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: San Jose at VEGAS (6-over, -115)
My $10 Bettors have made $19,270 with my NBA plays since last season, after hitting my 200 Dimer on the Houston Rockets last night.
More recently, my $10 Bettors have made $11,870 in the past 40 days.
And with the NBA Playoffs upon us, and me dominating pro basketball since last season, it's time to keep the freight train rolling!
I love one game today, and it's the early game.
And remember, $10 bettors have won $28,157 the past 397 days.
Playoff Winner # 8 of 9
WINNING DAY # 29 OF 41
$10 bettors have made $28,157 the last 397 Days
- including $11,870 the past 40 days -
Basketball Winner # 69 of 108
- and 17 of 23 -
Matches Friday's 100 Dimer on the Celtics (+2')
by 8 over Indiana that you also got for Half Price Off
Matches Thursday's 100 Dimer on the Spurs (-4')
by 10 over Denver that you got for Over Half Price Off
Matches Wednesday's 100 Dimer on the Rockest (-6')
by 20 over Utah that you got for Over Half Price off
Twice as strong as Tuesday's 50 Dime Winner
on the Spurs-Nuggets Over that you got for only $9.95
Matches last Sunday's 100 Dimer on the Rockets (6')
by 32 over Utah that you got for Over Half Price Off
Matches two Saturday's ago 100 Dimer on the Spurs (+5')
outright at Denver 101-96 that you got for Over Half Price Off
NBA Winner # 43 of 66 Overall
$10 bettors up $20,270 in the NBA the past two seasons
100 Dime Winner # 43 of 68 Overall
Double Max Wager
NBA Release of my Career
Rockets (+2') outright at Utah
- Another Half Price Winner -
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My free play for Sunday is going to be the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks sailing over the posted 6.
These two back at T-Mobile Arena is extremely dangerous for both teams, and the only way they're moving on - Vegas to the next round, or San Jose to Game 7 - is by scoring goals. The defensive games will be non-existent.
The second line on Vegas - Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty and Paul Stastny - was held scoreless in Game 5, after it scored 28 points combined in Games 1 through 4. The other 15 players, 16 if you include Marc-Andre Fleury who didn't register any assists, scored 21.
Vegas knows how to pressure Martin Jones, who used to be a real good playoff goalie until he ran into these Golden Knights in last year's Western Conference semifinals. Look for the top line of William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith to pace the Golden Knights' offense today, especially if San Jose coach Pete DeBoer focuses his top defensive pair of Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Brent Burns on the second line.
The Sharks should be good for at least three goals, as they have depth at forward, and high-scoring defensemen who can blast from the blue line - led by Burns. Remember in Game 1 when he fired a shot from the point and it went in off Joe Pavelski's jaw? No biggie, right? They find ways to score points.
This one goes high on the Las Vegas Strip.
5♦ OVER Golden Knights-Sharks
Based on ratings 1♦ to 5♦