 1000♦ Charlotte 1000♦ WON
March 19 500♦ Connecticut WON
PRO FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP RUN SINCE 2006
Documented 14-4 Roll with TOP-RATED releases in the BIG GAME
SIDES 5-1 ... TOTALS 8-3 ... TEASER 1-0
Blank Checks (1-0) ... 3000♦ (1-0) ... 2000♦ (0-3)
1000♦ (4-0) ... 600♦ (5-1) ... 500♦ (2-0) ... 400♦ (1-0)
- 2006 ... WIN: Blank Check Steelers-Seahawks Under 47
- 2007 ... WIN: 3000♦ Bears-Colts Under 47
- 2008 ... WIN: 1000♦ Giants +12' vs. Patriots
- 2009 ... WIN: 1000♦ Cardinals +6' vs. Steelers
- 2010 ... WIN: 600♦ Saints-Colts Under 56'
- 2011 ... LOSS: 2000♦ Packers-Steelers Under 45
- 2012 ... WIN: 1000♦ Giants-Patriots Under 53'
- 2013 ... WIN: 400♦ Ravens-49ers Over 48
- 2014 ... LOSS: 2000♦ Broncos-Seahawks Under 47'
- 2015 ... WIN: 500♦ Teaser Seahawks and Under vs. Patriots
- 2016 ... WIN: 500♦ Broncos-Panthers Under 44
- 2017 ... WIN: 1000♦ Patriots -3 vs. Falcons
- 2018 ... LOSS: 2000♦ Patriots -4' vs. Eagles
- 2019 ... WIN: 600♦ Patriots-Rams Under 55'
- 2020 ... WIN: 600♦ Chiefs Moneyline -125 vs. 49ers
- 2021 ... WIN: 600♦ Buccaneers +3 vs. Chiefs
- 2022 ... WIN: 600♦ Bengals-Rams Under 48'
- 2023 ... LOSS: 600♦ Eagles-Chiefs Under 51
BETTING BASEBALL BASICS
Before we get started with baseball action, let's get a few BASEBALL RULES out of the way, for anyone new to my service this season. Remember these, because they won't change, and I won't be wavering with anything.
1. Let it serve as a reminder to get to the site early during the baseball season. If not, there is a possibility you will miss out on some games. Look at the schedule the night before, see if there are early games, and get in here early the next day in case I'm releasing an early play. There are no make-up days, so do not miss any plays.
2. We're in the first month of the season, so if you're looking for an abundance of Major Wagers - don't. It won't happen often. There is six months of baseball, and unless I see something completely out of whack, there won't be many monster plays this early in the campaign. Package players, do not get discouraged. It's called money management. And just because I'm up a lot with my other sports, that doesn't mean we jump in head first with MLB selections. We are starting an entirely new project, as the season begins.
3. Pitchers DO NOT always need to be listed. It's one of the more overstated comments I read annually. But the fact is, it's not always necessary. If I do not stipulate anything about pitchers, no need to write in to Customer Service. No need to double check. Pitcher scratched? Don't write in, either. Just follow the instructions. If a pitcher is listed and gets scratched, it's a NO PLAY. If pitcher(s) aren't listed and someone gets scratched - it's a play. I handicap pitchers, I handicap situations, I handicap travel patterns and I look for streaks - both losing and winning. Sometimes I ride win streaks, other times I specifically play against winning teams. I won't tell you why, that's divulging my own research tactics. Again, just follow the daily instructions for the next 6 months, and you will make money.
4. I'm not big on Run Line releases. Don't think I released on all season in 2022. They've turned into a real sucker bet, and pitchers on the clock, and umps playing too much of a factor into the results, don't expect them from me. I'd rather back a cheap favorite or $2 dog then lay a big number with an overpriced pitcher.
That should cover the basics, for now...
Chris Jordan's Rating System
Everyone should be on the same page for each new campaign and how to approach each season.
You first must understand the Kelly Criterion, sometimes referred to as the Kelly formula; it's a blueprint I like to use to maximize the long-term growth rate of our bankroll, using repeated gambles of the variety of ratings I give out.
That criterion says an aggressive gambler should wager a set percentage of his bankroll, pertaining to the advantage (or rating system in this case) he feels he has over the game itself.
For those of you who play blackjack when visiting casinos, you may do the same thing in determining there is a one percent advantage over the dealer, and wager 1 percent of the total bankroll.
The key thing to remember is determining the percentage your using, and the maximum you'd be willing to risk on the top rating you will find here, which is the 1,000♦ Power Play.
On a daily basis you will find my plays ranging from from 100♦ and 1,000♦, but well within percentages you can effectively spread your wagers. When you do see the rating system on plays upgraded to a higher level, I will always talk about managing the bankroll accordingly.
Remember, a 1,000♦ play does not indicate a specific amount for everyone in general, it means if you're absolute biggest play you're willing to make is a nickel - that is your gauge with this rating system.
You need only divide accordingly from your absolute maximum amount into whatever the rating is, based on 1,000♦ being the highest rating.
Overall, you will find that I like to keep it consistent day-to-day so you know exactly when I'm stepping out on a big play.
Please follow these ratings accordingly.
The occasional 2,000♦, 3,000♦ or BLANK CHECK releases are games I feel are extreme value for the price, or in Kelly Criterion theory - is more of an advantage over the book.
I have always personally played a Blank Check game FIVE TIMES THE SIZE of my regular maximum bet. So, for example, on day I am releasing a Blank Check Winner, one 1,000♦ play and three 200♦ picks, a player with a maximum wager of $500 would wager the following:
Blank Check play - $2,500
1,000♦ Plays - $500
200♦ Plays - $100 each
With the vig, you would have a total of $3,630 in action.
Hope this helps in regards to money management!
Complimentary Baseball Winner
Philadelphia at TEXAS (-135)
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It's the Texas Rangers home opener, and newest addition Jacob deGrom is on the hill to make his team and home debut. Considering this dude came from the New York Mets, and is familiar with the Philadelphia Phillies lineup, I'll lay the cheap price with the home team in this Interleague clash.
The defending National League champion Philadelphia Phillies take the field with Aaron Nola opening their 2023 campaign. And in 26 career Interleague starts, Nola is just 9-10 with a 3.49 ERA. Over the last two seasons, Nola is 3-4 in seven IL starts with an ERA of 4.00. He's never faced the Rangers, so this will be interesting.
Back to deGrom, who is 9-1 lifetime against the Phillies, with a 2.18 ERA. There is no reason to believe he won't come out with a chip on his shoulder, looking to make a statement in this game.
A free winner for Thursday, as the Rangers with deGrom get the best of the Phillies and Nola.
Based on 1♦ to 5♦