Jack Brayman's Rating System
No, not Gene's tongue and boys in war paint.
KISS as in "Keep it simple, stupid."
No complicated formulas; no complicated money-management systems. Short, sweet and too-the-point. My plays are rated on a scale that ranges between 10 and 100 Dimes.
This is the simplest and best way to let you know how strongly I feel about a selection each day, or how one selection compares to others on a given day.
And keep this in mind: If I'm showing a profit of 300 dimes (wins minus losses plus vig included), that means a gambler betting $10 per dime unit I released won $3000 as well (and that includes the losses and vig being subtracted).
Who is Jack Brayman?
Had a pretty successful 8-year run as a real estate broker here in Michigan where I'm based.
Then came 2008 and the recession.
Business tanked with the economy.
It finally started to rebound around 2013, but it's never going to be the same.
To make ends meet, I took a job as a ghost-writer for a online tip-sheet, proving my daily sports picks for their publications starting in 2010. You probably read my stuff because it was posted on a zillion sites designed to attract gamblers so they'd sign up for offshore sportsbook accounts.
I loved doing it and without it I don't know how I would have survived those lean years in the real estate biz.
I like to write and minored in English in college. I majored in business and "dabbled" in gambling as well.
I gave up my ghost-writing job in December. This will be the 1st time my picks are going to be available anywhere with my name on them.
No promises. No guarantees. We're either going to win together or I'll lose alone because you certainly aren't going to stick with me if I don't produce. And that's fair and to be expected.
Today's Complimentary Play
Posted by 3 p.m. eastern on weekdays; 10 a.m. eastern on weekends.
My free winner for today: Detroit (+5) at PORTLAND
After hitting my 100 Dime Winner # 9 in a Row on Arizona State on Wednesday, I made it 11 straight winning days.
The last two nights, I paid taxes.
I've won 11 of 13 days, and my $10 Bettors have made $6,600 along the way.
That's no chump change, even after a terrible call on Utah State last night.
Now I'm ready to get back on track with 50 Dime College Basketball Winner #15 of 24 with my Second Round Total of the Year.
And remember, $10 bettors have won $22,617 the past 370 days.
WINNING DAY # 12 OF 14
$10 bettors have made $22,617 the last 370 Days
College Winner # 15 of 24
SECOND ROUND TOTAL OF THE YEAR
Matching last Wednesday's 50 Dime Pac-12 Total of the Year on
USC-Arizona Over the Total
- you got it for $9.95 -
$10 bettors have made $6,600 during this 11-2 run
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My complimentary winner for Saturday is on the Detroit Pistons plus the points against the Portland Trail Blazers.
It's a battle between playoff contenders, and while the Pistons are 5 1/2 games back of the Boston Celtics for fifth place in the Eastern Conference, the more important thing is they're only half-game in front of the hard-charging Brooklyn Nets.
Portland is the third stop of a grueling five-game road trip that will likely end up with losses at Golden State on Sunday and Denver on Tuesday. The Pistons are in must-win mode right now if they want to stave off Brooklyn.
The Pistons are 8-3 in the month of March and are in after holding the Phoenix Suns to 38 second-half points in a 118-98 road victory on Thursday. And tonight they'll present a problem for Portland with one of the best front lines in the NBA, led by power forward Blake Griffin, who averages 24.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists per game.
Griffin is joined by center Andre Drummond, who has scored at least 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in 35 games this season.
The Trail Blazers, who have won five of their last six games and are 27-9 on their homecourt this season, are missing CJ McCollum due to a knee injury. And believe me, Seth Curry isn't going to be enough to replace McCollum against Detroit, which has won five of the last six meetings between the teams.
This game will be close and could come down to the wire.
Based on ratings 1♦ to 5♦