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.
Early College Free Pick
Each week, at some point early on, you will get a free college football winner from me.
My advance winner for this week's football: Northwestern (+2) at MINNESOTA
My $10 bettors are up exactly $17,017 run over the last 245 days, and that includes three straight NFL Winners.
Tonight I look to make it four in a row, as I love this game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.
Despite an 80-Dime MAC loss last night on NIU-Miami O Over, I've made my $10 Bettors more than $17 Grand in eight months.
Tonight I put the money to work with NFL Winner # 4 in a Row, my Thursday Night NFC Game of the Month.
$10 bettors have made $17,017 the last 245 Days
Winning Day # 29 of 46
Winner # 4 in a Row
Thursday Night NFC Game of the Month
Green Bay - Seattle
PART 1 Thursday's 40 Dime Winner on the Steelers
PART 2 Sunday's 40 Dime Winner on the Seahawks
PART 3 Monday's 80 Dime Winner on the 49ers-Giants Over
I promised you we'd be playing with your man's money when football rolled around, and here we are a more than two months into the college and pro season, up more than 17 grand. Let's put that money to work.
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My free play is on Saturday, as I like the Northwestern Wildcats over the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
I know the Gophers are in after a 31-point shellacking of the Purdue Boilermakers, but I haven't been impressed at all with Minnesota's season. The Gophers lost four straight earlier this season, in falling at Maryland, to Iowa, at Ohio State and at Nebraska. Since a 3-0 start, Minnesota has lost five of seven.
And here come the streaking Wildcats who have won five of six, thanks to a defensive unit that limits teams to 17.8 points per game... and that's on the road. Over their last three games, the 'Cats have given up an average of 19.3.
Minnesota can't say much of the same, over its last three, as it's allowed an average of 32.0 points.
Northwestern is already headed to the Big Ten championship game, but it can't afford to let down with either Michigan or Ohio State as the opposition in the title game.
Look for freshman running back Isaiah Bowser to continue to grind things out on the ground, as he's been a force for Northwestern, with 483 rushing yards and four touchdowns over the last four games.
Now - after topping 100 yards rushing in three of the last four games, including 165 last week - Bowser gets a crack at a Gophers defense that allowed an average of 43 points and 508 yards over their first six Big Ten games.
Northwestern, which has won seven of the last 11 meetings with Minnesota, has covered 22 of 27 in conference play and has won 13 of its last 14 games in the Big Ten, including 10 in a row against West Division foes.
Play the small road pup here.
Based on ratings 1♦ to 5♦